Accidental theme this week: terminals.
- Teletext’s creative legacy. (via)
- Related: Teletext, the font. (via)
- The Plain Text Project. (Thanks, Benn Collver.)
- TROS: How IBM mainframes stored microcode in transformers.
- IBM, sonic delay lines, and the history of the 80×24 display. An answer to the recently-linked-here “80×25” post, and perhaps the definitive answer on terminal size. Also: sound delay lines are bonkers.
- The Magical Excel 97 Far East Language Build Screwdriver™.
- 26th International Obfuscated C Code Contest (2019) winners. (via)
- New Tricks for an Old Z-Machine, Part 2: Hacking Deeper (or, Follies of Graham Nelson’s Youth).
- New Tricks for an Old Z-Machine, Part 3: A Renaissance is Nigh.
- Unlocked Recordings, via the recent Music Modernization Act. This is one of the many reasons to donate to the Internet Archive. (via)
- Migrationator: Open source tool to help migrate away from Google. (via)
- Big Pile of Vim-like. (via)
- It was 20 years ago today. 4 years ahead of me.
Your odd pile of GIFs for the week: more Jan Svankmajer animations than I’ve ever seen in one place. (via)