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I've yet to make a proper introduction here, but while that simmers a little longer I'd love to share this project of mine with you.

I've collected 18 episodes of the 1983 television show, Whiz Kids, in English and Italian, 13 in French, and 7 in Japanese, and made them available for everyone on the Internet Archive. Some of the English episodes were sourced from a partial PAL DVD release and may be in better quality than you've ever seen them. Please enjoy and share with your friends and associates. It's not too late to become a fan of this very cool but short-lived show that inspired a lot of young people in its day, and continues to inspire me.

archive.org/details/@whiz_kids

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Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!

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It's pretty much a working game now. Only two rooms, but all enemies and environmental effects are in place. The game loop is working. I get framedrops on NTSC which probably will require some quality compromises but I hope it won't be too noticable. Next up is grinding through creating all rooms.

I'll be talking with actor Max Gail -- Wojo from Barney Miller and Farley from Whiz Kids -- by phone later this week and then in a more formal Zoom interview to come, and if anyone has a message to pass on or any questions they'd like me to ask, I'd be happy to. He remains very good friends with A Martinez as well, and I'm optimistic about connecting with A soon too.

After immersing myself in Whiz Kids while collecting and putting together all these episode sources, I decided to treat myself to a related gift, and picked up this late draft of the script for the pilot from shortly before principal filming commenced.

I'll be scanning it soon for upload to the Archive, as well as another one that's on the way.

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Do you remember the Whiz Kids TV show?

If so, then you might be interested to know that @danalog is working hard at preserving and archiving the episodes in different languages, but is also in touch with Max Gail (also of Barney Miller fame) and wants to send Max some of our memories on the show and what it meant to us.

I figure it meant a lot to many of us in the #retrocomputing community, so check it out.

youtube.com/watch?v=c8Ldk9GEkC

I've yet to make a proper introduction here, but while that simmers a little longer I'd love to share this project of mine with you.

I've collected 18 episodes of the 1983 television show, Whiz Kids, in English and Italian, 13 in French, and 7 in Japanese, and made them available for everyone on the Internet Archive. Some of the English episodes were sourced from a partial PAL DVD release and may be in better quality than you've ever seen them. Please enjoy and share with your friends and associates. It's not too late to become a fan of this very cool but short-lived show that inspired a lot of young people in its day, and continues to inspire me.

archive.org/details/@whiz_kids

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