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Foo Fighters Wanted to Rule Rock. 25 Years Later, They’re Still Roaring.

nytimes.com

Dave Grohl has done so much throughout his career — drummed for Nirvana, arguably the biggest band of its generation; led Foo Fighters, one of the most successful acts of the last three decades; sold out Wembley Stadium, twice; played on the White House lawn; interviewed the sitting president of the United States; broke his leg during a show and finished the show with the broken leg; entered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with another induction likely on the way; recorded with both living Beatles; appeared on “The Muppets,” also twice — that when you ask him what’s left, he takes a moment.

“That’s one of those things that I think of every morning when I wake up,” Grohl, 52, said during a recent interview, his long, brown hair streaked with gray and tucked behind his ears. “What have we not done? What could we do today?”

The Simtel.Net MS-DOS Collection

lanet.lv

A mirror of the original. From Wikipedia:

Simtel, sometimes cited as Simtelnet, was an important long-running archive of freeware and shareware for various operating systems.

The Simtel archive had significant ties to the history of several operating systems: it was in turn a major repository for CP/M, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows and FreeBSD. The archive was hosted initially on the Incompatible Timesharing System, then TOPS-20, then FreeBSD servers, with archive distributor Walnut Creek CDROM helping fund FreeBSD development. It began as an early mailing list, then was hosted on the ARPANET, and finally the fully open Internet.

The service was shut down on March 15, 2013.

Papercraft Models

rockybergen.com

Construct the computer from your childhood or build an entire computer museum at home with these paper models, free to download and share.

Print, Cut, Score, Fold and Glue.

atlas-engineer/nyxt

github.com

Nyxt - the internet on your terms.

NES.css

nostalgic-css.github.io

NES.css is NES-style (8bit-like) CSS Framework.

leahneukirchen/nq

github.com

Unix command line queue utility

Fireside Chat: Chef Anthony Strong and Stella, A Dining Room on Wheels

blog.solostove.com

I’m a chef in San Francisco, and I run a small-format catering service out of my camper van called “SuperStella.” We do dinners for up to four people at a time, safely. Every [dish] is cooked on a charcoal grill that I set up behind the van.

This Seafood Takeout Window in Netarts Is Worth the Drive

pdxmonthly.com

If this is what the future of restaurants looks like in the Pacific Northwest, I’m done with fine dining, too. Nevør Shellfish Farm is an operational oyster and shellfish production facility, as evidenced by the enormous bags of oysters gathered around the seating area and road barrier, forming a sort of working decor.

Live Music Jukebox

pudding.cool

In the time before we can go back to crowding Brooklyn Steel or catching an intimate set at Hole in the Wall, we decided to dive into the vast discography of live-recorded albums to try and satiate the desire to catch a show. First, we found as many live albums as we could and matched them to their studio counterparts using the SpotifyAPI. Then, by looking at the differences between live and studio songs using numerical metrics like energy (how intense or lively a track sounds), valence (a measurement of a song’s mood), and duration (to find those five-minute guitar solos), we found great live performances that we had missed.

ggerganov/ggwave

github.com

Tiny data-over-sound library

CoatiSoftware/Sourcetrail

github.com

Sourcetrail - free and open-source interactive source explorer

ink - inkle's narrative scripting language

inklestudios.com

ink […] is a more powerful narrative scripting language that is primarily designed for professional game development, though it can also be used to write and share choice-based interactive fiction.

Key holder

cults3d.com

Mini Pig

cults3d.com

system76/launch

github.com

System76 Launch Configurable Keyboard

helloSystem/hello

github.com

Desktop system for creators with focus on simplicity, elegance, and usability. Based on FreeBSD. Less, but better!

jhhoward/Faux86

github.com

A portable, open-source 8086 PC emulator for bare metal Raspberry Pi