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The Retrocomputing Museum
The Retrocomputing Museum is dedicated to programs that induce sensations that hover somewhere between nostalgia and nausea — the freaks, jokes, and fossils of computing history. Our exhibits include many languages, some machine emulators, and a few games.

Most are living history — environments that were once important, but are now merely antiques. A few never previously existed except as thought experiments or pranks. Most, we hope, convey the hacker spirit — and if not that, then at least a hint of what life was like back when programmers were real men and sheep were nervous.

The curators of the Museum are Eric S. Raymond and John Cowan. See Eric's offer for more about the kinds of things we build and collect.
code  geek  software 
august 2019 by kkennedy
Eat The Future -
The money quote: "The moral is clear. Republicans don’t have a mandate to cut spending; they have a mandate to repeal the laws of arithmetic."
economics  geek  krugman  4ff 
february 2011 by kkennedy
The Vega Science Trust - Richard Feynman lectures
FTA: 'Chosen by the New Scientist - best on-line videos 2007. A set of four priceless archival video recordings from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) of the outstanding Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman - arguably the greatest science lecturer ever. Although the recording is of modest technical quality the exceptional personal style and unique delivery shine through.'
video  geek  history  science  reference  presentation  feynman  physics  4ff 
july 2009 by kkennedy
WWdN: In Exile: regarding the difference between embracing and exploiting geek culture
I feel ya, Wil. -- FTA: 'I loved the idea of creating a video that celebrates our culture and shows that we're proud to be in it. That's what I thought this would be, but I feel like we ended up with some kind of self-promoting internet marketing thing that plays right into established stereotypes, and hopes that The Cool Kids will let us hang out with them.

I am a geek. I have been all my life, and I know that those guys are nothing like me and my friends. If we're going to celebrate and embrace geek culture, we should have geeks leading the effort, not popular kids who are pretending to be geeks because it's the easy way to get attention during the current 15 minute window.'
may 2009 by kkennedy
Retropolis Transit Authority -
Nifty tee shirts from the future that never was
scifi  geek 
february 2009 by kkennedy
R2-d2 Server Monitor: R2-D2's In Ur Serverz, Monitoring Ur Packetz
Follow your geekdom, folks. Embrace your nerditude. These guys did, and it's AWESOME.
funny  geek  hacks  hardware  monitoring  starwars 
july 2008 by kkennedy
Neal Stephenson: The Fork - Science Fiction versus Mundane Culture
Simply EXCELLENT vidcast / audio-only podcast (both available) by Neal Stephenson discussing SF as a genre, the evolution of media culture, and the SF Geek vs. the Mundane (38 minutes)
geek  scifi  writing  media  culture 
july 2008 by kkennedy
-- TOTALLY cool. This is like unto GoogleFS. perl-based. woot.
backup  database  geek  p2p 
june 2007 by kkennedy
Charlie's Diary: Shaping the future
Putting it all together...'10Tb is an interesting number. That's a megabit for every second in a year — there are roughly 10 million seconds per year. That's enough to store a live DivX video stream — compressed a lot relative to a DVD, but the same overall resolution — of everything I look at for a year, including time I spend sleeping, or in the bathroom. Realistically, with multiplexing, it puts three or four video channels and a sound channel and other telemetry — a heart monitor, say, a running GPS/Galileo location signal, everything I type and every mouse event I send — onto that chip, while I'm awake. All the time. It's a life log; replay it and you've got a journal file for my life. Ten euros a year in 2027, or maybe a thousand euros a year in 2017. (Cheaper if we use those pesky rotating hard disks — it's actually about five thousand euros if we want to do this right now.) '
future  geek  history  society  predictions 
may 2007 by kkennedy
Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy
The Greatest Generation Gap Since Rock and Roll -- New York Magazine
future  geek  identity  media  privacy  society 
march 2007 by kkennedy
- a photoset on Flickr
november 2006 by kkennedy
Gavyn Davies does the maths
Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian |
math  history  geek  statistics 
august 2006 by kkennedy
Blackmask Online
There are 20157 books for you to choose from!
geek  media  scifi  ebook 
april 2006 by kkennedy
Simon Willison's Weblog
PHP, Python, CSS, XML and general web development
blog  django  geek  python  webdev  ajax  xml 
march 2006 by kkennedy
Continuing Intermittent Incoherency
Alex Russell being boring, when comprehensible
blog  geek  ajax 
march 2006 by kkennedy
eyeOS | Web Based Desktop System.
Taking your data and applications everywhere.
os  geek 
march 2006 by kkennedy
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