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    Attempting to take it easy this weekend aside from my gym sessions. Looking forward to organizing my vintage computer area and tinkering around with the following on my old systems, especially my Motorola StarMax 4000 MT running BeOS Pro Edition 5.0.3: http://oldvcr.blogspot.com/2022/07/crypto-ancienne-20-now-brings-tls-13-to.html

    Might also take a deeper look at my Apple IIGS’s logic board which sadly suffered some damage from a leaked barrel battery. Watched an episode of Adrian’s Digital Basement where he restored a 286 motherboard that suffered similar damage, so this gives me some hope. Not a project for this weekend, but at least to clean it and treat it soon before taking on that task.

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      My god, love the room <3 I like how a lot more people in the past half decade have been building these home computing museums lol

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        That’s actually my lab in the back of our house. Yes, I’m pretty proud of it, but I’m running out of space.

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          My apologies, I didn’t mean to imply that was MY setup, just that I was going to tackle what was mentioned in that blog post. I should have been clearer about that. All my vintage gear is in a walk-in closet, LOL.

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        Good timing. I just got the PPC egcs for BeOS from a helpful chap and I’m going to see if this can get Cryanc’s TLS 1.3 support up on BeOS instead of having to keep fighting with Metrowerks cc.

        I also may have a solution for NetPositive … more to come on that ;)

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        Spending some time with my sons before I take them home to spend Mother’s Day with their mom tomorrow. Also taking out my partner to celebrate Mother’s Day tonight and possibly meeting up tomorrow. Aside from that, chores, exercise, and some compute time. Hoping for some time continuing my work on a song I’m working on.

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          It’s pretty, but just give me the documentation.

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            And some keyboard shortcuts, please.

            I have to say I really like the looks of it, and the examples are nice as well. But a wider selection of manpages would be nice.

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            Keeping it low-key this weekend to recover from a busy work week and recharge for another work week where state computer-based testing begins. Definitely visiting the gym today and tomorrow after two days off, and looking to spend some time tending to chores and giving some attention to my vintage computers, maybe even some gaming.

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              Took some time to upgrade my desktop and laptop to Fedora 32. Also decided to upgrade to the latest OpenBSD snapshot on the other, older laptop. Aside from that, still trying to find my VGA adapter to connect my old Quadra 650 and see if that still works. I also need to check on my Apple IIgs and see if it’s working after noticing some gunk on the bottom. I suspect something gave up the ghost in the PSU. :-/

              Non-nerdy stuff would be building my son’s bedframe which should be coming in tonight and my usual exercise routine. Hopefully, I can fit in some music making during all of that.

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                I’m waiting for Fedora 64.

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                  Fedora 32 should be enough for anyone. That’s +/- 2,147,483,647 hats!

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                    Huh….my desktop is named Fedora64. I guess I won’t need to upgrade for quite a while.

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                    My blog is at the following: https://claudiomiranda.wordpress.com. I usually post tech, FOSS, music from time to time, and sometimes personal things (when I remember I have a blog).

                    I also just created a home page on SDF (http://claudiom.sdf.org). Right now, it just has links to my blog and my Mastodon instances.

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                      On the Linux side, my main is currently Fedora and likely to remain that way. Before that, it was Slackware, but that’s now my secondary Linux distro to tinker with even though it still holds a special place in my heart. Nevertheless, I’m at the point where I need a distro that “just works” and is well supported, so Fedora it is.

                      I have crossed over to the BSD side as well. My main there is OpenBSD with FreeBSD being second.

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                        Bash on Linux, tcsh on FreeBSD, and ksh on OpenBSD. The first and last are default and I’m happy with that for the most part. I got into tcsh somewhat with OS X in the early days when it was the default and decided to switch to that in FreeBSD when I was getting familiar with it.

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                          Going to try again to clean up and organize my office at one of my sites. Seems as though once I get things started, I’m putting out fires and more crap ends up in there. Hopefully that won’t be the case this week.

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                            Got my sons with me this weekend, but I did get to celebrate a birthday happy hour for a coworker last night. As for today (Saturday), just tending to chores and such, all the while just hanging with them. Trying to get them on board to watch Hardcore Henry with me (youngest is nearing age of 13). Tomorrow, we go and play some pool before starting on a BBQ at home. Hitting the gym with my youngest today and Monday, possibly. Thrown in there this weekend is lots of Minecraft and assorted videogaming. :-)

                            I would like to pull out my IIgs from storage and set it up for terminal access, but maybe that will be for next weekend when I’m alone.

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                              • OS: A mix of Fedora, Slackware, FreeBSD, OpenBSD
                              • DE: MATE Desktop, cwm
                              • Text Editor: vi/vim, sometimes Pluma
                              • Chat: irssi
                              • Browser: Firefox, sometimes Midori or Lynx
                              • Shell: bash (Linux); tcsh (FreeBSD); ksh (OpenBSD)
                              • Media: mpv, vlc, youtube-dl
                              • Other: OpenSSH client, ClusterSSH, Remmina

                              • Leisure Use: Chocolate Doom, Quakespasm, OpenArena, Minecraft (all OSes, Minecraft on Fedora)
                              • Music Creation: Hydrogen, Qtractor, Calf plugins, LV2/LADSPA plugins, Yoshimi, QjackCtl (all on Fedora)
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                                Absolutely nothing that will stress me out this weekend (except for the gym, where I hope to stress out various muscles, lol). Maybe some chores I’ve had pending, but nothing major. Definitely grilling tonight, weather permitting.

                                I did meet up with a friend yesterday for a quick Happy Hour Meetup and then headed home, where I decided to work on getting an Airport Extreme card finally working on a Power Mac G5. Now, I just have to clean out the dust inside it.

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                                  OK, so I actually did something else. Used curl and jq to grab a stream from a json file and used sed to edit the playlist entry for Telefe on the Raspberry Pi 2 running OSMC I set up for my dad (he’s in his mid 70s). Automated the script with all of this via a cron job so it updates the stream link daily. This way, there’s little to no interruption to his viewing (and he gets the direct stream from Argentina, not the show programming for USA).

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                                  Well, I treated myself to a 4-day weekend by taking Friday and Monday off as vacation days (“Use ’em or lose ’em!”). Spent most of yesterday relaxing and fending off the tail end of this flu. Played Doom 2016 in the morning, hit the gym, played classic Doom upon my return, and then recorded and uploaded an episode for Hacker Public Radio.

                                  I’ll be going out later tonight for dinner by the bay (supposed to be a nice night). Spent the morning interacting with family during breakfast and then hit the gym.

                                  As for the next few days, I plan to hit the beach on Monday for some ocean air and relaxation since everyone else will be working. After that, heading home to pick up my sons and then celebrate my niece’s birthday altogether with a dinner out.

                                  Still not sure about Sunday. More than likely, more relaxing. After a rough two weeks, I need the lazy days. 😁

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                                    All of the ones I have are used but run everything very well. I have an HP ProBook 4540s with Fedora 28 and I recently installed OpenBSD 6.4 on my previous laptop which is a Toshiba Portege M400. I just need to get a new keyboard and battery for it and I need to find the stylus to see if it works. Very happy with both laptops.

                                    At work, I have a Dell Latitude D620 running FreeBSD 11.2 and an ancient Dell Inspiron 9200 running Slackware -current. Breathed new life into those old beasts.

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                                      Aside from relax, I hope to finish up a couple of songs I’ve been working on and possibly start a new one. Using Qtractor, Qjackctl, Hydrogen, QMidiArp, and Yoshimi along with some other soft synths for my workflow.