Use the original IBM PC (and play Adventure) in your browser

original pc

Enjoy the original IBM 5150 PC as implemented in javascript, with various boot images to toy around with.

It was added to the JavaScript Machines project in Fall 2012, and is now part of the PCjs Project on GitHub.… All the simulations are written entirely in JavaScript. No Flash, Java or other plugins are required. Supported browsers include modern versions of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer (v9.0 and up), Edge, and assorted mobile browsers.

Warning: beeps loudly upon booting. [via r/internetisbeautiful]

Previously: Windows 93. Read the rest

Ihnatko on "Why BBEdit rules"

Andy Ihnatko, on "the real reason for BBEdit’s endurance"—"It has the one crucial characteristic shared by every truly great creative work: It has a purpose beyond the way it articulates its immediate function." (Macworld) Read the rest

Old Ethyl ad: young boy implies father is weak because he isn't driving fast enough

Ethyl: the fuel for men who allow their children to goad them into driving dangerously! Oedipus, schmoedipus, so long as he loves his mother.

Poor Dad seems to have enough lead in his system as it is. Read the rest