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[21:45] There is a Linux Hardware Guide listing all kinds of compatible hardware. You can submit your own hardware using this script.
[19:24] If you like to know what GeoCities looked like on the hardware side, take a look at this article and the images included. Screenshots of the old web pages are one thing, but I like a view behind the curtain.
[20:06] There is a .bashrc generator in case you want to alter the looks of your prompt a little.
[19:46] This is the first time I'm logged in via my phone. Feels a little strange to have a CLI at my fingertips on a touchscreen, but it sure is nice to have. I'm using ConnectBot.
[15:37] Tattoo machine prosthesis and a tattoo done by an industrial robot. The future is weird. But I like it.
[12:23] On tilde.town, ~nju created a worldfeed, curated by all users on the server. The documentation has info on the project.
[23:15] If you'd like to see a simulation of how a CPU works, take a look at visual6502.org.
[22:58] When an ASCII art enthusiast writes a tool to convert images to text, one possible outcome is ASCII Street View.
Update: see also
[12:10] A blog "dedicated to fonts in sci-fi": Typeset In The Future
[12:08] The Museum of Endangered Sounds has audio files of VCRs, dial up modems, type writers et cetera. (see also)
[11:58] To get a weather forecast in plain ASCII, take a look at wttr.in. Sort of works with curl, but the terminal has to be sized properly.
[19:40] At work, we're experiencing static discharge more often than not when touching any door knob, because the flooring just sucks. Now, one colleague uses a mouse with a metallic mouse wheel, and whenever he gets back to his desk and touches it, the electricity will discharge right into it, through the cable and into his computer, causing his screen to black out for just a split second. Being the admin this makes me feel a little uneasy. But being myself, I find this hilarious.
[19:32] I think I just made up a new form of body modification: engraving in the bone. Just imagine the facial expression of your medic when they x-ray you and find "Made in China" written on your femur.
[22:54] Talking about red: seems like tilde.red is gone.