From birdsite 

RT @timjclevenger
RETRO COMMUNITY, please retweet. If anybody can be in Houston this weekend there's a 'computer museum' that's liquidating everything they have. Almost everything is pre-Y2K including some DEC stuff and what looks like AS/400 equipment. Listing: @Foone


The Houston Computer History Museum is liquidating everything they have! If you are in the vicinity of Texas and enjoy old computers, go take a trip there and save a piece of history!

HT to @catgoat for sharing.

@sjw @liaizon IIRC you're in Texas. If so, this is right up your alley.
@cowanon @liaizon Ah, okay. Sadly, no. I live in Mississippi. However, @siinclaiir might be interested.
@sjw @cowanon @liaizon

OH SHIT, Thats a 1hr away...... damn..... so tempting, might actually hitch a ride this weekend :etna_shock:
@sjw @cowanon @liaizon
Looks like im able to get a ride there.

I hope they reply and give me the address.... Im using my throwaway FB account lol :jahy_sweat:
@siinclaiir @cowanon @liaizon I think that's the one all the YouTubers have made videos about.
You might even meet LGR and a few others there.
@sjw @cowanon @liaizon

:think_moe: Hrrmm this one is located in Dallas which is hours away, but a useful to prepare yourself for the clutter and junk. This one is actually <40 min drive from where i live at.

Also dude just now he actually replied to my throwaway FB with the address:fish_pog:

I was nervous he was just going to ignore me becuase of my name and animu profile pic :cirno_smile:
@siinclaiir @cowanon @liaizon Honestly, that's probably more than half of the people contacting him.
@siinclaiir @sjw @cowanon @liaizon Oh shit it's in Dallas? I might be literally right next to it.
@like50bears @cowanon @liaizon
:cirno_saddest: Sorry, this one is in Houston.
The one at Dallas was the video @sjw linked
@siinclaiir @like50bears @cowanon @liaizon Sorry, just assumed they were the same place knowing the situation of the one in Dallas.
@sjw @cowanon @liaizon

About to swing by to the warehouse today with a couple hundred bucks in a few minutes. Going to take pictures and hopefully buy something thats interesting not overpriced. Wish me luck :aqua_salute:
@sjw @cowanon @liaizon

Just came back with pictures, videos of the warehouse and of course some loot. Getting ready to clear my table and show the war spoils. It was fucking awesome :jahy_uwu:
@BlinkRape @cowanon @liaizon

@sjw just CC me to a link. Also im in the base state of texas, im just honestly lucky :aqua_happy:
@siinclaiir @BlinkRape @cowanon @liaizon Oh! Nevermind! Sorry I was confused there for a bit because he replied to me.

[BuyFag] - Retro Computers Warehouse Loot 

@sjw @cowanon @liaizon
:cirno_hi: So at the warehouse i got myself a Atari SC1224 color monitor for my Atari ST. A Coleco Vision, and a Mario / duck hut for the NES because why the fuck not.
Working condition all for $150! WHAT A FUCKING STEAL!!

:jahy_happy: There was a lot of great stuff in the warehouse it was hard to choose from
Also talked with a few guys hanging around as well, One of them was a based fumo enjoyer who actually brought his fumo with him.

:cirno_heh: Same guy ask me if i heard about this place on twitter and i just replied i heard about it on the federated network. He replied "Oh you're one of THOSE guys" and i just laughed. Cool person.

Also talked with the owner of the warhouse very cool guy. He told me he bringing more stuff to the warehouse tomorrow, So im coming again on Sunday to get more shit. Going to take more picture at the warehouse this time :loli_thumb:

@siinclaiir @cowanon @liaizon turbo based.

Also here’s the code I use to convert video I shoot on my phone for fedi:

30 FPS video:

ffpb -i input.mp4 -y -acodec copy -vcodec libx264 -f mp4 -filter:v scale=w="trunc(oh*a/2)*2:h=720" -b_strategy 1 -bf 16 -pix_fmt yuv420p -r 59.94 -g 119.88 -preset veryfast -movflags faststart output.mp4

60 FPS video:

ffpb -i input.mp4 -acodec copy -vcodec libx264 -f mp4 -filter:v scale=w="trunc(oh*a/2)*2:h=720" -b_strategy 1 -bf 16 -pix_fmt yuv420p -r 29.97 -g 59.94 -preset veryfast -movflags faststart output.mp4

This will provide really good compression and make streaming super easy.

I use termux and have ffmpeg installed. ffpb is an python ffmpeg wraper that just gives you a nice progress bar in the terminal. You can install it with pip install ffpb

@siinclaiir @cowanon @liaizon That place looks fucking awesome! So many CRTs!
Part of me misses CRTs but the other half fucking hates the high pitched wine that produce (that boomers can't hear and think I'm making it up).
@sjw @cowanon @liaizon

Yeah there's a definitely noticeable whining sound when i turn my CRT on. completely forgot how loud it actually was

@liaizon wow! i wouldn't really know what to choose, but i wouldn't want those devices to go to waste...
i'm curious: what computer(s) would you like to get from there?

@chirrolafupa I personally have way too many old computers in giant piles in my studio! but I would want all of them to be saved if possible cause there is nothing good about putting computers in landfills.

@liaizon Nooooooooo. Why am I living at the other side of the planet 😭?

@liaizon @catgoat I sense a disturbance in the force. Like a thousand retrotech youtubers realized they would suddenly enjoy a glut and then famine of content....

@liaizon @catgoat what a shame. If I had a billionaire bunker, I'd stock it with these unpozzed computers.

@liaizon @catgoat Prediction I hope won't come true but I fear it will: all remaining computer history museums will disappear by the end of this decade.

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