things I forgot to bring:

* USB A to C cable
* CD drive

I hope my friend in high school is doing better than his fictional namesake

(book's spoiled by racist language tho)

I'm so old I was taught that the set of natural numbers didn't include zero

Caspian terns early in the morning don't have the sweetest of songs

gee, European Supplier, we just *love* to hear you rub it in that you're on vacation from now until well into September ...

North American vacation allocations are a joke; revolution, my spotty arse ...

You'll notice the people who are most upset about work-from-home are the ones whose only social outlet was a situation where people were forced to interact with them against their will.


Malcolm Gladwell slams working from home: 'What have you reduced your life to?'


During the 80's/90's there were various experiments with broadcasting software over TV and radio for people who were interested in those weird new "computer" things.

A few radio shows allotted time for broadcasting software over the air: Record the audio stream to tape cassette and load it back on your computer.

On TV an accessory was sold (forgot its name) that was a simple photoresistor you'd plug to your computer and place on the corner of your TV screen where a blinking black/white box would relay encoded data for your computer to store.

And then there was Teletext!

The BBC Micro had an adapter that let it view Teletext pages and even save them to file, so naturally they also broadcasted software over teletext.

Teletext archive (a bit slow): archive.teletextarchaeologist.

Teletext was broadcast as 'pages'. To view a page type its number into the 'P' box overhead.

Some of the text is corrupt because of the state of the VHS tapes the data was restored from but it's still worth a look!


gee thank Linus, I was really needing that NTLM support to talk to my networked scanner. Now I have to sneakernet an SD card back and forth

hey can anyone out there help me find critical/theoretical writing on hardware modding? (especially on video game hardware, but any kind of consumer modification of industrially-manufactured products would work)

I know that (e.g.) Stephanie Boluk and Patrick Lemieux have studied video game modding from a software perspective, but I don't know anyone studying hardware mods in particular.

(doesn't need to be "academic," just looking for stuff beyond tutorials and enthusiast press)

(boosts ok!)

That time in 2013 my music streamer misconfigured itself and broadcast harsh electronic noise instead of the calming devotional music it was supposed to

(Caution: link below is extreme electronics squarnking and could be considered highly unpleasant. Or alternatively great, if harsh noise is your thing)

I rescued a skunk this morning. Poor thing had its head stuck in a McDonald's McFlurry ® cup. It scampered off happily after I removed it. No-one got sprayed.

Just found a completely unused, unopened Google AIY Voice Kit, aka Raspberry Pi + interface board (w/ too many microphones because Google) + speaker.

I feel I need to turn it into a Buddha Machine loop player to redeem its existence. Now, where are my Boodler installation instructions?

The Commodore 64 is 40 years old. There are reports coming in that someone who started loading a game on launch day is getting pretty close to being able to play it "any day now"

We found a brand new, unused stunt kite in our basement. No idea how it got there

The saddest five words in the english language: Max Headroom reboot in development

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