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I threaten my computer all the time with being replaced with this beauty.

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#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

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Hey I'm looking for a job. I've been out of work for 3 months and trying to find anything has been a real struggle.

Anyway, I'm a game designer. The last game I worked on was Halo Infinite. I've also done work for a variety of other AAA and Mobile games, including Forza Motorsports and Plants Vs Zombies 2

I've also used Unity and C# for like the past 6 years and can pretty much do anything

please boost or get in touch


This series continues to be amazing.

Reliable after 50 years: The Apollo Guidance Computer's switching power supplies righto.com/2019/08/reliable-af

Software entropy defies grand unified attempts to start over and make things simpler.

The Tragedy of UCS-2 unascribed.com/b/2019-08-02-th

This is pretty ignorant of the past (he later added a concession for Lisps' continuations). I mostly hoped to get some insight into the thinking behind React-type frameworks.

Algebraic Effects for the Rest of Us overreacted.io/algebraic-effec

The Eagle has landed. May we be inspired to look forward and change what is possible.

A fascinating recollection of Control Data mainframe operation and maintenance at a university. Interestingly, this was a non-PLATO site. The anecdotes give a flavor of the era and the culture that surrounded it, along with the amazingly offbeat quirks of the Cyber architecture.

A History of UW Central Computing uwyo.edu/infotech/aboutit/hist

There is another good article on Zork and text adventures from Tedium. Lots of good links to archive.org resources. tedium.co/2019/06/27/adventure

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An "oldie" that I still find thought-provoking. Brad Nelson of Google contemplates the tradeoff of our familiar plain text source code and other representations of "truth".


Apparently, lookmumnocomputer.com was introduced to the Swiss Museum for Electronic Musical Instruments (t.co/jEwe1hZE2H) with "I know a guy who has a lot of synths". Obsessive collector Klemens Trenkle has made this the understatement of the millenium. t.co/Sz6nOsYlwD

Following the story about recovering IBM 360s and similar from Nuremberg, here is a more modern take on setting up a hobbyist mainframe.

Buying an IBM Mainframe blog.mainframe.dev/2019/05/buy

Incredible serendipity.

Project History – IBM 360 Model 20 Rescue and Restoration ibms360.co.uk/?page_id=22

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