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Hello Fediverse. My name is Emanuel - i am an 80's computer kid. Worked in IT since the middle of the 1990's, mostly in eCommerce and video games. I have a burning passion for: my family and kids, programming, digital content creation, demoscene (my handle is "tubo") , IT security and privacy protection, system tinkering and hacking, video game system hardware and many things more. Author of the Retrochecker video game collector app ( @retrochecker ) and the HAM GBA devkit.

Oh no! My Pioneer Laseractive died today. Short buzz / bang inside, smoke et all, no more picture, still not sure which of the low voltage boards is affected. I hope I can fix it. If you know anyone that could help to bring it back to life, please DM me. Would even travel with it to get it fixed.

RetroChecker v3.1 is out now - notable news in this release is improved iPad Window and Landscape Support, amongst other things.

hmmm my gitlab instance needs 10 times more CPU time than any other service i am hosting. Any clues what i should disable in Gitlab Community edition to ease the load?

v3 has been released on the App Store today. Merry Christmas. Stay Safe.

The new 3.0 release is coming along nicely. If there are no major bugs, I am targetting release before christmas. Massive new features many people had asked for:
- Platform Filters (exclude platforms you do not need)
- Cover display on list pages
- more than 10000 GAME MANUALS ready to view!

Our latest demoscene prod by the group:

HBC-00021: PULP

Placed 1st in the short film competition! :)


Sneak peak at v2.5. Will include Images in List views, performance fixes. Also, App will go paid-only soon again.

The RetroHQ Jaguar Gamedrive is recommendable, does what it claims. High price point is understandable due to low volume production. But oh my many of these games are horrible :-)

It warms my heart how someone wrote this impressive 512 byte game for wasm4 using their very own homebrew web assembly programming language.

In a recent eBay iOS app update, the deep-linking function failed, making eBay links non-functional. The new 2.4 release, now in App Store review and hopefully launching soon, addresses the issue.

finally managed to snag one of the few Jaguar gamedrive units. Really looking forward to playing more abysmal games on failed platforms.

Launching soon: RetroChecker 2.3 - new this time: Support for Brazilian Real and Korean Won, more efficient use of screen space on smaller iPhones, bug fix to prevent a rare crash (when opening certain PS5 titles)

Apple ships Monterey with security updates, fixes 0-day in Watch and TV products, updates iDevices - A slew of security bulletins from Apple HQ, including 37 bugs listed as fixed in the init...

i keep forgetting that Emacs is an ancient piece of software with much cruft that has accrued throughout the ages

…and as a result feel optimistic (after some blissfully ignorant months) about removing the C from its code, in an attempt to modify it, only to hit the surface of its waters at great speed, being smashed as if it were concrete x’D

RetroChecker 2.1 is out on the iOS AppStore now, make sure to grab this update - many usability improvements, new layout on Product Detail pages - especially useful on small screens. Video Preview:

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