Always wondered about the origin of the Sleepycat Software name. https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3501713
Thank you Epson for maintaining the manual for your dual floppy drive from 1993 online on your FTP. http://ftp.epson.com/desktop/SD800.TXT
Apparently Microsoft let a certificate expire and it’s preventing people from launching the Windows 11 versions of a bunch of builtin apps: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/11/expired-windows-11-certificate-breaks-some-built-in-apps-and-tools/
Now here’s a fun find. Someone’s scanned the NBA Jam TE “save initialization” sheet. The game infamously shipped with a bug that broke saving games, but someone found a workaround before it shipped so every copy of the first run came with this leaflet telling you what to do.
According to a dev who worked on it, no one had actually tested save games in a “from scratch” state at the end of development, so no one knew there was a bug until the first run of carts was done. https://www.gamedeveloper.com/design/more-dirty-coding-tricks-from-game-developers
With https://c2pa.org Adobe is introducing a "Web3" standard to verify "asset creation provenance," see diagram below. The idea is to prevent the sale of "assets" on NFT marketplaces by anybody else than the creator. But of course the system does not prevent anybody from removing what is essentially a digital signature from your assets, or from signing unsigned assets.
As an alternative to using this thing, you could 1) register a domain under your name, upload your "asset" there, and 2) use the Internet Archive's "Save Page Now" on it before distributing it anywhere else. Perhaps this would even send a much stronger "trust signal," as Adobe calls it.
Man, that Google complaint is *explosive*. I don’t expect anything from them but this is underhanded. I hope they face actual consequences. https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.564903/gov.uscourts.nysd.564903.152.0_1.pdf
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