I'm at Carnelian Coffee in PDX and they have an excellent cold brew (truly exceptionally good) and also minerals on display and books on minerals you can buy?? Also shocked that the minerals appear science themed rather than mysticism themed. (Nothing wrong with witch crystals but science rocks are more my aesthetic.)

I took snippets of the DEC BASIC-8 manual for the TSS/8 operating system and inserted them into a poetry generator. This is the poem. (The randomizer runs the same every time (no seeds though I could fake it) so this is in a sense *the* output.)

You know what's fun? Pressing a button and making this thing click and whirr and blink.

Having fun with BASIC-8 interpreter on the PDP-8/e at the Living Computers Museum in Seattle. Made a weird little landscape/flag generator.

I appreciate that this person picked a tag that also describes their state of being while tagging

worldpol 

omg this is cool, I only had to change one line of code and now my gath fork provides verrrry minimal Friendica compatibility! (the end time is the same as the start time, probably a bug on my end, but still, this is neat to see this working "for free" after implementing Event activities)

@liaizon Something else cool is that Hometown renders ActivityPub Events. This is an Event that has landed in my inbox, not a Note :)

My goal is to make an Events tab in Hometown that consumes these and you can see what events you are following in a calendar view or something (probably just a list to start)

Getting absolutely trashed on diet dr pepper and anime leather cat boys

I am re-reading The KLF's "The Manual: How to Have a Number One the Easy Way" (1988) for the first time in 15 years and WOW this is better than I remember

I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool gath.io

The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.

Check out more at my Patreon: patreon.com/posts/organizing-o

food 

My god, look at this absolutely lovely* Venn diagram showing the overlap (and non-overlap) of characters supported by various popular computing systems in 1972. Notably, the ¢ symbol is supported in IBM's EBCDIC but not in anything else. (ASCII here means what we now think of as 7-bit ASCII, only the first 128 ASCII codes. 256-character ASCII wouldn't be formally standardized until 1987 in ISO 8859!)

RFC 338 (PDF): rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc338.pdf

*lovely... but maddening

BBN in 1975: it's getting harder to make faster computers so we should get ready for multicore parallel processing sooner rather than later

ban.ai/multics/doc/a020480.pdf

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