Accidental theme of UNIX-ish history this week.
- Finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it, internationalization edition. But are they clacky?
- mouSTer Is a Universal USB-Mouse Adapter for Retro Computers. (via)
- Examining a technology sample kit: IBM components from 1948 to 1986.
- Folklore Generator. (via)
- Things I’ve learned about A/UX. I think not a BSD so it goes here.
- XTerm does graphics! (sort of). (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1974: Super Star Trek.
- Also from 1974: Moon Rocket Landing, for a calculator.
- The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is still developed and modern in 2021. Nostalgia for some readers. (via)
- OpenVMS CDE Desktop Remote X session GUI. Linked cause it’s unexpected. (via)
- Ben Zotto reconstructs a corrupted Apple II game he made in elementary school. Neat but multi-tweet stories on Twitter are just an easy way to lose information. (via)
- The select command.
- The Retro Mobile Gaming Database. (via)
- The Subcreation Theory of J.R.R. Tolkien. (via)
Your unrelated music of the week: The Most Noble Adventures of Erebor’s Finest Son, In His Quest To Butcher Orcs And Save The World. “Metal, minus those boring verses, choruses and solos, thus leaving only the most metal of song components; riffs and slams.” It’s bebop in metal form, and if you understand that joke you are a music nerd and it’s wonderful. (via)