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Zero One
Posts: 5163/5163
I got a new car! 2017 Ford Fiesta. Took it out with my parents to go see my gran, and I'm very happy with it! Very forgiving at low revs, so I can use less fuel without feeling like I'm going to stall. Also, 6 forward gears instead of the normal 5, so I can hit higher speeds at lower revs. Should really improve the mpg!
Nin★Collin
Posts: 138/143
Originally posted by Toshi
recently got a sony mavica FD-100 from ebay

the quality is better than i expected
i have loads of floppy disks i can burn through

Oh neat! I've always wanted a floppy camera. They had one at a thrift store here a few months ago, but in unfortunately didn't come with it's proprietary battery charger.
Toshi
Posts: 11/12
recently got a sony mavica FD-100 from ebay

the quality is better than i expected
i have loads of floppy disks i can burn through
Swingball
Posts: 36/44
I got myself an Esperantist shirt for work-study program a while back. It’s pretty cool I wanna get more!
Chalcedony
Posts: 45/51

βWe have a chin-up bar now!

Then arose the question of whether we had a drill to drill the holes in the door frame to mount it with.

Hmf. I guess that's going to be a thing at some point…

Darkhero
Posts: 93/98
I caved and bought an arcade stick, specifically a Qanba Obsidian when it was on sale for Combo Breaker. Despite me being way out of practice I've been having fun using it.
hydra-calm
Posts: 123/125
Kraftwerk! More krautrock is always a good idea.

In my case, a cheap ($7 or so?) FX2LP-based logic analyzer. The crimp job on the jumpers is so overzealous I've had to throw half of them out, but the thing works pretty well otherwise, and the sigrok driver seems mature enough. Once I get some decent jumpers and clips, I'm sure it'll save me headache next time I have to use I2C for something.

Also got an Orangepi PC2 (allwinner-based single board computer) coming, but the jury's out on that.
BatElite
Posts: 146/158


I got maybe too much music yesterday...

*King Gizzard And The Wizard Lizard - I'm In Your Mind Fuzz
*King Gizzard And The Wizard Lizard + Mild High Club - Sketches Of Brunswick East
*Japan - Tin Drum
*Pendulum - In Silico
*Kraftwerk - Autobahn

At least I'm done with stuff for a bit.
Xkeeper
Posts: 23358/23358
Originally posted by Dorito
hell yeah pixel 2!!!

i have the standard 5" and while the price kinda killed me and hurt, god damn it's a nice phone. slick as fuck, nearly stock android OS, even faster fingerprint sensor plus gestures

also the fabric case makes it look real nice. was afraid of the bezel looking huge, but it turns out it's taolly fine in person.

hoping i can make it last 2+ years and not stupidly break it like my pixel 1...

ah yeah, the fabric case looks pretty neat. guess i'll get one of those too, since i like having a case on phones; they feel way too light otherwise.
Tarale
Posts: 1760/1804
I borrowed a home energy audit toolkit from the library! I know it's not *mine* but for 7 days it is very interesting.

Also the laser thermometer is fun.
Dorito
Posts: 3028/3033
hell yeah pixel 2!!!

i have the standard 5" and while the price kinda killed me and hurt, god damn it's a nice phone. slick as fuck, nearly stock android OS, even faster fingerprint sensor plus gestures

also the fabric case makes it look real nice. was afraid of the bezel looking huge, but it turns out it's taolly fine in person.

hoping i can make it last 2+ years and not stupidly break it like my pixel 1...
Xkeeper
Posts: 23358/23358
I should really buy another dash cam. The last one I had kinda took a crap on me last September and I haven't bothered to get a new one.


I did get a Pixel 2 XL, though, for better or worse; my old Nexus 6P is kicking the bucket and only lasts for about 15 minutes of use on a full charge I would have just gone with the normal Pixel 2 but between the Fi credit and trade-in of my current phone it worked out to be a little cheaper.

I haven't finished setting it up yet.


I also got a data-only SIM for my old iPhone 5S, which is somehow still in good shape ... with the SIM card I can use it for some out-of-the-house bullshit, since it has a really nice calculator for when we go grocery shopping.
Dorito
Posts: 3027/3033
brie is some dope ass cheese

i bought a 2nd dash cam!!! for the rear.

it's stupid how it freaks out about certain USB cables--if it detects a cable that's capable of transmitting data, it immediately goes into external mount mode with no way to exit. i found a power-only cable and have it routed to the front of my car using a 16 ft usb extension cable. it won't charge the battery but it won't drain either--running purely off power which is good enough for me.

safety first dog
xdaniel
Posts: 745/750
I ever so slightly regret buying it right now - because unexpected other expenses, yay - but I came across a rather cheap, used, modern(-ish) laptop online a while back: a 13" Dell Latitude E4310, Core i3-370M at 2.4 GHz, integrated Intel HD Graphics, 4 GB DDR3-RAM, 80 GB HDD, etc. for around 90€. Had a dead battery as per its description, has some scratches and one broken bit of plastic, overall still in decent shape, tho.

Just replaced the battery today with a 3rd party one from Amazon which appears to be working fine. And while the HDD is decently quick (7200 rpm) and in good shape SMART-wise, I'll probably still get it an SSD of some kind in a month or two.

I also sold some games I hadn't really played at all, and in turn bought a copy of Pokemon LeafGreen and two GBA wireless adapters at a local game store.
Tarale
Posts: 1750/1804
My mum bought me a little Opinel pocket knife! Now I can cut up fruits and salad vegetables when I'm out, which greatly improves the range of foods I can just take for a packed lunch or a snack with the baby.

Also greatly improves the chance of me slicing my thumb open!

YAY
BatElite
Posts: 138/158
Last things I can think of getting are Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids and then a week or so ago a copy of the Dreamcast Collection, for the price that Sonic Adventure DX goes on steam.
Nin★Collin
Posts: 128/143
Just got a copy of The Alliance Alive in the mail today (and the launch edition at that!)
It came with some neat things, including a keychain, an artbook, and probably the coolest thing: the entire soundtrack on CD.
This is probably one of the last cool RPGs that's to come out on the 3DS, and so far I'm loving it

Rick
Posts: 7365/7376
Turned in a couple of CD's I didn't want anymore and picked up Meliora by Ghost yesterday. I've been really getting into them the last couple months or so.
Chalcedony
Posts: 36/51

αWe got brie at the grocery store for the first time! It's not bad! (“Président” brand, American-made. I'm not sure how that compares to other kinds.)

mycophobia
Posts: 18/18
Originally posted by xdaniel
Got a new-old laptop to tinker with at a flea market on Saturday for 8€! ...and to hopefully also fix in the process.

It's a 14.1" Highscreen Advance III (aka Chicony MP-989, aka Maxdata Artist Eton Pro, aka I-was-sold-under-many-different-labels) with a Mobile Pentium II 300 MHz, originally 64 MB RAM (since upgraded to 256 MB), an ATI Rage LT Pro with 8(?) MB RAM, ESS Maestro-2 ES1968 sound chip, DVD-ROM and floppy modules, plus a neat little display above the keyboard replacing the typical access LEDs and such. Seems like a nice machine for DOS and Windows 9x stuff!

As for the issues it has, tho: original HDD is dead, battery is dead too and causes the system to hang when inserted, and something's wrong with the connection between mainboard and screen. The first issue is currently remedied by a replacement 8 GB HDD which still works, but also isn't in the greatest shape. Might be a candidate for a Compact Flash-to-IDE adapter construct. The battery problem I'm ignoring for now, by just leaving the battery out.

The screen's the big problem, really. By reseating the cables that go between display/power switch board and panel, as well as reseating said board itself on the mainboard, I got the most severe glitching fixed - from wrong colors to just a mess of lines. However, some colors still occasionally go out of whack when flipping the lid open. Since the VGA output is correct and stable, I'm guessing it's an issue with said smaller board, like dirty contacts or cold solder joints.

Oh yeah, I'm also typing this up on this laptop! Running Windows 98, using a D-Link DWL-G650 PCMCIA Wi-fi card, via Firefox 2.0.0.20

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