I’ve got a side project I’ve been working on the last 2-3 weeks that’s been taking up most of my non-working waking hours (and some of my sleeping hours too). I also started up a running program again to prep for my next 50-miler in March. So, feeling much more in tune physically, but kinda fuzzy mentally w/ my reduced sleep. Great days ahead!
A good read for software entrepreneurs, few years old, but still good insights: https://basecamp.com/books/Getting%20Real.pdf
“…An amazing QEMU disk image every day!”
This made me laugh…
I’ve been fascinated with artificial life since reading about Conway’s Game of Life in one of my granddad’s copies of Scientific American. Within the last few years we’ve developed the technology to synthesize entirely new species here in the analog world. Craig Venter describes his Institute’s work on the first synthetic organism in a 2010 TED Talk.
Helpful in decision-making when preferred weights of risks vs benefits need some structure: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-attribute_utility
I’ve been on a nostalgia trip lately (again) for vintage computing. Luckily, most of the stuff I’m interested in is old enough that it can fly under the radar and be shared as the companies who created it have long since folded/merged as business entities or have stopped supporting the software altogether.
Continue reading “WinWorld, archive.org and abandonware”
Published in 1983 but still timely: ~5K words – 18-20 minutes