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Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Isotopp’s classic IT book collection

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/26

This is too cool!

PSTN, ISDN, data communication, networking, Sendmail, Postfix, Exim, C, C++, Unix, Linux you name ancient but relevant stuff and it is there.

  1. [Archive.is] Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: “Ich hab hier diese …… “
  2. [Archive.is] Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: “Exotische Sprachen sind exotisch. Aus dem Postscript-Buch hab ich immerhin noch eine Signature bekommen. … “

Some pictures below the signature.

The isotopp and PostScript explanation is in my post How isotopp became the online handle of Kristian Köhntopp.

Via: [Archive.is] Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: “Weird Books: … “

–jeroen

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History of ASCII Art

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/01

Geocities is long dead, but luckily a lot has been archived: [Wayback] Archive.is: History of ASCII Art with a very comprehensive history ranging from ancient old hand painted art to contemporary computer made illustrations.

Via: [Wayback/Archive.is] ASCII art: The roots of ASCII art

–jeroen

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The end of an era: after more than 25 years, XS4ALL/AS3265 is leaving AMS-IX

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/30

Via [Wayback/Archive] Nick Bouwhuis on Twitter: “😢 “ (with OCR text below) via [Wayback/Archive] Kirsten Verdel on Twitter: “:(“:

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A twitter call to say nice things about technology sparked interesting threads

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/27

A while ago [Archive.is] Adam Jacob on Twitter: “Let’s say nice things about technology today. I’ll start. If it wasn’t for @lkanies and @puppetize, there is no way we would have been able to adapt as an industry to the rise of the cloud. Quote tweet me with your own.” sparked some interesting threads.

First posts are below; click on them to see the full threads.

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Posted in Chrome, Configuration Management, Development, DevOps, Firefox, History, IaC - Infrastructure as Code, Infocom and Z-machine, Infrastructure, KVM Kernel-based Virtual Machine, LSI/3ware, Open Source, PDP-11, Power User, PowerShell, Puppet, Python, Qemu, Rust, Safari, Scripting, Software Development, UCSD Pascal, Vagrant, Veewee, Virtualization, Web Browsers, Xen | Leave a Comment »

GitHub – bbbradsmith/flompy: DOS floppy disk dumper

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/04/26

Need one day when archiving old floppies: [WayBack] GitHub – bbbradsmith/flompy: DOS floppy disk dumper

Via: [WayBack] Brad Smith on Twitter: “So I wrote a floppy disk dumper program for DOS. I dunno if this is really a very useful thing, but it’s open-source at least! 💾⚡🖥 “

Full thread at [WayBack] Thread by @bbbradsmith: “Hrm… why doesn’t the floppy controller status register have its non-DMA bit set, even though I’ve used a specify command to set it… and […]”:

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