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Archive for January 17th, 2022

A Redditor visits the iconic Windows XP “Bliss” hill in Microsoft Flight Simulator and recaptures the magic – News

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/17

[Wayback] A Redditor visits the iconic Windows XP “Bliss” hill in Microsoft Flight Simulator and recaptures the magic – News



Via: (note the wrong Windows version) [] Stonehead on Twitter: “Zo ziet het Windows 95-bureaublad er tegenwoordig uit trouwens. Klimaatverandering is overal… “


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ESXi ash/dash/busybox shell getting current timestamp in UTC ISO8601 format without colons or dashes

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/17

On VMware ESXi, with the  Busybox ash/dash shell, I wanted to get the current UTC timestamp in ISO 8601 format without dashes (-) or especially colons (:) and plus-signs (+) you have to back-slash escape colons or double quote parameters, which is often can be a pain).

This is why we can’t have good things: Getting the UTC 8610 timestamp was far less easy than I hoped for.

First of all, Busybox only allows for a precision of seconds, not milliseconds, and the specification format needs better documentation as per [Wayback] embedded linux – How to get ISO8601 seconds format from “date” in busybox? – Stack Overflow:

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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, ash/dash, ash/dash development, Development, ESXi6, ESXi6.5, ESXi6.7, ESXi7, Power User, Scripting, sed, sed script, Software Development, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

Streaming Setup, Iterated (reminder to self, as it might hold for other retro-hardware)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/17

Sebastian Bergmann documented his Twitch streaming setup using digital output from his Amiga 1200 retrocomputing machine: [Wayback] Streaming Setup, Iterated

This might hold for other retro-hardware too, so here is the schema he uses:

[Wayback image]


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