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I wrote about stumbling upon a copy of Dreamcast multimedia email software DreamFlyer for $1, learning about the PinkRabbit family of software it’s based on and compatible with, and liberating the computer versions from time bomb code. Hope you enjoy! jessicastokes.net/blog/2021/06

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Very grateful I was able to pick up the latest book by two of my favourite creators - author Yoko Tawada and artist Ikuko Mizokami. This book is gorgeous!

Just came across a CD-ROM with a virtual BBS on it. You connect with a little faux client and everything is presented as though you’d really dialled in. Anyone ever see something like that before? It’s pretty cute!

The spambots are *almost* getting clever at masking themselves, but registering from a temporary email host is still a dead giveaway. Sorry, I know you thought you were being subtle

Well, here’s my weekend project - Rust bindings for libpafe, a C library for interacting with Sony PaSoRi card readers. They support FeliCa IC cards, like Japanese transit cards or Edy e-wallet cards. github.com/mistydemeo/pafe.rs

Remember those Australian Mac archive CDs from the other day? They’re now available for anyone to download on the Internet Archive! Six CDs total of Australian Mac data for you to discover.

archive.org/details/ian_and_st
archive.org/details/ian_and_st
archive.org/details/another_ia

Well, I think I can guess that the account registration request from "mattress4less" is probably spam

Hearing that apparently MAME’s Mac emulation has gotten a *lot* better, including CD-ROM support. Time to see if the cryptid game runs at all… rbelmont.mameworld.info/?p=143

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Today! My first stream in a long time. This’ll be a chill stream where I explore the rare Ian and Stuart collection of Mac CDs with stuff from Australian Mac archives of the early 90s. 5:30 Pacific at twitch.tv/ms_tea

We’ll see old software, shareware games, Hypercard stacks with vintage info, and more. Some of this might be online elsewhere, some of it’s only here! I’ll have the mic on and we can chat as I go through things.

Today! My first stream in a long time. This’ll be a chill stream where I explore the rare Ian and Stuart collection of Mac CDs with stuff from Australian Mac archives of the early 90s. 5:30 Pacific at twitch.tv/ms_tea

We’ll see old software, shareware games, Hypercard stacks with vintage info, and more. Some of this might be online elsewhere, some of it’s only here! I’ll have the mic on and we can chat as I go through things.

Just came across what might be one of the first CDs I’ve ever seen with the DCP flag? What a fun pointless little thing that is.

It’s a “copy protection” flag that just tells the reader not to copy the disc. Non-binding, no actual protection. So very few people used it.

Masto admins: are you also seeing an influx of spam registrations lately?

Apologies to any actual humans I accidentally deny. I'm trying to pay attention to every account, but I'm denying any requests from spammy-looking emails/usernames and no request text.

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