I cleared my tab backlog, but I still have a RSS backlog to work through here. Please be patient as I post a crapton of links and still don’t make it to the end.
- Close Your Open Tabs. Linked because I didn’t know about tab pinning, and it’s super handy.
- BINAC: A Brief Look Back. (video) Mercury delay line memory, which provoked a “how does that even work” reaction in me. (via)
- “So you want to make a TUI…”
TerminalText User Interface, if you didn’t realize. (via)
- Explaining the ‘mystery’ of numbers stations. (via)
- Wizards, Moomins and pirates: the magic and mystery of literary maps. (via)
- Exhibiting The Hobbit: A tale of memories and microcomputers. (via)
- The Hobbit, via a comment on the previous link source.
- De-google-ify Internet: List of Alternatives. Even if you are not specifically trying to avoid Google, it’s a handy mapping of application to need. (via)
- A brief history of the numeric keypad. (via)
- Myst, 25 years old.
- Mailing lists vs Github. People view Github somewhat benignly, but it’s still a company with diverging interests from the people who use it for free hosting.
- The printer that wouldn’t print: Fixing an IBM 1401 mainframe from the 1960s.
- These Books. Vintage books and posters, modified.
- Haiku R1/beta1 has been released. (via)
- Most common ingredients by cuisine. Graphs! (via)
- Your Calendrical Fallacy Is… (via)
- “UNIX is a disaster…” (via)
Your unrelated listening of the week: The Best Metal on Bandcamp: September 2018. Witch Ripper and Pig Destroyer are pretty fun, both to listen to and to say.