Today I manually issued a seek command to an IDE hard drive using the MSDOS debug command. I feel accomplished.

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Just got my booster, and I'm curious: which round of vax gave you the most reaction?

Windows: "Would you like to Update and Restart or Update and Power Off?"
Me: Pulling the power cord it is, then

Those were a bit understandable, but the third was dumb. Oncoming car (that it saw!) on a neighborhood road, and it decided to veer to the center instead of the edge. This was with the car in "Average" mode (as opposed to "Chill" or "Assertive"). I guess that's about right, as I had to spur it as many times as I had to hit the brakes πŸ™‚

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Had 3 disconnects and 3 minor interventions driving from work to home (minor intervention = stepping on the accelerator to get it to be more assertive). Started in the EV charger parking spot. Two of the disconnects were on a limited access highway (not Interstate). It wanted to get in the far right lane that still has big cones almost in the middle of the lane. Then it was going to miss its exit, possibly also related to too many cones around.

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Joplin and Lagrange, both AppImage programs, tend to get garbled graphics after my laptop wakes from sleep.

It's easy to fix (just a matter of resizing the window) but does anyone know if there's a way I could prevent it in the first place?

Pic attached of Lagrange being dumb.

anyome know a trick to prevent an LG smart TV from asking to do firmware updates? I do want to keep it on the network, so the easy "just turn off wifi" doesn't help me

My temporary work around was to hold the choke with vice grips while starting the mower. That has become the semi - permanent solution. The best part: I've got the vice grips adjusted just perfectly so that they fall off once the motor starts 😁

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I think I have wrapped around from shame back to pride on this "fix." The mower had an automatic choke, but it stopped working and the mower was extremely hard to start. As a work around I replaced it with a manual choke (the metal bar sticking out the front). I had intended to put a proper knob and some kind of retention mechanism on it, but then I needed to use the mower.

Anybody using the fosstodon PWA with Firefox? I can't get notifications on mobile to work. Every time I go back it says I need to enable notifications again. Notifications on desktop Firefox work fine

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@pagetable Really enjoyed your blog posts on the Commodore Peripheral Bus! They helped me write a parser for making sense of vice's IEC bus tracing ( Looking forward to the JiffyDOS installment!

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"So how much ram are we talking, on a scale from going to the moon to displaying a web page"

5/If such a mechanical interlock is safe, then doesn't it stand to reason that back-feeding is safe in general as long as the main breaker is open whenever the generator is running?

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4/Obviously, both of these dangers are real, but they can also be mitigated. The best approach would be to get code-approved connectors and have everything installed by a competent electrician. But good luck getting that done when the lights are out.

One thing I found interesting that I hadn't seen before are "main breaker interlocks." They fit in your breaker panel and mechanically prevent both the main breaker and a generator breaker from being simultaneously active.

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3/The second real danger is that if your house doesn't have a specific connection for generator hook-up, then you are going to be using the wrong polarity of plug. That is, a "suicide cord" that has male plugs on both ends. If the generator was running while the house end was not connected, then you would have energized bare metal flapping around. Also clearly not good.

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