I also have a GnuPG / PGP / GPG key available on https://klab.neocities.org/
Key ID: 8752 8431 598C 52F4 F548 FBD6 8A96 D8DC A131 E9B9
So... I just lost the whole harddrive to some form of encryption mistake. Essentially a new harddrive was needed. sigh. Guess it proves that old adage: You don't have a backup system until you try restoring from it.... turns out restoring didn't work.
At least the new backup system works as it's been tested both ways from Sunday. :)
Wordpress is buying Tumblr
So apparently there is a boatload of public domain (according to the USA) books no one knew about... Seems right down your alley, no?
And they even made a bot that is slowly tooting its way through the works! :D
A reporter was trying to de-FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) life: https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194
One of the issues was how to send large files without googledrive etc. Their solution? Onion Share https://onionshare.org/
Another great artistic indie game : https://awkwardsilencegames.itch.io/thethingswelostintheflood
For those that want to know a bit more: https://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2019/06/things-we-lost-in-the-flood-mmo-indie-game.html
Virtual machines have been used for copy protection also it seems https://mobile.twitter.com/a2_4am/status/1137896621331701761
A Hackaday article on the z-machine and zork : https://hackaday.com/2019/05/22/zork-and-the-z-machine-bringing-the-mainframe-to-8-bit-home-computers/
Anyone can spin up a virtual machine these days using some clever software. Heck, Good Old Games (buy today! DRM free! Yes I'm a fan) built their early business on old Dos games ready to play on modern machiens (by bundling DosBox with the files). Then there is the Z-Machine, the insane virtual machine that powered Infocom's text adventures across platforms! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-machine
Big thanks to @ajroach42 -- so happy he mentioned the CGA jam https://itch.io/jam/cga-jam
Which reminds me of The Eternal Castle (Remastered). A CGA styled game that looks amazing (thou4gh the fake marketing pitch about it being a remake of a long lost game feels a little... marekty/hoodwink-esq): http://www.theeternalcastle.net/
Right, back to the link dump. Much more to come.
As mentioned in the beginning posts of this "tootnado", the wayback machine is a brilliant way to make sure you don't loose sites when the server goes down, the whole system is re-finagled so all links break or other such things. Then there is the Permanent URL service, also by The Internet Archive:
@ajroach42 I'm working toward going full indie as a novelist. I'm waiting for the rights to my last novel to revert to me so that I can prep and release new editions and sell them directly from my website.
Kjell Lorentz Nicolaysen;
Minutia enthusiast, hobby coder, all 'round creative with a love of DIY tinkering and the IndieWeb.
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