Oct 17, 2020
On Managing People — "The key to managing people is giving them ownership." (via)
Oct 14, 2020
Utzoo Discussion Forums — 2.1M of the oldest Usenet posts ('81 - '91) now online on the Usenet Archives (via)
#retro #internet #usenet
Oct 13, 2020
world smallest office suite — A Google Docs minimal clone. Is this a joke? Only half of it. Pretty cool. (via)
Oct 12, 2020
Self-Hosting Part 5: Finale — Good series of articles, extensive and functional, on how to self-host as an alternative to using iCloud. Same route I'm taking.
Oct 10, 2020
[The history of the] Asterisk — "Challenged to write about a single Unicode character, I chose the humble asterisk." Fascinating read about its origins, uses, designs, and technological applications. (via)
Apple Tells Secure Messaging App Telegram to Take Down Protestor Channels in Belarus — Couldn't find a better source, so take this with a grain of salt. If true, this is a scandalous overreach of Apple's power. Policing user-generated content is not acceptable. (via)
Oct 3, 2020
THE HOOD INTERNET presents 1990 — Samples of more than 60 songs from 1990 mixed together into one 3½-minute song. So many classics! (via)
C Programming on System 6 — Screencast that presents "a quick introduction to System 6, HFS resource forks, THINK C 5.0, and a look at some of the progress of my IMAP client so far"
Sep 26, 2020
The Windows XP source code was allegedly leaked online — Leaking Microsoft's source code has become sort of a classic, yet it always amuses me. Will be waiting for some analysis. (via)
Microsoft had a secret Windows XP theme that made it look like a Mac — First discoveries from the analysis of the leaked code. Pretty interesting, in perspective. (via)
Sep 25, 2020
jwz: This is a pretty dire assessment of Mozilla — "They have an entire building full of people. What do all of those people do???" (via)
Sep 23, 2020
A look at /e/OS on the FairPhone 3 - a FOSS OS for phones — Yes, please. The world needs a serious, de-googlified mobile phone. (via)
#video #privacy #android
Sep 21, 2020
Photoshop: The First Demo — Watch history repeat itself as John Knoll, one of the creators of Adobe Photoshop recreates the first demo he ever gave with the product
Sep 19, 2020
Argos - Create GNOME Shell extensions in seconds — Finally, a way to easily display the output of any script on the system tray, open a menu on clicking, and launching any command.
Sep 15, 2020
A look at the die of the 8086 processor — Fantastic detailed pictures of Intel's 8086, along with a good explanation and some historical bits (via)
Sep 11, 2020
DOS applications - Visicalc — This is what made people in 1979 rush to buy computers. Show Visicalc to an office worker and they'd get their mind blown. Bonus: check out the whole FreeDOS channel for excellent retro content!
Sep 6, 2020
7 versatile Vim commands that are easy to memorize — Good selection of commands, definitely one of the most useful compilations I've read recently
Sep 4, 2020
Winamp Skin Museum — Scroll through 65k interactive Winamp skins. I still remember many of these. (via)
SNES Code Injection -- Flappy Bird in SMW — Seth Bling manages, for the first time ever, to perform a 100% manual code injection on a SNES during a livestream. The target code? Flappy Bird. (via)
Sep 3, 2020
Most-favorited Hacker News posts — One of these meta-posts that send you down a rabbit hole. Enjoy!
Sep 2, 2020
microCOVID Project — This tool tells you the risk of contracting covid-19 in different scenarios: grocery shopping, car sharing, on a bar... (via)
Lo-Fi Player — Delightful toy to generate your own lo-fi tunes. The visuals are very cute, too. (via)
Aug 31, 2020
MTV First Four Hours Remastered - 12am Saturday August 1st, 1981 — Would you guess which was the first video clip on Mtv? Think for a few seconds, then click the link! (via)
Aug 13, 2020
Firefox is letting go the devtools team — Firefox is laying off a lot of people, essential teams included. This is easily on the Top 3 Bad News for the open web of the last 10 years.
Aug 12, 2020
What Pac-Man Brought to Game Design — I had never considered the amount of product design that went into Pac-Man. Excellent short documentary that highlights the key inventions of one of the most iconic games ever
#retro #videogames #design
Unacceptable, where is my privacy? — Smart speaker assistants are triggered regularly by accidentally uttering words similar to their wake words, like "unacceptable / Alexa", "a city / Siri" and "ok, cool / ok, Google". You already have your phone's microphone constantly listening to you, please don't sign up for extra surveillance. (via)
Aug 4, 2020
Replacing YouTube & Invidious — "Subscribing" to Youtube channels via youtube-dl. This is very close to my setup and I'm very happy with it. (via)
Aug 2, 2020
Illustrated Self-Guided Course On How To Use The Slide Rule — Includes a virtual slide rule so that you can try from your computer (via)
#retro #programming #math
Jul 25, 2020
SNES game prototypes being compiled from leaked source code — Check it out: "First up there's this Yoshi's Island proto with different UI graphics, placeholder music from Mario World, and has a prefix of 'Super Mario Bros. 5'"
Jul 18, 2020
Hackers Tell the Story of the Twitter Attack From the Inside — MUST READ article with more details of the Twitter hack. Plausible and consistent with the facts, I'm inclined to believe it. (via)
#security #internet #crypto
Jul 15, 2020
Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Cash App, Ripple all hacked on Twitter — Very interesting that the attacker decided to pull a crypto scam instead of another type of message. I can think of a few better ideas with that kind of exposure. Eagerly awaiting the postmortem. (via)
#security #internet #crypto
Jul 14, 2020
I Know What You Download on BitTorrent — A reminder that your IP is broadcasted in p2p services to anybody who is listening (via)
Jul 11, 2020
Don't close your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro with a cover over the camera — Apple is on the wrong. Camera covers have a different function that indicator lights. I don't want to be notified when a rogue or buggy app takes a picture of me, I want to *avoid* it! (via)
Jul 4, 2020
Websites That Look Like Desktop Apps — If you are a fan of websites, web apps and portfolios which resemble desktop graphical user interfaces here is a curated list. Check out Simone's main website too! (via)
Jul 3, 2020
Beware the Google Password Manager — You may have saved some passwords in Chrome, even if you don't remember it. Make sure to purge them from Google Password if you don't use Chrome anymore. (via)
Jun 27, 2020
Alpha Waves, the first 3D platformer ever — Very interesting and visual presentation of early 3D games, with some history about the legendary French studio Infogrames. (via)
Jun 21, 2020
Papercraft Models — Construct the computer from your childhood or build an entire computer museum at home with these paper models, free to download and share. Print, Cut, Score, Fold and Glue. (via)
Jun 20, 2020
My Favorite CLI Tools — A good collection, with screenshots and usage examples. Some were new for me.
Jun 11, 2020
Report: Facebook Helped the FBI Exploit Vulnerability in a Secure Linux [...] — Fascinating story with tons of technical and ethical implications. (via)
Jun 10, 2020
10 Things We Miss About The 1990's Internet — This video that reminds us of the delights of downloading midi files and watching 140px 1fps fish webcams :_).
Jun 5, 2020
How to Do a Five-Day Food and Tech Fast — Tips on how to do a short retreat with no food and no tech. (via)
Jun 4, 2020
Getting started with Finnish and Old German Folklore — Good discussion on classical influences on Tolkien's books.
The Lord of the Rings (1944) - YouTube — Hilarious 9-minute masterpiece that parodies LotR using cuts from black and white movies.
#humor #lotr #genius
May 31, 2020
Hundred Rabbits — Fascinating content from two people who live off grid on a sailboat.
TuxURLs – World's simplest Linux news aggregator — A great dashboard to check every morning and make sure you don't miss important Linux news. (via)
DaddaRuleKonge - itch.io — PDF encyclopedias of all games available for each console, with a short description and screen shots. Print versions also available.
May 29, 2020
An Altair connected to the Internet — SDF user jebug29 has connected their Altair to the internet, and set up SSH access to play with it!
GitHub - jcs/progman — An OpenBSD window manager that mimics Windows 3.1. (via)
Linux Sucks 2020 — I've been following this series from Bryan Lunduke for some years, never disappoints. (via)
May 25, 2020
Windows 95 in 2020 - 25 Years Later — A very cute nostalgic celebration of the 25th birthday of Windows 95.
May 23, 2020
Debunking Fake Cooking Videos — Not a big surprise, but this made me realize that we're being increasingly played by media. Our online lives are directed by maybe only half a dozen algorithms. (via)
May 21, 2020
Sxmo: Simple X Mobile - A Pinephone UI that is simple and suckless — If you ever wanted to manage your phone apps with dwm and compose your texts using vi, this is for you. (via)
#genius #mobile #unix
May 20, 2020
The Miracle Sudoku — "I never thought I'd watch a 25-minute video of a guy playing Sudoku, but here we are". Yup. (via)
#masterpiece #videos #puzzle
Antidepressants or Tolkien — Test your LotR skills! (via)
May 15, 2020
Virtual Reality DOS — You are in a very retro VR room, and in front of you, a computer with DOS installed. Delightful. (via)
Windows 3.1 in WebVR — Another emulator-inside-a-vr-environment experiment. The win31 installation is full of goodies, don't miss this! (via)
May 14, 2020
This Word Does Not Exist — Words which are generated by an AI, but it really seems they were invented by a witty novelist. More impressive than you'd think. (via)
May 11, 2020
Pinephone first steps — This is one of those aspirational projects I'd love to tackle on, if only I had time. I really wish I could make my own cellphone. (via)
The FLOPKEY, a keyboard which you type on by inserting specially labeled floppy disks — I... am speechless. Please, you have to see this. (via)
May 10, 2020
Dithering — Gruber and Ben Thompson try a monetized short podcast model. Insta-subscribed! (via)
A Parks and Recreation Special - Full Special - YouTube — Parks and Rec special? Count me in! This show always put a smile on my face, and this episode was no different. Cute as ever. (via)
Library JSON - A Proposal for a Decentralized Goodreads — I was thinking exactly about this concept a few days ago. We need to start decentralizing sites used for reviews of books, movies, and others. I will seriously think about implementing this in the short term. (via)
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