ZIL is code for the Infocom Z-Machine. The code is hard to understand because Infocom programmers just took the code for an existing Infocom game and hacked it until it was a different game each time.

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by endorsing WSL for your free software distribution, you help Microsoft harm FOSS by repackaging "Linux" as an "app" you download from the Windows Store
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by endorsing discord, via advertising a discord guild for your FOSS project, you harm FOSS because you help them with their disinformation campaign that discord is a viable alternative to libre tools like IRC and XMPP
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I wish were as customisable as it used to be. I had to spend hours hacking userChrome.css just to adjust the theme.

@capngloval Emacs's feature of routinely autosaving backups saved my skin so many times. 🙏

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"The Matilda Effect": How Pioneering Women Scientists Have Been Denied Recognition and Written Out of Science History openculture.com/?p=1054544 t.co/aUyjOGg0q9

Speaking of which, I wonder if it'd be hard to set up a UUCP relay over TLS/TCP with stunnel.

I like how easy it is to make Gophernicus use stunnel. I wonder if I can serve TLS and raw TCP over the same port without any problems.

Looking for pointers to resources. Let me know if you have any.

I want to learn more about oft-overlooked parts of program development, those beyond just writing code. Such as interface design (regardless of CLI, TUI, GUI etc), accessibility, colourspaces, internationalisation/localisation, compatibility (platform agnosticism etc) and so on.

I find it amusing how Netflix servers run FreeBSD but you can't watch a Netflix show on a FreeBSD desktop because DRM vendors don't support FreeBSD.

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"[...] eventually, Unicode Consortium relented and begrudgingly accepted [...]"

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ssh sdf@tty.livingcomputers.org and login as visitor. It is time to put the old SDF 3B2 back online to celebrate part of SDF’s past. The machine is running now and through March 23rd and 24th in

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"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