This was a loooooong week, with me working 24 of the last 48 hours. It didn’t get in the way of the link-gathering, though!
- This report on what’s new in Unicode 7 is stranger than you’d expect. (via)
- gzip + poetry = awesome. This is a great way to visualize compression. (via)
- The Internet Archive now lets you run old software via in-browser emulation. Of course, all the screenshots are of games because everyone wants to revisit childhood. (via)
- I tell people a Leatherman is one of the best computer tools you can have. Here’s multitool overkill. I’m mentioning a specific brand for a reason, by the way. (via several places)
- Fixing UNIX filenames. It’s a bit older, so you may have seen this. (via)
- UNIX: the Art of Being Lazy. Remember, the Three Virtues of a programmer, from Larry Wall: Laziness, Hubris, and Impatience.
- Lets Blather All Over… Quadrilateral Cowboy. A hacking game that actually involves code.
- What I do when I’m not on here. Rotary phones dialing through an electromechanical exchange to reach between Asterisk VoIP server. I love watching the gears go. (via)