YouTube’s algorithm sent me this gem of a channel this morning: Nybbles and Bytes. It’s one of those PBS-style retro computing shows like Explaining Computers except for two very important differences:
1. The focus is on low level software programming on retro computers
2. The host is a trans femme
This is literally new new favorite channel and I hope anyone interested gives her a subscription because support our family!
IM MAKING FUCKING MAC AND CHEESE AND NONE OFYOU CAN STPO ME
Screw trying to fix the camera, let's just lock it rigidly to the back of the vehicle. This is so much better. Why didn't we do this in the first place? Was it a course requirement?
I remember the shadows were required. I did such a terrible job on them. They're so bad.
I got my (very old) university group project game running again on a modern computer. The camera is still just as bad as I remember.
Boost this post if you've ever turned on a computer by putting a knife or a paper clip across the power jumpers
Just saw some JWs stuffing pamphlets into the baskets of rental e-bikes. I was really hoping cyberpunk would be less dumb than this.
working with shared mutable state illustrated
Update: not only is this a problem in QUASI88 for SDL1, it's also a problem in QUASI88 for Win32 and M88 for Win32.
Something super funky is going on with how this game displays text.
I'm guessing it's some sort of clever xor mode or another trick that depends on an ill-emulated hardware quirk.
Wonder what this connector is for on this ancient Quantum ProDrive. Access LED?
My port of QUASI88 to SDL2 (from SDL1) works petty well.
It has some weird text-blitting issues, not sure if that's original to the emulator or not since I had to port it to SDL2 just to get it to work on Mojave. Have to try the SDL1 version on an older Mac, I guess.