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    Aug
    10th
    2017

    (Somewhat) Daily Blog #41 · 4:59am August 10th

    DON’T DROP IT, LINUS!

    Random Fact: The first computer mouse ever invented was basically a brick of wood with a button on top and wheels on the bottom. Seriously.


    Thoughts & Opinions~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    Aug
    17th
    2017

    Daily Blog #44 · 4:21am August 17th

    Productivity rates? What is this productivity that you speak of?

    Random Fact: My kindergarten teacher was racist. Guess who switched schools ASAP?


    Thoughts & Opinions~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    At this point, I'll just say that the US has a loooooong way back to the top once Trump's out. There's deals to fix, Nazis to punch point out, agreements to re-agree to, climate to un-change, and overall, everyone just needs some time to heal.

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    Sep
    15th
    2017

    Daily Blog #52 · 3:05am September 15th

    That sudden realization when you realize that there just might be a rare model of the K6-3+ family that supports CMOV... :trollestia:


    Random Fact: Though many distros have long-since abandoned i586-class processors, there's still a small handful that remain supporting it, both due to the necessity to be small and quick, and due to the nature of the distros as being the "lightweight linux" versions.


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    Sep
    14th
    2017

    Daily Blog #51 · 4:37am September 14th

    You probably don't know how annoying it is to realize that 95% of all modern software no longer works on an older computer that you have.


    Random Fact: Linux has thousands of variations, or "distros".


    First day of Robotics was today. Hopefully the freshmen who joined aren't gonna abandon ship after picture day like last year.

    Besides that, today was overall another meh day.

    Oct
    6th
    2017

    Daily Blog #65 · 4:38am October 6th

    Hmm... I should probably update something, shouldn't I? Oh well. I guess that's what happens when midterms come 'round.


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    Aug
    22nd
    2017

    (Somewhat) Daily Blog #45 · 3:13am August 22nd

    Ye.

    Random Fact: The next time a major total solar eclipse will occur in the US is 2024, followed by 2045.


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    I was second in line to get eclipse glasses today, and not only did I get a pair, but since I was one of the earliest in line, there were also pinhole projectors, phone camera filters for the eclipse, and 3d-printed souvenirs for the eclipse. They handed one of each to me.

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    Sep
    19th
    2017

    Daily Blog #56 · 12:07am September 19th

    I swear, Oracle, if you label another release of Java as "i586" and instead give me an i686 binary, I'm gonna be very, very annoyed.


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    Sep
    26th
    2017

    Daily Blog #60 · 2:05am September 26th

    WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA?!


    Random Fact: Rice Krispies Treats are literally just the cereal doused in some marshmallows and glaze.


    Apparently, some late revisions of the AMD K6-2/3+ had limited support for CMOV. Just enough that it barely worked, but apparently not enough to function properly without severe instability. No wonder why the K6 line is "i586 compatible", at the same time as being a "6th generation processor".

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    Oct
    14th
    2017

    Daily Blog #70 · 3:17am 6 days ago

    GRAB YER FLAMIN' HOT FINGER-CRACKERS! LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIBLES ON SALE FOR -50% ON!


    Random Fact: In the "Sonic the Comic" series, Dr. Robotnik, AKA Dr. Eggman, was formerly Dr. Ovi Kintobor, the reverse of "Ivo Robotnik", Dr. Eggman's name. How did he become Eggman? He got fused with a rotten egg. How? Apparently future Sonic travelled back in time to purposely turn the guy evil because his evilness somehow both saves and destroys the world. Somehow.


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    Aug
    11th
    2017

    (Somewhat) Daily Blog #42 || Special 600th post edition! · 2:03am August 11th

    This blog is the meaning of life. :trollestia:

    Random Fact: Before their downfall, 3.5” floppy disks were occasionally shipped as “DMF” disks, which stored around 1.63 or so megabytes, rather than 1.44.


    600TH BLOG POST!

    Now, let’s take a look back at my very first blog post.

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    Sep
    13th
    2017

    Daily Blog #50 · 3:32am September 13th

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    At least I have a spare pair of glasses.


    Random Fact: before LEDs became prominently used in displays for household electronics like DVD players and stuff, VFD displays were instead used. VFD standing for "Vacuum Fluorescent Display". Basically, the panel was pretty much a flattened vacuum tube that glowed.


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    Battery cases for phones are very nice.

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    Aug
    13th
    2017

    (Somewhat) Daily Blog #43 · 4:38am August 13th

    CAN YOU SAY, FEEEELS?!

    No random facts today.


    Thoughts & Opinions~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I watched a do not cry challenge. I failed.

    Generally, if you ask me, I'm pretty sure that I've teared up at anything that contains a loss of something personal or of significance to a character.

    Internet's gone to crap again, so yeah. On the bright side, my singleplayer survival world in Minecraft has gotten a massive bump in overall progress!

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    Sep
    17th
    2017

    Daily Blog #54 · 2:12am September 17th

    Hoo boy, it's one of those weekends.


    Random Fact: Windows XP was the last version of Windows to support running without ACPI support, and was also the last version to (unofficially) run on the i486 platform, using the Pentium Overdrive chip for i586 capabilities.


    Thoughts & Opinions~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    Sep
    12th
    2017

    Daily Blog #49 · 3:13am September 12th

    Let's get this thing back on track, shall we?


    Random Fact: in most devices, if adequate cooling isn't provided, than the CPU and other components may begin to "thermal throttle"-- that is, slow down in order to prevent overheating.


    Thoughts & Opinions~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Honestly, it actually kinda feels weird doing actual writing again after around a month-long hiatus.

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    Sep
    22nd
    2017

    Daily Blog #59 · 3:38am September 22nd

    That moment when childhood finally catches up with you...


    Random Fact: Even though there's hardly anything that currently uses the full bandwidth of PCIe as of yet, PCIe 4.0 is already rolling out, and 5.0 is in the works, both of them greatly increasing the bandwidth. Again.


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    Sep
    27th
    2017

    Daily Blog #61 · 3:00am September 27th

    There's Discord, and then there's... Discord.


    Random Fact: Before the rise of smartphones, Qualcomm was a small-time chip maufacturer. Now they're an up and coming rival to Intel and AMD.


    Thoughts & Opinions~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    As per usual, daily internet outages are back with the school year in full-swing. :facehoof:

    Today pretty much all but confirmed that I'll be leading a sizable chunk of the school robotics team.

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    Oct
    4th
    2017

    Daily Blog #64 · 4:17am October 4th

    Honestly, my avatar looks a bit... off.


    Random Fact: While most dogs shed, there's a class of dogs that are typically known to by "hypoallergenic", and usually won't shed their fur. These dogs are usually very good pets for people with allergies to dog fur, since their fur isn't going to stick to everything.


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    Oct
    13th
    2017

    Daily Blog #69 · 4:36am October 13th

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


    Random Fact: It's indeed still possible to use a 56k modem to load modern websites. It's just painfully slow.


    Now that I'm practically a full quarter into the school year, you can probably tell that I've gotten comfortable by the massive load of productivity that I've pretty much slapped down wherever I've gone.

    Somehow, in Angry Birds 2 in the Arena, I beat someone with nearly 100 ranking points more than me.

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    Oct
    3rd
    2017

    Daily Blog #63 · 4:37am October 3rd

    Don't you love it when you get shot on accident by your NPC sidekick who was targeting some rats but hit you instead?


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    Sep
    18th
    2017

    Daily Blog #55 · 4:08am September 18th

    Quick, someone give me a small loan of $230!


    Random Fact: Java SE 6 U0, AKA Java/JRE 1.6.0, is apparently one of the last versions of Java to actually live up to its name as "i586-compliant", according to the installer names. There's the x64 version, and the i586 version. Every version of the i586 build I've tried past the original SE6 crashes upon launching a jarfile complaining about CMOV, which is an i686 instruction.


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