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Not as impressive as, say, the images in http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/spot-comet-lovejoy-tonight-122920141/ .  But I actually was able to get a comet picture even in light-polluted Mountain View.

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Brought tears to my eyes...
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Quarter moon with 400mm f/5.6 ✕ 1.4 teleconverter
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Fed up of SystemD ?
Kdbus the final straw ?
Linux community too large and noisy ?
Yearn for the good old days when you knew every contributor by name and the source code fitted on a single floppy disc ?

I am pleased to announce the initial (very initial) code drop of the Fuzix OS. The goal of Fuzix is to provide a reasonably complete Systen 5 Unix experience without all the bloat. At this point in time the kernel needs about 40K, plus memory for user space.

The Initially supported processor architecture is the Zilog Z80. The code uses no "naughty" instructions so should run correctly on clones and variants, as well as on things like the T80 FPGA core. The core code has been built for 6809 and 6502 as a sanity test but more work would be needed to bring up an actual platform. In theory if it's got 8bits and banked RAM you can probably run Fuzix OS on it.

At this point there is no 8086 port. It's certainly doable for a PC/XT or PC/AT style box but needs a usable open source ANSI C for 8086.. I've done some initial work on pcc (http://pcc.ludd.ltu.se/) but could do with help on bringing that up further as I've not had time to make much progress on it.

So why Fuzix ?

- There are various other "modern" OS for Z80 systems but they are not CPU portable, and except for CP/M mostly non-free or depending upon non-free tools. In time they will become a liability not an aid to playing with old systems

- UZI is neat but constrained by limits in the tools and unbanked memory configuration

- UZI180 is neater but still lacks some basic features

- All the existing UZI variants are forks, and generally incompatible. That's not a long term sustainable way to maintain retro systems.

But in truth the main reason is simpler

- Because it's fun.... and it's halloween which as an ex Red Hatter is kind of the right day for a release

https://github.com/EtchedPixels/FUZIX
FUZIX - FuzixOS: Because Small Is Beautiful
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Perfect use of the white space, and I love how the "Thanks" makes more sense in its new context.

Wise-ass-ery of the highest order.  Bravo!
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Does the Asian warp teleport you to Asian Box?
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Is "Asian Chicken Warp" what Mr. Sulu does when he's afraid of the Klingons?
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My name is Beethoven motherfucker, maybe you've heard of me?

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Cute. I usually leave off the 'v' though.
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And a license plate loses the difference between 'j' and 'J', ugh...
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What is up with spam these days?
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Hey at least they appear to be doing integration testing.
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Like the gameplay... one comment on the physics though.  Not sure if this is intentional, but let's say I'm  reading, say, the "how to play" (which is quite a bit longer that one screen on my phone), and I "fling" the text so it keeps scrolling after I let go.  It's a bit disconcerting that putting my finger back down doesn't "catch" the text and stop it from scrolling.

Does that make sense?
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Alright, 1.1.2 semi-fixes this bug. Now pushing your finger down stops the scrolling, but if it's a list then the tap still goes through. I'll fix this in the next release (it's more than I wanted to do this evening; I was hoping I could get away without full finger tracking, but I was wrong!).
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If you know anyone who likes model trains, this is a pretty good event to take them to.
This community favorite returns this weekend for two days of train-filled fun celebrating the joy and wonder of model railroading. Elaborate layouts, intricate scenery and scaled renditions of prototypes and whimsical engines and theme cars, complete with steam, lights and sound, ...
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