Unofficial history theme this week – but not UNIX-specific, for once.
- Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape. Don’t tell the loaders at my workplace; they are crap. (via)
- Making Ubuntu bug reports seems to be useless (or pointless).
- Hex codes for all emoji. (via)
- Mechanical keyboard / Cherry history.
- Rise of the Stupid Network. (via)
- A software archaeology screwup.
- Dealing with a disclosure embargo in the 1970s. Robin Hood and Friar Tuck, as programs. (via)
- Realtime VGA ASCII Art Converter. It’s hardware, so it can work with any VGA output.
- DevTube, developer talks on video. If you can get over universal partially bearded twentysomethings in t-shirts, you can find something useful here. (via)
- Document comments as automatic GitHub issues. It’s not without problem, but this is a good solution to an ugly problem.
- Knityak, computationally generated knitwear. (via)
- Roguelike Universe: Visualising Influence. Neat charts! (via)
- 8 megabytes of RAM in this picture. Also 7 million dollars. (via)
Your unrelated baking video of the week: Round Cake Production with Unifiller Depositors and Decorating Equipment. I’m not recommending this as a food; it’s just somewhat hypnotic to watch the robot production of something you usually imagine as lovingly handcrafted.