I'm learning only the most useful Icelandic phrases by reading Icelandic kids books!

Yesterday I learned about Project Gemini, a project building a new Internet protocol to serve static hypertext documents. It lies somewhere in-between Gopher and HTTP, and reminds me of the World Wide Web circa 1992. (see: gemini.circumlunar.space/) Today, I have a gemini server up and running at gemini://loomcom.com/! You'll need a gemini browser (e.g. castor) to view it.

Just arrived on my workbench: A DEC GIGI terminal! I never thought I'd own one of these.

I found an awesome little treasure at Powell's Books today! Dated 1976, a short 64 page booklet.

In my ongoing quest to waste time on frivolous projects instead of actually studying Morse code, I have built a visual Farnsworth method CW trainer. I don't do JavaScript much so I had no idea what I was doing. It seems to work anyway! cwtrainer.loomcom.com/

The 3B2/400 I'm currently restoring came from UNIX Systems Labs. Anyone know these two? Their names and phone extensions are on a label adhered to the hard disk bracket.

I have started to experiment with roasting my own coffee at home using a small, inexpensive stovetop dingus called a Nuvo Eco, which is basically a ceramic pan. My first two batches have both been very tasty, but I think I want to go a bit past first crack to bring in a bit more of a roast flavor. I like a light roast, but these are super acidic and hyper caffeinated. Still very good flavor, though!

I just got these pins and they make me happier than they should.

It has come to my attention that AT&T's "Writer's Workbench" software from 1984 installs the files /usr/lib/wwb/sexwords.d and /usr/lib/wwb/sexsugg.d, and now I must know what these are.

I'm trying out the DREM MFM hard disk emulator in my 3B2/310. So far so good, but I'm only up to track 550 out of 1224. The other problem will be mounting — I'm going to have to print a 5.25" to 3.5" hard drive mounting bracket for it.

It works! I have completed initial work on the Math Acceleration Unit for the 3B2/400 simulator. Still rough around the edges, but I haven't found any egregious errors yet, and it passes all diagnostics.

I got to see a copy of my favorite Renaissance printed book today, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, at the British Library!

So I'm pretty late to the game, here, but this weekend I finally finished putting together my Prusa 3D printer. I went through calibration and some minor accidents today, and at long last I'm having fun with 3D printing. Even my Benchy went pretty well once I had first layer calibration dialed in.

Why did I wait so long?

I have achieved Voice over IP with this Rolm phone and a Cisco SPA112 analog telephone adapter. I am now unstoppable. I will become a l33t phr34k and hack the planet.

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