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Omar Rizwan
the astonishing, unfailing Bell System
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Omar Rizwan 3h
"Rob Pike has described Plan 9 as 'an argument' for simplicity and clarity" i love the idea of a system being an argument
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Omar Rizwan 3h
Replying to @backus
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Omar Rizwan 9h
Replying to @turtlekiosk
wonder and mystery 🙂
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Omar Rizwan 9h
Replying to @turtlekiosk
unironically thank you for this post. incredibly inspiring for some reason
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Omar Rizwan 12h
in fact, it's quite easy to change acme's color theme _if_ you know how to program. you just go into its fairly clear C source code and change the colors:
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Omar Rizwan 12h
A lot of this would be a non issue if we had end user programming. The problem today is that 'configurability' is itself something the programmer needs to implement
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Second Ave. Sagas 17h
Replying to @2AvSagas
It was supposed to look like this but the top 70% was chopped off after the Great Depression hit. Totally wild.
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Omar Rizwan 14h
Replying to @rsnous
"He said he believed strongly that it was important for the author of a system to get details like this right instead of defaulting on that responsibility by making every user make the choice instead."
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Omar Rizwan 14h
one of my favorite illustrative anecdotes -- Rob Pike on options:
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Omar Rizwan 14h
Replying to @turtlekiosk
"There is no data. There are still Pokémon yet to be identified."
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Omar Rizwan 14h
"one of the most impressive things I ever saw: Engelbart on stage, dealing lightning with both hands"
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🎃 17h
missingno is still out there
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Omar Rizwan Oct 21
Replying to @backus @djmicrobeads
the paper referenced is really cool and a good read but this post is basically blogspam
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Stephanie May Oct 21
Fabulous presentation by ⁦⁩ on the nuanced complexity of language and localization in map labels at
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Omar Rizwan Oct 21
Replying to @rsnous
"After a few days I got an automated email [from the British Library] saying they could not fulfill the order due to copyright restrictions. I had to pester them to get the real explanation: they no longer copy microfilm to other formats."
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Omar Rizwan Oct 21
The story of how he got a copy of the thesis is pretty amazing in itself:
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Omar Rizwan Oct 21
Replying to @rsnous
"Born in the traditional Muslim quarters they gazed in awe at the villas the Greek and Armenian industrialists built along newly laid-out avenues with tramways and streetlights."
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Omar Rizwan Oct 21
Replying to @rsnous
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Omar Rizwan Oct 21
Replying to @rsnous
"In the time that bandwidth doubles, latency improves by no more than a factor of 1.2 to 1.4."
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