Fascinating articles from across the web that you should bookmark.
20 Oct 2022
A pair of programmers who snuck into Apple during the early 90s to develop a program as volunteers.
31 Aug 2022
How not to run an employee bonus scheme staring DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) in 1996.
15 Jun 2022
A sometimes odd but fascinating read around fandoms/fanfiction and how the communities use various services.
1 Apr 2022
A story around exploiting the economics inside Minecraft for profit.
24 Feb 2022
One of the founders of Stackoverflow talks about the perils of rewriting a codebase with examples from Netscape Navigator.
22 Feb 2022
A fascinating website with classes devoted to the Halt and Catch Fire TV series. If you haven’t watched it do yourself a favour.
21 Feb 2022
A fascinating story around DirecTV pirates in the early 2000’s and the lengths DirecTV went to brick pirate cards a week before the superbowl. A few more interesting articles can be found here and here.
21 Feb 2022
Some controversy developed in 1999 concerning the Instant Messaging service provided by America Online (AOL), which had at that time become very popular only recently.
20 Feb 2022
Interesting story around a forgotten employee still on the payroll but with no direction.
19 Feb 2022
Moscow University students built an illegal network to meet their needs. Everything from shoddy cabling to network wars.
18 Feb 2022
A very interesting system to identify military radar via satellite imagery.