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Newbie to the fediverse, despite keeping tabs on it for quite some time. Finally making the jump and should have a long time ago.

I work in IT, currently as an Automation Engineer (primarily Powershell), with 10 years of hardware experience.

Sometimes I play games on the Interwebz. Generally just like to enjoy life and have constructive conversations and learn from others.

Soldering mission 1 complete.

Desoldered two joystick modules from a dead XBox controller and used one to replace a stick with drift.

This one makes controller 6 out of 10 saved from the dump in a fall pallet shopping spree. All of them needed repairs and no parts have been purchased.

Should be able to repair one more with drift.

Solder job isn't the greatest, but first one in quite a while so I'm rusty. Papa Rossmann has been keeping me up to speed though.

I think it's hilarious how many people are actually paying attention to alternative platforms now that Twitter is changing hands.

Hopefully that means more growth for other platforms across the board and we see improvements all the way around.

A GPU appears! It will be installed tonight. Going to be a pretty big jump from the GTX 960 4GB to a 1660 Ti.

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Those comparing the ability of insurance to charge smokers more to the desire for them to do the same for "unvaccinated" are clearly missing the point.

1) Smokers are proven to have more medical issues than non-smokers and are a greater risk to the provider.

2) The vaccinations have their own issues and long term effects are still unknown. Thus it can be argued "vaccinated" may actually be the greater risk to providers.

3) These are "scare tactics" to force to comply.

You decide.

I got interviewed for a #podcast because I'm playing #MAGFest this year, and whew this is just a megadose of nostalgia about my beginnings of writing #chiptune #music, my involvement with the #demoscene, playing #retro #games, using a whole lot of hashtags, uhhh.... anyway, if you wanna listen to me yammer for an hour and get to know me better, here's a great way to do it.

Before going on Thanksgiving vacation, I got myself a present. Been after a desk mat for a while and this one fits the bill nicely.

Plus I get to support a creator I enjoy. It's served me well and fits perfectly. Thanks JayzTwoCents!

Went on vacation for Thanksgiving and ended up coming home with ten "broken" XBox controllers of various models for cheap (less than one new). Decided to repair or using them as parts.

Two have been fully repaired and two are in the midst of some redneck engineering. Two seem to be completely dead.

All said and done, I might have six functional controllers out of this lot, plus my existing two. Might have to see if I can flip a few and come out in the black including repair costs.

Saw this eventually coming. Good for Kyrie and I hope he stands his ground on his convictions. We need more like him that are willing to put it on the line.

If we want so badly to "Build Back Better", why do we keep paying people to stay home and consume instead of building?

This is the most ridiculous, inconsistent, brain-dead "policy" to attempt pushing.

Take this a step further: They want to continue putting themselves in a position to monitor everything you do as an American. Tell them to butt out. Go local wherever you can and find alternative methods to handle your day-to-day. Don't succumb to their nonsense and infringement of our rights.

I will never forget where I was or the way I felt 20 years ago this day.

We must remember what occurred and that the enemy of freedom is within and without and stand against it.

If your biggest selling point to me up front as a recruiter, or any business, is that you are "minority or women-owned", you missed the boat.

Sell me on your actual credentials, experience, expertise. Differentiate yourself in a meaningful way that actually provides value.

"Our concern at this point isn’t for cheaters who get banned from games they cheat in. It’s for the way this capability will likely be abused by corporations and governments in the future. It would be naive to pretend this will not happen."

This Week in KDE: Plasma gets a new windows overview look, you can choose the status of your Bluetooth adapter on login, and the loading spinner now looks like a rotating gear ⚙️!

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