I love this: the story behind why the DOS floppy disk read buffer lasts for 2 seconds. https://devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20190924-00/?p=102915
I am still incredibly grateful to everyone who has been giving to my Donors Choose projects.
Yes, I'm insanely grateful to @ajroach42 for funding an entire project, but even the smaller donations are crucial towards my goal of replacing our older hardware.
@ajroach42 There's the Paley Center for Media, which focuses on both TV and radio. It has two museums, one in New York and one in LA.
@hugh I was so shocked the first time I heard this, I genuinely didn't know.
Apparently Google shipped a Chrome update whose copy of the Keystone updater would destroy the macOS system folder if you had SIP disabled? https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/no-it-wasnt-a-virus-it-was-chrome-that-stopped-macs-from-booting/
Thinking about one of my all-time favourite bugs, "OpenOffice can't print on Tuesdays" https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cupsys/+bug/255161/comments/28
@ajroach42 Wow, that's incredible.
Things I liked about 80's/90's computing:
- Total control over my hardware
- Software that worked with me, not against me
- Superior aesthetics (yeah I said it :3 )
- Overall sense of promise and freedom
Things I like about computing today:
- Easy and open access to knowledge
- Insane amounts of storage
- The sheer computing POWERRRR
Now if only we could make these attributes come together instead of being period exclusive.
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