it's just so happy and wiggly, and the shimmy at the top makes me giggle

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I have a slightly alarming problem in that my laptop may or may not be beginning its death throes. I've had to buy a usb hub because my integrated ports are dead? Eh? So uh. Reminder that you can help support a queer, chronically ill, Mexican American writer and artist in a couple ways:

Redbubble for random queer and Mexican inspired merch: citlali-luna.redbubble.com

Ko-fi for writing and one time gifts: ko-fi.com/Q5Q586SG

I bought it believing it was basically going to be stripped or useless, and intending to put a more modern computer inside, but there's actually a lot of solid old parts in here. I might be able to get this running again. (And even if the HDD doesn't work, it's IDE, so it's easy enough to replace.)

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Finally cracked open the Power Mac G4 I got from surplus for $1. It's either a 3,1 or a 3,3. I can't tell the processor speed, but it's got

* its original CD and Zip drives
* 128MB PC100 RAM (one stick, 16 DIMMs)
* AGP video (to VGA out)
* a serial port and a SCSI port on expansion cards
* two FireWire ports
* two USB ports
* ethernet
* power out (so you don't need a second outlet for the monitor!)
* headphone out and mic in

and, despite the label, a 10GB hard drive.

Neat!

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@OchotonidKnight The second person is teasing the first for assuming that Scorsese just ripped off the original movie instead of The Departed being a deliberate remake with the permission and help of the creators.

"Don't watch The Departed. Watch Infernal Affairs (80s or 90s Hong Kong movie) instead. It's the same film, Scorcese shamelessly stole everything from it. Literally everything. Much in the way A Fistful of Dollars is an unauthorised remake of Yojimbo."

"Scorsese didn't just stop there, the bastard went on to shamelessly credit the writers of Infernal Affairs in his movie that was co-produced with the company that made the original."

if i don't find a job within one month i have to travel mexico with my mom, or move in with my dad in rural florida, and neither of those places would allow me access to the monthly schizophrenia medication shot i need to stay sane, nor my HRT, not to mention weed

i HAVE TO find a job NOT in fast food QUICK

any tips, internet? oh great fediverse, lend me your knowledge

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@vantablack I'm not sure what your qualifications are but I want to help :x If you're good at listening and typing, you might try getting some income through rev.com/ ?

i promise once the novelty wears out i'll stop blabbering about my keyboard but until then

what's the cheapest place to get a full 104pc set of switches? gateron or outemu are fine, looking at aliexpress and it's about what i paid for the full keyboard for that set

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@mavica hm, watching this guy's video I don't hear a difference between green and blue :( youtu.be/zlSPH3HvxhQ?t=330 (5:30 if the link doesn't work properly)

@mavica it should be thunkier, I think, but I haven't compared the two to be sure.

@mavica You might try green switches? They're 80cN to blue's 50, so about 1.5x as much force to push, but otherwise should be the same mechanism.

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