Time for a new category marking.
- 2021 IGF nominees: stunning environments, cosmic horror and not-horror, and there’s a bunch more summaries.
- Full Motion, Double High-Res Video Playback on the Apple IIe.
- Understanding OpenSSH’s future deprecation of the ‘ssh-rsa’ signature scheme. More than one thing named RSA, is the issue.
- The Ratings Game, Part 3: Dueling Standards. Goes with lyrics labeling in music.
- Digital.Visual.Material, computers as audiovisual material, a symposium. (via)
- “Bluetooth” name origin story filters through to normal media – remember I linked to a similar story some time ago? There’s a lifecycle to where news shows up.
- NEVER OBSOLETE. (via)
- Diffusion-limited aggregation, so you now know where that one screensaver comes from. (The more interesting source.)
- Nixie tubes AND persistence of vision effects, together.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1988: P.R.E.S.T.A.V.B.A. and 1989: Monster Island.
- A Few More Useful Pandoc Tricks.
- z88dk, the z88 development kit. (via)
- How the personal computer broke the human body. Excellent pictures. (via)
- Who Invented Heavy Metal?
Nostalgia mini-theme this week, or maybe “classical”?
Fun reads, none too heavy.
Maybe hardware hacks is the sub-theme this week.
Some nice in-depth reading awaits you below.
Some looks backward to prior links, but in a good way.
I lost the origin of some of these links this week; too many tabs open. Sorry!
Your unrelated music of the week: The Best Beat Tapes on Bandcamp: March 2021.
No theme this week cause I really did touch all the themes.
Mini theme this week: sound.
Double links is the sub-theme today.
Long shot question: Are any of you in France and able to get this chocolate mold directly at a lower price? Valrhona doesn’t sell square molds into the US market.
If you enjoy the weekend reading, or even the weekday posts, consider my Patreon. It’d be nice if it bought me some good coffee.
Your unrelated to anything at all image of the week: Saskatchewan!
Today’s date is slightly confusing.
Another informal history theme, not uncommon.
Your unrelated music link of the week: Best electronic music on Bandcamp, January 2021.
There’s a few links in here that you could lose hours to. Those are the best!
- A 6502 (think Apple I) as a clamshell.
- “predicting the weather in the earth’s core is hard“. Meaning, the earth speeds up and slows down, unpredictably.
- Colour & Shape: Using Computer Vision to Explore the Science Museum Group Collection. (via)
- Simulating Zoom circa 1990. The whole Slow Networks series there is fun. (also via)
- Useful video clips of Turing Award winners. Talking about innovations with the people that actually did them; Knuth on compiler writing, Hellman on public key encryption, etc.
- I wish every program that wanted ‘a SQL database’ would let me use SQLite. Same.
- The Hidden, Destructive Legacy of ‘Duke Nukem’. (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1975: dnd.
- Bluetooth trackball Mark II. The ball is the trackball. (via)
- Semi-related: The Computer History Museum’s short films sorted by topic. You will also find some gems here.
- “The center of the Cloud is in Ashburn, Virginia”. The Cloud, the Civil War, and the “War on Coal”. (via)
- little sound dj, emulating a Game Boy just to make music. (via)
- “TLS Mastery” first draft done! Looking for technical reviewers.
- Generative Unfoldings, Opening April 1, 2021. All open source generative art.
- Links about todo.txt.
Accidental theme of UNIX-ish history this week.
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)
I went analog for a number of things this week. Not unusual!
Your unrelated music of the week: Xvious_exe by woob. (via)
This is a good week for variety; I managed to get historical links, game links, music links, hardware… checking all the boxes except roguelikes, darnit.
End of year reviews are showing up; probably more next week.
Your unrelated video of the week: Throat Notes, from the same person who did Double King.
I haven’t had many posts this past week because of a mix of work then holidays. but there’s always Lazy Reading.