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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.

A new cartridge copier / dev device has landed. This time for the Neogeo Pocket color. Thanks to RetroHQ for making this (and the new ones for Lynx and Jaguar, too!). Flawless operation so far. Recommended!

It kind of sucks that many respectable devs and even some ITSEC folks publish on medium.com. If you do not have an account, you can't read the content. Also, the archive.org copies are therefore useless (almost empty) - not a great blog platform.

Awesome!! built a fully working BigBlueButton server in around 3 hours (standalone , manual install). (And the expired Sectigo intermediate cert on my domain took another three hours to remedy , sheesh.)

BBB integrates well enough into Nextcloud, btw! Such cool. No more Zoom meetings!

From the PlayStore - A comparison of needed permissions of WhatsApp vs the German Corona Warn-App. Still glad I don‘t use WhatsApp.

Retro console repair week is nearly over, and the Game Gear Screen replacement WORKED :-) good results this week.

„If it is marketed to you, you don’t need it“ - My thoughts exactly - davelane.nz/tech-marketing-lis thanks for the great article. @lightweight

Console fixing week, finale furioso - try to bring a dead Game Gear (beer spill + leaky capacitors) not only back to life, but also install the McWill screen replacement. Wish me luck.

Next retro console patient. This otherwise working Atari Jaguar CD - the teeny weeny plastic piece that broke off holds the lid in place. Not sure how it can be re-glued to last, as it has to sustain quite some force from the lid. Awful design, bound to break.

It’s old hardware resurrection week here, hooray for public holidays. This one had almost half of its screen lines not working. Now: Only 2 lines to fix. .com

Testing the fixed projector in style :-) pop quiz, what am I hacking :-) ?

Final result, working like new :-) (taken just before reassembly / heat sink et all). I could not have hoped for a better result.

What do you know. I managed to FIX the fried chip by sanding it down and resoldering the burnt joints. Feels so great to have it working again :-D

finally, after a year, the long-awaited Retrochecker 2.0 release is imminent. more than 55000 games now included!

Been trying to fix my trusty 15yr old Panasonic projector (PT-AE 900) but now after removing a heat sink, I guess this is likely it :-/ not sure if I should hunt for a donor system. This is one of the three LCD driver chips, and looks like it’s fried from inside. Opinions , tips how one could find spare parts more than welcome.

This is my current retro console rig. There’s more on the other walls too :-)

This really bad surface scratch on my vintage console. It‘s not deep at all, but highly visible :-( anyone got experience / good idea if/how I could reduce visual impact? Water and soft cloth does nothing.

Finally retired the old 1password setup. Kind of missing the slick UI, but KeePassXC is just more sensible these days.

If anyone at 1password reads this: I really hoped you'd keep around a standalone, 'paid' version of your apps. I bought all of your clients (Mac/Win/iOS) back in the day, but i want to be able to run the solution offline / do my own folder syncing.

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