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Going though my Computer History Museum photos and I found the original copy of this 1971 Telnet system diagram from RFC 158. Now you can compare the charming pencil on lined notebook paper to the official scanned version that's been the only one available for decades.

I love this stuff, it reminds me that the internet was invented by humans jotting things down on whatever paper was at hand and not godlike programmers planning everything exquisitely.

Every couple of months I like to share with new people or people on new instances how to add #Mastodon timelines into #rss feeds:

Roll your own: https://[federated.instance]/@[userid].atom

Could be worth trying if your favourite accounts are 8-16hrs away, or if you detect spotty synchronization issues between instances. #Mastodon101 #rss

I spent some time this weekend putting together a small Python program that drives a browser to collect a citation network from Google Scholar, and writes it out as a Gephi file:

It was a little bit hairy because of all the CAPTCHAs that Google throw at you while the collection is running. But having the browser be non-headless means a person can intervene to identify cars and signs when necessary, afterwhich the program resumes.

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