My photos of a visit to the incredible Ctrl+Alt Museum retrocomputing museum in Pavia, Italy. Mind blowing.
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Microsoft Ships Internet Explorer 2.0 November 27, 1995
Microsoft Corp. shipped Internet Explorer 2.0, starting a browser war with the popular Netscape Navigator. Netscape Communications Corp. had had a virtual monopoly on World Wide Web browsers since the infancy of the web. The Netscape Navigator and Communicator browsers serve as a format for viewing and creating World Wide Web pages, as well as participating in newsgroups and sending e-mail. Microsoft promotes its Internet Explorer with specific mention of its privacy and encryption.
I couldn't sleep. Also I don't know how to deal with formatting this because of the apostrophes and I don't care that much
Function CreateUUIDv4$ ()
' this routine generates about 23 guids per second at 4.77 MHz
' define a UUID string template Dim result As String * 36 result = "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000" ' 123456789012345678901234567890123456 Dim substring$ Dim index%, offset% ' enumerate the indices where we should insert values For index% = 1 To 33 Step 4 ' skip over the separators If index% = 9 Or index% = 14 Or index% = 19 Or index% = 24 Then index% = index% + 1 End If ' generate a value from 0x0000 to 0xFFFF substring$ = Hex$(Int((&HFFFF& - 0 + 1) * Rnd + 0)) ' add an offset that permits leading zeroes if the hex representation ' of the value to insert is less than 4 characters offset% = 4 - Len(substring$) ' insert the substring at the specified location Mid$(result, index% + offset%) = substring$ Next ' version 4 (random data) Mid$(result, 15) = "4" ' variant DCE 1.1, ISO/IEC 11578:1996 (0x1000 - 0x1011) Mid$(result, 20) = Hex$(Int(Rnd * 4 + 8)) CreateUUIDv4$ = result
Taking a look at one of the first versions of AutoCAD, the application that started a new industry.
I've been following this account for a few years on Twitter and it's awesome. I was out of the loop since I stopped using Twitter, but now I found that they launched a blog and also started to be active in other social media. Thought you might appreciate it like I do!
@retrocomputing nice collection
It's a good candidate since it sounds like there's no precision mechanical components like there would be in a hard drive. Does anyone have ideas for how I'd go about this? Is there a barrier I'm not considering?
I know how to make basic semiconductors already, so that's not an issue.
Edit: I've got an answer written down in the comments now. TL;DR you'd still need lithography to do it the OG way, because of the patterned magnetic material that directed bubbles around the medium, but material requirements are actually pretty flexible.
I love the graphic design on these old removable media.
Amazing article from Gustavo Pezzi about the history of the vi editor up to vim. Did you know that vim was first developed for the Amiga? That and lots of other interesting tidbits.