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Flat Rate Postage

Off-topic. Flat rate postage. Think USPS and Amazon Prime. We must thank Charles Babbage, the father of computing, for coming up with the idea. In the 1953 book “Faster than Thought,” the author ta...

Unix History Repo

The code commits of the Unix operating system from the software’s inception in the 70s as 2.5 thousand lines of code to its 30 million line of code in 2018 is now stored on GitHub @ dspinellis/unix...

Error Messages

I read this in a 1966 computer humor book that I found funny but true regarding coders handling error messages. “What could be simpler than ‘AN IMPOSSIBLE ERROR HAS OCCURRED ON AN UNSPECIFIED UNIT ...

Knight Rider

A show that one can appreciate the mindset of the 80s when it comes to artificial intelligence plus sci-fi is the hero Knight Rider and his AI-based Trans Am. As kids, the show played with our imag...

Firefox Browser

ou can always trust the Firebox browser, the browser that was built over Netscape to power the entire web browsing experience, to be there for your web productivity. I stopped using Firefox on Linu...

Hackers Movie Guide

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, shared via Twitter an ebook version of the Hacker’s Movie Guide 2022-2023 edition - the complete list of hackers and cybersecurity movies. The book includes a fo...

Windows 31

Windows 3.1 is 30 years old today. Raspberry Pi/Custom Pc magazine has an article about it

Space Invaders

“The Space Invader” (October 17, 2013) archived article by Simon Parkin in the New Yorker tells how the legendary Space Invaders game was invented in 1978 by Tomohiro Nishikado. The game is about s...

Atari on Vinyl

I found two 80s Atari vinyl which include music and story telling. The covers are exactly as the games. How odd is that. The ones that I found were Missile Command and Yars Revenge. I also found As...

Typing Code In

I wish to suggest two techniques of my own on learning while coding - 1) when learning something new by example, don’t copy/paste from the source. Type it in - word by word, line by line, instead. ...