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Which DOS error code are you today? I'm a bit 'Too many commands' and always a little 'Not ready'

Even more than Sorcerian, I’m excited about Sepas Channel. It’s an original, mobile/DSi-exclusive RPG with a look that’s kind of halfway between Earthbound and The World Ends With You. This game is great, give it a try when it comes out. gmodecorp.com/gmodearchives/se

A few of these even recreate the classic Japanese mobile phone UI, which is an experience that’s pretty hard to come by these days.

Good Switch import news - G-mode are bringing their old mobile port of Sorcerian to the Switch! These pre-smartphone mobile ports are pretty historically significant but basically impossible for anyone to play, even in Japan - so the rerelease is very welcome. gmodecorp.com/gmodearchives/so

The whole G-Mode Archives line is really interesting and there are some forgotten gems in there. Even the mediocre stuff is interesting in its own right. Grateful they’re being made available.

Anyone know what an “X object” is? Came across something that credits a person with the “class library and X object programming”. Appears to be in something using Macromedia Director?

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There’s a lot of really dangerous misfeatures in Windows 98, but this has to be one of my favourites. “I found an executable you might like. Is this good. Would you like to run it” is so obviously harmful in the era of the internet, but at the time seemed maybe vaguely helpful.

So apparently Go doesn’t have a set data type in its stdlib?? When reading up on it I found this blog which suggests this nonsense instead, using a hashmap with empty anonymous structs as values. davidkaya.com/sets-in-golang/

I guess it’s not *wrong* if you don’t have sets builtin. Making the best of an awkward situation, but. What if the language just provided sets like Python, Ruby, Rust, etc.

It’s been a few years, but I think the -no-cpp-precomp post is still one of my best. Compiler archaeology is fun - always interesting digging through long-forgotten compiler flags in buildsystems to track down what they once meant. mistys-internet.website/blog/b

The disc is Journey to the Source by Hong Kong explorer and writer Wong How Man, and documents his journey to the source of the Yangtze river. I’m very interested in examining it, but unfortunately I’ve never seen a copy for sale. Most copies are held by Asian institutions.

Putting out a request: do you work for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries? There’s a rare CD-ROM I’m looking for for research purposes, and it appears the only copy held in North America is in that library. Any help is appreciated. search.library.wisc.edu/catalo

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So hey, I'm doing a thing! Isolated or isolating this Christmas? Come hang out with me for a bit! I'm going to sit on Zoom for an hour on the 24th, 25th, and 26th and would love for you to join me.

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