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Historical Browser Bugs
"A complete list and demonstrations of more than 1000 browser bugs, plus a bug table, Netscape bugs, CSS and HTML guides and much much more"
browser  bugs  compatibility  css  html  webdevelopment  webdesign  history 
8 days ago by garrettc
Exploration of 3D game maps.
programming  games  inspiration  history 
16 days ago by garrettc
Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History
"A chronology of various attempts through the last four centuries to visually organise and make sense of colour: from simple wheels to multi-layered pyramids, from scientific systems to those based on the hues of human emotion."
colour  history  visualisation  science 
5 weeks ago by garrettc
Evolution of the Scrollbar
Some iconic scrollbars recreated as faithfully as possible.
userinterface  scrolling  history  computing 
october 2019 by garrettc
Memex | The Power Upgrade for your Browser
Eliminate time spent bookmarking, retracing steps to recall a webpage, or copy-pasting notes into scattered documents.
browser  extension  history  search  tool  chrome  firefox 
october 2019 by garrettc
AT&T Archives: The UNIX Operating System - YouTube
"In the late 1960s, Bell Laboratories computer scientists Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson started work on a project that was inspired by an operating system called Multics, a joint project of MIT, GE, and Bell Labs. The host and narrator of this film, Victor Vyssotsky, also had worked on the Multics project. Ritchie and Thompson, recognizing some of the problems with the Multics OS, set out to create a more useful, flexible, and portable system for programmers to work with."
IFTTT  YouTube  video  unix  att  history  computing 
september 2019 by garrettc
Simulated Enigma machine.
"This notebook simulates an Enigma Machine and visualizes how it works. The Enigma Machine is an especially neat thing to visualize because it was electromechanical. As you used it, it moved. Instead of circuit traces, it had beautiful real wires connecting its pieces."
notebook  javascript  programming  history  wwii  encryption  enigma 
september 2019 by garrettc
Version Museum: A Visual History of Your Favorite Technology
Travel back in time to see what your favorite websites, operating systems, applicatons, and games used to look like. A huge gallery with lots of images showing older versions of technology.
history  design  interesting  internet  worldwideweb  software 
august 2019 by garrettc
The Crystal Palace Dinosaur statues
"See more images of each of the Crystal Palace Dinosaur statues and learn information about the different species."
london  science  history  victorian  dinosaurs 
august 2019 by garrettc
Constellations from Around the World
"You've probably heard of the Orion constellation, but what about the Wounded Ibex? This map shows the constellations imagined by more than 30 different cultures from around the world."
astronomy  history  culture  visualisation 
july 2019 by garrettc
The sound of the dialup, pictured
If you ever connected to the Internet before the 2000s, you probably remember how it sounded. But what do these sounds mean?
audio  internet  modem  communication  history  technology 
july 2019 by garrettc
Wade In The Water
Produced in 1994 by NPR and the Smithsonian Institution, Wade in the Water is a 26-part documentary series detailing the history of American gospel music and its impact on soul, jazz and R&B.
music  history  gospel  soul  jazz  rhythm  blues  podcast 
july 2019 by garrettc
Apollo 50th
"From October 2018 through December 2022, NASA will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program that landed a dozen Americans on the moon between July 1969 and December 1972."
moon  science  history  engineering  apollo  video  audio  photos 
june 2019 by garrettc
Hack the Moon
"Tells the remarkable story of the engineers behind the revolutionary technologies developed for the Apollo missions. Explore newly released photos, videos and stories about the unsung heroes behind the moon landing."
history  inspiration  moon  science  engineering  apollo 
june 2019 by garrettc
"The Spomenik Database explores Yugoslavia's historic and enigmatic endeavor into creating stunningly space-age abstract WWII monuments from 1960-1990."
architecture  art  sculpture  history  yugoslavia  travel 
june 2019 by garrettc
Apollo 11 in Real-time
A real-time interactive journey through the Apollo 11 mission. Relive every moment as it occurred in 1969.
apollo  audio  history  nasa  space  science 
june 2019 by garrettc
African Vernacular Architecture
"To promote and discuss the importance and beauty of African vernacular architecture"
africa  architecture  interesting  society  history 
june 2019 by garrettc
A Compendium of Abandoned Greenhouses
"Today I opened my computer and typed in my chosen search words of the day: "abandoned greenhouse". Little did I know how many photographs I was about to scroll through."
photography  photos  greenhouses  inspiration  history  abandoned 
may 2019 by garrettc
The Story of Spikey
The story of the Mathematica/Wolfrum logo.
maths  geometry  history  software  wolfram  brazil 
may 2019 by garrettc
Codex Atlanticus
An interactive visualization opens up new ways of exploring and sheds a new light onto the evolution of Leonardo Da Vinci’s thoughts
art  history  science  visualisation 
may 2019 by garrettc
The Village and The Village
"Baarle-Hertog is an enclave, a chunk of Belgium completely surrounded by the Netherlands. The main Dutch-Belgian border lies nearly 5 km to the south of here.

Baarle isn't a simple enclave either. It is a cluster of twenty-two different Belgian land parcels inside the Netherlands. And inside two of the larger Belgian enclaves are seven Dutch counter-enclaves (an enclave within another enclave). Pockets of the Netherlands nested inside Belgium, nestled inside the Netherlands."
history  travel  belgium  netherlands  europe  interesting 
may 2019 by garrettc
Iconic consoles of the IBM System/360 mainframes, 55 years old
"The IBM System/360 was a groundbreaking family of mainframe computers announced on April 7, 1964. This article describes the various S/360 models and how to identify them from the front panels. I'll start with the Model 30, a popular low-end system, and then go through the remaining models in order."
computers  design  history  ibm 
april 2019 by garrettc
Exclusive: Experience the Best Dinosaur Fossil of Its Kind in 3-D
In this lifelike interactive, come face-to-face with the remarkable armor and soft tissue of a 110-million-year-old nodosaur.
3D  inspiration  webdesign  history  science  dinosaurs 
april 2019 by garrettc
Inventions: You have women inventors to thank for these 50 things
"To compile a list of 50 things people never knew were invented by women, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed over a dozen news reports and historical articles on inventions, both by men and women, that changed history."
women  history  inventions  science  equality 
march 2019 by garrettc
Pac-Man: The Untold Story of How We Really Played The Game
"People can tell you how many levels, what patterns to follow to beat the levels and how to get a "perfect game". But until now, no one's ever told you how people really played the game in The 80s."
history  gaming  pacman  arcade 
march 2019 by garrettc
Lessons from 6 software rewrite stories
"A new take on the age-old question: Should you rewrite your application from scratch, or is that “the single worst strategic mistake that any software company can make”? Turns out there are more than two options for dealing with a mature codebase."
basecamp  development  programming  rewrite  software  mozilla  firefox  netscape  history 
february 2019 by garrettc
The 26,000-Year Astronomical Monument Hidden in Plain Sight
"On the western flank of the Hoover Dam stands a little-understood monument, commissioned by the US Bureau of Reclamation when construction of the dam began in 01931. The most noticeable parts of this corner of the dam, now known as Monument Plaza, are the massive winged bronze sculptures and central flagpole which are often photographed by visitors. The most amazing feature of this plaza, however, is under their feet as they take those pictures."
astronomy  clock  history  time  interesting  inspiration  longnow 
february 2019 by garrettc
An oral history of “Silicon” Roundabout | Forward Partners
Perhaps no property in Old Street shows how much the area has changed as the new White Collar Factory building on the roundabout itself. The building hosts companies like Adobe, Box.
IFTTT  Pocket  history  london  technology 
february 2019 by garrettc
Soviet Control Rooms
A collection of Soviet control rooms. Power stations, control towers etc.
history  design  engineering  userinterface  russia  inspiration 
february 2019 by garrettc
ASCII Art Archive
Here you will find a large collection of ASCII drawings and other related ASCII art images. Our collection of ASCII art is sorted into 539 categories based on different themes to help you find beautiful and inspiring typewrite art based on ASCII characters.
ascii  art  internet  history 
january 2019 by garrettc
Explore the Border
Discover all 208 Irish Border crossings, their history during the Troubles and what they look like today.
ireland  border  brexit  history  interesting 
january 2019 by garrettc
The World’s Writing Systems
"This web site presents one glyph for each of the world’s writing systems. It is the first step of the Missing Scripts Project , a long-term initiative that aims to identify writing systems which are not yet encoded in the Unicode standard. As of today, there are still 146 scripts not yet encoded in Unicode."
art  history  typography  writing  language  society  communication 
january 2019 by garrettc
The Route of a Text Message
"This is the third post in my full-stack dev (f-s d) series on the secret life of data. This installment is about a single text message: how it was typed, stored, sent, received, and displayed. I sprinkle in some history and context to break up the alphabet soup of protocols, but though the piece gets technical, it should all be easily understood."
history  infrastructure  messaging  sms  network  communication 
january 2019 by garrettc
Other types of mathematics? : math
An overview of where maths comes from, sort of.
mathematics  maths  history  society  interesting  cool 
january 2019 by garrettc
The Original Hacker's Dictionary
"This file, jargon.txt, was maintained on MIT-AI for many years, before being published by Guy Steele and others as the Hacker's Dictionary. Many years after the original book went out of print, Eric Raymond picked it up, updated it and republished it as the New Hacker's Dictionary. Unfortunately, in the process, he essentially destroyed what held it together, in various ways: first, by changing its emphasis from Lisp-based to UNIX-based (blithely ignoring the distinctly anti-UNIX aspects of the LISP culture celebrated in the original); second, by watering down what was otherwise the fairly undiluted record of a single cultural group through this kind of mixing; and third, by adding in all sorts of terms which are "jargon" only in the sense that they're technical. This page, however, is pretty much the original, snarfed from MIT-AI around 1988"
history  language  reference  computing  internet  networking 
january 2019 by garrettc
A Pirate's take on Strategy vs Tactics
"Strategy vs. Tactics is one of the most written-about topics in business, but most business books seem to explain it in ways that hinder the clarity of thought."
book  business  history  strategy  tactics 
january 2019 by garrettc
The Manhoff Archives
"Stalin's Soviet Union comes to life in full color with the discovery of a long-hidden collection of images."
archive  history  photography  russia  sovietunion 
november 2018 by garrettc
The Megalithic Portal
World-wide Ancient Site Database, Photos and Prehistoric Archaeology News with geolocation : The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map:
history  maps  science  geography  mapping 
november 2018 by garrettc
Letter locking
"Letterlocking refers to the technology of folding and securing an epistolary writing substrate to function as its own envelope – a vital communications technology before the invention of the mass-produced envelope in the 19th century."
history  communication  interesting  paper 
november 2018 by garrettc
How To Kill Your Tech Industry
"In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism."
computers  technology  feminism  sexism  equality  uk  history  programming 
november 2018 by garrettc
Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours
A recreation of the original 1821 color guidebook with new cross references, photographic examples, and posters designed by Nicholas Rougeux
design  colour  science  art  classification  history 
october 2018 by garrettc
Muslim rule and compass: the magic of Islamic geometric design
Islamic craftsmen turned geometry into an art form because pictures of people were not allowed in holy places. Dutchman Eric Broug - who lives in the north of England - has become a global ambassador for this design style. Here he explains why it fascinates him, and gives a step-by-step guide for a tiling of stars
design  art  islam  history  inspiration  geometry  mathematics 
october 2018 by garrettc
What Did Ada Lovelace's Program Actually Do?
In 1843, Ada Lovelace published the first nontrivial program. How did it work?
programming  history  computing  maths  adalovelace 
october 2018 by garrettc
Color Leap - History's Palettes
Search through 180 Color Palettes used throughout the last 4000 years. Find color combinations that stand the test of time and spark your imagination from history’s masters.
design  inspiration  colour  history 
september 2018 by garrettc
Web Design Museum
Web Design Museum exhibits over 900 unique designs from the years 1995 to 2005. Discover forgotten trends in web design.
history  design  webdesign  gallery  inspiration  museum  internet  worldwideweb 
september 2018 by garrettc
Ancient Androids: Even Before Electricity, Robots Freaked People Out
Shop for—and learn—about vintage and antiques. Browse the best of eBay, connect with other collectors, and explore the history behind your favorite finds.
robots  robotics  history 
august 2018 by garrettc
A history of Mafia mob wars
"There have been two mafia/mob wars in the United States that have changed the landscape of organized crime worldwide…"
history  twitter  thread  mafia  crime 
july 2018 by garrettc
Drawn Together: The Evolution of Architectural Scale Figures
"As they evolved, illustrated figures in architecture (sometimes called ‘scalies’) have grown to have more personality, color and life, serving as more than a means to measure relative distances, heights and widths in renderings."
architecture  history  design  inspiration  scale 
july 2018 by garrettc
Welcome to the official website for The Irish Famine Pot. A source of hope and sustenance for millions of people during the Great Famine of 1845-1850 in Ireland.
history  ireland  famine  society 
july 2018 by garrettc
Our World in Data
Living conditions around the world are changing rapidly. Explore how and why.
statistics  economics  history  data  world  society  visualisation  health 
july 2018 by garrettc
The original proposal of the WWW
HTML version of Tim Berners-Lee's original proposal for the World Wide Web "Information Management: A Proposal".
history  worldwideweb  technology  society 
july 2018 by garrettc
Below the Surface - Archeologische vondsten Noord/Zuidlijn Amsterdam
"Amsterdam drained a canal and put everything they found online, piece by piece, chronologically."
amsterdam  collection  history  museum  userinterface  inspiration  science 
july 2018 by garrettc
The Movie Poster Collection at the Harry Ransom Center
"The Movie Poster Collection at the Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin) spans the entire history of film: from the silent era to the present day. They're in the process of photographing, scanning and digitizing their entire 10,000 poster collection. Over 1,000 can now be viewed online, searched through and downloaded in high resolution for free."
art  design  film  history  poster  cinema  inspiration 
june 2018 by garrettc
Ancient Earth - What the globe used to look like
Plot where your address would be throughout geological history.
earth  fun  history  visualisation  geology 
june 2018 by garrettc
The crooked timber of humanity
Nearly two centuries ago, France was hit by the world’s first cyber-attack. Tom Standage argues that it holds lessons for us today
history  security  technology  telegraph  hacking  cool  culture 
may 2018 by garrettc
‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley - The Ringer
Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech nostalgia released a gumdrop-shaped PC called the iMac.
IFTTT  Pocket  antitrust  history  internet  microsoft  world  wide  web 
may 2018 by garrettc
Onboarding: A College Student Discovers A List Apart
Samantha Lynn weighs in on 20 years of ALA, 350 articles, and how far we’ve come as an industry.
archive  webdesign  webdevelopment  history  society  worldwideweb  internet 
may 2018 by garrettc
Amazing Aerial Photographs of Great American Cities Circa 1906
Click images to enlarge

In the late 19th century, an enterprising photographer named George R. Lawrence developed a keen interest in aerial photography. He first began taking pictures with the help of high ladders, towers, and airborne balloons.
photography  history  usa  newyork  sanfrancisco 
may 2018 by garrettc
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