Historical platforms week, quite by accident.
- NADCOG, North American Data Center Operators Group. A new list similar to NANOG but for those who have to manage multiple servers.
- MIT has a Platform Studies series of books on systems like the Amiga, Atari, and so on. The latest is on the Nintendo Entertainment System, titled “I Am Error“. (via)
- The Lives of Bots. We don’t have AI, but we do have non-human actors on the internet. (via)
- Unix and Windows Hell. The I HATE EVERYTHING response. (via)
- Do math with awk.
- A Salute to Solo Programmers. Follow the links for some interesting historical stories.
- The Ship Date Predictor. For Windows 95.
- Wired Style: A Linguist Explains Vintage Internet Slang. I still have HotWired Style on my shelf, which I guess would be a companion book. (via)
- Fred Brooks: “A Personal History of Computers”. (via)
- The MUD Connector. (via)
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Jack Kirby would have been 98 today.