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Gabe Newell Wants to Support Linux, Because Windows 8 is a 'Catastrophe'
Played around on scratch.mit.edu with my nephew and it's like really cool? It reminds me a lot of newgrounds for a different generation. Making stuff is super easy. It has built in multiplayer support too. All of the stuff is copyleft too! #scratch
I finally got a stand alone turntable of my own. My previous unit was an old 50s console hi-fi that is stuck at my parents. Unfortunately, all of my records are left at my parents too.
So until I visit them in a few weeks I'm stuck with weird dollar bin thrift store records that all had good reason to be in the dollar bin.
I wrote a blog post explaining how I hooked up an old rotary phone to a raspberry pi. I made a random video about this last year, and somehow it has 450 views!
There is a lot of interest in using this as a guestbook at a wedding, and the DIY option could save hundreds of dollars over renting one.
Still, I'm gonna die on the hill that many aspects of windows are just as horrible and user-hostile as many aspects of linux. Not being able to update whenever you want, nonsense software being forced down your throat, the user experience changing after an update, stuff breaking after an update, settings hidden away in some faraway corner, registry fuckery, and of course the whole spyware thing - all those make for an imposing heap of garbage that windows users have to deal with on a daily basis.
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