today's cursed tech bit: creating a fat binary that works on Power PC Mac OS X (32-bit/64-bit), Intel Mac OS X (32-bit/64-bit), and "Apple Silicon" (arm64).

The tools to create fat binaries on Leopard do not recognise the latter of course (see: cputype 16777228), but will happily ignore them. Interestingly enough it knows that it's for a 64-bit system!

the Free Pascal project still provides binaries for PowerPC Mac OS X, which is cool!

current status: compiling Lazarus (the Free Pascal IDE) on the G5 I have :D

so uh, here's a short update on that old iMac G5 I picked up in January (the one that had a broken display and was generally in a rough shape since it fell down on the floor)...

I ordered a replacement screen from someone on ebay. not only did i receive the screen itself, but also the front plastic frame it is attached to (it doubled as packaging for the screen!)

today I disassembled the iMac and installed the replacement screen and frame along with a newer HDD, and well... it works 🎉

current status: installing Tiger on it, as I still had the install CDs laying around from experimenting with the powermac G4...

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Finally got myself a VRChat thingy. I don’t get the hype.


Currently having a liquorice doughnut.

It’s not bad at all!

I really love using this thing. It’s one of the few devices that are a joy to use. And it’s mine, no subscriptions needed!

We somehow managed to resize the window of the Linz AG Linien ticket machines

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