2024 plans

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What are your OCC plans?

Going the official route
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Making your own variant
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21%
Something custom
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Other
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Re: 2024 plans

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I guess that depends to an extent on what the goal is. If it's another "accessible" challenge like last year then there wasn't much need for heads up because it was just "tweak some kernel parameters".

Of course last year did ~screw over~ provide an extra challenge for those of us doing "real" hardware, so I'm not sure if I'd follow along this year anyway :) I'm not sure I even *can* clock down an ibook.
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Solene announced on IRC that the rules for this year are to limit computer use to 1h per day... not a bad idea in general, but I'm a little worried about this killing the community aspect of the challenge.
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Huh.. Yeah that's just as you said, not a bad thing in itself. But it will hurt the community a lot. And as one who's rarely booting up the computer to do a specific task and then shut it down again, that doesn't really sound very fun to me, anyways. I'll stick to doing my own thing, since the main goal is to have fun.
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as someone who has yet to do a week-long challenge i'll probably still not do a week-long challenge

i already power a computer that fits the old-computer resource limits about once a day and that's how i have fun with them
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82mhz wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2024 5:56 pm Solene announced on IRC that the rules for this year are to limit computer use to 1h per day... not a bad idea in general, but I'm a little worried about this killing the community aspect of the challenge.
where's the old computer aspect of this?
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That was my thinking as well.. Seems really lazy tbh.
I already do this with social media, but with a 15 minute limit. Not much of a challenge, lol.
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But fair enough. It's much better than 'lines of code'.

Un-frog-tunately, I won't be doing that. At least not willingly.

oh and, your lucky number for yesterday was 443. I forgot to tell you. Yes you. Sorry.

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just generalize the theme of the challenge and invite people to try and use an obsolete machine for a week and write about their experience, while the oldfag boomers educate them on how modern tech is stupid and fancy software is shit and bloat.

pls. it's not that hard.
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oracle wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:55 am where's the old computer aspect of this?
Nowhere to be found... I find this really disappointing. I hope she thinks it over...
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It's as if she has completely lost the spirit of the challenge tbh. This year just sounds like the worst part (for the community) of the past years; limiting internet usage to 1 hour, cranked up to the max. And completely disregarding any kind of hardware/resource limitations is just weird. It's just "1 hour computer challenge" at this point.. lol.
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oh boy, i'm about to ssh into occ.deadnet.se
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