S3 drivers for Windows 3.1

I’ve been playing with Windows 3.x on Dosbox and Dosbox-X – the S3 drivers found on Vogons have not worked for me. I don’t know if these work, but it is possible to get the original first party S3 drivers via archive.org:https://web.archive.org/web/20090611100530/http://www.s3graphics.com/en/drivers/legacy_software_archive.aspx#id_765drv

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Programming Languages, as I learned them (pt1)

I wrote this around 6 months ago, and somehow never published it BASIC (1980-83: CP/M MBASIC, Commodore, BASICA, QuickBasic, VB6; a little bit of AppleSoft and TRS-80) Somewhere around the holidays in 1980 or perhaps early 1981, I had my first encounter with a computer thanks to one of my parents’ friends noticing I was… Continue reading Programming Languages, as I learned them (pt1)

Chili, a questionable success

This blog is pretty much dead, but I use it as a notepad mostly for recipes these days. If you like any of these, feel free to reuse them, and consider sending me a shout out on my twitter @nkedel This came out really thick, and perhaps a bit too salty – unsure what to… Continue reading Chili, a questionable success

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A breadmaking success

200ml room-temperature water 200g bread flour (gold medal; am out of King Arthur) 1/4 tsp breadmaker yeast Run on dough cycle without pre-warm (next time try sourdough starter cycle) ~3 hours ferment including the rise part of the dough cycle 120ml tap-cold water (try warm next time) 200g bread flour 100g white whole wheat flour… Continue reading A breadmaking success

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Macaroni and Cheese proportions

I’ve been making Macaroni and Cheese to roughly the same recipe of my mom’s since high school, and the result have been inconsistent. I tried making a creamier and less caserole-y version for Nadia compared to my usual-of-late proportions, and I thought I’d record it here. I realized I had recorded one set of proportions… Continue reading Macaroni and Cheese proportions

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Spelunking my own blog

One of the odd things about having kept this up for ~15 years is that there is plenty of old stuff I don’t remember it all, like: https://www.cubiclehermit.com/archives/482 For the record. I do not now, and I have never owned an iPod or Zune. I’ve owned three MP3 players: [….] I keep hoping that battery… Continue reading Spelunking my own blog

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JVM performance over time

Out of curiosity, I decided to run some quick (and non-repeated, largely unscientific) benchmarks of a Gentoo (-march=native,etc etc) OpenJDK/IcedTea build vs. actual Sun/Oracle JVM builds. Interestingly, the Gentoo builds are slower. Unsurprisingly, the JVM gets noticeably faster across versions from 1.6->1.7->1.8

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A confusion of Churchills…

Apropos of nothing, but awesome in a “I didn’t know that” sort of way: http://johnfinnemore.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/two-of-kind.html: This is nice. In 1899, Winston Churchill was 25, an aspiring politician, and the author of a couple of books. He was not, however, the most famous Winston Churchill around. That was the now largely forgotten, but at the time… Continue reading A confusion of Churchills…

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Moved

My blog (and personal web site, family web site, and some others I host) have moved to new hosting. Between caps from AT&T Uverse, and just wayyy too much persona data on my home server, I figured it was for the best. The down side is it’s no longer Gentoo, and not quite so bleeding… Continue reading Moved

Spain, not Japan? Seriously?

Apparently There Is A Meat Vending Machine In Spain Spain is a magical place. How do we know this? Because they apparently have a meat vending machine. Said vending machine is located outside a 100-year-old butcher shop and allows customers to buy meat around the clock. The vending machine features meats, sausages, sandwiches and other… Continue reading Spain, not Japan? Seriously?