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Huh - Arknights is the first app I’ve seen so far that uses “sign in with Apple”.

Success! We're now running from a much larger disk. I still have maintenance to do later but it shouldn't be very user-visible.

In approximately 15-30 minutes, I'll be taking digipres.club down for a brief migration in order to get us some more storage. If all goes well, you won't even notice that anything happened.

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I'm looking for anyone who'd be willing to be interviewed or have a chat about their experiences of using technology in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s as part of a project to document the growth and change in that time.

Please drop me a reply or DM if you're interested.

Who am I looking for? Software people, gamers, enthusiasts, fellow nerds... anyone who used and/or loved technology around the start of the PC boom and birth of the WWW around the world.

@amsomniac I’ve been using DiscImageCreator: github.com/saramibreak/DiscIma

It only works with Plextor drives, but that’s because it’s able to do a low-level rip that also captures a lot of metadata about the process.

@petrichor Sorry again about that! Back up, will try to avoid this happening again.

@noiob I’ve never seen those! That’s conceptually ridiculous and also I love it.

Something I irrationally miss about older media: being able to tell how much data is there just by looking at it.

I can look at the bottom of a CD or the top of a record and see how much is on it; an SD card is just an SD card. Bytes don’t weigh a thing.

@gatewave Nope! There are file-rips taken from installed copies of the game, but no one’s done an actual true rip of the disc itself until now.

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I want this aesthetic as a PC case.

My co-workers say that buying an old receiver and modding it in to a PC case is a bad idea.

It actually finished! It took in the region of 72-80 hours total.

For those wondering about the infamous disc - here it is. You can see the security ring, the bastard himself, clearly visible just outside of the inner ring. The region on either side of that ligher-coloured ring contains valid data in a single data track.

@petrichor Thanks! Looks like they have a contact link for enabling this, so I’ll reach out.

@petrichor I’m not familiar! Is there a good place to read up?

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