VCF Midwest 15 Virtual Event!
Let's do this thing online
A Virtual VCF Midwest?
We're going to try...
The year is 2020. It should have been the 15th Vintage Computer Festival Midwest, exceeding Number 14 in size and scope and all dimensions and laying (temporary) waste to another hotel ballroom...
Tracklist for last week's Movement Through Thought, #180 "Make Steps":
Electro and Miami bass. That particular late '80s early '90s bass attitude. This show features tracks by Aux 88, Dynamix II (and Dynamix 2), Iceman Ja, Keisha Boom, Maggotron remixed by Soundchasers and Hydraulix, and more. Some of my favorite records.
THE RESISTANCE 09 - Waveguide
• 00:00 UTC / 10:00 AEST Wednesday 12 August
• 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT Tuesday 11 August
Get into the groove and catch the Waveguide for a mid-week vibe injection. Come for the harmonics, stay for the hook of @SDF com and IRC chat.
DJ Bronzie Beat will be live streaming an eclectic selection of choice waves, crafted by the likes of A Flock of Seagulls, Hot Chip, Sia, Flume and The Human League.
Some deep diving in the man pages and Plan 9 papers in /sys/doc took me to to the troff/nroff macro system. Seems like Bell Labs made extensive use of this format and Plan 9 includes tools to compile it to PostScript, PDF and HTML.
I'll probably start taking notes my Plan 9 notes in it, just to get the hang of it - https://plan9.io/sys/doc/troff.pdf
The National Museum of Computing, on the Bletchley Park campus, is to reopen in early September. And in the meanwhile, they present a 3D virtual tour - I've collected some links to particular points of interest - but there's a lot more in there, including ICL, Elliott, lots of microcomputers.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko