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I just pushed a new release of my #forth system.

Source code, examples, documentation are at forthworks.com/retro or gopher://forthworks.com/1/retr

I've submitted a patch to the FreeBSD ports and submitted an updated iOS version to Apple for review.

Other than bug fixes, in this release I rewrote the assembler and have hand tuned assembly for a number of words in the standard library. It's smaller and faster than before.

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I bought an RC2014 kit

Gonna spend some quality time with my soldering iron and a Z80 assembler next week

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What a curious find at the #fleamarket : a 1888 copy of the A1 Commercial #telegraph code. You can see how complex messages were translated to simpler words, faster and easier to transmit. #ancientbooks #oldtech #books

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@djsundog CHIP-8 is what I was talking about. You probably gathered that from the description, but I just learned about it a few days ago and it has me thinking.

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Of the 223 companies that have manufactured hard disk drives, there are only three left: Seagate, Toshiba, and Western Digital.

None of the first four pioneers in the field continue in the industry today.

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Awesome two part write up of the early AtariST days from a young coder's perspective #retrocomputing
The Atari ST (part 1) | Dadhacker
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huh this might be fun

twitter.com/jef_poskanzer/stat

<< Apparently a non-trivial number of systems are experiencing #Y2020 bugs. A common Y2K "fix" just postponed things by 20 years, interpreting 00-19 as the 2000s and 20-99 as the 1900s. 20 years is now up, some of those systems are still in use, and they think it's 1920. Oooops. >>

"I hope I can be excited and curious more than fearful in 2020. I hope to write more here and perhaps listen to myself again, the way I used to."

From Brit Butler's short post reviewing life milestones from 1, 5, 7 and 10 years ago.

What can you say about what you've done, or what's happened to you, over those timeframes?

blog.kingcons.io/posts/Five-Se

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Quick check on Wikipedia confirms that Galton was the eugenicist, and Dalton was colourblind. I always mix them up.

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