Aloha. I'm bxtn, a resident techno-wizard. Yes, that means I live up to the stereotype of running GNU/Linux on a Thinkpad. I also play table-top role-playing games; mostly Pathfinder though that old-school revival is interesting.
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#TIL the hard way you don't store fountain pens nib-side-down unless you want the cartridge to empty its contents into your cap and all over your paper.
over the last few weeks, i've been working on the sega genesis version of the xband modem - an early network multiplayer service. i got a barebones server implemented and worked around some voip-related latency issues, and last night i managed to get a game of mortal kombat 2 working.
i'll be posting more about this and also contributing a lot of documentation to the folks over at retro.live, so if you're interested, check them out
here's a video of getting connected and in-game