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oh no. I seemed to have written an i286 cpu emulator and also an HTML window system capable of rendering bitmap fonts and am intercepting 16-bit windows kernel calls. how did this happen.

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another day writing papers for scientific journals. everybody keeps asking me if they can read them. buddy, they won't even let me read them

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I wrote a personal essay on federated social web meets the rogue archivists, the nuance and power of forgetting, and building social software around consent and archival resistance. wilkie.how/posts/social-archiv

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It is 2074. Copyright is no longer extended since rich people no longer die. All librarians are unseen outlaws building archives underground. This is their story.

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imaging some floppies that are as old as I am. here's hoping somebody images me someday.

I have 3d scanned my favorite grave. Lester loved the movie Jaws so much, he commissioned a tombstone copy of the movie poster. I will always appreciate posthumous copyright infringement.

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Obviously, Microsoft should relieve me of this dilemma and open source the leaked operating systems that are old enough to vote.

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also, knowing the source code for the OS you are writing an emulator for is just sitting there does take some of the fun out of it, I admit.

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leaking the Windows source code in order to package it with Bill Gates conspiracy theory misinfo was not the software preservation event I had predicted

similarly, we shouldn't fix student proctoring systems... we should get rid of exams.

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sometimes, to escape 2020, I look back to last year when things also sucked

my favorite part is where they rescheduled a March holiday to a date in May... a week after the term has ended. very reasonable.

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there is a set of floppy disks I want but I am still bitter about somebody outbidding me on the porn ones

university: no recess, no holidays, only self-care days now. can't stay home, but can't go home either, all so you can't sue us. lol

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also, why would you want to play some dystopic cyberpunk game when you already live in a dystopia. also, and most importantly, when Spelunky 2 was just released.

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every time a video game studio does something unethical, I'll just keep shouting 'don't buy that video game.' buying it does not magically un-exploit the workers. mastodon.social/@wilkie/104887

all the folks saying, "ah, see, everybody is unproductive. working from home is a failure," need to tell me how they are able to ignore the pandemic and fascism so well

pundits talking about what Trump needs to do to win feels like listening to an audiobook of a mr. yuk sticker

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Biden telling Trump "would you shut up, man" is the first and only reasonable thing Biden has ever said. I recommend, next, universal healthcare maybe.

why the absolute fuck is there a presidential debate

I can't believe I didn't notice covid was over AGAIN. fool me twice, I guess.

if Adobe just gives us the source code / arcane magic for basically every macromedia app we might be able to preserve the digital 2000s.

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