I was going to make excuses for a low link count because of being on the road this week – but somehow I managed to find a lot to read anyway. We all win!
- Dragonflies with brain-tracking backpacks. Not DragonFly-relevant except for the subject creature. (via)
- Speaking of the actual bug, my daughter caught a dragonfly for me. That moth, incidentally, wasn’t as dead as I thought it was…
- Roguelikes breakdown. It’s an overview of roguelike games, which may not contain any surprises for you… the screenshots of graphical versions are nice, however, and there’s a lot of links to roguelike games at the end. (via)
- “If those services don’t trust me enough to give me an RSS feed, why should I trust them with my data?” Talking about APIs and how you should not trust your data to companies that won’t let you access it the way you want. Also, that’s a great pull quote, which is why I’m the second one to use it. (via)
- Great Works in Programming Languages. This is a list of titles but not links to the actual documents, though some (all?) are freely available. At least a few of you reading this just said, “Hey, I know what I’m doing this afternoon!” (also via)
- Rewriting history. It’s about shell history, though unfortunately Bash-specific.
- Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe. Playable online. (via multiple places)
- I enjoy old analog computer(ish) pictures, so here’s two.
- Here’s another: the first stored program computer was 65 years ago as of yesterday.
- PDP-11 systems, still in service. Doesn’t saw what they are running. (via)
- Fax machine evolution, an animated gif. (via)
- The Pet Shop Boys don’t like BSD. Yeah, it’s a typo, but a funny one.
- Here’s an NSA/PRISM joke; one of many.
Your unrelated link of the week: Who you gonna call? This kills me because there was some obvious prop work and setup just to create this 7 second joke.