Loving this story about the forgotten “Microsoft Coffee” April fools prank. https://microsoft-coffee.medium.com/microsoft-coffee-25545836a7e3
Considering proposing a new #rustlang unsafe syntax
Sen (Rafał Wójcik/L.K. Avalon, Amiga, 1995) https://www.mobygames.com/game/amiga/sen
Not really the topic of the paper, but it’s fascinating how they’ve identified neurons that respond to specific abstract topics, associated with particular types of representations. Thus: we can find out, according to this AI, what constitutes teenage architecture. https://distill.pub/2021/multimodal-neurons/
This is the best email I’ve ever read http://www.mit.edu/afs.new/sipb/user/marthag/postscript/burritos
Even more than Sorcerian, I’m excited about Sepas Channel. It’s an original, mobile/DSi-exclusive RPG with a look that’s kind of halfway between Earthbound and The World Ends With You. This game is great, give it a try when it comes out. http://www.gmodecorp.com/gmodearchives/sepaschannel/
Good Switch import news - G-mode are bringing their old mobile port of Sorcerian to the Switch! These pre-smartphone mobile ports are pretty historically significant but basically impossible for anyone to play, even in Japan - so the rerelease is very welcome. http://www.gmodecorp.com/gmodearchives/sorcerian/
The whole G-Mode Archives line is really interesting and there are some forgotten gems in there. Even the mediocre stuff is interesting in its own right. Grateful they’re being made available.
Autoconf 2.70 has all the wonky patch notes you expect from a system that’s been around forever. https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/autotools-announce/2020-12/msg00001.html
The Curse of Rabenstein (Puddle Software, Atari ST, 2020) https://8bitgames.itch.io/rabenstein
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