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Feb 22 19 tweets 4 min read
This mac for sale on ebay has caught a minor case of The Ring.
It's here.
It's an SE/30 that doesn't boot, and doesn't include a mouse or keyboard. 240$ OBO
ebay.com/itm/1444263712…
BTW that's entirely the wrong font. I am not yet making a Macintosh System dialog generator.
ok I fixed the font. It was bothering me.
this'll be the first generator I have to do in MacRoman
whoops I extracted it
THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT AND YOU KNOW IT, GOOGLE
fun fact: this font isn't actually in Mac Roman?
Mac Roman is based on the original macintosh character set, which is what's used here.
The main difference is that Mac Roman has characters after ÿ, since it has a full 256 characters, not just 217
although I don't think MacRoman officially has any of these symbols here, in the <32 area
mapping the apple symbol to🍎 because fuck the private use area
you're supposed to use U+F8FF, . Apple does, at least.
And twitter too, apparently?
that's the last codepoint in the Private Use block.
Fileformat dot info renders it as... the logo for the Klingon Empire?
yeah that's... a slight problem
kinda hate that twitter hates this resolution
I could embed it into the background?
I wonder if it looks better at 2x size, like my generators usually do?
good fuck me lord, NO
this is my favorite kind of retro computing bullshit
hypertalk has a built in "dial" command, but it just makes beeps.
But it makes the right beeps to make your phone dial that number

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dang it Image
what kind of software from 1994 demands I use windows anyway?
this is clearly just a scheme on the part of microsoft to increase sales of windows
well I won't give in. I'll keep using DOS 6.22
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It's not the point of the thread so I can't even call them out about it but let me just say this Tumblr post physically pains me in so many ways Image
THAT'S NOT EVEN THE RIGHT COMPUTER
AND IT DIDN'T WORK THAT WAY
They then seem to confuse "only does text" with "has a CLI" and that CLIs are impossible to use.

That's not a hardware limitation, Linux machines now can be used from the CLI. Image
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YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME
this is for a canceled laserdisc-based arcade game called Albegas/Cybernaut, it's based on an anime called Kousoku Denjin Albegas (Lightspeed Electroid Albegas).
I really don't know how you cancel an animation-based game THAT LATE into development as already pressing discs.
making laserdiscs is not cheap. animation is not cheap.
What the heck happened so late in the production that meant the game never made it to arcades?
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Does anyone know how to get Xubuntu 21.10 to stop blanking my fucking display?
I've turned off the screensaver and set the power manager to not ever blank my screen, but it keeps going to sleep.
one of the suggestions on reddit to fix the problem in xubuntu 20.04 is to install xscreensaver and then turn it off
that is the worst idea I have ever heard.
I did it, though. Let's see if it works.
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yeah that's not good
so the thing is, I already replaced this cable.
See this thread?
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scanning reflective CDs is so annoying. Look how horrible this looks!
vs this
STOP BEING SO REFLECTIVE
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