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(re)introduction 

Been here for a while but I've always been lazy and never did this so here we go:

I'm Damien (he/him), from France, living in California, I post about:
- computers
- nerd/weeb shit
- music
- meta stuff
- programming
- politics sometimes (fuck nazis and terfs)
- video games
- i probably forgot some other things b/c it's late and stuff

And that's mostly it ✨

Just modded the second GBA πŸ˜„

That pink color looks really nice, much darker than I expected but it looks good still.

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Just modded the second GBA πŸ˜„

That pink color looks really nice, much darker than I expected but it looks good still.

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Managed to move/attenuate the bleeding to a less noticeable state by un-tightening a screw, so I'll just leave that gba alone because i can live with that tbh

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A new donor GBA, shell, LCD, screws, and 2 hours later, the modding is a success πŸŽ‰

I forgot to buy white silicone pads so Sel/Start are grey and not white but πŸ™ƒ

The LCD is gorgeous, otherwise!

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Also noticed some light bleeding but I feel like I’ll have to live with it πŸ˜… (and it’s only noticeable on completely dark background anyway)

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i am, however, not sure why the LED is red despite my rechargeable batteries being completely full 🀷

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In my clumsiness i _of course_ knocked another capacitor off the PCB and had to re-solder that and, folks, it was the most stressful shit i ever had to do 😰 😰

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A new donor GBA, shell, LCD, screws, and 2 hours later, the modding is a success πŸŽ‰

I forgot to buy white silicone pads so Sel/Start are grey and not white but πŸ™ƒ

The LCD is gorgeous, otherwise!

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So I was looking up HomeKit-enabled motion sensors, and... why is that one looking like a cursed version of Wheatley from Portal 2??

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

Kiwifarms set up a Pletoma instance to fill the gap until they’re able to set up a forum to harass and harm again. I recommend suspending the instance at kiwifarms.cc ASAP.

*record scratch*

*freeze frame* yup, thats me, you're probably wondering how i ended up in this situation

PSA for Windows Users 

make a backup of your hard drive if you can
don't open rar, zip, isos, or html files you get sent from discord or other untrustworthy sites
if you see any folders named anything along the lines of ":$I30", don't touch it. get as far away from whatever you were just doing as fast as possible

It's not workflow breaking or anything, it's just noticeable enough that I _know_ it's there and knowing it's there bothers me...
I'm gonna wait a few days and might look into renting/getting a display calibrator to be certain i have good settings on both monitors πŸ˜–

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One of my two monitors had a glitching/blanking issue happening at random, I got the replacement from Dell today.

Problem is: the replacement is a newer revision that seems to use a different panel from the secondary one so i have one display that is slightly warmer than the other...

So I hope every fedi admin is ready to potentially ban DJT on sight if he ends up registering on a Masto instance after being permabanned from Twitter, right?

the real tragedy of the effort towards better handling of digital Arabic text is that even our loftiest goals are a compromise. most systems can't even do the super basic A in the first image correctly. few can pull off B, allowing letters to stack and bend, preserving some of the flourish and nuance of the script. the second image -- which is still text! -- is just not on the table. it's the kind of thing we're leaving behind to exist on computers.

Oh also you can press F9 and it does the screenshot automatically as well. It might blank out the video for some reason if you do it too many times in a short time, don't know why 🀷

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