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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.

Hey BC: reminder that as of today, the mask mandate is back. Remember to wear your mask in any public indoor spaces!

I’m definitely falling down the iTA-Choco rabbithole now. Rodem has the greatest manual I’ve ever seen.

Thinking of writing an Electron replacement that runs the app logic locally and the UI logic in System 7 in a Mac emulator

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