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2017-02-09 20:00 French politician Jean-Luc Melenchon gave a speech at two locations at once using a hologram.
2017-02-07 21:58 Binghamton University suggests to use an individuals heartbeat as a way of biometric authentication. Interesting idea, but since I watched this talk by starbug, I kind of lost what little belief I had in biometric authentication for good.
2017-02-06 22:42 Here's how Unix reacts to backspace.
2017-02-02 21:47 On CodeCombat you can learn the basics of programming by playing a game. A bit like SQL Island or VIM Adventures.
2017-02-02 19:47 Piskel lets you create and animate sprites.
2017-02-02 19:46 Here is some insight into ASCII.
2017-01-31 20:47 termbin.com is a terminal based pastebin. Interesting concept.
2017-01-30 22:26 If you want to make sure that web pages are saved for the future and prevent them from disappearing when their respective server is taken offline, you might be interested in these ways to save pages in the Wayback Machine.
On a related note: I watched The Only Thing We Know About Cyberspace Is That Its 640x480 by Olia Lialina, a talk about the GeoCities pages that have been saved. See their blog and their tumblr as well.
2017-01-30 22:17 On cmdchallenge.com you'll find different tasks that have to be solved with bash one liners.
2017-01-29 21:45 This is what happens when you reply to spam email by James Veitch. Also watch More adventures in replying to spam, which is even more amusing.
2017-01-28 14:04 My little Narnia setup was destroyed by a browser update. Apparently firefox replaces its icon in every update. Meh.
2017-01-28 13:52 Things Every Hacker Once Knew by Eric S. Raymond. One of the interesting points is that this knowledge is part of the culture, while not so much a requirement any more.
2017-01-26 16:53 Since the web browser is not the only software I use to access the internet, maybe I should have different wardrobes at hand. An old, sturdy one as the icon for my terminal, for example. (I love to have a laptop to toy around with as I see fit and that I do not really depend on.) By the way, talking about wardrobes: do NOT dump your trash in there. You might startle the cat.
2017-01-26 16:46 hack.chat is "a minimal, distraction-free chat application".
2017-01-26 16:44 Always dobule check any commands you paste into your terminal. Why? Because of this, for example.
2017-01-22 00:26 The TTY demystified
2017-01-22 00:12 Mate Light is a 40x16 pixel display made of empty Mate bottles. A remote relative of Blinkenlights, as it seems.
2017-01-21 19:58 Online regex tester, including descriptions and explanations. (see also)
2017-01-21 19:46 Visualizations of the most used words in several programming languages. HTML actually surprised me, I thought a would be all the way on top.
Update: The numbers are taken from GitHub repos, so the WWW might differ. (about the project)
2017-01-17 23:23 values of β will give rise to dom!
2017-01-17 23:22 So this is where the word "patch" originated. Kind of obvious. Can't believe I never pondered on this.
2017-01-15 01:41 Simone Giertz is awesome. That being said, I read this interview and became fond of the idea that the Internet is like Narnia. So I saved this icon (I know, I know -- not exactly a wardrobe) to /usr/lib/firefox/browser/icons/mozicon128.png and now have the Internet/Narnia just there, when I click on the sort-of-wardrobe. (By the way, I'm feeling the urge to point out that not only Narnia, but also this awesome world was reached by wardrobe. If you get the chance - play the first two games.)
Update: I also altered /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop and set a new name and comment there.
2017-01-12 20:35 Holy Zarquon! qq0dwj@qq@q is by no means a password. It actually is a valid command in vim.
2017-01-12 20:25 If you don't have nginx, apache or any other full blown web server installed on your machine but want to serve some content via http, you might try one of these server one-liners. (Because file transfer can be quite a challenge.)
2017-01-09 22:41 This ransomware forces those affected to read two articles about ransomware and how to stay safe online. After the articles have been read, it will provide a decryption key. Kind of a brute force approach to teaching.
Reminds me of this case, in which some guy cracked into a server and -- updated the kernel so this exploit could not be used again, then informed the admin before he left. Or Linux.Wifatch, technically a malware, that infected devices and disabled telnet, warning the users about it.
2017-01-02 18:57 At Quick, Draw! you can teach a neural network to recognize images by doodling.
2017-01-01 16:30 I mentioned Conway's Game of Life before. Now, this video shows this automaton built with this automaton itself. I'm in awe.
2016-12-31 10:11 Basic HTML Competency is the New Punk Folk Explosion (via)
2016-12-30 20:04 Finally created a repo for img2html.
2016-12-29 21:13 Watching a stream from 33c3 right now (this one). Weird art stuff in a browser. For example, take a look at wwwwwwwww.jodi.org, which is a total mess. Then look at the source. They said they forgot to close the tags. Fascinating outcome, however accidental it may be.
The talk will appear there sooner or later.
Update: There you go.
2016-12-29 20:09 A website about 2bit stuff.
2016-12-26 21:33 Found some old nineties eurodance and was inspired to do this. And for reasons I cannot really fathom, I like this mess.
2016-12-26 18:36 Okay. Forget the Winamp Classic skin that I linked to at the very beginning of this blog. Instead, take a look at this!
2016-12-20 23:23 The Rule of Silence
2016-12-14 20:24 And since I just found the tab among the dozens opened: if you are interested in astronomy, you may want to take a look at Galaxy Zoo and help classify galaxies. By hand.
2016-12-14 20:21 Changing the way gmb prints timestamps. I like the way SoC does it more, because it allows for use without any CSS. My current output looks terrible when the entry begins with a hyperlink, because it may not be easy to distinguish it from the timestamp/permalink. And as I am feeling more and more uneasy with CSS and intend to go all plain HTML, I better change it.
2016-12-12 22:46 What is it with people porting $program to the web? New candidate: Browsix, promising to run UNIX in the browser. I don't feel good about this.
2016-12-10 09:50 Turns out that the blog is not the main feature in Wordpress. :D
2016-12-10 09:18 Keyboard pixel art
2016-12-09 17:42 I always wondered why $ ps took arguments in a different style than most other programs. Without a leading dash, that is. And then there are applications accepting arguments with double dashes followed by entire words instead of single letters. This confused me a bit.
Yesterday an article I read pointed me to the answer: the syntax without any dashes is BSD style, while double dashes are more of a GNU thing. Single dash and single, yet combinable letters are a legacy of UNIX.
2016-12-04 13:31 Gravity Falls is great fun.
2016-12-03 20:45 I found this very detailed explanation of htop. Much to learn there, definitely a recommended read.
2016-11-29 21:45 There is a Linux Hardware Guide listing all kinds of compatible hardware. You can submit your own hardware using this script.
2016-11-27 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.
2016-11-22 20:06 There is a .bashrc generator in case you want to alter the looks of your prompt a little.
2016-11-20 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.
2016-11-19 15:37 Tattoo machine prosthesis and a tattoo done by an industrial robot. The future is weird. But I like it.
2016-11-19 12:23 On tilde.town, ~nju created a worldfeed, curated by all users on the server. The documentation has info on the project.
2016-11-17 23:23 Unix Toolbox
2016-11-17 23:15 If you'd like to see a simulation of how a CPU works, take a look at visual6502.org.
2016-11-17 23:01 js13kGames encourages to code JavaScript games that must not exceed 13KB in size.
2016-11-16 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
2016-11-13 12:10 A blog "dedicated to fonts in sci-fi": Typeset In The Future
2016-11-13 12:08 The Museum of Endangered Sounds has audio files of VCRs, dial up modems, type writers et cetera. (see also)
2016-11-13 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.
2016-11-10 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.
2016-11-09 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.
2016-11-03 22:54 Talking about red: seems like tilde.red is gone.
2016-11-03 22:53 Installed Redshift. Curious about the effect.
2016-11-01 22:25 Unicode can be used in email addresses.
2016-10-29 13:44 The Birkana hexadecimal number symbols are another way of displaying hexadecimal values.
2016-10-29 13:08 The folks at MIT are using deep learning algorithms to teach their AI how to generate spooky images. See the results at nightmare.mit.edu.
2016-10-29 12:48 The Internet Archive made a search engine for the animated .gif files of the old GeoCities sites, available at GifCities.
2016-10-29 09:43 A list of "all the escape sequences supported by terminals". (via)
2016-10-29 09:32 "Digital seems like it's forever because it's infinitely reproducible, but someone has to think to make that canonical copy or it's gone-gone." (source) The whole article is fascinating to read.
2016-10-25 21:20 This tool will help you calculate the contrast ratio of two colors. You might, for example, check the text and background colors on your web site. (It is, however, way beyond me why the page has to rely on amazonaws to display the "fork me" sash in the top left corner. Couldn't this be stored on the same server?)
2016-10-25 20:54 Sharkle generates links to "Random Awesomeness". You'll find stuff like this and other web experiments.
2016-10-18 20:22 You should go and google "Maisie Maud Broadhead cable art". Here's an example.
2016-10-16 21:06 Hyper.app is a command line interface "built on open web standards".
2016-10-16 21:01 Quick and easy way to display your external IP address on GNU/Linux (because ifconfig will only show the local IP): $ dig +short myip.opendns.com @resolver1.opendns.com (via)
2016-10-08 19:56 Ugh. I'm more than a week late to react, but congrats to 222 days with records, ~pgadey!
2016-10-08 19:53 Interested in using JavaScript? Why not write your code with only six characters?
2016-10-08 19:43 From the "not gonna happen" department: I want a device that reads my brainwaves, calculates my degree of tiredness and chooses an adequate font in my messaging services. I want people to know that I just woke up right when they read my message.
2016-10-05 20:43 I wanted to write this about a month ago already, but I forgot, it seems. Anyways: I noticed ~aysb used gmb. Now, it is great fun writing code, but when someone actually uses it (and be it just for that short a time) this makes you really proud. So, thanks for using gmb, ~aysb!
2016-10-05 20:31 Since I chose to go by the name Gauntlet, I think this would make a nice tattoo.
Update: This one as well. I still love this game.
2016-10-02 23:22 Evan Roth talking about "Internet Landscapes". Just started the video, but it looks promising. I also like the fact that he is using his browser to scroll through his slides.
Update: Admittedly, I know this feeling he describes. Uploading a file, refreshing the browser and finding it there, available to the entire web. Amazing. I am a professional, I know about this stuff. Still, it amazes me.
2016-09-29 19:33 I thought ThinkPads were durable, but I'm standing in awe of this Commodore C64 that is still running after 25 years.
2016-09-28 20:02 Probably not going to use it, but I like this style. Makes me think of age-old science fiction for some reason.
2016-09-28 19:53 Care about outdated software? Why not use Mac OS 9?
2016-09-25 11:53 I'm all about text and not so much about images, and it seems I'm not the only person considering plain websites the prettiest and most purposeful. I found this design for a (copy-)writers site that is just about as minimal as I like it.
2016-09-22 20:07 Computers really help us to communicate. A friend had me try his headphones the other day, which happend to be loud enough to drown his voice. To continue our conversation, we used the text editor on his PC. Offline real-time chat, yay!
2016-09-19 20:37 Ugh, Firefox keeps bugging me. More often than not the back button wont work. Also, it wont reload on Ctrl R, instead I have to set the cursor in the address bar and hit return to reload. Now it quit following hyperlinks when I click on them. This just sucks. I'd happily switch to another browser, but the other ones don't support the addons I need.
Update: My bad, seemingly. I just messed up a Firefox install on another machine running a different OS. Installed NoScript and RequestPolicy and ran into just the same problems. Apparently I can't blame it on the fox.
2016-09-18 15:30 I'm still using the earliest working version of gmb on this blog, so I'd like to try the most up-to-date one and see wether or not it is reliable. So I'll dump a few links and comments in this testing ground within the next few days. Keeping this main blog geeky, rat will be a place to write all the other things. Woohoo.
2016-09-16 22:25 Reading on tildes is pure serendipity. On ~silver's page I found a link to this article. Mentioned there I read about notmuch, a text based email client I had not heard of before. On its website, in turn, I found a reference to sup, yet another cli mail client.
I really dig that.
2016-09-16 22:14 What is it like to completely ditch the GUI and live on the command line for a month? That's what it is like. Personally, I would most likely not even try this. I've been planning to buy a used netbook for a while now to put a lightweight GNU distro on, mainly focussing on the CLI, but I always had a graphic interface in mind. Something like Openbox, for example. Simply because I would miss videos.
2016-09-12 21:24 tilde.town has a zine!
2016-09-12 16:44 This dude built his own OS and used it as a résumé. Nice one.
2016-09-12 00:38 wat (programming is weird)
2016-09-11 20:09 DIY Solar Heaters
2016-09-08 22:34 List of CLI-based blogging tools
2016-09-08 15:59 Google brought up nothing for this search term, but I don't believe nobody ever came up with it before. Anyways: ls in wonderland
2016-09-08 13:33 I began to write a report about tilde.club and it's offsprings, called The Swintons of Tildeverse. I invite everyone to collaborate.
2016-09-07 17:07 In Noisy Digital Era, 'Elegant' Internet Still Thrives (via)
2016-09-07 10:57 ~cortex came up with "swintons" as a name for the users of tilde servers. I like the idea. (And as the term was already used in 2014, I guess I'm pretty late to find out about it.)
2016-09-05 18:57 internet alphabet: "Google suggests for each english letter gathered a minute ago"
2016-09-02 08:45 "Once Upon" by Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied: "Three important contemporary web sites, recreated with technology and spirit of late 1997, according to our memories."
2016-09-01 07:57 Code that is valid in both PHP and Java, and produces the same output in both (via)
2016-08-29 22:30 I have my own server now. Makes me feel like one of the cool kids. 8)
2016-08-28 18:14 And while we're at old-ish virtual terminals: TrueType VT220 Font. (see also)
2016-08-28 18:08 VT100.net: about video terminals
2016-08-23 19:21 Cool! ~nossidge on tilde.town made a list of pretty much all users on all of the tilde servers.
2016-08-23 10:43 Apparently, it is internaut's day today. Didn't hear or read about that one before. I should make a list of stuff like that.
This seems the right moment to recommend birthday, which is useful to keep track of any kinds of recurrent events.
2016-08-22 21:48 Using computers a lot, I grew pretty fond of standards. The other day I found out that there are also fan developed building standards for Lego creations.
2016-08-22 18:53 gmb initially was a tool to generate a quasi-endless one page blog, but if it is used for long enough a time or many times a day, the output file might (will) grow huge, so I'm currently implementing an archive and the option to remove older entries from the index page.
I'm also using functions, so stuff like rss or the archive can easily be toggled in the config file. (Yes, gmb is growing up. It now has a config file.)
2016-08-20 11:51 Ouch. I just noticed that the output of img2html is totally messed up in Chrome. Damn. Looked all right in Firefox. I'll have to take a look at the CSS.
Update, 2016-12-29: Finally took a look at the CSS and fixed it within less than a minute (in which I also googled how to copy/paste in nano). Talking about tardy bugfixes ...
2016-08-20 11:46 I like it when computers do weird, unexpected things. In this case, it had something to do with anti-aliasing and was pretty easy to fix, but it was quite a surprise when it happened out of the blue. (screenshot of this site)
2016-08-18 13:01 What Instagram might have looked like on Windows 95. Related: Windows 95 UI Kit
2016-08-16 12:25 I can hardly tell how much I detest websites that override my input. When I middle click a link, I want it to open in a new tab, obviously. Who are these guys to decide that instead the link is opened in the same tab, thereby, in this case, fucking up my search results? Argh!
2016-08-15 09:31 On some occasions, I really feel particularly nerdy. The other day I was pondering a change of my general attire and not a minute later and basically still on the same topic I decided that an own server might proof useful.
2016-08-10 12:20 I'm still not sure whether I love or hate LaTeX, but it is a great tool to work with.
2016-08-10 12:06 Working in a public library today. Was hard to find in the first place, as it is located in the uppermost floor of a mall, even above the parking deck. Also, wifi is just as unstable as it is slow. However, the librarians are quite friendly, so I might return.
2016-08-08 12:10 Co-working spaces are fascinating places to be at. (Even though I'm feeling a bit lost with my ThinkPad -- there's almost only MacBooks around. Creepy.)
2016-08-05 23:00 userland is "a book about the command line for humans".
2016-08-03 08:25 "Redox is a Unix-like Operating System written in Rust"
2016-08-02 01:36 DotShare.it
2016-08-02 00:22 "www. is deprecated." and "www. is not deprecated"
2016-08-02 00:15 Why not to use white text on black background on a website. Related: On Malevolent Design
2016-07-29 11:13 Today is SysAdmin Day, by the way. So, on this note: thanks for your work here on the server, ~calamitous!
2016-07-29 11:08 www.dontclick.it
2016-07-27 22:33 minimal web: "A minimalist website. Perfect for the readers, which is perfect for the writer. Not so perfect for advertisers and marketers, perhaps, but we're not creating sites for them. We're creating sites for us."
2016-07-27 15:39 vrms helps detecting non-free software installed on Debian-based operating systems.
2016-07-27 09:13 Web Design in 4 minutes
2016-07-26 08:33 The Website Obesity Crisis compares the size of current websites to that of works of russian literature.
2016-07-23 23:01 Studying other people's HTML actually pays. I learned about Meta refresh which allows to redirect from one page to another even if one has no access to the server config.
2016-07-23 14:06 The Oldskool PC -- "a website dedicated to old PC gaming-related nostalgia and resources"
2016-07-23 10:17 vimgifs
2016-07-22 20:22 Upgrading from Windows 1.0 to Windows 8 On Actual Hardware (YouTube video)
2016-07-21 10:35 It is about time I try sshfs. Thanks ~pgadey for the cue!
2016-07-21 00:22 I scored 24.16974% in The Geek Test.
2016-07-20 14:25 I just failed at setting up the current version of my own script. Totally forgot to point to the rss.xml file. I guess I need to write a setup.sh or something.
2016-07-20 14:19 The Web We Lost and Rebuilding the Web We Lost by Anil Dash
2016-07-20 10:19 I really like the Windows XP installation music for some reason.
2016-07-19 15:28 gmb now has a repository on GitHub
2016-07-19 11:39 how to be a wizard programmer
2016-07-19 11:10 unix beards
2016-07-18 18:34 "Racter is an artificial intelligence computer program that generates English language prose at random."
2016-07-18 11:05 Regex Tester - "a JavaScript regular expression tester"
2016-07-18 00:07 See Cranial Overhaul, Searwa System and Flesh Storage by demskicreations. There are a few more like these in their gallery, but I like the ones I linked to the most.
2016-07-17 20:33 The Plain Text Way
2016-07-17 15:48 I updated gmb. It now supports RSS. Also, the timestamps are clickable now, so linking to a specific entry is made easier.
2016-07-16 13:51 Online syntax highlighting for the masses!
2016-07-16 00:42 ASCII art tutorial by Joan Stark
2016-07-16 00:12 Okay, all the old content should now be here. So, gmb is hereby inaugurated.
2016-07-13 00:00 Poke-chalking
2016-07-12 00:00 Online Apollo Guidance Computer Simulator
2016-07-11 00:00 Beneath a Steel Sky
2016-07-11 00:00 Hunsinger's Disease
2016-07-10 00:00 What is agile software development like?
2016-07-07 00:00 Whenever I have my computer connected to a printer (especially when said printer is in another room) I'm scared to accidentally print stuff.
2016-07-06 00:00 This is an awesome business card.
2016-07-04 00:00 Chocolatey. "The package manager for Windows"
2016-06-28 00:00 deep sea wyrms
2016-06-27 00:00 Telehack
2016-06-26 00:00 #pixelfies
2016-06-26 00:00 pi-top. I want one of those. I absolutely don't need it -- four laptops should do, shouldn't they? -- but I want to have one. ... okay, okay. Playing around with one for an hour or two would suffice.
2016-06-26 00:00 Today I met a former classmate I last met about three years ago. She's now working in extraterrestrial geophysics and processing data from the Hubble telescope. Wow.
2016-06-08 00:00 Plugged in the scanner, worked out of the box. I love Ubuntu.
2016-06-07 00:00 I'm a fucking webmaster
2016-06-03 00:00 World's first 3D-printed office building completed in Dubai
2016-05-31 00:00 Music from very short programs - the 3rd iteration (YouTube video)
2016-05-31 00:00 Experimental music from very short C programs (YouTube video)
2016-05-31 00:00 Algorithmic symphonies from one line of code -- how and why
2016-05-13 00:00 "Common Sans Is a typeface that replaces the word refugee with the word human."
2016-05-30 00:00 The HTML Hell Page
2016-05-30 00:00 my current wallpaper
2016-05-30 00:00 I love Rube Goldberg machines.
2016-05-30 00:00 irl Pong table
2016-05-25 00:00 Star Wars Episode IV in one picture. 1.024 x 465.152 pixels.
2016-05-25 00:00 Survive42
2016-05-24 00:00 Color My Desk. Background info on that project.
2016-05-23 00:00 Animator vs. Animation II (YouTube video)
2016-05-17 00:00 Humans TXT
2016-05-12 00:00 GeoCities Forever
2016-05-12 00:00 Whenever I come across an apparently empty web page I take a look at the source, because I am afraid to miss something.
2016-05-12 00:00 Microsoft Linux
2016-05-11 00:00 I did not know the term Brutalist Websites existed.
2016-05-11 00:00 The Next Rembrandt
2016-05-10 00:00 Universal Greeting Time
2016-05-09 00:00 The 1993 Social Network. Interesting view of a common UNIX server as a social network.
2016-05-09 00:00 I hate it when people embed images on their sites and put an anchor around them in a way that the whitespace to both sides is part of the link. Seriously, how does that even happen?
2016-05-08 00:00 Blood Draining Game Peripheral. Was suspended, however.
2016-05-08 00:00 BSOD cosplay (via)
2016-04-27 00:00 How to root your Tesla and install Gentoo on it.
2016-04-25 00:00 visual crontab editor
2016-04-20 00:00 Hasn't been updated in a while, but here's a handful of posts by teachers, telling which hard- and software they are using in their workaday life. Quite fascinating.
2016-04-19 00:00 Real Life First Person Shooter. There is a second level, too.
2016-04-19 00:00 It just caught my eye (well, ear, that is) that Microsoft named their search engine after the sound of an error message.
2016-04-17 00:00 Hitting ' (single quote) on Firefox will open a search box for links on the page.
2016-04-14 00:00 my current wallpaper
2016-04-13 00:00 I just downloaded a web page because I wanted a local copy. After hitting Ctrl S firefox prompted me with the save dialog box and chose a file name by itself: the page's title. I never before actually noticed that, but now it annoys me. Why would it use the title instead of the actual file name? Meh.
2016-04-13 00:00 VIM Adventures. "Learning VIM while playing a game"
2016-04-12 00:00 What is RUE?
2016-04-12 00:00 Terran Computational Calendar
2016-04-11 00:00 SQL Island is a funny little game that provides a pretty laid-back way of learning SQL.
2016-03-14 00:00 There is a short story by Jorge Luis Borges entitled "The Library of Babel", in which he describes a library that contains, in the form of books of 410 pages each, all conceivable and possible combinations of a certain charset. In other words, the library would contain everything that was or will ever be written. Also any gibberish you may or may not imagine. At libraryofbabel.info you'll find a digital library of this very kind as a work in progress. Pretty fascinating to dig around in there.
2016-03-14 00:00 "At its heart, web design should be about words."
2016-02-10 00:00 Oh noez. I just noticed that orteil released Cookie Clicker v2. This grants him my undivided (albeit temporary) hatred, because there goes my productivity.
2016-02-07 00:00 Laura Poitras is turning mass surveillance into an objet d'art: Astro Noise
2016-02-07 00:00 archive.org has a collection of malware from the 80s and 90s running in DOSbox. Nice to look at.
2016-02-07 00:00 A guy named VileR made a collection of classic text mode and BIOS fonts, some of them with an expanded character set. The download comes with .ttf and bitmap fonts. VileR also does this kind of stuff.
2016-02-06 00:00 Dead Drops. Did I really miss to link this?
2016-02-06 00:00 electric sheep
2016-01-30 00:00 Hacker Typer
2016-01-26 00:00 USB CapsLocker and its rebuild.
2016-01-14 00:00 I just learned that you can get rid of viruses with magic assistance.
2016-01-13 00:00 Conway's Game of Life. Read about it on Wikipedia. Toy around with your name or any other word.
2016-01-09 00:00 making wifi visible
2015-12-31 00:00 "Hello World" Programs
2015-12-10 00:00 News just told me that today would have been Ada Lovelace's 200th birthday. Great day to recommend a novel: The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Read it.
2015-11-26 00:00 WINDOWS93
2015-11-24 00:00 OneStepBack GTK theme. Call me unprogressive, but I like themes of this kind. Always wanted a Raleigh-ish GTK3 theme, but I guess this one will do.
2015-11-24 00:00 Ever ssh'd into your coffee-machine?
2015-11-23 00:00 melting HDDs using thermite welding - just in case you really want nobody to be able and recover your data.
2015-11-20 00:00 Note to self: take a look at the "Checkbox Hack". Might be fun to tinker with a little.
2015-11-17 00:00 The Sounds of Dialup Modems and Related Equipment
2015-11-15 00:00 Doomguy, made of HTML and CSS. Kind of proud of this, as I am so not a programmer. Was fun to write this script, though.
2015-11-13 00:00 You can add +anything to your email address just before the @ and still recieve the mail. It will even help you to sort and filter the incoming mail. See Gmail Help on this. How did I not know this yet? Seriously, how? (via)
2015-11-13 00:00 Net names for safe shelter. The idea of using norwegian law, norwegian tlds to keep data from crossing borders unencrypted and thereby ensure privacy. Interesting thought.
2015-11-10 00:00 Logical Element
2015-11-10 00:00 Stockholm Syndrome: "I love my computer." Take a look at the other cartoons, too.
2015-11-09 00:00 There is Tetris fanfiction out there.
2015-11-09 00:00 "PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware."
2015-11-07 00:00 "The [European] Commission is considering putting the simple act of linking to content under copyright protection". Yuck.
2015-11-07 00:00 Discussed GUIs with a colleague the other day. He asked me if I was still using XFKDCE.... XFKDCE. Dude.DUDE.
2015-11-06 00:00 A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages
2015-11-06 00:00 Linux for Janitors
2015-11-05 00:00 Bastard Operator From Hell. Just in case someone did not yet read this.
2015-11-04 00:00 The Password Haystack method
2015-11-04 00:00 Atom Smasher's Error Message Generator
2015-10-02 00:00 "The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." - Abraham Lincoln
2015-10-02 00:00 Star Wars Spoofs
2015-09-30 00:00 Reverse Image Search
2015-09-28 00:00 The Internet Mapping Project
2015-09-28 00:00 '"The disease has been spotted in Madagascar" may be the single most rewarding line of text in all gaming.' - unmortalguy, 2014-05-28
2015-09-28 00:00 hardwareporn.tumblr.com
2015-07-08 00:00 Math Limerick: ( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 92 + 0
2015-07-08 00:00 Data Center Noise
2015-06-17 00:00 What color is it?
2015-06-13 00:00 fsv - 3D File System Visualizer
2015-06-13 00:00 Jurassic Systems
2015-06-10 00:00 Tracky Birthday - Websiiite (YouTube video)
2015-06-06 00:00 Lego Tux
2015-06-03 00:00 ZBar. A handy little tool for Windows that will add a taskbar on your second display showing only the programs running on this very display.
2015-06-03 00:00 xkcd cli version
2015-06-03 00:00 DownloadMoreRAM.com
2015-05-17 00:00 Phantom of the Floppera (YouTube video). see also: http://georgewhiteside.net/projects/diskette-organ/
2015-05-17 00:00 A.N. Lucas's 88x31 button Collection
2015-05-17 00:00 PCI Vendor and Device Lists
2015-05-17 00:00 Computer Programmer minifigure
2015-05-17 00:00 I Am An Insane Rogue AI
2015-05-15 00:00 xkcd: Responsible Behaviour
2015-05-15 00:00 The World's First Internet Special-Characters Poem
2015-05-15 00:00 "I introduced my 5-year-old and 2-year-old to startx and xmonad. They're DELIGHTED!" Early education. Done right.
2015-05-15 00:00 Windows 8 Repair Tool
2015-05-15 00:00 insulted by sudo
2015-05-15 00:00 Star Wars via telnet: $ telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
2015-05-15 00:00 ASCIIQuarium
2015-05-15 00:00 Star Wars via traceroute: $ traceroute -m 66
2015-05-15 00:00 "Love is Hate. War is Peace. Windows is stable." (via)
2015-05-13 00:00 MooGNU (YouTube video)
2015-05-13 00:00 Suicide Linux. "Any time you type any remotely incorrect command, the interpreter creatively resolves it into rm -rf / and wipes your hard drive."
2015-05-11 00:00 Candy Box 2 - ASCII art game - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Box
2015-05-11 00:00 Winamp Classic skin for Audacious