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General Interests / Re: GNU / Linux / Free Software
« on: July 31, 2022, 07:18:07 pm »
My Linux usage has been very on-off. Back in my college days, I used Manjaro on an old Core 2 Toshiba Satellite, and it proved to be quite useful for computer science and programming! (I admit, I'm still kind of used to GCC...) After that, I mostly stuck with putting Linux on my secondary computers for fun. Now that I got a new laptop recently (a Galaxy Book Pro), I might consider going to a dual-boot setup for that! As of now, though, I'm debating if I should put both Windows and Linux on one disk, or if I should buy a second SSD for Linux.

Anyways, my top two choices are Garuda Linux (which is Arch-based) and GeckoLinux Rolling (which is OpenSUSE-based). I'm kind of leaning towards the former due to the fact that the latter hasn't gotten a new ISO in ages. Though now I'm hearing rumblings that OpenMandriva's rolling release (now christened "ROME") might actually be getting somewhere, so I might go for that!

For me, I'd say my favorite gaming platforms are the N64 and Game Boy Advance! Probably because these are the two platforms I had the most games on, admittedly.

In the case of the N64, it really felt like a quantum leap from the SNES I was used to, admittedly. Sure, unlike the PS1, it didn't have as big of a game selection, and some genres (i.e. RPGs) are lacking on the system, but there's still quite a lot of cool stuff to be found.

As for the GBA, even though it was a handheld, it almost felt like the pinnacle of 2D gaming systems. There's a MASSIVE game selection for it, and while I only had a small sample of it, it's still quite interesting to see what could be done with it. (And the modding potential too...)

Honorable mention goes to the SNES, though I may have a slight bias since it was the first game console I ever played in my life. (And the fact that I have an interest in 90s media in general)

Life on the Web / Re: Poll: What browser do you use?
« on: July 06, 2022, 03:35:09 am »
A mix between Firefox and Vivaldi since these are the two browsers that I can customize to fit my needs! (Well, the former with extensions.) This is true for both desktop and mobile, actually; I'm not sure if there's any mobile browser I can use uBlock Origin on besides the mobile Firefox.

A couple of days ago, I saw The Fifth Element, and I'll have to agree that comic book movies are a LOT better when they're embracing their roots! While not based on any comic book, it is very strongly influenced by the Franco-Belgian comic books of yore, and it holds a unique style that admittedly, does scream "90s vision of the future", but still looks great to this day! Admittedly, the plot's the typical "save the universe from destruction" thing, but there's a surprisingly compelling world and memorable characters in the film. (And who can forget the opera fight scene?)

Video Games / Re: First game you ever played?
« on: May 12, 2022, 02:14:26 am »
I think my earliest known memory of ANY game at all was GORILLA.BAS, that little gorilla game included as a BASIC program was DOS. I admit, I just made up random numbers when it came to actually playing it. (I do remember the smiling sun, though...)

As for my first "real" game? Well, it all started when we got a bunch of DOS shareware CDs (namely, the Aztech Home Entertainment series). The two I think I remember the earliest? Raptor: Call of the Shadows and Wolfenstein 3D. Regardless, I recall sitting with my father, playing together...

My first console game? Super Mario All-Stars on the SNES. Specifically, Super Mario Bros 3.

Greetings and Introductions / Re: Hello, everyone!
« on: May 11, 2022, 02:32:52 pm »
Thanks, Melooon! I'm not sure what my favorite piece of vintage tech is, but I kind of have a soft spot for mid-late 90s Macs and SGI workstations (even though I don't own any of them) and Pentium III/Athlon Classic PCs. I'm hoping I can collect MP3 players in the future, though!

Greetings and Introductions / Hello, everyone!
« on: May 11, 2022, 03:30:08 am »
Hello, everyone in this forum! My name is CyberCat2000 (also known as Starstorm_X1 in other circles of the internet)! I'm a young, avid technology enthusiast that loves classic and vintage technology! I also have interest in gaming and cars too! Hope I enjoy my time here!

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