On top of everything, Mount Rushmore is just a corny piece of shit.

Over-budget video game "we ran out of of money so we needed to cut half the content and the asset quality varies wildly"-ass statue

Just look at fucking Lincoln.

I genuinely love Mastodon. It's like Twitter done better, but set in the early 2000s, with hints of phpbb and AOL chat rooms.

I guess I just get a bit addicted to the *everythingness* of the bird site.

Today I learned that many/most color laser printers layer an array of yellow microdots on top of documents 🔬

This Machine Identification Code en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_ encodes a print date and a serial number unique to the machine. It only became public knowledge in 2004, ~20 year after deployment 😑

The Technical University of Dresden released a tool 2 years ago to layer on _even more dots_ to render the MIC unreadable and aid whistleblowers publishing github.com/dfd-tud/deda

It lives! I’ve been restoring this NeXT Cube to honour Tim Berners-Lee and Nicola Pellow’s work thirty years ago to create both the World-Wide Web and the first ever web browsers.

After some electronics repairs and a lot of cleaning, it’s booting beautifully!

Ah, we share a birth year! I'd absolutely love to include you in the study. Would it be okay if I emailed over some questions?

I'm looking for anyone who'd be willing to be interviewed or have a chat about their experiences of using technology in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s as part of a project to document the growth and change in that time.

Please drop me a reply or DM if you're interested.

Who am I looking for? Software people, gamers, enthusiasts, fellow nerds... anyone who used and/or loved technology around the start of the PC boom and birth of the WWW around the world.

Huge thanks to @bgcarlisle for keeping a great server running over at scholar.social and to @misty for running this one. All masto-mods are amazing, but these two in particular have made me feel so at home and welcome.

I've moved over to this instance from scholar.social as my work now focusses more on digital preservation, and I'm not currently associated with an academic institution.

I love scholar.social and hope to keep up with all the wonderful people there by the magic of the Fediverse.

But I'm super happy to be here with my fellow enthusiasts! Nice to meet you all - exciting things on the way!

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