Feels like it’s time to spend some time with my 8 bit machines after spending a year with my Macs. Started with the Vic 20 tonight and wasted 30 minutes on Spaceship Minus One. Easily one of my favorite games

It smells like the ocean outside the house tonight 🌊❤️

Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention before, but it seems wild to me to have red flag warnings in New England in late winter/early spring

When getting the coffee maker ready to brew a cup, I put a filter in, scoop coffee, and add water completely by muscle memory. Occasionally I’ll accidentally do the steps out of order, and then have a moment where it’s like my brain is hanging figuring out what to do next 🤦‍♂️

Went to considerable effort to get the SetDate control panel onto my Mac Plus to be able to set the year to 2021 … and it doesn’t work. Ah well 😑

Happy day: my router has decided to play nice with my last gen PowerBook G4 running Tiger

Trying to stay positive during a particularly challenging week. So thankful to have easy access to seaside sunsets again, a little natural beauty goes a long way

sunset through bushes without leaves

It must be so nice to be a cat wrapped up in a warm blanket on a cold winter morning

grey tabby cat wrapped in orange blanket

It’s fun to revisit Widget Workshop as an adult. I think this game is what laid the foundation for me being a software developer

Happy to have a titanium PowerBook G4 again. This is easily my favorite laptop industrial design ever

Ooh there’s a big upgrade available for Pixaki. It looks like they’ve fixed basically all the pain points in the app

A sign of getting older: the effects of a bad night’s sleep linger for multiple days 😑

Using MacPaint is very strange. It’s largely the same as modern raster editors, but all the small details are different. For instance, cmd+s does not save, but makes text “shadow” style

This weekend’s project: setting up a Raspberry Pi Zero W to act as a bridge to the modern internet for my retro computers. Ended up being more involved than I expected, the telnetd that Debian ships is incompatible with the WiModem232. Busybox’s telnetd was the solution

With the help of a ton of dongles, I’ve connected my HP 100LX to my WiModem232. I did not expect it to be so slow when my Mac Plus handles terminal emulation like a champ

Got the sequel to my favorite MS-DOS handheld. Really surprised how featureful Windows CE 1.0 is, this would’ve been a big upgrade back in the day

What a wonderfully 90s box

Added a sitting area to our bedroom this weekend so that the husband and I can more easily have time apart while we’re trapped in the house during pandemic times

Yesss. Finally found a reasonably priced serial cable for my HP 100LX. Can’t wait to be able to use it as a terminal emulator

Best part of an Apple Silicon laptop has to be how slowly the battery drains while it sleeps

The quality of modern C64 games really blows me away

I’m glad this isn’t actually true

tool tip for Partition button in big sur disk utility that says disks with master boot record partition maps can't be partitioned

Ordered a new battery and solid state drive for my touch wheel iPod. Should be a fun little project to do in the new year

Sad times – my last gen PowerBook G4 cannot connect to our new WiFi router. No support for WPA 2 😕

Did a bit of finagling and got iSH on my Apple Silicon Mac. Since this is a shared machine, it’s handy to have a fully self-contained Linux VM even if it’s a bit silly to get that by simulating an iPad