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@craigmaloney Yeah, I'm at the point where I've followed all the rebuild recipes with parts kits and I just need to learn the electronics to understand things or give up and sell it off for parts

@craigmaloney that, or like it was struck by lightning at some point in its life and the seller just didn't want to tell me

that thing where i've had one too many 12% imperial stouts and i'm trying real hard not to politic on the fediverse like i do on birdsite

but i'll say a couple things:
1) fuck nazis
2) i'm considering getting my hair dyed at least partly purple because a) i really like purple and b) it seems to piss off nazis

Beginning to have notions of arson toward this Tempest machine of mine

@C1T7 Yeah, probably permissions - the container wants to write to files as UID=991 GID=991. As of v1.4.1, you need to run this:

sudo chown -R 991:991 public/system

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By the way, is anyone out there listening to The Far Meridian podcast? The first few episodes gave me Feels.

Finished replacing about 20 parts on the Tempest monitor today in a brute force shotgun repair attempt.

Hooked things back up. Turned on the machine. Smoke, again. But, at least this time it was a high voltage diode and not a capacitor.

Wherein I learn I have a daily schedule not that different from Warren Ellis, except I often feel great self-loathing about it. He seems to have only mild self-loathing about it. Maybe that's the big difference. createsend.com/t/d-DB187837192

Now, whether that's the cause or a fellow symptom of the capacitor that released its magic smoke last week, I'm not sure.

Wherein Cheddars helps me discover that 4 of 6 deflection transistors on my WG6100 are blown. toot.lmorchard.com/media/U87uR

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@tjk Alas, it's a WG6100 vector CRT monitor from a Tempest arcade machine that's apparently seen some terrible things over the years judging by the scorch marks on the PCB

Gave up on the internet for awhile today, worked a bit on fixing a broken thing, made some dinner, had some drinks with the girl, worked on the broken thing some more toot.lmorchard.com/media/JUTaj

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Just a reminder of what the best cover of a programming book is, specifically a Japanese book on the Zilog Z80 and Motorola 6809.
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I got my Very Serious Career in Computers started with books like this. Let me tell you this is a very serious field for serious men.
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@genehack @craigmaloney @sungo Heh, might be silly, but I could just "prototype" this tattoo idea with a sharpie