oh my god https://omar.website/tabfs/
“TabFS is a browser extension that mounts your browser tabs as a filesystem on your computer.”
“Now you don't need to code up a browser extension from scratch every time you want to do anything. You can write a script that talks to your browser in, like, a melange of Python and bash, and you can save it as a single ordinary file that you can run whenever, and it's no different from scripting any other part of your computer.”
story of the early Minecraft (2009)
Back in 2009, at the dawn of Minecraft, I wrote the first-ever custom Minecraft server software, using a small proxy to reverse-engineer the simple and unencrypted networking format. Before that, there was only creative mode client hacks (noclip, fly, superspeed) and simplistic console wrappers ("if !kick appears in chat, send /kick to the server" kinda crap).
My custom server's initial features included the first custom world generation, anti-cheats (no flying! no superspeed! no standing inside solid blocks!), the ability for server mods to turn invisible (to "spectate" new players), red player names for admins, and the ability to save/load multiple maps on the fly, (hopefully) without disconnecting anyone.
Initially everyone was thrilled and I was heralded as the "Minecraft Hacking God", but when I planned to release the software publicly for free and open-source, the community forum moderator suddenly did a 180 and threatened to ban me, taking issue with the fact that users would be able to program their own minigames before the official survival multiplayer came out.
"You're stealing money from Notch", they claimed, thinking that a quick 'n dirty Counter-Strike style "Zombies" game mode would be somehow equivocal to the premium "official" mobs that would soon follow, which included zombies as a staple, and therefore nobody would have a reason to buy the full version of the game anymore.
So instead of releasing the software for free, publicly, on the Minecraft forums... I just left my email address and told everyone to send me $10 if they want it.
A few people eagerly bought it. They didn't know how to mod it, so they sent it to the first person they encountered who claimed to be able to program. Then those people, perhaps not realizing this was paid software, would run it themselves and also freely give it away to literally anyone who joins their server and asks.
Thus, it spread like wildfire, and I only made like 10 sales total, which I almost entirely re-invested buying the game for myself and a few friends.
This is the event that started the entire modding trend for Minecraft, in general. My original server software was succeeded by a Python script, and then eventually Bukkit.
Later, Notch hired the entire Bukkit dev team to form his "Mojang" company, when he finally decided to stop working as a solo developer. Then he made a cool 2 billion dollars selling the company.
I did the opposite of steal money from Notch. Fuck.
Didn't get to do any real #coding, but I tweaked my #tmux status line a bit more, cleaned up some code and committed some old changes I hadn't committed yet, and sorted out some of my #browserTabs again.
Chrome-dev's built-in tab groups are finally useful now that you can easily collapse and move them. :)
Would be nice if they would automatically unload them from memory while collapsed too.
Not quite sure which #VideoGameMusic #soundtrack for #UtopiaCreationOfANation I prefer:
- The #Roland #MT32 version for #MSDOS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZvsb65oO8
- The #SNES version, which I've played my fair share of, and thus has quite some nostalgia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORZClHYziQk
- the #Amiga version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7RGtHOj8pM
- or the #AtariST version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elMiic5SS_Y
No individual image descriptions, but the first one is four of them floating in piping hot oil in a #castIron pan, and the rest is them cooled down, with or without a cinnamon sugar coating.
@privacyint no. stop. don't.
Instead, use *different* strong random passwords for most of your services, and keep them in a password manager.
most password managers will help you generate strong random passwords automagically.
asking people to change passwords often is pushing them to use the same weak password across different services. and that's a way bigger security issue than an old password, especially if the old password is long and random.
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