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old shoe new rainbow
NB: this version doesn’t actually do the rebooting or shutting down: it’s a demo. This one does, though …
Here’s how you might have just one button being a reset button (hold down for two seconds) or a shutdown button (hold down for five):
If I were to redesign this, I’d:
Obligatory blinky code for running a 16 LED NeoPixel Ring and the LED in the middle of the Trinket:
I am … THE INSULATOR!
The Chirping Tree of Bloor West Village
I miss the patterns old computers used to make on the screen when they crashed
Inspired (obliquely) by this Metafilter post, I set out to answer a burning question.
This occurs from second 36 to second 38 of this video:
The chime when extracted without further processing, sounds like this:
(direct link: Original-Log-Commercial_The-Ren-and-Stimpy-Show.wav)
I found a copy of Eudora Mail 1.44 for Windows (bundled up in an archive quaintly called “internet.zip”) here. The EUDOR144.EXE file is itself a Zip archive, and contains several files. The important one is WEUDORA.EXE (722,944 bytes; SHA256 checksum a35f2ef1e95242228381d9340fff0995f4935223f88a38b9200717107252dfb9).
This is a Windows 16 “New Executable” (NE) file, and I used panzi/mediaextract to scan and extract the RIFF/WAV data:
(direct link: WEUDORA.EXE_000a8200.wav)
They sure sound similar. But are they … the same?
I made sure that both samples were set to the same rate, and I applied simple amplification in Audacity so that they both had a peak volume of -3 dB. Aligning the tracks as best I could, I got this:
The Eudora sample is very slightly slower than the Log one. It might have been that the Eudora authors sampled the chimes from an analogue video tape. The match is remarkable, however, as they play together with only very slight phasing effects:
(direct link: Log_vs_Eudora-log_left-Eudora_right.wav)
Yes, the Eudora Mail “New Mail” chime did come from Ren & Stimpy after all.
But the link in the workbook doesn’t work! I mean, it looks right:
Word has changed the pasted ‘-’s to ‘‐’s: that’s from U+002D HYPHEN-MINUS to U+2010 HYPHEN. You’d have thought that software that was smart enough to recognize an URL would also be smart enough not to do any messing with the characters in it …
One can never go wrong with a prototyping plate …
i like pencils
Well, that’s all the disks I can find easily up on archive.org. There are some Apple IIgs disks still to do, and there might be some random disks lurking in another box, but that’s more than 485 disk images uploaded.
You can find them by going to Internet Archive Search: creator:”LOGIC (“Loyal Ontario Group Interested In Computers”)”.
oh william …
(That’s a Trinket M0, btw)
good moon tho
kinda flying toaster