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This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan: "All you need is a dollar and a dream."

19 April 2018

Multics Lives!

trn at Lobsters recently announced the existence of ban.ai public access Multics. Yes, that Multics. I wish this had been around a couple of years ago when I was writing my novel Silent Clarion in 2015. I had put my protagonist in the position of trying to crack a Multics installation. While Unix was ubiquitous in her setting, she had no experience with Multics. While I had used http://multicians.org/ for research, reading a website is no substitute for firsthand experience.

30 January 2018

Tofugu on Japanese Web Design

Tofugu has an interesting article on Japanese web design. You should read it, since it describes the aesthetic elements of Japanese web design and why they exist.