Check out the (ridiculously huge and cheap) Indie bundle for Palestinian Aid. 1000 games for as little as USD $5, including one from yours truly. Lots of good ones in here. itch.io/b/902/indie-bundle-for

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"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.

Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it."

-- Brian W. Kernighan and P. J. Plauger (in The Elements of Programming Style)

hopefully the rest of the cheaper components weren't worth faking? now I doubt every integrated circuit in the house

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worst of all, a video came out a year later about this practice of relabeling chips as something more expensive, and it's *specifically* about these TMS VDPs youtube.com/watch?v=12u_hBkHB8

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Took me over two years from buying a pair of these 80s era video display processor chips to being able to verify that actually I might not be too stupid to use them, because they're 100% fake (verified electrically against values from known working chips published online)

A contact at a work client died, and their colleagues sent an email to inform me, which I appreciate. What I appreciate somewhat less is that every subsequent email they've sent me has been a reply to that original notification, with the morbid subject line intact. Starting a new email thread myself doesn't seem to help, I get an automated reply and then later a human response on the death thread

Trying to buy one ~A4 sized piece of sheet metal (any metal at all at this point) and my options are either order five tonnes of it on a spool from a local supplier or pay $50 shipping to get some from China. Difficulty sourcing materials is why I normally stick to software projects

I need a new keyboard after the left column of my 4.5 year old pok3r died in mysterious circumstances probably involving my five year old child and a cup of water. I'm thinking about trying a split keyboard (probably at least partially DIY) but it's a lot of money to spend on something I might hate

This hazy sunrise is some compensation for a night of insomnia

Puppy 

phew, thanks for the favourites, wasnt sure if mastodon was safe for mutts, 90% of toots have a cat picture attached

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Really cool Persistance-of-Vision display based on ultrasonic levitation:
youtube.com/watch?v=hCC1C5KIeU

sleep, mental health 

Absolutely convinced that a month of adequate sleep would unlock latent superpowers

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sleep, mental health 

I have been trying to switch to sleeping 21:00 to 05:00, the theory being I'd get a lot less interruptions from the child, but after a week of this I just realise that this means giving up almost all of my 'me' time. Maybe complaining about it here will help?

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sleep, mental health 

The biggest challenge in my life is getting enough sleep. I'm an abysmal sleeper, everything wakes me up, i take forever to fall asleep, i have a 5 year old child that wakes up between 5 and 6. This means I'm very tired most of the time and I feel like I'm operating at 20 IQ points below optimum, have trouble with focus and motivation.

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Trying some projected perspective parallax on Game Boy Color. If you squint a bit, the track should look kind of 3D? I'd like to do this on NES but without a non standard mapper in the cartridge you can't (realistically) get the scanline interrupts needed to tell what line the screen is rendering

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