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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

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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".

flagxor.com/article/source-cod

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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