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So I've been on here for almost three months, guess it's time to do one of those 🤔

My name is Andy, also known as pixel or pixeldesu all across the internet. I'm a professional web developer from Germany, while general dev stuff is also my hobby.

I do whatever I'm interested in, games, art, music, etc. while my current focus is preservation of video games and reverse engineering.

I love to make new friends, so feel free to shoot me a mention and let's talk!

hmm, it's just been a little over a day since I released the update for my Risk of Rain 2 mod and it already has over 600 downloads for that version.

whew.

this probably also involves rewriting our entire toolchain with memory-save packages that actually do filestreams properly and not some "haha chokidar go watch" and some shitty deque implementation.

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tfw can't wait to profile why our frontend toolchain is running out of memory in Docker setups

node developers be like: inodes go brrrrrrrr

tracked time for my first full ride to work with my scooter and it took me 17 minutes for 4km.

considering I had to wait for traffic lights/walk the pavement on a large street crossing it probably came out to 15 minutes pretty much.

reverse engineering sometimes is wondering about file extension origins, and then stuff like this happens

so I just pressed my screenshot hotkey, without having ShareX installed

smart move, I blame it on the heat

guess I'll work on a tool for that, because I have multiple cases I want to handle:

* pattern matching for names/extensions (e.g. setup executables that we can assume have been run after lying around for days)
* stale file deletion after x time
* moving files around (e.g. image-ext into Pictures/)

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I wonder, are there any tools to manage stuff like a Downloads folder?

I often just forget to clean it up and having some kind of either auto-removal or notification on stale files would be rad.

Discord completely dropping the gamer branding is just the funniest thing to me.

I predicted this years ago, although for different reasons.

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WAIT, I AM ABLE TO MAKE
XKCD WITH CUSTOM EMOJI?
:blank: :balloonline_s: :blank: ALWAYS HAVE BEEN
:blank: :balloonline_s: :blank: :balloonline_s:
:beret_r: :balloonline_sw: :blank: :balloonline_se: :blackhat_l:
:body_phone_e: :blank: :blank: :blank: :body_s_w:
:legs_stand_e: :blank: :blank: :blank: :legs_stand_w:

oh, speaking of which, time to go and disable every Windows service I don't need!

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my favorite ritual of using Firefox: adjusting about:config for like an hour to disable all the Mozarella stuff

back on a updated system with only...Firefox and 1Password

my kind of luck: reinstalling Windows but it doesn't ship Wi-Fi drivers

download drivers off another laptop and move with USB drive aaaaaaa

me, wanting to give Linux another try:

my laptop and its hybrid Nvidia/Intel setup: waaaaaait a minute

achievement of the day:

with zero knowledge about RabbitMQ I managed to set up a proper queueing and RPC system.

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