Testing posting from my Sega Dreamcast's Web
Browser 2.0. So far, seems like the site works
The only thing I noticed is that on the BBCode
board, the buttons don't work and it looks like
the log in functionality doesn't work either.
Other than that, it seems to work just fi... more
Re: Test post from my Sega Dreamcast- Joe,Sat Apr 23 2022 3:18pm
I can't really give a non-biased response. I sort of collect for it and Atari. haha I have a Genesis, Sega CD, Sega 32x, Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast.
Bigger named ones I can think of besides Sonic would be:
* The Shining Force RPG series.
* Phantasy Star RPG series (more popular once it wen... more
Phantasy Star Online... I seem to remember someone playing quite a bit of that in college... :-) Wonder if any of your posts still survived?
I've just got the Genesis so pretty much all I remember is Sonic. I do remember seeing their logos on Arcade machines, though.
I have the DreamPi set up which allows my Dreamcast to still connect to games and such for a while now. I've played on and off over the years since the mainstream release. I'm not sure what brings me back to it. We used to joke that the loading screens had subliminal messages to tell you to keep p... more
I thought it was just misguided advertising. Spash/Loading screens... Just stop and get me to the program!
I keep playing Wario's Woods despite having beat just about as much of it as possible--I mean can you really play a dropping piece puzzle game against a computer without the computer gettin... more
Here's the ones I can think of off the top of my head:
There's some JS for the recaptchas The BBCode buttons use it to add the tags to the textarea. If anonymous posting is turned off there's a JS check to make sure the submitter field is filled out (it's also checked server side as well. the c... more
Back in the day you'd get bombarded with popups and stuff but then browser security and such improved and that practice died out.
Now, I feel like sites are doing this again except that it's a popup within the same page so it's not technically a "popup". GDPR "Accept all cookies" is annoying eno... more
They also wait a bit to pop up just to maximize their annoyance. I wonder if user testing involves a camera and a timer. They look for the time when the reader looks most annoyed at the popup and set the timer to that. Usually I don't even read the dialog box, I just hit back and go somewhere els... more
to help make it as annoying as possible. I'm sure BI reporting and marketing are working in step to maximize the amount of user interactions and sign ups. If that equates to annoying the ever loving hell out of the users to the point that they get the most sign ups, they'll do it. Bleh.
I wish uB... more
I get that things cost money and that ads give them money to pay for things, but throwing those things in my face and hopefully under my mouse click (would they be that evil? Slide an ad right under the mouse? Yep.)
I wish that Google would derank sites that behaved so poorly. I'm usually gone... more
I get that pages get paid x amount for ad clicks they display, but how many people that accidentally (or the very few on purpose) click on an ad actually then proceed to spend any money on the sites they get sent to. What's worse, it's sometimes just a pyramid scheme of ad sites.
Ex: start at on... more
like actually make a purchase before they pay out. They pay a lot per action because the action is so rare. Most are per-click, though. I'm just not sure I'd even trust a site I go to because of clicking on a banner ad. They just seem so sketchy.
It's kinda interesting how there's all this mo... more
Or is it one of those things where they just host SO many pages that even if each site only gets them a small amount of ad money, the number of sites makes up for it. Also, I wonder if you get paid for a click done by a web crawler? I get those on this site clicking buttons and links all the time. M... more
Maybe the ads and clicks are so cheap they can't make any money with just one thing, so it takes a whole host of them to make things work. It's kinda like phone and e-mail scams, the message is so cheap they don't lose any money but if they just get one sucker it pays for annoying hundreds of thous... more
In message bodies I replace all "\r"'s with "<br>"'s. They both must place a \r (maybe \n too but I don't check for those) when the text reaches the edge of the textarea to keep the text from overflowing where "modern" browsers handle the word wrap automatically without introducing new return ... more
Just interesting it didn't just keep track of where the line breaks were in the string while filling out the form and then remove the auto-generated ones on form submit. I guess that would be extra bloat and overhead though on browsers were every Kb is needed.
Did the Usenet readers let text run... more
Some would do exactly that. The one I use, Xnews, does it when I tell it to. You'd have to scroll horizontally to keep reading or if your reader was advanced enough make it rewrap the post.
I miss those days where every kB was important. It seemed like it kept things much more focused.
is that right? I guess that could make sense, not many Usenet things probably going on these days.
One thing I hate with bandwidth being cheap is that everything is a YouTube video these days when it doesn't have to be. Looking up music transcriptions has become bad with this. I just want to see... more
I think I've got the latest version? Man, I wish more software was like that! I sure don't miss making sure I'm running the latest version just so I dOn'T mIsS oUt On ThE lAtEsT fEaTuReS. (That I don't use anyway and think the software is better off without. I've only upgraded because it's intern... more
My main computer is getting old.. or is old... I think it's like 7 years old now. Updates are good like you said for patching security things that are internet facing but not all applications need to be auto updated. For example, The IntelliJ IDE I use for Java on my laptop seems to get auto updated... more
That's when you want to upgrade and update. I'm running Sketchup version 8 because Sketchup Make 2017 is not different in any important way. It seems to still have all the same problems and just takes more resources to use. I'd have upgraded if it really WAS an upgrade (it was free after all), bu... more
seem to require a computer restart when the come. I tend to push them off for longer than IT would probably like due to me usually keeping 5 million things open and it being a pain to have to reopen everything after the update finishes.
That's a good point about the text vs video. Usually, I'm ju... more
disrupting the user's environment? Sometimes I get my 4-5 apps open and a restart just kills things. It also destroys my short term memory of where things were and how they were. Sometimes I don't want to save *yet*, I'm trying something and don't want the clutter on my disk. (How many people ha... more