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Heyo, I'm Jo. I'm a 30-something BSc Computer Science who just happens to be one of them trans (She/Her, btw).

I get (rightfully tbh) angry about the sorry state of today's software, construct things in meatspace (mostly containers and boxes) and dig into game files for fun and profit. Mostly just fun. I also like old computers and consoles. 💻

I also run this little patch of land that is my own personal Masto instance. It's not open for registration, I'm afraid.

Sapphire and Steel was just on Forces TV.

Whoever wrote that series was on some hefty drugs.

Star Trek: DS9 on the Mega Drive is such an unusual game on account of being an action platformer.

And such a fucking annoying game too.

Weeb nonsense 

❌ bee lost eir job & needs some support ❌ 

Please boost this fundraiser for a loved one returning home soon from state captivity!

Crowdfunds to help people in Lebanon.

Food
gofundme.com/f/prevent-suicide

Medicine
gofundme.com/f/medical-relief-

Domestic Workers
gofundme.com/f/food-and-medici

Students
gofundme.com/f/helps-students-

If you are based in France gofundme.com/f/hope-for-lebano

Lebanon had a poor economy before this, and their Lebanese pound is very low value right now, so they need donations in foreign currency

Donations to Lebanese Red Cross (via the app) are still good

My source: twitter.com/blxckswns/status/1

Related: Seeing Currys charge £50 for a store-brand switch box (Sandstrom) somehow reminded me of when they tried to pass off their Matsui brand as actual Japanese tech. >.>

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Okay, how hard is it to design an HDMI switch box with all the bloody sockets at the back, people?

The ports face the back, the switch button faces the front. Not rocket surgery. :blobfacepalm:

Bah, even on Easy, I end up spending credits on the last stage of SoR2. :blobdizzy:

Doesn't help that the game gives you bosses that are cheaper than most of Mortal Kombat's "AI" combined.

Wait. I just noticed background rotation on the pirate ship in Streets of Rage 2. o.O

Weird dreams 

Shit you wouldn't expect people to make a game from:

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, as in the 90s movie.

For comparison's sake, this is the Western version, which basically just uses the art for Turrican II: The Final Fight.

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Today I stumbled across the boxart for the Japanese version of Super Turrican on the SNES and it's... something. :blobastonished:

Bad movies 

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Bad movies 

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