Letters From Somnolescent

Tag: technology

General posts and rants about technology, usually hardware.


May 9, 2020

Tools, Toys, and You and I

mariteaux

Been thinking a lot about simplicity, entropy, and how we’ve come to rely on computers in the past few decades. Here’s an essay about how technology should augment us in being people and nothing more.

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July 15, 2019

7/15 – The Bulb Worshippers Love Almost Everyone

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Can you believe it’s been two-and-a-half months since the last recap? We don’t rush a lot around here, but we do keep busy. Site overhauls, writing, drawing…and possibly a new member?


July 13, 2019

Cammy vs. the PhotoCam

mariteaux

The AOL PhotoCam

I’ve long liked early digital cameras. There’s a really specific era of 95-98 or so where digital cameras were, by some measures, atrocious, and by others, absolutely fantastic. Their bad CCDs, chunky design, and inconsistent featureset makes them fascinating and a topic of my obsession for a few months now. I would absolutely take pictures […]

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June 27, 2019

Gopher is Not the Web

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Every now and then, I see new Gopher clients and sites popping up. And that’s great—we’re keeping this protocol alive for the next generation. However, I can’t help but think some of the methods of doing so is restrictive, only getting the “Gopher is a list of links” part. Back when NCSA Mosaic came out, […]


May 9, 2019

The Web is a Shitty App Platform

mariteaux

I’m a big believer in implementing as little as possible to get the task at hand done. I’m as minimalist as it gets. Proprietary, open source—ultimately doesn’t matter to me so long as it gets the job done as simply as it can.

So why in fuck’s name did we give everything away to the web?


April 30, 2019

How a Fusion Drive Ate Our Gopher

mariteaux

The story of how I lost everything because I trusted the marketing.

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April 27, 2019

4/27 – Blogging Still Isn’t Cool

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A new look, an old CMS, some badgers, some slapcore—it’s time for a recap.