I have a nice weird mix going on today.
Your unrelated video of the week: Frank & Beans – Hugo [official video]. I’ve linked to other shardcore stuff before, and thought I had previously linked to this video’s predecessor, but I can’t find it. It’s very good though also very Uncanny Valley. (also via)
End of year reviews are showing up; probably more next week.
Your unrelated video of the week: Throat Notes, from the same person who did Double King.
This week’s links are all fun, but you had better have some time to read.
Your unrelated music of the week: Shimmer, Then Disappear.
Some esoteric gems this week.
It’s rare, but I was able to collect most of these links more than 24 hours before you are reading them.
Accidental open source ideas or maybe history this week. That might be too easy a category to fit into.
Again, dumping out all the links I can in case you are stuck at home.
Your unrelated music link of the week: Hannibal Rex – The One Hundred & Forty Faces Of?.?.?. Has the same drive as early Mix Master Mike, to my ear. (via)
I had so many tabs open they weren’t all showing, so you get a straight dump.
Your unrelated music link of the week: KUTMAH – New Appliance. (via)
Partial overflow this week, which means probably even more next week. We all benefit!
I literally just smooshed all my open tabs that weren’t baking–related into this post.
- Electric Rogue. (via)
- Tiny Helpers. Single-purpose web development tools. (via)
- Manytools, similar. (via)
- Bringing the London Bus Network home. Home-made info screen. (via)
- Fun With Software. An AR joke.
- fast_template, your own blog, without having to buy into anyone’s platform. (via)
- ReMarkdown.css, render HTML as Markdown. Full-circle! (sorta via)
- Dark Ages of the Web. (via)
- The clearest statement of how leap years work is a several-centuries-old papal statement. (via)
- The Cidco MailStation.
- Vintage Byte Magazine Library. (thanks, tuxillo)
- Work Is Work. (via)
- Ping, the game.
- Meanwhile, the game, which originally was a comic I’ve mentioned before.
- Tangent: The Automated Dungeon Master. Fun/nostalgic images for me. (via)
- A philosophy of project governance.
- Inside the digital clock from a Soyuz spacecraft.
- Dick Gabriel Uses This. Computer scientist, poet, exclusive Lisp programmer.
- Adding CGI support to my gopher server.
- real world crypto talks.
- TT2020, a typewriter font that doesn’t obviously look like a font. (via)
- Which Machines Do Computer Architects Admire? (also via)
- Formlabs Form 3 Teardown.
- Unix bc command and its -l flag.
Your unrelated video of the week: Igorrr – Very Noise. Reminds me of early Garry’s Mod videos. (via)
I very nearly scheduled this to January 01, 2019. And then fixed it for the right year but not the day, so you may have seen an early draft of this. Oops; it’s here now.
- The link that will eat the most of your time: href.cool links of the decade: there is a lot to look at in here. Some highlights: Smash TV (video collage), esp8266.net (ultracheap hardware hacking), Magic Mirror (achievable tech), SPACEPLAN (clicker game), and Line Wobbler (physical roguelike). If I hadn’t linked to some of these things before, I should have.
- ASCII graffiti. Not really ASCII but that’s OK, still fun to see. (via)
- The modern web is becoming an unusable, user-hostile wasteland. My current peeve: following a link in a newsletter and getting a popup over the content … to subscribe to the newsletter. This is not hard to fix. (via)
- Public Domain Day 2020.
- multicians.org. Pre-UNIX. (via)
- Time will end in 2038… for Unix. (via)
- Managing my dotfiles as a git repository. Not a new idea, but has a nice host-specific setup.
- Chesterton’s Shell Script. (via)
- Black Hack 2nd Edition and Apocalypse World, 2 RPGs recommended.
- Can We Build Trustable Hardware? Like any headline posted as a question, the answer is “no”, but this is Bunnie Huang, so there’s a much more complex but real solution.
- The Joys of UNIX Keyboards.
- Good times create weak men. (via)
- fingers.today, like wandering through someone’s $HOME. (via)
- A brief history of liquid computers. “Billiard-ball computing”. (via)
- Rhasspy: a completely offline voice assistant. That’s what I want. (via)
- X11 screen locking: a secure and modular approach. Requires no new technology.
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Cankor. (click on preview button) I saw Cankor pages years ago; it’s disturbing in a good way.
Accidental theme this week: roguelikes! Maybe with me that’s not so accidental.
I still feel bad about missing a week, even though that’s a self-imposed requirement. In penance, here’s a linkdump.
- Cabinet Magazine is blogging and it’s wonderful in a way I haven’t seen in a long time.
- First, do no harm… with this software. The Hippocratic License. (via)
- BBC BASIC on Twitter. (via)
- Conceptronica. (via)
- Software Rights, the book. (via)
- Solid State: Minnesota’s High-Tech History. Public material, so freely streamed. (via)
- Berlin Tea Festival 2019, later this month. I’d go if I was near. (via)
- Pay attention to the difference between round() and floor(). (via)
- (mini-section about owning your information for the next several links)
- Historic Digital Places.
- Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours. (via)
- Computer files are going extinct. (via previous)
- Yahoo Groups going away. Well, technically still there, but not really.
- Own your content on social media using the Indieweb. (via)
- The IndieWeb Movement: Owning Your Data and Being the Change You Want to See in the Web. (via)
- (mini-section over)
- The Open Book Project. Open hardware e-reader – not yet complete, so for hacking, not using. (via)
- uGlass: an AR module on your glasses. Low-cost, works on existing glasses – I like the idea.
- Cutest oscilloscope I’ve ever seen.
- Building the Ultimate Roguelike Morgue File, part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.
- The Hissing of Vintage Tapes. Not mentioned but related: Cr02 tapes, or comfort noise, which I did not know exists in an RFC. It’s funny to think of having a standard way to present what is normally a defect.
- An old-school shell hack on a line printer. (via)
- This Time, There Really Are NO IPv4 Internet Addresses Left. (via) My main workplace is sitting on a public /24, which shows how long ago it was obtained.
- Cluster SSH – Manage Multiple Linux Servers Simultaneously. Those who do not remember expect are doomed to recreate it. (via)
- Rotary Dial Phone Revival – 4 – Final. (via)
- Text Editing Hates You Too. (via)
- The $15 Sous-Vide Cooker. Save $50, burn the house down, is what this says to me.
- How “special register groups” invaded computer dictionaries for decades.
- One Page Dungeon Generator. Fun just to reload and read and reload and read, like a super-short story generator. (via)
Again, way behind cause of being online only irregularly over the last week. There’s still plenty to look at – August is made for Lazy Reading.
I have some neat history items mixed in this week.
Your unrelated music of the week: Blarf: Cease and Desist. (via)
This week’s material filled up fast. It’s vacation season in the northern hemisphere, so let’s see what next week brings…
I get indirectly cranky, this week.
Who can recommend a dynamic DNS service? (I’d like to know from direct experience, not Googling.) I’ve been using Dyn for years, but they’ve been unintelligibly merged into the Oracle behemoth, and I need to change.