Vintage PC-compatible fonts

The Oldschool PC Font Resource is your one-stop shop for the fonts bundled with classic PC-compatible computers of the 80s and early 90s. It even has little reviews!

AT&T PC6300

The rebadged Olivetti M24, with its enhanced CGA-compatible video, introduced 400-line text and graphics modes for increased resolution. These supported a 8x16 character set, which was similar to the IBM MDA font, but with more of a slab serif style on the uppercase letters, and more consistent metrics for the lowercase and accented Latin characters.

This is the text mode version - in the 640x400 graphics mode, the only difference is a more rounded 'h' (identical to the IBM MDA one). The 8x8 BIOS font, on the other hand, was exactly the same as IBM's.

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

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]

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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