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I was cleaning my drawer yesterday and I came across a 128 MB memory stick that I kept from my first ever PC. That nostalgia hit me like a punch in the face. I went down into the store room and picked up the rest of the components and spent the entire day assembling my old PC.
It booted up and my files were all still there! It was so exciting to see AOL, Limewire, Napster. I played songs on winamp, Fired up all my games : Wolfenstein, Rise of Nations, Vice City... Browsed through my entire CD and floppy collection....
It all felt so freaking good (づ￣ ³￣)づ
I am hooked! Now I wanna restore my VHS too...14
This kid on the tape is me. I'm not even two years old there and I'm already messing around with wires.
Five minutes later on that tape I figured out how to turn the vacuum cleaner on and tried to tie it to the cassette deck.
No wonder why I'm a programmer now 😂
Making backwards compatible websites for IE8 and back honestly feels like releasing the new blockbuster in VHS..2
How can instagram be even remotely popular? It's just unbelievable shit. Clearly not made by people who know anything about photography. I mean routinely cropping images in app and on the web in a quite arbitrary fashion. If your picture is wide or high you cannot even upload it without cropping. Instagram is minimalistic in all the wrong ways. A useless tool for the snapper with little brain and no interest.
Nobody uses Flickr, which is quite a good service. It's VHS vs Beta / Commodore vs Atari / Trump vs Roosevelt but much much worse!16
Me being the dumbass I was when I was younger, I decided it was a wonderful idea to record fucking Spongebob over my parents wedding... I’m still pissed with my self 10 years later. (This was on a VHS, in case you were wondering)
This is fucking nuts.
So my grandma asked me if I could convert all of her VHSs into digital form (not said in these words ofc) so I said yes.
Oh boy, what a mistake have I done.
I bought this EasyCap converter for like 11$. Alright, so I plug it in, and the RCA IS MONO. WHY IS IT MONO IF IT SAYS STEREO ON THE BOX?????????
Okay, I said to myself that I would buy something better than this campfire material. So I bought one. Low and behold, the software that came with it is fucking trash. I had to find another program to capture the capture card output. So I tried NCH software. So I tried it and it works. WONKILY. VEEEERY WONKILY.
CAN'T YOU JUST MAKE BETTER DOCUMENTATION, MYGICA? PLEASE!!!!!!! I WASTED 3 WHOLE DAYS TRYING TO FIX THIS, I HAVE THINGS TO DO FFS3
My geekiest non-dev activity?
Recently its been playing Star Wars Battlefront (on PC). Its been a good SharePoint stress reliever, but hardly anyone playing anymore.
Will be getting back into 'video production' this summer converting decades worth of VHS tapes to digital for various family member's (lots & lots of editing and cleaning up).