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sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





I volunteer emergency elf if it's needed.

Also, if anyone wonders where the yostop is, I have it. I'm still, uh, doing stuff with it. I've been busy this year so I may not be able to ship it out.

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sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD posted:

is it currently running macos??

(please do not send me the yostop I had it lying aroun dfor like three years)

I have the disk that has macos. dunno if it's the one currently in it

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





sb hermit posted:

I volunteer emergency elf if it's needed.

I forgot what I wrote and I was probably not logged in when I wrote it so here's my blurb.

RULE #1, PLEASE NOTHING ILLEGAL. THIS INCLUDES WEED. Weed in the US is still not cool in the federal level. There are no other rules except the obvious one of using your best judgement.

Otherwise, anything else is cool. But if you want me to be specific...

I like computers. Old computers, and things that run on old computers. Small computers, including arduinos and raspberry pis. CD-ROMs full of 90s shareware. Old hardware. floppy disks, both pc and mac formatted.

I like learning stuff, so old books you find interesting will probably be interesting to me. Finance. Music. Philosophy. History. Fiction. Sheet music. Recipes.

I have a steam account and can post a username if people want.

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





nvrgrls posted:

Please post a picture of it. I was the first one to ship it like 12 years ago. I want to see my baby all grown up.

it has not changed since I received it.


I may add stickers and replace the hard drive.

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





Fuzzy Mammal posted:

so how's everyone's shopping? i've got some generic stuff but i'm trying hard to find something specifically relevant to my santees interests and circumstances. it's hard!111

i got my first notice of purchase/shipping already from someone tho!

:same:

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





:ohdearsass:

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





:nice:

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





invlwhen posted:

fckgw will never not get a hearty chuckle

sharpie that poo poo on a cdr car

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





Package received! Pics incoming! Santa, these pics will not have your notes on them.

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





From my mysterious Santa, I have received the following bounty:




A kickass floppy disk notebook!

Funny enough, I use a superdisk for actual backups of critical note repositories that I manage with mercurial, but I unfortunately do not have any actual floppies at home.

Superdisks are nice because you can actually eject them! Modern usb sticks buffer their writes so I never feel like it's safe to unplug them until a minute after my computer says it's ok or until the disk activity LEDs stop blinking.

At least with a notebook, the only buffer is between the mind and the pen.




Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius. At 170 pages, this feels like a paperback that I can quickly skim over a few hours to get the gist of it, and then keep referencing the cool parts of it for the rest of my life or until I gift it to an intern or something when I'm on my deathbed (likely a cot next to my posting station). From what I've read of it so far, each paragraph could be a prompt that could inspire a journal entry in the floppy disk book. The latest sentence that struck me was "Care for other human beings. Follow God." Timeless.




The Soul of a New Machine, by Tracy Kidder. It's really amazing to think about how much good poo poo was written so long ago. The seminal work of true software engineering, The Mythical Man Month by Fred Brooks, was written in 1975. But whereas the latter contains advice, it feels like the former will probably contain the stories that fuel that kind of advice.

This is all gold. Complete gold. Books like these are the only things that keep me sane. Books and anime.

Thank you, Santa! Please feel free to unmask yourself if you like.

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





Achmed Jones posted:


this dog was not included in the package, but he wanted to be part of the festivities:


What if the dog wanted the soap? Or the SDR? Or both? :colbert:

Also, SDR sounds cool, I hope you do cool enough stuff to make a thread!

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





Modulo16 posted:

Iím glad you liked your gift. I also included incredibly cliche sticker packs for the YOSTOP. Iíll also check out the mythical man month. Also check out obsidian for mental maps it used .md files and organizes notes very well.

Ooh. Thank you!

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





ADINSX posted:

lol those keycaps are horrible

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





Canna Happy posted:



Thank you very much sb hermit. You made our yosmas.

:woop:

I'm glad that you like the mat. Pixel art is very yospos.

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





Modulo16 posted:

Iím glad you liked your gift. I also included incredibly cliche sticker packs for the YOSTOP. Iíll also check out the mythical man month. Also check out obsidian for mental maps it used .md files and organizes notes very well.

Stickers!

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016







sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





nvrgrls posted:

Does it still turn on/work at all?

Probably. Worked the last time I tried using it. I keep the battery outside of the laptop, though.

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





faxlore posted:

hihi! i actually got mine on friday but im a horrible person and am posting the pictures of my rad gift late.

my santa wants to throw down in quake, a challenge i happily accept



here's a picture of the haul, i laughed my rear end off at the copy of Shaq-Fu it's in my display case now and i'm faming the print ASAP. Unfortunately the dog treats busted open :(



i have a friend with a vhs player and we're going to watch Computer Warriors and i'm very excited.

Thanks so much, Kuvo!


... what's the page 2 message?

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





hbag posted:

i did it, i saved christmas

:nice:

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sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016





Lutha Mahtin posted:

my santee got their stuff but then didn't post about it, so none of you got to see the life-size paper mache statue i made of the goatman ha ha you missed out!!

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