30 second #caturday break from politics. (Old footage, from when my HUGE cat was a tiny little hyper thing. Also, this CM5 cabinet was a prop in the original Jurassic Park.)
I usually don't save tickets, but these two were special. Bowie, 1987 & The Locust / Lightning Bolt / Arab on Radar, 2002. #music
Often I will duplicate functionality of a command between the command line, wm key-combo, sms command, and physical switch. Then I wait a few months and see which interface I actually use in practice. #diy
These are the switches for rsyncing the three websites I run:
Airline reservations was the first large-scale realtime commercial application of computers. Reading about the index-card based system they used previously, I ran across this. BINOCULARS! Seems very... Brazil.
"Each office had a board of future flights that consisted of a single hole representing a flight; when the flight reached 75% a large peg was inserted that the booking agents could see, sometimes using binoculars."
Reading about the development of X.25 / Tymnet in the 70s and saw this. A router installed at a remote location crashed, and to fix it they had them mail the (non-volatile magnetic core) memory boards back to the office.
"We loaded an extra core bank with the code for New Orleans and mailed it there in a shoe box. Upon the next crash they swapped core and mailed the core module with the crash state back to Cupertino. We found the bug."
Artist/hacker from Providence, USA.
Dabble in many things. Mostly into photography these days.
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