"To follow in the way of karate is not an easy journey. It is a test of the body and the spirit."

"You've made a mission to the moon, but so have the deadly SPACE INVADERS".

Man, these manuals were rocking!

Character generator: device or software that produces static or animated text (news crawls, credits rolls) for keying into a video stream.


TIL the term "automatic " - early transactional (electro-)mechanical parallel computation machine used at horse races to calculate biddings in the 1920s.



If your choice is still that chicken or a coup, please chose the chicken.

When I once programmed in (executed by ghostscript), does that count as programming or is it as blasphemous as saying I have experience when I actually used ?

Life can be complicated.

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Calling Dr. DOS
Dr. DOS, Dr. DOS
Get up now
(Wake up now)

"If you set to work to believe everything, you will tire out the believing-muscles of your mind, and then you'll be so weak you won't be able to believe the simplest true things."

-- Lewis Carroll (Quoted in The Letters of Lewis Carroll, 1979)

Maybe the cliché that programmers were bad in UI design was wrong in the first place.

It got worse since you could actually study it.

Even that once famous-for-usability shopping site from The Jeff is a modern mess.

Today I have to play whack-a-mole with scrollbars, borders, buttons -- with EVERY SINGLE ELEMENT.

It doesn't matter whether it's an application or a web page.

This mess is interoperable, platform independent, and highly available 24/7, but no one planned for disaster recovery.

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Ein großer Schock am morgen: Wo jetzt gähnende Leere ist, sollte eigentlich die stolze 300 Jahre alte Eiche Grandma stehen.

Übernacht haben sie den Baum kaltblütig abgesägt. Dieser Baum war älter als eure beschissenen Autos.

#ripgrandma #Danni1610 #keinea49

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The finished machine: Zenith Z-100 with dual Goteks!

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