Thank you @vilmibm for the tiny pirate kingdom where you made us all guests.
(Image is Paul Ford in Wired talking about tilde.club)
Windows 3.11 feels.
I spent the 90's raging against Microsoft and being a massive Linux and BSD zealot. I don't think I was _wrong_ or anything, but I wasn't totally prepared for the feelings bringing up a Windows 3.11 instance on the Internet was going to have.
Windows 3.11 was s pretty consistent experience. It was with Windows 95 that GUI designers really started being creative / ignoring all the HCI guidelines.
We had over a million entries in our sidekiq queue here on tiny.tilde.website and ... 5 workers popping stuff off.
This has caused a lot of federation delay, and many many of these jobs are duplicates and retries. I nuked the queue and started over. This can lead to some desync between fediverse instances -- I don't really have a good fix for that, but I don't have a lot of confidence we were going to catch up on that queue at any reasonable rate.
Hey friendos! Ottawa Processing Day 2019 is over, which means my talk is done, which means I can experience joy again instead of just anxiety about giving my talk.
Please find attached this image of the Tilde Town Time Service that ran back in November 2017.
It's really more of an artists rendition - as it was created post-facto - but I actually built a working speaker amplifier on breadboard for authenticity reasons.
This scan of a newsletter is from 1971 but it could just as easily have been posted to Mastodon today.
From https://logicmag.io/06-mainframe-interrupted/ on Joan Greenbaum's attempt to unionize computing.
~ for breakfast, ~ for lunch, ~ for dinner
ttw is the unofficial Mastodon instance of tilde.town. We're only smol, but we're friendly. Please don't be a dick.