#WiiU #CDRot #retroconsole several of my WiiU games (despite being in dark place, constant temperature, low humidity) have developed read errors on several WiiU machines. NO scratches on them. I recently sent them to Nintendo in hope for a replacement, but they sent them back and wrote that they are "out of stock" (Mario Kart 8, Zelda BOTW). That gave me a good excuse to hack the machine this weekend and connect a HDD. -> much better! :-)
Old computer books had the best covers.
And another service added - Freetube instance. For now, enjoy this first video of my Pioneer LaserActive starting to work again after mechanics repair:
Just tried text to speech (read screen content) on iOS 14.5 and must say, I am very impressed. At least in english language, intonation and pauses were spot on, it starts to sound fairly natural, and I can see myself consuming content that way. If you have not tried it for a while you may want to revisit the feature.
I joined LinkedIn ~20 years back when it was a professional network - now, it's all about sales and distraction. As stated in my profile summary -> I will *not* network with people i do not know - it's just too much work! If you want to get in touch AND don't just want to sell things to me , kindly find a more creative way to open the conversation than asking for "mutual synergies" when - in reality - you just want to sell your mediocre and/or overpriced service.
For those that follow my IT related news/media bots @itnewsbot @itsecbot @vulnbot - the service is now likely to see less disruption / gaps / hiccups between posts - was able to optimize / robustify the way the data sources are parsed and generated.
PSA: My own invidious (Youtube frontend) instance now available on https://video.schleuss.online/watch?v=rphZ61YohWg - not sure if it can remain public, depends on traffic it generates. Happy watching, do not vandalize please.
#retrogames special controller checkup this weekend. Featuring this PS2 specific USB Densha de Go Shinkansen controller. The only one in the Series with LED Displays. Perfect party game when everyone is drunk already ;-)
How can you not be romantic about programming? - https://thorstenball.com/blog/2020/09/08/how-can-you-not-be-romantic-about-programming/
$ mkdir -p ~/src/myproject
$ cd ~/src/myproject
$ git init --bare
$ cd ~
$ git clone ~/src/myproject
$ cd myproject
There, done. Now you have a 100% fully functional git repo that doesn’t require a network connection and supports every single git feature. Pull it, push it, branch it, revert it, whatever: it’s your own repo and you can do whatever you want with it. And you don’t have to sign up for anything or agree to a Terms of Service or share your work or trust a company you dislike.
M1 Macs have another hidden boot mode - https://eclecticlight.co/2021/02/20/m1-macs-have-another-hidden-boot-mode/
#retrogames A fairly uncommon item here that I wanted for a long time: „Justifier“ Mega Drive Lightgun by Konami bundled with SegaCD game „Lethal Enforcers“. Game Box is almost perfect :-) cannot wait to try it now.
PSA - upgraded my Searx instance to latest 0.18 - includes activated Mortyproxy for surfing to results with more privacy / reading sanity: https://searx.schleuss.online enjoy, and don't vandalize please.
oh niiice, my old Surface Book 1 is getting better Linux support in Kernel 5.12 - finally! https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Better-Surface-Linux-5.12
Passionate computer geek. First 8Bitter in 1986. Grew up hacking game consoles and writing emulators, worked in eCommerce, publishing and video game industries.
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