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Happy 75th birthday ENIAC!

75 years ago today, the ENIAC, the first electronic computer was revealed to the public

It was designed by John Mauchly, a physicist and J. Presper Eckert, a mechanical engineer. The programs it ran were coded & implemented by a team of six mathematicians, Kathleen Antonelli, Jean Jennings, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Frances Bilas and Ruth Lichterman

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Here we go, after 1.5 years and a pile of c++ code later I'm pleased to announced my basilisk story is FINISHED!

"Basilisk collection - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"
suricrasia.online/unfiction/ba

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new gemlog post:
gemini isn’t meant to do everything

gemini://nytpu.com/gemlog/2021-02-14.gmi

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This is one of the things I think I will always find super annoying about Wayland. This is from flameshot, my favourite screencap program for Linux. It has experimental support for gnome/kde wayland.

Will it every support Sway (wlroots)? The fact that each tool now has to support each individual desktop environment (or the windowing kit it's based on) seems like it's entirely the wrong level of abstraction.
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> people unironically protecting centralized software in discussions about censorship

COULDN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP :blobcatcactus:
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Do you know anyone browsing web with unusual hardware and/or operating system? Out of the usual Windows/Linux/Android/iOS scope? Please point them here:

uadb.1-2-8.net

Explanation here: gopher://i-logout.cz/1/phlog/p

If you don't speak gopher: hracka.org/~logout/phlog/2021-

"Making of" screenshot attached.

(Boosting the post will help.)

i find it strange when people say they like animals but then turn around and say with no self-reflection that they hate 80% of animal species (arthropods/“bugs”).

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these persons think they're giving me reasons to use rust but they're giving me reasons not to use it

i should rewrite ed(1). it has the gnu issue of tons of legacy code that bloats it (see attached picture detailing cat(1)), and ed deserves to be lean and mean.

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My blog post on how I created my dithering library and the lessons I learned is up! I spent most of my day working on this so check it out :)

Ditherpunk 2 — beyond 1-bit

makeworld.gq/2021/02/dithering

i guess since the crates package system and the cargo build system is worse than npm, web devs would be attracted to it like flies to shit. the complete lack of standardization or documentation would probably attract them too.

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hopefully the rust evangelism strike force will form a crack suicide squad like the judean people's front soon

mastodon.technology/@legoktm/1

the rust evangelism strike force strikes again!

not that i'd be contributing to wikimedia anyways (php), but you know what i consider the quintessential language for server development? rust of course!!!!!!! fucking genius.

of course the day I start migrating my remote backups to b2 is the day backblaze goes down. really wonderful.

twitter.com/backblaze/status/1

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That's the third time this week I read an article talking about how Apple invented the smartphone and mobile applications. Who's spreading this nonsense?

Yes, Apple made smartphones popular (I guess?). But let's not rewrite history here: we had smartphones and apps several years before the first iPhone got released.

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