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Just joined this community so let me introduce myself.

I am passionate about 8-16 bits era stuffs. I like to give a second live to old stuffs by repairing /modding...from Gameboy to CRT. I am strong believer that instead of producing new stuffs and creating more waste on our planet, old electronics can bring value and have second life. I like Viznut's vision of permacomputing.

Also interested into open source in general. Currently learning the basics of 6502 assembly....

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Lovebyte

Just over two weeks to go to this dedicated sizecoding online demoparty with a 256-byte size limit for the main demo categories. Several platforms supported, and there are also compos for e.g. 256-byte games, 256-pixel graphics and 256-character bytebeat music. lovebyte.party/ #sizecoding #demoscene #bytebeat

*www.lovebyte.party*
> We'll be online streaming with intro competitions in different size categories from the smallest to the even smaller. From 256 pixel graphics and nanogame competitions to bytebeat music competition.
www.lovebyte.party venera.social/display/85a863ed

Experimenting with analogue signals on my modded minitel CRT

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The 2020 #xmas #winterholiday #buying #tech #guide dictionary you did not ask is here!πŸŽ„ 🎁 πŸŽ‰

ECO, GREEN: you could recycle the box, the product is 50% theoretically recyclable but it's not worth processing it, so it's just all e-waste really.

FAIR TRADE, THINK OF THE CHILDREN: no idea how it's produced and by who. Our manufacturers have collected all sorts of labels that we can add on our PR.

FREE/OPEN, COMMUNITY, SHARING IS CARING: unpublished fork of Android, or OpenWrt, or was it FreeBSD 4.0? Kind of forgot, it was outsourced anyway.

SMART, AI: it has a quad-core processor to do annoying and useless stuff very fast.

LOCAL FIRST, DESIGNED IN HAPPY DEMOCRACIES: we sent design files and BOM to a factory in China.

MODULAR DESIGN, FUTURE PROOF: you can eventually change the crappy battery with another crappy battery.

CONNECTED, WIFI: it's stuffed with sensor and trackers and calling home 24/7 unencrypted using old software that we won't update. We will hoard the data though and sell it or something.

ONLINE SERVICES: Shitty web browser. There's also an app store with all sort of spyware from our partners.

ENERGY EFFICIENT, RESOURCE FRIENDLY: it used a ton of energy to design, produce, ship, and market, but yeah you can save 50 cents on your energy bill and look like you saved the world.

HO HO HO! πŸŽ…

Finally finished to repair a broken TDS-320 oscilloscope. Now time to test it with a raspberry pi as signal generator

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Just joined this community so let me introduce myself.

I am passionate about 8-16 bits era stuffs. I like to give a second live to old stuffs by repairing /modding...from Gameboy to CRT. I am strong believer that instead of producing new stuffs and creating more waste on our planet, old electronics can bring value and have second life. I like Viznut's vision of permacomputing.

Also interested into open source in general. Currently learning the basics of 6502 assembly....

Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information β€” A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.