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tired: going onto a website and using that website to communicate with your friends

wired: logging into an FTP server and downloading your friends directly onto your computer

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you used to go on the internet and download cool things for your computer, because it was easier than buying them or going to your friends house. and then youd have some cool things on your computer that you didn't do before. thats definitely a net win for the internet. but it isnt really like that anymore is it. instead you go on the internet and thats it. the internet IS the cool thing! and that would be really convenient except the internet isnt cool at all and also it sucks ass

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with the correct kernel installed, Alien Isolation runs at 30~45 fps. Ultra Street Fighter IV holds 60fps.

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The Surface really is the kind of portable device I've been looking for. It is light, powerful, touchscreen enabled and x86. The detachable keyboard is very decent. Linux support is still quirky but every feature is functional.

Got Doom 3 and Jamestown to run with Docker. Jamestown crashes when run directly on Pop 20.04 so that's progress.

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now I have to think of solutions to make those run on a modern 64bit distro but given that Debian 9 is still supported and can be containerized, I have some hope.

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I like that with Linux, there is a pretty badass binary compatibility with really old stuff. Here, Civ: CTP, Railroad Tycoon II and Sim City 3000 all run in their native versions, on a Thinkpad running Debian Stretch.

Taking away fancy pants python features from the lutris codebase (auto enums, f-strings) because I've been doing some testing on Debian Strech...

RaspberryPi 4 is on its way from Adafruit! I don't want or need 4 separate home servers so R Pi 2 and R Pi Zero are likely getting shut down.

The work I've done on Debian and Debian based systems has earned me an estimated quarter of a million dollars throughout my life.
I probably have made less than 10% of that working on other systems.

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In Europe, you eat a meal at 3PM, it's a late lunch.
In the US, you eat a meal at 3PM, it's early dinner.

I am wearing glasses.

(As in, it is the only thing that I'm wearing)

Y'all are all jealous of my hot shell prompt.
It's not only hot, it also allows to see what the hell is going on in git and I completely hate working in environments with dumb shell prompts.

github.com/romkatv/powerlevel1

There, that's one thing I can uninstall. Everything migrated to Nextcloud!

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Don't get me wrong, computers can absolutely help us regain our environmental efficiency. They just *aren't*.

Not as long as we're:
* constantly syncing everything to the cloud,
* expecting same-hour delivery,
* funding our clickbait via surveillance advertising,
* buying a new phone every year,
* using AIs because they're cool rather than useful,
* running bloated software & webpages,
* buying into "big data"
* etc

Computing is environmentally cheap, but it rapidly adds up!

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