Got my ballot! If I can go to the embassy to vote from another country, you can go to your local polling centre. This is an important election; please vote.

Japan friends: where am I likely to find laserdiscs for sale? Especially Hi-Vision discs…

I love this: the story behind why the DOS floppy disk read buffer lasts for 2 seconds. devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewt

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I am still incredibly grateful to everyone who has been giving to my Donors Choose projects.

Yes, I'm insanely grateful to @ajroach42 for funding an entire project, but even the smaller donations are crucial towards my goal of replacing our older hardware.

donorschoose.org/project/raspb

@ajroach42 There's the Paley Center for Media, which focuses on both TV and radio. It has two museums, one in New York and one in LA.

@hugh I was so shocked the first time I heard this, I genuinely didn't know.

UK archivist friends, what's the job market like over there? A friend in the UK is considering a career change.

Slightly disturbed to see an X11 startup screen on my seat back screen

Apparently Google shipped a Chrome update whose copy of the Keystone updater would destroy the macOS system folder if you had SIP disabled? arstechnica.com/information-te

Thinking about one of my all-time favourite bugs, "OpenOffice can't print on Tuesdays" bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sou

Google are making it harder to get an articles real URL from an AMP page, huh? Ugh.

Every now and then something happens that reminds me that actually I’m good at my job, and it’s a nice feeling.

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Things I liked about 80's/90's computing:
- Total control over my hardware
- Software that worked with me, not against me
- Superior aesthetics (yeah I said it :3 )
- Overall sense of promise and freedom

Things I like about computing today:
- Easy and open access to knowledge
- Insane amounts of storage
- The sheer computing POWERRRR

Now if only we could make these attributes come together instead of being period exclusive. :blobthinking:

Wrong account but you know what, this reverse-engineering stuff is interesting enough I’ll leave it up.

Making progress! That second screenshot will look wrong, but that’s because I’m not decoding multi-byte text yet. This *is* using the right strings now, so once I get the right font and text decoding in, it’ll look great.

Anyone have suggestions on debugging Windows EXEs? I’ve got a program hitting up a server, and trying to figure out what it’s doing when it gets a response. I’m trying to emulate a server for something, with no documentation.

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