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Episode 61 of the Jeff Reads His Book is now available! Listen in as Margaux gets bitchy at the help and her boyfriend, and I sound cheap while wondering if I should purchase a single video game.

But memory for a 486? AGP graphics cards? All these PCI Ethernet cards? Kind of worthless...

I only plan to maintain my stockpile of ST-506 drives and cabling, though the drives themselves are basically dead at this point.

Oh, and I have a shit-ton of SCSI equipment still.

Also trashed a pair of prototype ATI Radeon AGP cards with lots of identifying info on them. Best to dispose of them even if they are 15 years old.

Just threw out a pair of IBM 71MB full height ESDI hard drives that I had explicitly written “Not compatible with Rainbow” not the side. WTF was I ever going to do with those big bastards?

Well, CMake didn’t even configure on the , so it is losing its spot on the desk for a while. Back to storage!

The only reason I'm trying to build CMake (which I despise) on my was so that I could build json-c on my so that I might try building the nanotodon Mastodon client on my .

If all that worked, a GEM Mastodon client based on nanotodon would be neat to try, but I'm not even close at this point.

I'm trying to build CMake on the TT030 overnight, and I'm not hopeful. I've had nothing work on it lately (broken GNU Fortran, problems building IRC clients, a freakin' mess of a network config, etc.), so I'm probably going to break it down and throw it back in the closet when this inevitably fails too.

Once I forget about these problems in a year or two, maybe it'll get some precious desk space again.

But CMake might build...

’s upgrade process has far too much user interaction. I asked to upgrade, so just freakin’ do it!

The last time it stopped was to let me know chromium was now a snap (whoop-dee-shit, I could care less). Ugh...

I have two laptops (Intel Core2 and AMD A4) that are both somewhat old and not particularly interesting. video drivers do not work on either... I'm quite baffled, but not interested enough to pursue it.

The Core2 is running Windows 10 now like a freakin' dream. The AMD needs something since only actually booted about 50% of the time on it.

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Thought I'd give another shot on my dated AMD laptop, but the installer panics during boot on radeon init, so... nope.

My self-hosted mastodon instance really shits itself when any part of it gets restarted.

I'd actually set up a site using GNC, but GCC with Fortran is still compiling...

In my quest to create tools for the protocol that nobody will use (I'm guessing...), I've built a new, simple server called GNC:

My poor Raspberry Pi 3 has been bootstrapping GCC 8 for two days now...

My LR-87 client now shows the link in the status bar on the Windows client when moused over! Sweet! Of course, the screenshot doesn't show the cursor because... Windows.

The cat, on the other hand, will not be happy with this arrangement.

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Toot @ Rainbow 100

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