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.
This week’s links are all fun, but you had better have some time to read.
Your unrelated music of the week: Shimmer, Then Disappear.
I lean more to the fun topics this week.
This is one of my more backwards-looking Lazy Reading posts.
Your unrelated music of the week: High Command, recommended by the thrashiest band of recent times: Power Trip.
I don’t have to work today for the first time since I am not sure when. For that, you get links links links.
Literally most of the tabs I have open right now, in front of you.
Surely some of these are repeats?
There’s some good reading/projects linked in here, so if you have free time, this can keep you busy.
Your unrelated music of the week: KUTMAH: Isolation Tapes v.006. There’s a lot more good music from this person.
Change your clocks, depending on what time zone you are in.
Two shopping months until Christmas!
Some esoteric gems this week.
I guess history is a micro-theme?
Hardware is the mini-theme this week, I think.