"The word 'diary' comes from the Latin diarium ("daily allowance," from dies, "day"). The word 'journal' comes from the same root (diurnus, "of the day") through the Old French jurnal (the modern French for 'day' being jour)."
an interesting old thread of mine about ppus (reposted with working link)
Some wild things happening over in McCLIM development land http://turtleware.eu/posts/Tixel-Viewer.html
Here's something I have never seen before.
The binary for the graphical calculator works BOTH as a graphical user interface, and is equally usable in the console without the GUI.
The same rom file can be used with both the cli and gui emulators.
Ok, I now have permission to talk about this project in full and in public. I'm working with Alan Kay to build six replicas* of a Xerox PARC Alto display for use in a museum exhibit**. Visitors will see a real Alto and then walk over to one of the replicas to futz with Smalltalk '78***.
Here's a nice writeup of a different project that rejuvenated an actual Alto.
"I find the vision of freely trading ideas, techniques, and code appealing—I am passionate myself about sharing information and ideas ... I want a world in which there is a strong population of craftsmen developers, who deeply care about the quality of their software, and who mentor each other to further pursue the limits of computing.
Unfortunately, throwing our code [at and to] large corporations—will not get us there... "
The Gullible Software Altruist
First-ever Gitea pull request from a remote instance!!! 🎉🥳
I've been waiting for this moment for months now!
The code hasn't been pushed to https://gitea.com/Ta180m/gitea yet since it's incredibly messy, but I'll clean it up tomorrow and also submit a draft pull request to upstream Gitea.
(Technical implementation information: https://gitea.com/Ta180m/gitea/issues/7)
TIL about Mobilizon, a federated Meetup/Facebook event alternative: https://joinmobilizon.org/en/
Will be handy since I'm moving to California soon.
(H/T rek2's gemlog: gemini://rek2.hispagatos.org/posts/2022-07-10-July-Alicante-hope.gmi)
The World3 model from the Club of Rome
"A study in 2008 found that 30 years of data compare favorably with key features of a business-as-usual scenario called the "standard run", which results in collapse of the global system midway through the 21st century."
Building simple, low-maintenance programs that reward curiosity about their internals.
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