I never heard of SuperDisk before
IIRC, one of the great features about this drive was that it could read ordinary floppy disks as well – unlike the Iomega ZIP drive. Also, even though that Wikipedia article only shows external drives, we had internal LS120 drives. So, unlike the ZIP drive, the LS120 really was a backwards compatible thing and you could use it just like a normal floppy disk drive. (Plus, at 120 MB, it was a little larger than ZIP at 100 MB.)
For a very brief moment, it looked like LS120 was the new “standard”. 😅 IIRC, they even put them in pre-assembled PCs that you could buy in shops (anyone remember “Vobis”?). It quickly became irrelevant, though, since CD-RWs offered a much larger capacity soon after …
Do you still listen to that old file every now and then or do just keep it around for sentimental value?
Nah, it’s just one of the many old files that I still have lying around. 😅 (I don’t really listen to that kind of music anymore, tbh.)
@email@example.com Let’s hope so. 🥳
12 years ago, I (re)installed Linux on my machine:
$ head -n 1 /var/log/pacman.log [2011-07-07 11:19] installed filesystem (2011.04-1)
I believe that was the day when I switched from i686 to amd64. It was on an Athlon 64 X2 4200+. I bought it in 2006 and I could have run amd64 right from the start but didn’t, for some reason. I was pretty late to the party.
Since then, just rolling updates. It’s not the same machine anymore, the system has been moved to/through various hard disks and SSDs over time. Quite a long time and this stability still surprises me.
(I wonder why I never followed that approach during my days with Windows. It should have worked, I think? But for some reason, completely wiping the disk on every Windows update or major hardware upgrade was “the way to go” back then … Or did I try and everything broke horribly? 🤔 I honestly don’t remember anymore.)
@firstname.lastname@example.org Oh, lol, no 😅 Didn’t know that existed …
@email@example.com Oh, I thought it was well known. 😅 It’s a spice and very hot – but different than chili peppers. It’s very intense and feels a bit like rebooting your brain. 😆
I’m in love with Wasabi.
It actually works … 😆 https://movq.de/v/45655105fe/bouncing-bow.ogg Requires more finesse, obviously, but you get the idea …
This should work as a
User-agent: Googlebot Disallow: /
What the heck is going on here, I didn’t even know this was possible. 😳 That dude is crazy good. // Tiny Desk Concert: Renaud Garcia-Fons // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZNKLUHeJtg #NowPlaying #UprightBass
@firstname.lastname@example.org Jackpot, huh?
We’re finally down to comfortable temperatures again here in Germany. Meanwhile Mexico: 50°C. 🥵😩🥵
@email@example.com Something replaced two consecutive ASCII dashes with a Unicode U+2013. This should work:
@firstname.lastname@example.org Hmm, no, I’ve lost track of Pine stuff a while ago. 🤔 Maybe I’ll have another look some day.
@email@example.com macOS is the standard OS for our employees. I’ve seen and used it plenty in the last 10+ years. 😅 Never as my main OS, though, because I have zero motivation to do that. 😅 What I have, works fine for me.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Huh, weird. Looks a bit like arson, yes. 🤔
@email@example.com This is one of the files:
You can tell the age by the filename. 🤣 This file was stored on an LS120 disk for a while around 1997, then copied to a CD-R, then finally from there to my NAS in 2016.
Full version with more bits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5YUZCNOB-Y
@firstname.lastname@example.org Oh boy, that band still exists! 😅 I think some of the first MP3s I ever had in the 1990ies were from them … Short samples from their website … I wonder if I still have them.
@email@example.com To elaborate a bit more:
I’m a control freak and a tinkerer. Almost everything I do in the realm of computers is about understanding how it works and being able to tweak it. I rarely care about “just getting things done”.
And I’m tired of fighting. Sure, what I want to do might be possible on macOS or Windows or Android or whatever – but those systems are not meant to be used like I want to. On the other hand, Linux and BSD give me all the tools I need and they don’t get in my way (usually – OpenBSD can be quite opinionated).
Smartphones and tablets are a lost cause to me. Most manufacturers obviously hate it if the user is in control of anything, so they lock it all down. Android is the lesser evil (last time I tried it wasn’t that hard to write your Android app, but that was like 10 years ago) and it offers you slightly more options than iOS (simple things like settings your own ringtone …), but it’s still not something that I enjoy using.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Ya, that’s a few extra steps, though, and it’s extra-extra work if you’re not running Yarn. On Mastodon, this appears to be the norm. 🤔
Hm, so, on Mastodon, everyone can see that I’m following an account if that account has made their list of followers public? Do I understand correctly? 🤔 This affects my privacy, but someone else has control over it?
@email@example.com Well, lots of curse words, but it sums up my thoughts pretty nicely. 😅
@firstname.lastname@example.org Oh no. 😨 Must be horrible for those people to watch their stuff burn down …
@email@example.com Oh wow. 🤔 Let’s see how well that works in practice.
(I’d still prefer it if smartphones/tablets were more like the PC world, where installing arbitrary OSes is the norm: Nobody stops me from running a current Linux distro on my 15 year old machine. But I’m afraid that ship has sailed.)
@firstname.lastname@example.org Hmm, honestly, I don’t really know what tree rosin smells like. 🤔 The stuff that I have here certainly smells like “wood”, quite “dark”, a bit sweet and somewhat like Whisky. 😅
@email@example.com I’ll try to write a proper answer when I’m in a better mood. 😅 At the moment, I’m unbelievably pissed (because of other things). 🤣
@firstname.lastname@example.org People really are different. 😅 I can’t stand Apple stuff at all.
The only good thing is that they support iPhones for a long-ish time. The Android ecosystem is so ridiculously fucked up in that regard. Especially when you buy cheap Android phones, they are pretty much guaranteed to never receive updates … I almost think this should be illegal.
Got new rosin for my bass. Until now, I was using the no-name stuff that came with the instrument. Wow, what a difference. It finally feels like the bow actually works. 😳
Besides, it smells really good. 😅
@email@example.com Tell me about it … Our local pond, where all the ducks live, has almost dried out. 🥵 I hope we’ll get some rain soon …