We are allergic to your personal information. It burns. The concept of holding it alarms and concerns us. We do not want you to give us your personal information, nor will we try to collect it. You may have noticed you cannot log into this site. That is because we are afraid you would use your real name as your username. If we discover we somehow have someone's personal information, we will burn the entire computer. Even the suggestion of personal information makes us tremble.
This is genuienly one of the best error messages I've ever seen. What makes it so great?
1. Starts with a clear, non-technical description of the problem.
2. Follows that with a clear _technical_ description of the problem.
3. Suggests a solution to the problem and offers to automatically implement it
4. When that fails, provides another clear technical explanation (no non-technical one this time; that's fine because we're now into issues only triggered in advanced use cases)
If you never played Transport Tycoon Deluxe, you missed the good ole 90s. Worry not, you can relive them with OpenTTD! This quintessential transport simulator has it all - planes, trains and automobiles.
snap install openttd-casept
Just found another note editor. MineForger - editor of Markdown files and "thinking notebook". It supports moving through knowledge graphs, Eisenhower matrix, tags and its own trash analogue called "limbo". No fucking #electron, just C++ and QT. What I've always been looking for.😍
#mindforger #notes #notetaking #foss #free #opensource
Cool writeup about building an 8-bit computer: https://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/build-this-8bit-home-computer-with-just-5-chips
I collect a ton of 6502 asm notes/guides/tools/sources over at if you're interested in learning assembly:
Internet Archive adds 2,500 more MS-DOS Games to its collection:
Yesterday I finished my longest astrophotography project yet. Here is a three panel mosaic of the area surrounding the Bubble Nebula, or NGC 7635. You can see the nebula top middle. The whole image was exposed for a total of 18 hours over 6 separate nights. 🤯
Software alchemist, space nerd, musical dabbler.
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