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Computing, Friends, Internet

Goofing around

Twitter has some pretty interesting topics that it will randomly recommend for me sometimes. I’m not one of those who believe that Facebook and Twitter eavesdrop or record your conversations. With the information we freely give them, they don’t need to do that. But it is almost scary how both services know the type of thing I might be interested in reading. It’s as if Twitter knows I’ve just binge-watched season 3 of Stranger Things and have super strong feelings of nostalgia for the 1980s right now… For example, just the other day I got this gem of a recommendation under the “For you” section:

Yes, I remember the days of being online in 1987. But I didn’t spill a goldfish bowl, carry my computer under my arm while riding on a motorcycle, or even have to deal with a guitar neck seemingly poking out of a Jeep, behind a girl who is somehow talking on a corded phone?

Instead, I wasted a lot of time goofing around with programs like Perfect Sound and Deluxe Music Construction Set for the Amiga. And once in a while, you get something that looks an awful lot like what you see below:

Some people may ask “Jason, why didn’t you just upload this video to YouTube?” Well, some people, I have an answer. This video has about half a dozen (crap quality) samples from 1980s pop songs, and I didn’t really feel like having YouTube’s “Amazing Content Verificator”™ going beep beep beep all over my upload. Anyway, enjoy this blast from the past. Sorry about the audio quality. I was trying to be quiet. 😁

A couple of highlights:

06:35 – Listen to what happens when bored kids play with answering machines

22:19 – Listen to the long lost hit “Babepulsive.” Don’t ask.

Computing

Amiga Forever 2009

Yes, another Amiga-related entry.  i can’t help it… it’s in my blood or something.

I just installed the Amiga Forever 2009 software fresh on my laptop.  It looks like AmigaSYS integrates with the GUI directly and I have a large download (I assume of the latest version of AmigaSYS) that just finished…  Let’s see how this goes.

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Yes, after the download, the installation and integration of AmigaSYS was very smooth.  Especially compared with the previous versions of AmigaSYS.  You don’t even have to know where to store the files, it just does it all for you.  Nice!

I’ve got a whole “hard drive” ready to import into my own Amiga 2000HD emulation environment.  Hopefully that will go smooth.

But I’m very glad to see that development is going to continue on AmigaSYS.  I’ve been impressed at what can still be accomplished in the Amiga environment in 2009.