Misty boosted

Today in “technology I will never use again, but will also never part with”

Misty boosted

I've released version 2.0.0 of my RSS to ActivityPub converter! This now provides functionality I'd hacked in to rss.friend.camp - it requires OAuth 2.0 authorization for someone to create a new AP account for an RSS feed.

I used to run this service "in the open" but was overwhelmed by spammers. Now the admin of a Mastodon (or Pleroma or any federated server that is an OAuth 2 provider) can provide this converter as a service solely to members of their instance.


Computer Club Digital (WDR Fernsehen/MultiTec/BHV, Windows, 1996)

@elb Thank you so much! This is really helpful. I found a copy of the pinout for my device, which specifies that it does use the handshaking signals and not just the data pins/ground, so I’ll need to make sure whatever I buy supports that.

Hey serial-knowing friends: are all RS232 DB25 pinouts the same? Are any two DB9-to-DB25 adapters going to be identical? I have a DB25-equipped serial device I’m getting a USB interface for, but looks like most USB interfaces only come in DB9 flavour.


I realize there’s essentially no chance, but if anyone out there has HenaChoco series #9 with the manual, can you let me know? My copy has no manual and these are a bit hard to figure out without it.

Is it just me or is the Mastodon spam account problem getting a lot worse?

Jessica installed the iOS 15 beta, and it looks like BC’s vaccination card *can* be imported and displayed in the Health app. Honestly, the idea that instead of a bespoke provincial app you can just use a builtin feature is pretty cool.

I feel like this is one of the few times I’ve seen mojibake used for artistic effect? (From the Future Pirates homepage, ca 1998)

Anyone know how to access hidden files/folders in System 7?

Request to photography circles: if you’re familiar with a photographer named Masayuki Dobashi (not the baseball player) please let me know!,

Floppy archivist friends, looking for opinions: I have a floppy that has read errors on certain sectors with a cheap drive. Do I risk damaging it by retrying on a better-quality drive before I’m able to read it with a low-level drive like a Greaseweasel?

Incredible discovery: the Unicode consortium report on emoji has an official ZWJ sequence example showing how you could implement cat fur colour patterns. Please tell me there are OSs that support this. unicode.org/reports/tr51/#Emoj

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