“Old consumer computers” is this week’s accidental theme.
Your unrelated video of the week: Turbo Encabulator. There’s more like that out there, like the Rockwell Retro Encabulator.
I hope you have lots of time to read today.
- SpaceVim – Like Spacemacs, but for Vim. A Vim … distribution? (via)
- Mid-century modern electronics. (via)
- Open Source Won. So, Now What? (via)
- A Historical Geography of RPG Playing
- 2016 year-end link clearance. Going down the rabbit hole of links to links.
- Data formats of Rogue One (via)
- Architects on Death Star design. A bit clickbaity, I know. (also via)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, looking just at user interfaces. (via)
- Great Talks and Presentations at 33C3 (I think via)
- Truffle Hog, a clever search-for-accidentally-committed-keys script. (via)
- Hacker News, like any news aggregate, has now reached the astroturfing / advertising point. (related)
- Goodbye to GNU Libreboot (via)
- Irssi 1.0.0 Released And here’s the XKCD cartoon to match. (via)
- fortran.io, a FORTRAN web framework. (via)
- A Tourist’s Guide to the LLVM Source Code
- Story behind malloc(0) standardization (via)
- python 3k17. Perl’s is the only scripting language I know that successfully navigated major version changes – for compatibility, at least.
- zz: a smart and efficient directory changer
- Internet of Shit and CES. Of note: 42tea, where you need a smartphone to do what only maybe needs a timer and thermometer.
- chmod 777. Not sure if real.
- The many lives of Packard Bell. I hated these.
I almost scheduled this for 2016/01/01.
Merry Christmas! I piled up as many links as I could in the theory that many readers have the spare time for it today/tomorrow/next few days.
Your unrelated game link of the week: Lode Runner. The whole thing in HTML5 as far as I can tell. (via)
Your unrelated video of the week: AAAAAAAAAAAA
Typed early while contractors drill holes in my house.
Your unrelated link of the week: arguments over bread terminology.
The post-holiday rush of links has slowed.
Dig up more on James Burke (linked below) if you can, and if you have the time. His Connections show was a delight.
A lot of this I picked up in previous weeks, knowing that the U.S Thanksgiving holiday was going to either dry up all links or give me a crapload.
Your unrelated link of the week: The Secret World of Stuff. (via)
It took me three edits of this post to spell “Salvador” correctly.
Your unrelated food link of the week: Salvador Dali wrote a cookbook. (It’s getting reprinted.)
Some of this is overflow from last week.
There’s got to be something surprising and/or useful for you in this week’s links; they are gloriously eclectic.
Your unrelated browser game of the week: Epitaph. (via)
I finished this waaaay early.
Your unrelated link of the week: Take On Me, shittyfluted. Similar to sweding, and I’m so sorry.
I managed to clear some of my link backlog, finally.
Your unrelated link of the week: Retro Wave logo generator. (via)
Little yesterday, lots today:
Your unrelated extra lazy reading: IFComp 2016 games, a selection.
This week’s Lazy Reading came together in perhaps 10 minutes.
Your unrelated music video of the week: Danny Brown – When It Rain. The music may not be what you are used to, but I like how “damaged VHS tape” is being used as a visual design choice. (via)
Every third link is about old technology, and I swear it’s not on purpose.
Your unrelated comics link of the week: DHARBIN. I briefly met the artist at TCAF a few years ago; he looks exactly like how he draws himself. Here’s an affecting strip about pets and loss.
I manage to avoid a topic this week, really. That’s good!
Partially assembled while I was in some multi-hour conference calls at work.
Happy birthday to my younger daughter.
This post fleshed out at the last minute, between road trips.