Excellent interview with the CTO of Raptor Computing Systems (vendors of fully-open POWER9 workstations):
I'm happy to introduce our new ultra-low tech CMS for smol, accessible websites. The goal was to make something that could be self-hosted, but friendly enough for people who don't SFTP or use a terminal. 3 PHP files, Apache, and Gemtext. Should work on any dumb old Apache host; a technical person could manage many of these for friends and family with zero maintenance. Happy to answer any questions or take bug reports.
No user-facing computer program should require more than 400MHz of CPU or 1GB of RAM.
Those are numbers that I overinflated for sheer generosity - honestly I think even these specs are pushing it.
My little lambda calculus primer is on the HN front-page this morning.
RETURN · Is a research project designed for the experimental disclosure and artistic investigation of Amazon's return infrastructure ..
My today's game is now on Itch.io
itch.io is a platform for indies video games. First time I join it as a creator, my new game Z-hack is modest but it exists and I'm proud of it
You can find many good games there, most of them are free. A few gems like Celeste, Noita, Amon Us or Urtuk ended on more common stores such as Steam when they got popular.
This is so Merveilles it even hurts: https://simonstalenhag.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-dos
"A collection of ambient tracks, composed with Impulse Tracker, running on a Pentium 266 Mhz. Tracks use mostly samples from Casio SA21 and Yamaha Portasound PSS280. I also sampled a few patches from my Reface DX, and imported some data files from my DOS disk".
by Rek and Devine of Hundred Rabbits.
This talk, which was featured as a keynote at LibrePlanet 2022, is about the dangers and shortcomings of relying on always-online proprietary platforms. Hundred Rabbits will share how they reimagined their software to encourage the reuse, repair and maintenance of existing hardware.
We spoke with the FSF, and we found an arrangement so we could have access to a somewhat reliable internet connection for the event, and so we'll be happy to give a keynote at the upcoming LibrePlanet, March 19 and 20!
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