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Apr 15, 2022 10 tweets 2 min read
you won't find anything really interesting coming from nearly any media business because their revenue sources aren't "put out interesting writing which people can only get here, so they have to subscribe." now it's... god, I don't even know. the way things sucked before was so interesting, and now it all sucks in the same way.
Apr 15, 2022 15 tweets 3 min read
thinking about how we've fallen so far from gods light. in 1994, a pc magazine writer tasked with covering doom bit their lip, thought a little, and said "i should put a complete map editing tutorial in there. maybe next to the cheat codes" Image let me tell you why the future we live in sucks so much dog shit every single second of every single day: data. as recently as the 2000s, businesses were stumbling through life completely lost and had no idea what they were doing. now they know, and everything sucks
Jan 10, 2022 23 tweets 4 min read
I haven't even hit 100k subscribers and this is what my inbox looks like. every day i get emails I now receive multiple shill offers daily. Most are "from" electronics "manufacturer" storefronts on amazon that likely do not exist as anything more than a sheet of paper in a government office in China and one of hundreds of rollstamps at a factory in Shenzhen.
Jan 10, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
so it turns out that the rubberized coating on the Latitude E6420 is not the only thing that high-test isopropyl dissolves. it strips the paint right off the plastic. well, nothing to do but to do it
Jan 9, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
<AGDQ VOICE> clang the quality of a speedrun is inversely proportional to how often you can see the player sprite
Jan 9, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
KONAMI'S METAMORPHIC FORCE IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST ARCADE BRAWLER I'VE EVER PLAYED I don't even know where to begin. Every part of it is solid gold. I mean, you play as Them
Oct 2, 2021 47 tweets 13 min read
One of the folks on my patron discord was looking for someone to rip some Betacam tapes, and I have a deck just gathering dust, so they sent them over. Neither of us had any idea what was on them. VIDEOGAME SPRITE CAPTURE!
Oct 1, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
a thing that rocks about minidisc is that it was sold for long enough, and at enough different price points, that you can have whichever electronics aesthetic you want would you like Extremely Competent Sony At The Height Of Their Game? no problem
Nov 25, 2020 23 tweets 4 min read
here's an opinion i've had about retrocomputing / nerd culture for a long long time the overwhelming majority of "cool" computers that everyone "wishes they had" were created to perform dreadfully boring tasks, by people who wished they were anywhere else, in the service of people who did a ton of coke and left our economy a smoking husk that can't support life
Nov 24, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
unboxing a protogen. lifting them out of the styrofoam blocks. peeling the plastic film off their faceplate throwing away the 6" USB cord that came in the box and digging a nice 10' anker with a velcro strap out of a drawer, plugging it into their ear. CHARGE COMPLETE IN: 116 HOURS. you dejectedly sit on the edge of the bed and look at your phone
Oct 20, 2020 21 tweets 4 min read
imagine if microsoft offered professional services to anyone who could pay. i would pay $300, one time, to have someone at MS who actually knows something log into my PC and figure out why explorer can't render thumbnails no sfc /scannow bullshit, i mean they raymond chen that shit, they get in and coredump explorer and go "okay you have a png library that installed, that's the problem"
Oct 18, 2020 18 tweets 6 min read
i'm watching the first episode of house m.d. out of curiosity but almost the entire episode is in monochrome other than flesh tones and i swear to god the house m.d. i watched on hulu in 2007 didn't look like this. i love the revisionist history of rereleases this is absolutely not how it looked when i watched it 15 years ago. what the fuck is this war crime color grading it looks like i died in a 1950s hospital and my ghost still haunts that place @Emoji_Nakamoto ImageImageImageImage
Sep 27, 2020 22 tweets 4 min read
occasionally i try to play a diablolike - i apparently bought grim dawn ages ago? i have no memory of this. but like. do you like this game? i have a question: when you look at this, do you... see something? not just a blur? i don't understand how a human brain can contain this many numbers simultaneously unless you're a math savant. this is what every single diablo game (including current-patch diablo ii) looks like now and I just don't get it.
Sep 26, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
power outage selfie
Sep 26, 2020 26 tweets 4 min read
we're in such a weird place as far as PC "retrogaming" goes. anything made before 1998 or so can be pretty easily played, occasionally straight up but usually with a variety of emulation options, but from like 99 to 2007? a tremendous number of games just won't run right unlike the older games, which won't run at all on modern windows, the middle-era games often run but have weird problems
Sep 24, 2020 19 tweets 3 min read
In re my tweets a while back about the X-Wing series: not only were all star wars flight combat sims made by one company in the space of a few years, space combat sims in general were never a popular game genre at all, even beyond Star Wars i think about this sort of thing a lot. there's genres like the first person shooter or 2d platformer where if I asked you to start listing games, even as a fairly casual player you'd probably keep going until I asked you to stop - you'd even have to summarize franchises
Sep 24, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
psygnosis combat air patrol has some of the weirdest goddamn visuals. first and foremost the 3d projection is calculated wrong in a way no other flight sim I've ever seen has done. the attempt at the illusion of looking around the cockpit utterly fails due to the bizarre decision to freeze one of the bitmap elements in place
Sep 20, 2020 21 tweets 4 min read
watching ER season 10 (2004) and this is a patient with HIV in one of the episodes. idk if he's written as gay, but it suddenly hit me that *every single gay character* on this show or any other that i've seen looks exactly the same and they never look like this. Image i haven't watched any TV after 2004 and i barely watched any before that but there were plenty of gay bit parts on 90s and 2000s TV and, even though this show treated gay characters well, i realized they still stereotype them - as strong, attractive, jock types
Sep 19, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
I've been trying to buy a PS/2 Model 25 on ebay for years because they're among the precious few all-in-one PCs ever made, plus they're first-party IBM *and* they're tiny. they rarely show up however and when they do they're usually trashed. Image Two showed up on ebay a few days ago and I had to scramble to figure out what their specs were. In the process I found out that most model 25s are even worse than i thought
Sep 19, 2020 7 tweets 1 min read
i don't know if it's unique to this game or if it's an artifact of the ludicrous bureaucracy of microsoft's horrible, failed, forced-meme new-world APIs (e.g. uwp, windows store) but i am *reeling* at how obnoxious the config file structure for FS2020 is Flight Simulator 2020 dropped a huge patch that improved performance tremendously... and literally removed the sensitivity adjustment panel completely, it's just blank now. The release of this game was turbo rushed, with a bunch of broken major features, But Anyway.
Sep 17, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
lidocaine is a common intravenous drug for cardiac arrhythmia and i always wonder if it lightly numbs the entire body my experiences with Wild Ass Intravenous Drugs so far include Atropine and Iodine, both of which i sure as FUCK felt globally