Get that Club Mate cold and those soldering irons hot because it’s time for another Interactive Show! We’re putting out the call to hackers around the globe to come show your stuff at our annual party.
This year there’s no theme– it’s a free-for-all! Have something blinking and beautiful? Something that bleeps or bloops? Anything interactive goes!
This year’s show will be June 7th. If you’re interested in being part of a show, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org! Try to get in touch by May 7th so we can make sure there’s space for your project. Hope to hear from you soon!
Tearing apart OpenSSL, one arcane VMS hack at a time. Like what OpenBSD is doing to OpenSSL? Donate…
This is far more fun than it ought to be.
The Sword of Damocles - Video
Earlier this week, I covered “The Sword of Damocles”, the first pioneering example of virtual and augmented reality technology from 1968. Unfortunately I was unable to locate a visual demo of it at the time, but thanks to Thomas Richter, he sent me a link to a short video demonstrating it in action:
Link to my original post about this can be found here
Question for the retrocomputing folks. The original HP DeskJet 500 had two expansion slots on the right side. What were these for? I remember some sort of PostScript module being available, but it’s all sort of hazy.
Awesome alert for tomorrow (Friday, April 18th) in NYC:
Most people flee war zones in a time of crisis. Armed with little more than donated hardware and custom code, the activist group Telecomix heads into crises to build paths around surveillance and restore internet freedom and human rights.
Telecomix activists were active during the 2011 uprisings in North Africa to restore communications for journalists and fellow activists. They’re currently working in Syria, safely restoring pathways for real information out of the crisis.
It’s at Meetup HQ at 7pm. Swing by and check it out if you can!
There is exactly one Really Cool Thing on the doomblog this week, and this is it. It’s an old digital multimeter. Sure, it’s loud and weighs about fifteen pounds, but it’s a nixie tube multimeter. Nixie tube multimeter. Yeah. Please either claim or harvest the tubes.