Wading into the fad for vintage desktop aesthetics (Windows, MacOS Classic) comes Hot Dog Linux. It stands for "Horrible Obsolete Typeface and Dreadful Onscreen Graphics" and isn't taking prisoners. Check out the Atari GEM theme! Jesus christ.
Stephen Cass upgraded his 40-year old Tandy Model 100 (previously at Boing Boing) without completely obliterating its innards: the new CPU is far faster than the original, but the old display is exactly as it was. I'm not the first person to have thought of this, of course. A number of folks have upcycled the… READ THE REST
BBC Basic (previously) was a well-regarded implementation of BASIC made for use in schools in the UK. Now you can play with it online [via] in a web-based environment that's far nicer to use than a real BBC Micro. The in thing is to make spectacular demos that fit in a tweet. BBC Micro bot… READ THE REST
CP/M, the more capable of the two operating systems offered for the popular Amstrad CPC range of home computers, is now unequivocally open-source. Though it has been purportedly open source for some time, the license contained a peculiar specificity whereas the new wording is "equivalent to the well-known BSD or MIT licenses." READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. New year, new you! And perhaps a new iPad is in the cards for 2023, but if you're working with a strict budget, there's nothing wrong with opting for a slightly… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. December is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, but it definitely doesn't feel that way, even when you are practicing sufficient self-care. Between the stress of… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Anyone unsure about getting a tattoo has undoubtedly waffled about precisely what they'll get or if they're even comfortable with having something on their body that'll last a lifetime. Not to mention,… READ THE REST