March 2024

Nielsen needs to think again

#computers #accessibility

February 2024

Why slow computing was a better learning experience

#computers #education

December 2023

My brushstrokes against AI-art

#computers #art

October 2023

David Revoy on Why Free and Open Source Software Matters

#computers #art #law

Kyoto Statement on End-To-End Encryption

#computers #security #law

August 2023

The Revitalizing Power of Indigenous Typography

Typefaces express sovereignty. Here’s how Musqueam found just the right type for its language.

#computers #language

ChatGPT's odds of getting code questions correct are worse than a coin flip

But its suggestions are so annoyingly plausible

#computers #language #attitudes

July 2023

ldd(1) and untrusted binaries

#computers #security

June 2023

Fast machines, slow machines

#computers #programming

A new view of the Manchester Computer

Seventy five years ago, the University’s ‘Baby’ computer became the first electronic computer with a read/write memory to run a program. To mark this historic event, Professor Jim Miles (University of Manchester Department of Computer Science) describes how a definitive new image of the Manchester computer was recreated using rediscovered original negatives.

#vintage #computers #photos

May 2023

Early Computer Art In The 50’s & 60’s

Fascinating, and highly relevant these days as it happens.

#computers #art

Building the Micro Mirror Free Software CDN

#cool #internet #computers

April 2023

Computer Folks Ignore History

#computers #attitudes

February 2023

Millions of DNA tests leaked after hackers breach company's 'forgotten' database

#computers #security

December 2022

La dure réalité de la « scalabilitée »

French language post about what it really takes to run a Mastodon instance and scale it as more people gather.

#fandom #social media #computers

November 2022

Undefined Isn’t Unpredictable

#computers #programming

September 2022

We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business

#vintage #computers

August 2022

Eriko Tamura: Oz

#vintage #computers #media

July 2022

AMD and Nvidia leaks show we are drunk on power, and the hangover is going to be brutal

The planet may burn but at least the end will be ray-traced at 8K

#computers #business #climate

April 2022

Inventing Postscript, The Tech That Took The Pain Out Of Printing

#computers #books

Oracle already wins 'crypto bug of the year' with Java digital signature bypass

Whole new meaning for zero consequences

#computers #security

March 2022

Revisiting the INMOS Transputer

#vintage #computers

Dear open source developers: despite the license, GNU Info is proprietary software. It uses a custom format not supported by any other app, that's overly complex and has no reason to exist except that its creator thought he was smarter than everyone. Use literally anything else.

#computers #updates

February 2022

I have no capslock and I must scream

This hits like a ton of bricks.

#computers #design

November 2021

70 years since LEO, the ‘world’s first business computer’.

#cool #vintage #computers

September 2021

Big problems at the timezone database

#computers #politics

It occurs to me that the General Public License is basically the United States Constitution of software development: a pioneering document that opened the floodgates, but is now out of touch and no longer suitable for the modern world.

#computers #law #updates

August 2021

How to Fork a Book: The Radical Transformation of Publishing

#computers #books

July 2021

From Idea to Icon: 50 Years of the Floppy Disk

#computers #culture

Intel Continues to Rehire Veterans: At Some Point They’ll Run Out

#computers #business

On Endianness

Byte Endianness in computers has been a constant source of conflict for decades. But is there really a clear advantage to one over the other? Let’s explore together!

#computers #science

June 2021

Irish police to be given powers over passwords

#computers #law

April 2021

Designers gone wild: most bizarre functioning computers

#computers #design

December 2020

Silicon Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

#vintage #computers #business

November 2020

Your Computer Isn't Yours

#computers #privacy

May 2020

Why we at $FAMOUS_COMPANY Switched to $HYPED_TECHNOLOGY

#computers #business #humor

April 2020

Breakthrough of Digital Culture: Finland accepts the Demoscene on its national UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity

#computers #media #culture

A circuit board from the Saturn V rocket, reverse-engineered and explained

#vintage #space #computers

November 2019

Silicon Valley hasn’t innovated since 1978

#computers #business

September 2019

Dates, Times, Calendars— The Universal Source of Data Science Trauma

Content warning: ableist language

#science #computers

August 2019

Linux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye

#computers #media

July 2019

Software woven into wire: Core rope and the Apollo Guidance Computer

#vintage #space #computers

June 2019

Photos Of Travelers Coming In And Out Of The US Have Been Hacked And Stolen

#computers #law #america

March 2019

Margaret Hamilton Led the NASA Software Team That Landed Astronauts on the Moon

Apollo’s successful computing software was optimized to deal with unknown problems and to interrupt one task to take on a more important one

#space #computers #gender

January 2019

Cemetery of Soviet computers

#vintage #computers #photos

November 2018

What Does It Take to Keep a Classic Mainframe Alive?

#vintage #computers

October 2018

Winamp 5.8 Media Player Released in All Its Nostalgic Glory

#cool #computers #vintage

May 2017

Women pioneered computer programming. Then men took their industry over.

#computers #gender

March 2017

Silicon Jungle’ now free via PG: Read about Kaypro, WordStar, Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘2010’ modem connection

#computers #books

November 2016

The Balanced Ternary Machines of Soviet Russia

#vintage #computers

October 2016

Interesting Photos of Computer Stores in the 1970s and 1980s

#vintage #computers #business #photos

August 2016

A very comprehensive and precise spec

#computers #humor #comics

Scene at MIT: Margaret Hamilton’s Apollo code

A brief history of the famous 1969 photo of the software that sent humans to the moon.

#cool #space #computers #vintage #photos

November 2015

Now that's what I call a Hacker

#computers #humor

February 2015

The curious case of the disappearing Polish S

And this is why you never override browser shortcuts. I don't care what you think you're accomplishing. Just don't.

#computers #language #history

December 2014

Barack Obama just became the first US president to write a computer program

#computers #politics

September 2014

NVIDIA's new GPU proves moon landing truthers wrong

#computers #space #science

July 2013

Cory Doctorow: Teaching Computers Shows Us How Little We Understand About Ourselves

#computers #education

April 2013

IT Security in a Nutshell

#computers #security #humor

March 2013

CS in VN

#computers #education