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Bookmarks tagged with “internet”

169 bookmarks by garrettc




The Technium: The Tiny Web

The history of the Whole Earth Catalog CD ROM.

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MoMG: GiF GALLeRY

A collection of nearly 100,000 gifs.

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World of Ends

"What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something Else."

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Web Development History

Internet history for developers and the technically curious

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T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M

"On the face of things, we seem to be merely talking about text-based files, containing only the letters of the English Alphabet (and the occasional punctuation mark). On deeper inspection, of course, this isn't quite the case. What this site offers is a glimpse into the history of writers and artists bound by the 128 characters that the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) allowed them. The focus is on mid-1980's textfiles and the world as it was then, but even these files are sometime retooled 1960s and 1970s works, and offshoots of this culture exist to this day. "

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Framework for the Metaverse — MatthewBall.vc

I first wrote about the Metaverse in 2018, and overhauled my thinking in a January 2020 update: The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It, and Fortnite. Since then, a lot has happened. COVID-19 forced hundreds of millions into Zoomschool and remote work.

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The sound of the dialup, pictured

What did all those dial-up sounds mean?

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The Metaverse Primer

"The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It?"

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Submarine Cable Map 2021

"This new edition depicts 464 cable systems and 1,245 landing stations that are currently active or under construction"

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RouterSecurity - Router tests

Check your external IP with multiple services.

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365 RFCs

Commenting on one RFC a day in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first RFC.

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new Clues

"Fifteen years ago, four of us got together and posted The Cluetrain Manifesto which tried to explain what most businesses and much of the media were getting wrong about the Web. These New Clues come from two of the authors of that manifesto, and of the book that followed."

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Adversarial Interoperability

“Interoperability” is the act of making a new product or service work with an existing product or service: modern civilization depends on the standards and practices that allow you to put any dish into a dishwasher or any USB charger into any car’s cigarette lighter. But interoperability is just the ante. For a really competitive,…

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Version Museum: A Visual History of Your Favorite Technology

Travel back in time to see what your favorite websites, operating systems, applicatons, and games used to look like. A huge gallery with lots of images showing older versions of technology.

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The sound of the dialup, pictured

If you ever connected to the Internet before the 2000s, you probably remember how it sounded. But what do these sounds mean?

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Start Performance Budgeting

"If you're building a web experience and want to stay fast, a performance budget can be critical. For success, embrace performance budgets and learn to live within them. Network & CPU limits on mobile can require asking hard questions like, "what is really important to my users?"

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A highly opinionated guide to learning about ActivityPub

"This document is for programmers who take one look at activitypub.rocks, click on through to the documentation, and can't make heads or tails of it."

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HTTP Archive

<blockquote> We periodically crawl the top sites on the web and record detailed information about fetched resources, used web platform APIs and features, and execution traces of each page. We then crunch and analyze this data to identify trends — learn more about our methodology. </blockquote>

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ASCII Art Archive

Here you will find a large collection of ASCII drawings and other related ASCII art images. Our collection of ASCII art is sorted into 539 categories based on different themes to help you find beautiful and inspiring typewrite art based on ASCII characters.

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The Original Hacker's Dictionary

"This file, jargon.txt, was maintained on MIT-AI for many years, before being published by Guy Steele and others as the Hacker's Dictionary. Many years after the original book went out of print, Eric Raymond picked it up, updated it and republished it as the New Hacker's Dictionary. Unfortunately, in the process, he essentially destroyed what held it together, in various ways: first, by changing its emphasis from Lisp-based to UNIX-based (blithely ignoring the distinctly anti-UNIX aspects of the LISP culture celebrated in the original); second, by watering down what was otherwise the fairly undiluted record of a single cultural group through this kind of mixing; and third, by adding in all sorts of terms which are "jargon" only in the sense that they're technical. This page, however, is pretty much the original, snarfed from MIT-AI around 1988"

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The Future Will be Technical

"In November, I was given the chance to create non-developer resources for Scuttlebutt. The goal for these would be to make Scuttlebutt understandable to folks who do not identify as “technical”, and to help communicate our culture to the rest of the world."

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Available domains, posted by surprise.

Name your startup, side project, app idea, product, brand, and more.

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Web Design Museum

Web Design Museum exhibits over 900 unique designs from the years 1995 to 2005. Discover forgotten trends in web design.

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Mary Meeker's Internet Trends at Code 2018

"When you have rising monetization, rising growth and rising data collection, it drives a lot of regulatory scrutiny whether it’s related to data privacy, competition or safety in content."

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A cartoon intro to DNS over HTTPS – Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

Threats to users’ privacy and security are growing. At Mozilla, we closely track these threats. We believe we have a duty to do everything we can to protect Firefox users and their data. We’re taking on the companies and organizations that want to secretly collect and sell user data.

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‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley - The Ringer

Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech nostalgia released a gumdrop-shaped PC called the iMac.

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Onboarding: A College Student Discovers A List Apart

Samantha Lynn weighs in on 20 years of ALA, 350 articles, and how far we’ve come as an industry.

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Welcome Back to the Village

"While the value that Strava the social network provides me is undeniable, Strava creates another construct. The humans who choose to be there are bound together by a shared purpose that I see each time I ride my bike. I often stop at the side of the road and get off my bike for a quick drink or bite. As other bikers pass, it is normal for total strangers to stop their ride and ask, “Hey are you ok?” See, Strava built a village."

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How healthy is the Internet? 2018

Mozilla's Internet Health Report is about the human experience of the Internet.

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The Web's Timeline

Over the last 25 years, the web has grown from a simple idea to the most important technological breakthrough of our time.

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State of the Internet

Akamai publishes the quarterly 'State of the Internet' report. See the data gathered, including cyber attacks, connection speeds, mobile usage & more.

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dConstruct Audio Archive

"In the last 10 years, dConstruct has presented 3390 minutes of insightful thinking from the brightest minds in the digital design industry…"

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Internet Health Report

What's helping (and what's hurting) our largest shared global resource

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Digital Nation 2017 | Good Things Foundation

The 2017 update of our Digital Nation infographic gathers together the facts and stats about non, limited and engaged users of the internet in the United Kingdom. It looks at a range of areas including the barriers to getting online and the benefits to those who develop digital skills and fully embrace the digital world.

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The Flash Games Postmortem - Page:

15-year Flash game developer. • Developed over a 100 flash games, culminating in plays into the billions… including Achievement. Unlocked, This is the Only ...

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Crash Override Network // C.O.A.C.H

"COACH will help walk you through locking down your online identity step-by-step, and give you direct links to tools and websites that will help you secure yourself. While this process is by no means comprehensive, it can serve as a good starting point for a basic digital security and self-defense."

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30+ Case Studies that will Teach You How to Build Online Community for Your Business

A curated list of 30 community case studies and what you can learn from each.

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