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You know how the source code to Infocom's games was posted to Github?

hackers.town/@drwho/1019445493

Here's Stever Meretzky's manual on how to learn ZIL (Zork Implementation Language). I don't know if it's enough formal grammar to write an interpreter or compiler, but I think it might be enough to get started...

archive.org/download/Learning_

lol https://lobste.rs/s/izv547/how_i_discovered_easter_egg_android_s

this guy

- sniffed the traffic for the android security system
- disassembled their secret apk they send when you cna decode the messages
- rewrote the whole service
- found a message 'contact us' in the code, wrote them
- they called him back a few months later
- didn't take him on because he wasn't good enough in developing a base64 encoder over a telephone interview

So these are the mega-brains at google.

As #Easter is coming up, a reminder that rabbits are very complex animals with more needs than most realise.

They live 10 or more years, aren't usually big on being cuddled, cost as much as a dog, and need a lot of time, space to run around, and attention. They should allay be kept in pairs at least.

A whopping *75%* of rabbits in the UK are neglected. Please, if thinking of getting a bunny, know what you're getting into or stick with chocolate bunny.nipple.solutions

@tsutsuii Hi, do you have friends who use friends.nico? Do you know where they plan to migrate (just curious!)?

Today, it was announced that one of Japan's large Mastodon servers, friends.nico, will be shut down after a month.

There have been changes to operators on large servers so far, but it is the first time for large servers to be shut down, and attention is being paid to what effect this may have.

Japan's mastodon user's timeline is temporarily bustling with this topic.

Official announcement
blog.nicovideo.jp/niconews/105

News Site Articles
itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/19
#mastodon

LRT: This is your last chance to sign up for a PCB! The form closes probably tomorrow! :D

# on Freenode is doing a PCB run of TubeTimeUS's Snark Barker (Sound Blaster 1.0 clone), and you're invited! All you have to do is fill out this survey:

goo.gl/forms/Iubo5HCcLHVoRI7h1

Boards will probably cost ~$10 USD + S&H. Special thanks to @wohali for arranging this!

I am a fake retrocomputing fan, part 97:

I was today years old when I learned that DOOM maps are stored in 2D and don't have a height component (so they can't stack rooms to top of each other)...

I thought it did the whole model=>view=>projection=>rasterization rendering pipeline for all objects!

Car analogy time.

I like retro computers more than modern gaming machines in the same way that I like a 67 Mustang fastback more than a Tesla.

The Tesla may be objectively, safer, faster, more efficient, and more reliable, but I sure know which one I'd rather take for a spin.

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) Show more

Mister Feisty Britches Jr. enjoying his afternoon nap in the sun.

#Cats
#Photography

Note: This is just the PCBs. BOM and other instructions are provided on the Github repo:

github.com/schlae/snark-barker

# on Freenode is doing a PCB run of TubeTimeUS's Snark Barker (Sound Blaster 1.0 clone), and you're invited! All you have to do is fill out this survey:

goo.gl/forms/Iubo5HCcLHVoRI7h1

Boards will probably cost ~$10 USD + S&H. Special thanks to @wohali for arranging this!

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