The Recompiler hiatus is over! https://recompilermag.com/2020/01/18/the-recompiler-in-2020-and-beyond/
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 #DigiPres 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.
It actually finished! It took in the region of 72-80 hours total.
For those wondering about the infamous disc - here it is. You can see the security ring, the bastard himself, clearly visible just outside of the inner ring. The region on either side of that ligher-coloured ring contains valid data in a single data track.
link to peer reviewed, open access article on libraries, ICE, and information surveillance
I don't regularly post about the articles published with the journal I help edit, but today's article touches on so many things (privacy, information capitalism, supply chain ethics, privacy by design principles, vocational awe, etc.) that I can't help myself.
Sarah Lamdan, "Librarianship at the Crossroads of ICE Surveillance": http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2019/ice-surveillance/
A #mastodon exclusive! You are invited to play on a *REAL* PDP-8/e running the TSS/8 monitor (TimeSharing System 8) pictured here. There is a user contributed tutorial here:
To connect, ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to connect that means all 6 (yes, just 6) lines are in use. Remember, this is real hardware and there is NO EMULATION happening. It is the real deal! Enjoy!
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