Jessica installed the iOS 15 beta, and it looks like BC’s vaccination card *can* be imported and displayed in the Health app. Honestly, the idea that instead of a bespoke provincial app you can just use a builtin feature is pretty cool.

I feel like this is one of the few times I’ve seen mojibake used for artistic effect? (From the Future Pirates homepage, ca 1998)

Anyone know how to access hidden files/folders in System 7?

Request to photography circles: if you’re familiar with a photographer named Masayuki Dobashi (not the baseball player) please let me know!,

Floppy archivist friends, looking for opinions: I have a floppy that has read errors on certain sectors with a cheap drive. Do I risk damaging it by retrying on a better-quality drive before I’m able to read it with a low-level drive like a Greaseweasel?

Incredible discovery: the Unicode consortium report on emoji has an official ZWJ sequence example showing how you could implement cat fur colour patterns. Please tell me there are OSs that support this.

Hey BC: reminder that as of today, the mask mandate is back. Remember to wear your mask in any public indoor spaces!

Misty boosted

omg this is so cool, a dinosaur found almost perfectly preserved.

"The creature’s skin, armor, and even some of its guts were intact – something they’d never seen before. ... the preservation was so good that researchers were able to tell the dinosaur’s skin color by using mass spectrometry techniques to detect the actual pigments"

I’m definitely falling down the iTA-Choco rabbithole now. Rodem has the greatest manual I’ve ever seen.

Thinking of writing an Electron replacement that runs the app logic locally and the UI logic in System 7 in a Mac emulator

New blog post! I bought an arcade game, and ended up writing code to interface with it. I ended up fixing some weird bugs and learning a lot about the spec at the same time.

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