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Episode Info: Support Topic Lords on Patreon and get episodes a week early! Lords: Chris's album "The Lost Backups" is out now! Jimmy is on LinkedIn. Topics: 22 years later, I am able to answer Rimbo's question he asked me on the way to Wesside '98: "What is an Obispo" Why "Starflight" is the greatest PC game ever made Drums that you play standing up (and double-sided drums) Bulbous Cretin asks: "Tweeting the contents of Fred Flinstone’s frozen carcass before you dig in" 16 bits is not enough and destroyed music Microtopics: Plugging a 21 year old song that you still can't believe you wrote. Musicians deserving royalties. The secret fourth guest. The rolling golden hills driving down the 101. Knowing all the technical musical terms in Spanish but not knowing how to say "mop." What would happen to the Cookie Monster if Big Bird was blue. Whether or not the Topic Lords audience knows about the demo scene. Whether or not Unreal by Future Crew is the same thing as Unreal Engine by Tim Sweeney. Demo scenes and then demo parties. Visiting Montreal and hiding in a high school gym for three days rather than seeing the amazing city with its amazing architecture. Wanting to hold the Great American Demo Party. Whether or not you should cover the ice when you hold a huge party in an ice rink. Assembly 2010 mostly being a big LAN party with the demo scene folks tucked away in the corner. The sun going down at 11 PM. Boozembly 2010 taking place in the woods behind Assembly 2010. Plugging a PC keyboard into your Mac and all the keys work perfectly in Schism Tracker. Giving up on the Macintosh after decades because Mac hardware and MacOS are terrible now. A laptop that is so broken that it shuts down every computer on the wifi network you try to connect it to. Advertising the latest Macbook as having a physical escape key. Running Ubuntu as an app on Windows. The secret 16-color CGA mode if you plug in a composite monitor. Modern nostalgia for the terrible four-color CGA palettes. Storing an entire universe on a two-sided 360k floppy disk. Landing on a planet and finding The Ancients and finding enough fuel to get to three stars over. Stuffing The Ancients into your warp drive because there is no better fuel. A project where you don't have to worry about bugfixes because if something breaks, the user just runs it again. The thousands or millions of people out there who would give you money if they knew your product existed. The market for Frog Fractions-themed N95 masks. Making a live post to r/tipofmyjoystick asking for the identity of an educational space game ...
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