Still working on cleaning up RSS backlogs, so this was done early.
Your unrelated noise music of the week: GROAR by Juanjosé Rivas. (via)
I have a nice weird mix going on today.
Your unrelated video of the week: Frank & Beans – Hugo [official video]. I’ve linked to other shardcore stuff before, and thought I had previously linked to this video’s predecessor, but I can’t find it. It’s very good though also very Uncanny Valley. (also via)
Old-school week, at least more than normal.
The music edge cases story is great.
A historical focus this week but then again that’s not uncommon.
I thought I was going to be short this week, and then started cleaning out old open browser tabs…
Mini-theme: 4-part writeups.
If you were hoping for a mini-theme of synthesizers, you are in luck.
This was done early; there’s been a lot of interesting reads on the feeds, so to speak.
- Ask Tilde: What small internet protocols do you like?
- 2022 IGF nominees: on history, intimate and/or personal, miscellaneous, fireworks.
- Animation Storage, animations from the 60s-70s. (via)
- Aleister Crowley, sysadmin.
- A Web Around the World, Part 3: …Try, Try Again, and Part 4: From Telegraphy to Telephony.
- Year 2038 problem is still alive and well. (via)
- Yarchive, a lot of archived USENET. There are some gems in the computer section, like this. (via)
- The benefits and costs of writing a POSIX kernel in a high-level language. Easier to debug, less memory control. (PDF, via)
- The Plausibly Deniable DataBase (PDDB).
- Precursor: From Boot to Root.
- Warez: The Infrastructure and Aesthetics of Piracy. (PDF, via)
- Ubuntu limits the console kernel log level even on servers. I’d rather have noise than missing info.
- Refurb weekend: Texas Instruments Silent 700 Model 745 teletype.
- 50 Years of Text Games: HUTSPIEL and Dr. Dorothy Clark.
Old hardware is the mini-theme.
No theme; nicely eclectic.
Your unrelated video of the week: Tom Baker saying “bread”. (via)
Mini-theme: computer error.
Your unrelated personal frustration of the week: Legacy G Suite will no longer be free. I need to figure out a self hosting solution.
That BBS link is possibly going to eat a zillion hours of your life. Fair warning.
Mini-theme this week: small hardware projects.
I almost scheduled this post for 2021/01/02.