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Post by jdmlight » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:41 pm

What do you do when you're just wasting time? Post screenshots, pictures, funny stories, or whatever describes the situation best.

Me? I'll readily admit that I'm a typical computer science student, geeking out on things that most people wouldn't understand:
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Re: Multi-slacking!

Post by bicostp » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:51 pm

VirtualBox Seamless Mode FTW. 8)

Here's an experiment of mine:


System 6 running on Mini vMac which is running inside Mac OS 9 on SheepShaver which is running at 1920x1080 inside a VirtualBox Windows XP VM on my Windows 7 desktop. (I suppose I could have run Basilisk II inside SheepShaver, then mini vMac inside that, then another copy of Mini vMac inside of that, but that's leaning into Inception territory...) There's a folder on my physical hard drive that is shared to the VM. The VM sees the shared folder as a network share, so I have it mounted to F:\. SheepShaver and Basilisk II then mount the VM's F:\ drive inside the My Computer icon on the System 7 / OS 9 desktop, so effectively I have a way to directly add stuff to the emulated systems.

SheepShaver has its own VM for a few reasons:

- It uses a couple homemade custom drivers for network and CD-ROM access, which can be flaky at times.
- SheepShaver isn't particularly stable. The network driver is hit or miss, and it doesn't emulate a PMMU so programs that rely on that might crash the emulator. BasiliskII (which emulates 68k Macs up to the Quadra) is a bit more stable but your browser options are limited because it can only run up to OS 8.1. "Just in case", the emulators and their drivers are effectively sandboxed.
- So I can mount ISO images on the VM and have them load in the emulated OS 9 environment. (SheepShaver unfortunately can't mount ISOs by itself.)

And before you ask, the folder names were a joke, Steam is just a folder with a custom icon, the dock is an extension (but the tabs are a built-in feature) and System 6 (running inside Mini vMac) has wallpaper thanks to an extension called Background. :P

Also, EMACS?! Bleh. Get Notepad++. :P

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Re: Multi-slacking!

Post by gamemasterAS » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:14 pm

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Re: Multi-slacking!

Post by Metallica Man X » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:46 pm

If I'm at home, I'll usually pick up my guitar and rock out for a while...and wind up recording a tune of some kind, which'll include drums and stuff...beyond that, just crank up the stereo and enjoy.

If I'm wasting time at work, I just surf around and look at pictures of random things..then save said pictures to my flash drive for idea inspiration laterz.
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Re: Multi-slacking!

Post by desertman123 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:09 pm

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