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[06:38] Adobe is killing Flash at long last, announcing EOL to be at the end of 2020. Long overdue announcement. However, I'm wondering wether any of the substitute Flash players (Shumway, Gnash, Lightspark) will be capable of running the myriad of Flash games there are. Would be a real pity to lose this chunk of internet history. (Gnash should already be doing the job, I read.)
[22:22] Harvard's Library Innovation Lab has an article on The Million Dollar Homepage, calling it a "decaying digital artifact". The site itself can be found here. Wikipedia has more.
(And the author is still blogging in 2017.)
[18:56] Yesterday, I bought yet another pc, a desktop system this time to run Windows and play a few older games. Older as in GTA4, that is. Looking forward.
To find missing drivers, I once again recommend PCIDatabase.com. By the way, the NVidia gpu driver is just shy of 400MB in size. Is this normal nowadays? I downloaded entire operating systems including basic software with a smaller size.
[21:10] Hardly anyone ever reads terms and services. Commonplace. Well, 22k people should have, since they agreed to clean toilets and paint snail shells in exchange for free WiFi. (And a bunch of other things most people rather not do.)
There's been one similar case a few years ago that I recall (and probably hundreds I don't even know about) in which a programmer asked for pancakes in their license agreement. Apparently nobody read this, either.
[21:04] I acquired a "new" computer, namely an Acer Aspire One Happy. Smallish little machine that weighs a little more than 1kg. Great to carry around and not worry if it gets damaged. The RAM was already doubled to a stunning 2GB, also I want to replace the HDD with an SSD. As for the OS, I've wanted to try BSD for a while now. We'll see.
[20:48] Yay! calamitous got email to work on the club!
[20:59] It's funny to read blogs on minimalism and see every single post headed with a usually unneeded image, alongside pop-up alerts asking for newsletter subscriptions. Someone really missed the point.
[20:40] From the IoT department: Google Home listens to domestic dispute, calls the sheriff
[23:10] "Null" is a pretty unfavorable surname, as it turns out. (Anyone else thinking of Bobby Tables?)
Every feature you can't turn off is a bug.(guy in the audience)
[20:32] There's a french artist going by the name of Invader, known for their mosaic-style urban pixel art. There are some photos showcasing their works and a Wikipedia article about the person and their artwork.
And while we're at cron: to automate my blog backup I wrote a crontab entry to do this every day at 20:00 server time and have a second crontab entry on my laptop to download the tarball into my Dropbox folder.
By the way, I found out that gmb counts as dogfood in indieweb lingo.