@cstanhope Well here's something to start with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUgWDHQLhI4 I posted this earlier but jumped out of the thread to do so. It's the second hit from a one-hit wonder called What Fun, "Let's Get Digital" with a BASICODE program at the end, which draws the single's cover art.
I'm really tempted to scrap my weekend plans, get that stuff off YouTube and onto the OP-1 and futz with it.
But, er... 22 pages of comics won't remaster themselves.
hi, I'm David.
I just moved to Portland but I grew up on a farm in mid-Missouri and dropped out of Journalism school in 2012.
I am father, boss, and (often) body to an online magazine which I launched with a bunch of Twitter friends in 2016.
my favorite (and best) subject is the intersection of technology and culture over time and across class.
my last remaining genuine joys are cars, watches, and Houston rap.
this is a real picture of my mother, myself, and George W. Bush.
A small aspect of 80's computer history I was previously unaware of. I don't know if we did this in the US, but I hope so. Now we do something like this all the time without even thinking about it: "How People Used to Download Games From the Radio".
Today, we're opening up the great library of source code https://www.softwareheritage.org/2018/06/07/opening-the-door/
Live from @unesco headquarters in Paris.
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UCotD: U+1F12F 🄯 COPYLEFT SYMBOL Show more
#Unicode11 was released today! Here's one of the characters, which probably won't display properly unless you have a *very* up-to-date font (but see the image below!).
The copyleft symbol was first proposed to #Unicode in February of 2016 and you can learn more about the symbol in the proposal here: https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2016/16059-copyleft.pdf
The interview unpacks many facets of this campaign, and the (pseudonymous) employee also makes the case for tech worker unionization:
We tell each other to self host in order to escape the big corps. But when we die, all the self hosted stuff is going to get wiped and history will only remember the archives that got stored by the big corps. And you know how history is written by the winners. Do we need a way to automatically hand over our sites to archive.org or similar? Or send them disc images? Nobody expects to get run over by a car but some of us will, today. I made no plans for this.
Seems like it is more or less official that #Microsoft acquired #Github. I'm curious about the impact on Github and how Microsoft competitors who host (private?) repositories on Github will react. https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/6/3/17422752/microsoft-github-acquisition-rumors
I'm really looking forward to having my Github account become a Microsoft Live account (or whatever branding they use these days)... Well, at least I have the option of deleting my account. I know lots of devs probably don't.
Always remember that a normal VC exit time is only 7-10 years. Then it's either IPO, or selling the company and its users. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-03/microsoft-is-said-to-have-agreed-to-acquire-coding-site-github
I can't find a "This site optimized for Netscape Navigator 2.0" banner image anywhere. Can someone help?
Woke up with a thought. In light of the news of Microsoft thinking about buying github combined with the ever increasing trend of creating locked down computers: phones, ChromeOS, MS Always Connected, it occurs to me that the next steps will be to require permission not just to distribute software (app stores), but to also be a developer. Access to the tools will increasingly be through the cloud mediated through these locked devices. Permission to develop could be revoked at any time.
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