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BASIC Engine
"The BASIC Engine is a very low-cost single-board home computer with advanced 2D color graphics and sound capabilities, roughly comparable to late-1980s or early-1990s computers and video game consoles. It can be built at home without special skills or tools and using readily available components for under 10 Euros in parts, or mass-produced for even less."
code  computer  hardware  electronics  diy 
july 2018 by garrettc
IDEA – nonverbal algorithm assembly instructions
IDEA is a series of nonverbal algorithm assembly instructions, created by Sándor P. Fekete, Sebastian Morr, and Sebastian Stiller.
algorithm  computer  science  visualisation 
march 2018 by garrettc
Pi Zero W Starter Kit
Everything* you need to get started with the Pi Zero W, including an SD card with operating system pre-loaded, a smart and colourful Pibow Zero W case, and even one of our lovely Blinkt! multicolour LED strips to take your first steps with coding in Python!
python  raspberrypi  computer  technology 
february 2017 by garrettc
The Mark I Computer at Harvard
Many terms commonly used in computer programming originated with Mark I.
These terms, nowadays digital, originally referred to physical features of the machine and the paper tape that encoded the programs.
history  technology  computer  computing  patch  bug  loop 
february 2017 by garrettc
Count to ten when a plane goes down...
A cautionary tale about rumours and conspiracy theories.
airline  computer  history 
july 2014 by garrettc
Satellite Eyes
Mac app that changes your desktop to the satellite view of where you are.
computer  mapping  maps  imagery  satellite 
june 2012 by garrettc
Will Ford learn that software isn't manufactured?
"Automobile manufacturing companies like Ford need to acknowledge that they are no longer making automobiles with attached computer systems. In reality, they are making computer control systems with attached motion mechanisms." - Alan Cooper
userexperience  manufacturing  car  computer  userinterface 
july 2011 by garrettc
The Xerox Star UI
The Ministry of Type investigates the limitations that the UI designers of the Xerox Star had to deal with. Fascinating.
userinterface  design  computer  limitation 
may 2009 by garrettc
Working With History in Bash
Excellent tips on configuring your shell environment to make history a little more useful.
bash  geek  computer  shell  unix  linux  howto  tips  hacks  cli 
july 2008 by garrettc
Abstract Satellite Images of Earth
"The images you see [...] were taken at the turn of the Millennium, when NASA’s scientists had a brilliant idea: to scan through 400,000 images taken by the Landsat 7 satellite and display only the most the most beautiful"
art  computer  earth  environment  nasa  photography  satellite  science  wallpaper 
july 2008 by garrettc
Making bridges talk
Tom Armitage has hooked Tower Bridge in London up to Twitter, brilliant!
information  london  machines  technology  twitter  messaging  API  bridge  computer  hacks 
march 2008 by garrettc
Automotive interface design
CNet runs through some of the best and worst examples of in-car LCD use. They all look terrible to me, is this really the best the car manufacturers can do?
design  hci  lcd  userexperience  userinterface  car  computer 
february 2008 by garrettc
The History of Visual Communication
"The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication." No idea when I'll find the time to read this.
analysis  art  computer  data  drawing  education  graphics  history  ideas  infographics  inspiration  interesting  learning  photography  print  reading  reference  research  visualisation  design 
february 2008 by garrettc
Laws of Development
Laws, axioms and rules pertaining to mainstream software/web development
architecture  design  computer  geek  programming  software  philosophy  humour  fun  interesting  webdevelopment 
july 2007 by garrettc
SIMILE Project
"SIMILE is focused on developing robust, open source tools based on Semantic Web technologies that improve access, management and reuse among digital assets." - lots of cool data tools basically.
application  browser  collaboration  content  semantics  extensions  gadget  ideas  information  internet  management  library  science  plugin  projects  socialsoftware  visualisation  webdevelopment  webstandards  computer  tools  hacks 
november 2006 by garrettc
Art from Atari 2600 cartridges. I want one of these for my wall.
art  code  data  digital  gallery  graphics  history  images  visualisation  visual  programming  software  technology  atari  game  computer 
september 2006 by garrettc
History of the Button
"Tracing the history of interaction design through the history of the button, from flashlights to websites and beyond."
culture  design  gui  hci  history  interaction  interface  research  resource  software  technology  toys  usability  userexperience  userinterface  computer 
september 2006 by garrettc
Mac OS X: What Are All Those Processes?
Guide to all the stuff going on under the hood, Geeky and useful.
admin  geek  guide  information  mac  osx  management  process  reference  server  shell  technology  tutorial  unix  sysadmin  computer 
september 2006 by garrettc
I/O Brush
I remember seeing this a little while ago and forgot to save the link. Very very cool, the world as a palette.
art  camera  cool  design  digital  drawing  education  entertainment  fun  gadget  graphics  hci  ideas  inspiration  interaction  interesting  interface  media  multimedia  painting  projects  research  scanner  science  software  mit  video  visual  visualisation  textures  technology  userinterface  computer  colour  tools  hacks 
august 2006 by garrettc
LSL Wiki : HomePage
In depth resource for the Secondlife scripting language
api  code  secondlife  software  scripting  programming  reference  language  information  howto  game  lsl  webdevelopment  computer 
july 2006 by garrettc
PLOrk: The Princeton Laptop Orchestra
The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) is a newly established ensemble of computer-based musical meta-instruments.
music  multimedia  cool  computer 
march 2006 by garrettc
Japanese Facemarks (smileys)
I often come across these in IRC from friends over that side of the world. This is a handy list of the most popular.
cool  culture  design  interesting  internet  japan  language  social  writing  emoticons  font  computer 
december 2005 by garrettc
Sed - An Introduction and Tutorial
"How to use sed, a special editor for modifying files automatically. If you want to write a program to make changes in a file, sed is the tool to use."
code  development  guide  howto  learning  linux  opensource  osx  programming  reference  cli  computer  tips  tricks 
december 2005 by garrettc
Setting up a Linux Mail Server
Comprehensive overview for setting up a whole mail system
email  howto  network  mail  opensource  software  tutorial  server  linux  computer 
november 2005 by garrettc
Mac OS X System Startup
What goes on under the hood of OS X during startup
apple  mac  osx  reference  computer 
november 2005 by garrettc
Technovia: What to do when a PC goes wrong
Great advice for UKers on how to go about asserting your rights
advice  business  gadget  guide  howto  money  uk  rights  consumer  law  legal  shop  computer  tips 
september 2005 by garrettc
GUIdebook: Graphical User Interface gallery
A website dedicated to preserving and showcasing Graphical User Interfaces, as well as various materials related to them.
UserInterface  operatingsystem  gui  computer 
september 2005 by garrettc
Teaching Turing
Learn how Turing Machines work, via We Make Money Not Art
cool  fun  learning  programming  software  teaching  turing  computer 
august 2005 by garrettc
Finding warez using Google
I won't condone software piracy, but this is pretty clever.
bittorrent  china  downloads  funny  geek  google  guide  language  search  software  torrent  computer  hacks 
august 2005 by garrettc
Project to add CVS awareness to the OSX Finder
apple  development  osx  software  cvs  finder  computer 
march 2005 by garrettc

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