nothing special, just a little one to sleep in while all my crap gets left in the van itself

i could finally do the one thing i kinda wanna do right now: make an online video game show while travelling the country in a dodgy little caravan

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caravan shopping while i wait to hear about my van finance situation

probably not gonna get one but it'd be nice

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people complaining about traffic on i5: why not switch to amd?

@abortretryfail @natalie if i had access to a HiMD machine i probably would

i really should too. a local electronics shop (well, it's in alice springs; a ~5 hour drive is local for me) has a few packs of blank HiMD discs still on their shelves, aud$18 for a 5 pack (or 3 pack, can't remember exactly), still cheap for blank HiMD discs

after looking around, i'm deciding to get this little bugger

1999 toyota hiace, done 390k KMs but it's an automatic (easier on me mentally on those long drives) and it's mostly blind (save for a window on the sliding door) so i can just sorta chill in the back

going through driva to sort out the finance so once that's all approved, it'll be on the next train up here providing someone doesn't snag it first

@natalie the first two are just guis for linux-minidisc

make sure you enable debug mode for platinum-md, it's almost useless otherwise (not sure if that's changed in more recent versions for win/mac)

@natalie can't believe i have a choice of

- janky electron crap/slightly less janky and more up to date electron crap for windows/mac users (platinum-md)
- using some chrome webapp (web minidisc)
- using the original software on a windows xp machine (the greatest pain imaginable)

@natalie they're fun to cram in a pocket and they still look cool to whip out in front of people who either have never seen one or used to use them years ago

shame the players/recorders aren't more reliable or fixable

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because the ethernet cable doesn't click into the network switch it's just sort of sitting in the port under my desk where i can accidentally knock it out when i'm doing paw kickies

vans 

either the guy who bought it originally was cheaping out (i didn't think toyota would even offer these things by 2000) or he just really wanted his drivers to listen to alan jones on 2GB

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vans 

a 2000 toyota townace? a little small but i'll give it a sho-

okay, that's a factory fitted AM radio, isn't it?

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van update 

this means i'm back looking through vans online

i'm probably going to have to up my budget a little and do the whole thing through dealer finance, but hopefully the resulting van should be in better shape

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van update 

so, pulled out from buying that van from the local mechanic guy, then went back in as he actually started to work on it, and now i'm thinking of pulling out again since he's decided to do it as a private sale in cash rather than through the business as originally intended (which would have worked better for me as i could have paid a good chunk on zip pay/zip money)

considering it's got 790000kms on the clock, it's probably for the best

money - 

like what do you fucking credit vultures want from me?

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money - 

it's the only explanation as to why my paypal pay in 4s stopped being approved weeks ago and a loan i tried taking out got declined

i pay all my payment plan stuff on time (well, on the same day, they always try to charge me before i get paid which probably doesn't help), i haven't had a late payment (past the date due) of anything for years

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speaking of which, it just gave its last little buzzes out and died

we'll be home soon, bud

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