This trad metal album I bought recently is great. Just some fun straight-up oldschool metal. Been enjoying the hell out of it.
And this is a terrific oldschool style thrash album:
And this is a terrific classic style death metal album:
While I'm on the subject of heavy metal: Encyclopaedia Metallum is an absolute treasure. It's a shockingly comprehensive database of detailed info about just about every metal band ever, their discographies, review, info about their members, etc etc. Over 100,000 bands, entirely independent & not for profit.
Another lost treasure of the internet is the sci.electronics.repair FAQ.
Just look at this goddamn thing. Thousands and thousands of words, chock-full of battle tested wisdom, enough to help anyone with some motivation solve their problems. Zero monetization, zero bullshit. What ever happened to that Internet? I sure do miss it.
@ieure At some point in this FAQ, the writer mentions that a common way VCRs were abused was as "toy storage".
I can totally see this issue arising as a parent.
Luckily, that won't be a problem for us, we don't have any VCRs!
@ieure every once in a while when I take leave of my senses I think about writing an NNTP interface to Reddit, and then categorizing subreddits I to newsgroups.
Then sanity returns and I move on with a "What the hell was I thinking..."
Maybe some day.
I actually looked into NNTP a bit when I first had this cockamamie idea. ITS A MESS. Long before XML or YAML or any form of data encapsulation. Email to NNTP is a cinch in that context.
Oh god, if we talk about it too much, IT MIGHT HAPPEN.
"My VCR wouldn't play my Rambo tape so I opened it up and found this silver
thing was out of line - you know, all cockeyed. So I tried to straighten
it with a pair of Vise Grips(tm) but I must not have done it quite right as
now all I get is snow and it makes these crunching noises. Maybe you will
have more luck"
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