There’s several deep dives in the links today; enjoy reading!
Your unrelated music link of the week: A Brief Primer on the Contemporary Glitch-Hop Scene. I liked Tipper more than I expected.
Done well ahead of time, knowing I’d be on the road this past week.
This is a straight dump of open browser tabs. You can tell what motivated me to set up the Mastodon account for the Digest this week, from some of the content.
Your unrelated video of the week: LOCAL58 – Show for Children.
Short, perhaps, but blame my traveling.
History for a theme, I guess? It’s a random week.
- 80s video game commercials, a hour of video. (via)
- Don’t do this either.
- When generating a random password, the result must still be a valid string.
- Hackaday Prize, now open.
- New apps for MS/DOS.
- Omnicalculator, every type of online calculator you can think of. (via)
- Browsh, a text-based web browser. Uses FireFox under the hood, so all you need to transmit locally is text. (via)
- WordTsar, a modern Wordstar clone. (via).
- How to handle emoji (in code). (via)
- Related: There’s more to HTML escaping than &, <, >, and “ (via)
- A few things I know about LISP Machines. (via)
- Digital life simplification. Not saying all these things are good ideas; some are relative luxuries. (via)
Your Cyriak video of the month: Indigestion.
Oddball things week, this week.
50% history, 50% new things that I love about the Internet.
Historic games is this week’s accidental theme.
I’m going wide-topic this week.
I’m going heavy on history this week.
- “an imaginary mail order computer games shop in 1985“.
- NeoVim, a refactoring of Vim.
- “The Obscuritory, a blog about lesser-known, odder games and software.” (via)
- Pulling the rug out from under an internet protocol.
- Building the Commodore that should have existed. (via)
- Via the previous link, the C256 Foenix Project. A Commodore 128 sequel.
- The Arcade Flyer Archive, advertising material around arcade games. (via)
- AtlTVHead, a project. (Video)
- OpenStreetMap Should Be a Priority for the Open Source Community. (via)
- Webrings. Was there ever a BSD one? I don’t know…
- Student events at SC18 this fall – sign up now to participate. That’s “SC” as in “SuperComputing” – they will have a Cray on display, for instance. (via)
- “There’s real reasons for Linux to replace ifconfig, netstat, et al“. The argument isn’t valid, I think – you’ll get the same problem with new tools; it’s really reinvention, not improvement. (via)
- Yore Computer, old UK computer magazine pages. (via)
It’s been a busy week and I didn’t have overflow from last week to help, so these are very fresh links.
Treat this week: footage of a college animatronic project I was slightly involved in. See below.
- Maintaining Notepad is not a full-time job, but it’s not an empty job either.
- Concise Computational Literature is Now Online in Taper. 1KB items only.
- 80s Home Robot History. The first example is classic open source.
- Alphachat, economic film analysis. This podcast episode is talking about Tron/Tron Legacy. (via)
- Ten years of Vim. (via)
- 30 years later, QBasic is still the best. I link to this story because years ago, in college, some of my roommates built an entire animatronic gargoyle project around it. I found the footage, recently. (via)
- Vim 8.1 released. (via)
- Hints for writing Unix tools. (via)
- Reverse NES emulation. (via)
- We Did Our First Kickstarter! And It Worked! Linking to it because the games are interesting, but also because it’s a viewpoint where he says “We’re getting older, enough so that the end of our careers is in sight. ” Not something you normally think of for an indie developer.
- Eudora, BSD-licensed. (via many places)
- WTFUtil, fun-looking terminal report screen. (via)
- OnlineASCIITools.com. Exactly what it sounds like.
Another wide range; hope you have reading time.
Your vector graphics video of the week: TANK. (via multiple places)
A little more on building and less on rights this week.
I’ve got some real esoteric sources this week.
Your rights-oriented hardware project of the week: NeTV2, a Bunnie Huang project. A neat device worth funding on its own, and worth having to show what capabilities are being denied us by law.
A theme of rebellion this week.
No accidental theme this week.
Accidental theme this week… video games, though not strongly.
No theme grew this week.
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Belfry WebComics Index. Very 90s. (via I lost it, sorry)