I’m big into history of computing and weird hardware. Recently, I’ve been trying to get my MiST FPGA device online with an Amiga AGA core. I got an ESP8266 from Adafruit and connect it (with a SLIP router firmware) to the Internet at a whopping 38kb/s. It works, I can ping and telnet into it, but getting any sort of software running is really hard and time consuming. If I ever manage to get a BBS running on it, I guess that’d make a good blog post 😄.
- My Internet Explorer The earliest version I can remember using was 2.0 in my early teens. It was pretty crap.
- Firefox addons had a hiccup recently, and there’s a post-mortem on it
- Going Critical a great post on networks
- Rarely used but Handy HTML tags
- The 101 of ELF files on Linux: Understanding and Analysis binaries, how do they work?
- Linux loader for DOS-like .com files DOS binaries, how do they work?
- Making a Game Boy game in 2017 Pretty cool
- Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine
- What is Fish Life? Rare videogame hardware preservation
- Visions Sci-fi magazines, they still exist!
- Cadaver Viewer Cadaver was a kinda meh game from the legendary Bitmap Brothers, and was written as a VM running code in a purpose-built language called ACL. This viewer is a tremendous feat of reverse-engineering as it exposes most bits of the level design, including a look at the source of the scripts that run on specific objects. Here’s some footage of the game: