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emma wrote

It's not that black and white. He was involved, but it's not known to which extent. We do know Brad Buxer, who worked with MJ, wrote the Ice Cap Zone music among other tracks, for instance, and we also know a bunch of the music was done by Sega's own composers, but it's not confirmed that MJ personally composed any music for the game himself.

See https://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_3/Development/Music

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emma wrote

Reply to comment by Ashy in Friday Free Talk: 22/10/2021 by mofongo

YouTube is an invaluable resource for learning this stuff. A good starting point is Ben Eater's video demonstrating how to drive a VGA display using very simple components. If you're more interested in repair, like myself, I've learnt a lot from watching videos of vintage computer restoration and repairs of not-so-vintage computers.

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emma wrote

It works on the regular M1s, but not very usable yet. I don't think they even have an installer available.

I think the notch is going to complicate Linux support, since X11 and Wayland aren't designed to accommodate for huge gaps in the screen. They'll probably end up just cropping the display output to just below the notch, but it goes to show that supporting these machines will be a constant cat-and-mouse game.

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emma wrote

Not convinced these are good reasons to choose a different distro. Two of the points boil down to "the humans who made this made mistakes", and one point is an instance of internal drama/corruption (which is somehow important to outsiders?). Only the stability section comes close to making a good point.

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emma OP wrote (edited )

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So technically it's Thursday here, but I'm waiting eagerly to find out if Seinfeld in 4k's gonna be on Netflix from midnight onwards and I wanna talk about it now.

Update: I can now watch George's beautiful forehead in glorious 4k.

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emma wrote (edited )

The best place to improve would be the building of assets (stylesheets, frontend JS), although this improvement wouldn't be measured by that website. The amount of resources this building consumes is ridiculous, but it pales in comparison to the bullshit I've seen in the software industry. For instance, my workplace is now throwing new laptops at us because 16 GB RAM and quad-core CPUs somehow aren't enough to get functional dev environments up and running.

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emma wrote

It's a proof-of-concept in disrupting the advertising industry that serves no practical purpose, and is by design going to be taxing on your CPU, network, and battery. I wouldn't install it.

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emma OP wrote

Reply to comment by annikastheory in friday free talk by emma

Also I feel like I am stuck in an endless loop working on my code. I have determined that coding is 90% putting something together, realizing there's a better way of doing it, and then redoing like 50% of your code and adding an additional 20% more code. then rinse and repeat.

This is a good way of learning, btw, even if you feel you're hitting a brick wall right now.

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emma OP wrote

Reply to comment by annikastheory in friday free talk by emma

Been keeping an eye on how that's progressed, but seems far from usable right now. I'm very interested though, especially seeing as Apple's decided they're now going to play cop on peoples' devices.

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Rapidly losing patience with my m1 macbook air. It wakes up and crashes during sleep, which often causes the battery to be depleted, and apparently this is a known issue on all the m1 machines. Great piece of hardware let down by software that sucks shit.

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Reply to comment by Tequila_Wolf in friday free talk by emma

I'm fortunate enough that no one in my life has died of COVID, but I do worry for my family members who work jobs where physical distancing is unavoidable.

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