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Jayenkai
Created : 29 July 2021
 

#527 - Ulysses News



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Ulysses News

#527 - Thursday 29th July, 2021

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Every Thursday, getting kids tv theme tunes stuck in my head.

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Hello World


Nips and tucks galore in GotoJSE, this week, as I figured out a way to subtly speed up some of the events that happen.
It's not a massive improvement, but bit by bit it's becoming much more useable on slower devices.

One thing I've re-learned is the importance of having crappy old cheap-ass laptops for dev'ing on.
An all-singing, all-dancing MacBook Air M1 is all well and good for having hundreds of onscreen elements running around at once, in a scripted language running atop another scripted language, all inside the browser..
.. But when other devices end up running the script at 10fps, and struggling even at that, then .. it's not great.
Every little bit of optimisation helps.

Meanwhile, I started to look into the possibility of using WASM to speed things up.
.. It didn't go very well.
socoder.net/?Topic=8302

SoCoder


Mark Returns

Mark Sibly has been caught in the wild, coding.
What is he coding?
And when will he reveal it?
The forum waits patiently.
socoder.net/?Topic=8296

What We Did Do

Jay resurrects the old monthly "What Have You Done" section, which he's inexplicably forgotten all about.
What spurred on this sudden revival!?
We asked Jay for his honest reasoning.

"I upgraded MacOS to the recent beta, testing everything worked ok, and was flicking through the calendar app when I noticed the reminder which I'd temporarily turned off, last year."

Good going, Jay!
That's a year we've gone without a site-feature, because you muted a sodding alarm.

Why not head on over to the thread, and let us know what things you've been up to recently.
socoder.net/?Topic=8297

SoFound


Bullfrog Basic

ProHiScore "found" this. Not sure where. Could it have been in an old dusty box in the attic?
Nobody's heard of this one, it seems. Perhaps we should track it down on Abandonware sites and have some kind of code-off?
I doubt it works very well, nowadays.
Only Blitz still works!
socoder.net/?Topic=8299

Tandy VIS

ProHiScore also found this.
Where IS ProHiScore?
What's going on?!
Is ProHiScore secretly a ghost, rummaging through old houses, in search of crazy oldskool technology and long abandoned software!?
Who can say..?!
socoder.net/?Topic=8298

SoOnscreen


Grown-up Cartoon

The first five episodes of the new adventures of the Masters of the Universe have aired on Netflix, and the verdict seems to be .. Good!
socoder.net/?Topic=8292

Kids TV

Grumpy old men complain about "Things These Days.."
It's no surprise the kids these days are switching to YouTube
socoder.net/?Topic=8303

Modern Movies

The most recent Ghostbusters 3 trailer unearths some kind of adverse reaction from one particular community member.
Perhaps they really ARE secretly a ghost!?
socoder.net/?GotoPost=79637

SoMuchMore


Jurassic Busters

The Ghostbusters logo mixed with the Jurassic Park one.
... This is a thread..!
socoder.net/?Topic=8300

The Scoop

Spinal's got the scoop.
.. and it's more than enough.
socoder.net/?Topic=8293

KiloTube


Three Warriors

Two Bullets.
Who wins?

View on YouTube

Would Anybody Like Any Toast?

youtu.be/aS-KzL1twiU

Mayo!!!

youtu.be/NNC2JRIea0E

Musical Interlude

youtu.be/5GaJOnwTHw8

Classic Tubeage

youtu.be/OQSNhk5ICTI

How Cringer Got His Name

youtu.be/dOpvFw5tICk

MegaTube


Crystal Disappointment

Andrew and Horace come to an agreement.

View on YouTube

DIY Kitchen

The DIY kitchen gets a tiny addition.
youtu.be/b0_UMO8SjB4

GigaTube


Commodore Woes

A broken FMV Card from a CD32

View on YouTube

And to save you the trouble of searching for it...

youtu.be/UdFQwaJlZ4c

Commodore.. More!

How many Commodores does it take to not change a logo?
youtu.be/UOXaD-7FYOg

80s Cover Corner



View on YouTube

TVCover Corner



View on YouTube

youtu.be/wBHnLeipWq4

youtu.be/S1MPLgElwuE

youtu.be/fGn6gRELS0A

Jiggly Corner



View on YouTube

ALChoon



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* Damn you AndyH for getting that stuck in my head..

 

Comments


Thursday, 29 July 2021, 18:46
ProHiScore
Lol
Friday, 30 July 2021, 20:27
ProHiScore
@Jayenkai
Perhaps we should track it down on Abandonware sites and have some kind of code-off?


I've looked to see if it's out there but haven't found it, but I do have the disc so...

It only runs on Windows 3.1/95 and aside from me, I doubt many of you have that original setup and I'm not sure how emulating it would be. But that's whatever.

It could be a return to Wed. Workshops.
Saturday, 31 July 2021, 02:56
Jayenkai
I think I'm already aiming down that path with GotoJSE...
Saturday, 31 July 2021, 10:51
ProHiScore
I see