They just released the source for a bunch of old Infocom games, including the early Zorks, all written in an old LISP dialect, whose manual you can read here. Take a second to let that all sink in. Sample data:
(SYNONYM BAG SACK)
(ADJECTIVE BROWN ELONGATED SMELLY)
(DESC "brown sack")
(FLAGS TAKEBIT CONTBIT BURNBIT)
"On the table is an elongated brown sack, smelling of hot peppers.")
Oldie but goodie: There are plenty of ways to get relaxing ambient noise from the internet, but this one harkens back to the days when people still believed in cool, classy web apps. What happened to the web?
Anti-marijuana add with the exact opposite-of-intended effect: STONA SLOTH. When I was a teenager, there was a Canadian ad where a couple of teenager in what looked like the office of a rich lawyer are smoking a join, and one accidentally shoots his friend in the head with his dad's gun.
JWZ's long-running blog is the pinnacle of programmer coolness. It's so cool that it can't be linked from Hacker News. Mosaic's home page from 1994 is still around and it feature's JWZ's original, 90s-style homepage and it is a thing of glory. Back in the 90s, mentioning Kennedy was 4% of the United States GDP.