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Nov 7, 2016

The new 64-bit Orange Pi is a quad-core computer for $20 — And I was already seriously interesting in exploring the state of hobby OS development in the Pi-space before this. Minoca OS: A new open source operating system — from ex-NT folks… a master-class in OSdev code clarity. The Lost Civilization of Dial-Up Bulletin […]

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Oct 24, 2016

The 25 best Films of the 21st Century and where to watch them — Many great choices here. This list makes me realize that I’m too far behind the curve of modern cinema. Static typing will not save us from broken software Here’s what I learned about Jullian Assage while working along side him — […]

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Sep 26, 2016

Lost mainframe games — Mythical and legendary old computer games that have been lost to the dustbin of history… or have they… apparently a version of “Wander” has been recently unearthed. Books for Inform Designers — Inform7 is one of the most fascinating programming languages that I’ve ever come across. This page lists a few […]

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Sep 12, 2016

In many ways Donald Knuth is held up as the standard for the “mythical mega-hacker” and while his contributions to computer science cannot be denied, the fact is that he approached programming in ways that many could identify with. Looking at the source listing for a compiler written when he was in his early 20s […]

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Aug 29, 2016

The Zen of Palm – Once upon a time there was a company called Palm that revolutionized the PDA industry by taking a step back an radically simplifying the user experience. This document outlines the philosophy of their approach and has some nuggets here and there that might be applicable to our modern sensibilities. Build.Bose […]

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