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Well that didn't work well! lol! My data connection took a nose dive! I'll get it sorted and we'll tru this again tomorrow. :)
A casual "May the Fourth" live video
How I described this interview back when I first released it in 2019:
“I get to hang out with the papa of Nerdcore, MC Frontalot, to talk about his new album, Net Split, his break-up album (sorta) with the Internet. We then talk about 300 baud modems on C64's and other things that prove how old we are. In other news: I love my job.”
Worth noting: I still love my job.
The Lunduke Journal Podcast - September 25, 2022
OMG! Released... EARLYWHUUUT?!?
The Lunduke Journal Podcast - September 18, 2022
The Lunduke Journal Podcast - September 14, 2022
Got a few scheduling related bits of awesomeness to update all of you on.
There is a brand new Lunduke Journal Events calendar, which you can find over at:
Or in the Locals app, there is now an Events tab at the bottom.
This will show you all of the upcoming special events here at The Lunduke Journal. The themed weeks (like the upcoming Command Line and Haiku OS weeks), and some of the next Video Hangouts.
Very handy. Especially considering the ever-growing number of events coming up.
We now have a regularly scheduled text chat — at Lunduke.Locals.com — every Saturday at 12pm (Noon) Eastern.
This text chat is available to everyone who has a full access account over at Lunduke.Locals.com. That includes anyone who is a Founding Member or Lifetime Subscriber… or who subscribes directly via Locals.
(Substack doesn’t have this type of live chat functionality, otherwise I would offer the same thing there. I’m currently looking into a way to make this work for both Locals and Substack subscribers in the future.)
Every Saturday. Noon Eastern. Lunduke.Locals.com.
The Video Hangouts — for Founding Members and Lifetime Subscribers — has been scheduled for the first and third Friday of the month, at 2pm Eastern.
Friday, October 7 @ 2pm Eastern
Friday, October 21 @ 2pm Eastern
These are nice and casual. A chance for a bunch of us to hang out and chat about nerdy stuff for an hour. A relaxed (and nerdy) way to end the work week.
The link for these video hangouts will be sent out before each hangout (though it probably won’t change).
Command Line Week kicks off on Wednesday, October 12th and runs through Wednesday, October 19th.
A full week, dedicated to the command line. Terminal. Shell. Text Interface. TUI. Whatever you want to call it.
I expect many people will focus on Linux terminal applications… but there’s no reason you can’t take an adventure on UNIX, Windows, Mac, Haiku, DOS, C64, or any other text-based interface you feel like exploring!
I’ll be posting some historical pieces, as well as some cool pieces of software to help get everyone’s creative juices flowing.
Went to my dad's house and picked up some more stuff. (A lot more. But y'all probably don't care about most of it.)
On the left, my Tandy monitor from my 1000. Now, if I can only find the keyboard.
On the right, the SVGA monitor we upgraded to when we upgraded to a 486x66 DX2. I really wish I could find that computer
This is really astonishing to me that both of these survived. My parents had a flood back in 2010 and I thought all of this was in the basement. But my dad found these, and a few more monitors, stacked up in my brother's closet. I have to go back tomorrow for the remaining monitors.
Just ordered these boards. This is my proof-of-concept for resistive touch-sensitive buttons on a PCB, like that thing @Sohl found on Hackaday.
Mostly what I'm doing is torturing the board house here:
My prediction is that all the individual buttons will work (except the two-half-circle one), the LED on L1 will work but not L2, the small buttons will be too small to press just one, and the matrix will work but ghosting will be a problem.
Just got the email that the fab accepted my ...
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The rules around here are super simple:
1) Be Excellent to Each Other.
2) No cursin' or posting material you couldn't show on prime-time TV in the 1980's.
That's it, really! Be cool and keep it clean so folks can enjoy this at work and around their kids.
Oh, and nerdiness is encouraged. The nerdier the better.