Ah, those were the days. Computers weren't exactly a consumer product; you needed to learn the stuff.
It was some kind of mysticism; to use the spellbook, you need to learn the basics of magic and become a wizard. It's not going to be easy but it will be awesome.
Today? It's not a spellbook anymore, it's a genie in a bottle and you have to sign a faustian contract with several demons.
Everyone is super excited about Google's GDC announcement about Stadia, their game streaming service. Mostly because it will push people to build for Stadia, which is a Linux/Vulkan based system. (I think xCloud is better positioned, but that's a different conversation)
and I'm just over here looking at Embrace, Extend, Extinguish like:
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Ah, man. Dick Dale passed away. I was lucky enough to see him perform twice. He was a tremendous musician and genuinely nice person.
I never really knew any of the cDc crew, except in passing and in legend. I grew up in Lubbock, but had already moved to the East Coast before I started really connecting with people. Beto would have predated me by about 5 or 6 years anyway.
I only have one memory that stands out from my time in Lubbock: I was about 10, hanging out in the Tech computer lab while my step dad’s friends finished some CS project one weekend. It was my first shell prompt and was the first time I really understood computers outside of the old 286 sitting in the living room that I played games on. At that time, I was mostly into Dungeons and Dragons so I played with a mud and IRC for the first time. IRC was one of my gateways to getting into the scene. So, I guess in a way, even my origin story starts in Lubbock, TX.
@kaniini Any sufficiently advanced infrastructure update is indistinguishable from sabotage.
Or, the single most common cause of unplanned outages is planned outages.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.