You know how the source code to Infocom's games was posted to Github?
Here's Stever Meretzky's manual on how to learn ZIL (Zork Implementation Language). I don't know if it's enough formal grammar to write an interpreter or compiler, but I think it might be enough to get started...
republic.circumlunar.space is young, but is already holding its own in the awesome phlog content department: gopher://republic.circumlunar.space:70/0/~spring/phlog/2019-01-16__The_Small_Internet.txt
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«These jackasses who see “deep state” conspiracies in every part of government are a minority of a minority, yet they are now the weakest link in the chain of more than three centuries of our American republic. Ben Franklin was right. The Founders gave us a precious but fragile gift. If we do not protect it with constant vigilance, we will most certainly lose it.»
Emacs as a platform: https://two-wrongs.com/why-you-should-buy-into-the-emacs-platform
Great overview of some of the Emacs killer apps!
An interview with #DavidFuchs about the early development phase of #TeX (later #LaTeX):
Some good news from Patrick Volkerding, BDFL of Slackware Linux: the community response was important enough that he is no longer in a difficult financial situation (which does not mean he is doing well).
To keep on supporting Patrick V and Slackware, donate directly at: https://www.paypal.me/volkerdi
I know I'll try to support him and donate on a regular basis, because he is just an amazing programmer and just a very, very nice human being.
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I knew it was bad, but I didn't know it was this bad:
I can't reconcile the fact that I'm forced to underwrite this.
This is easily the most important post on the #Slackware forum for ages. Pat Volkerding is in trouble. https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/donating-to-slackware-4175634729/#post5882751
In this day in 1987 SDF-1 received its first caller at 300 baud. Happy 30 years of community service.
But eventually, the Overstock won't be enough.
We need to be able to make CD-Rs in our basements. We need community owned CPU factories.
The Raspberry Pi enables me to make All Kinds! Of Neat Things! but it depends on an international shipping infrastructure and the goodwill of several corporations.
We need a community made pi. We need a #comrade64
Copyeditor, writer, Quaker, TeX enthusiast, Slackware aficionado. [he/him/his]
"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