Zork

{"content":{"id":655,"title":"19-04-21 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nFeeling down? Listen to an hour of \u003ca href=\"http://traffic.libsyn.com/pft/Tompkast_-_Chapter_14_-_Abbie_Hoffman.mp3\"\u003eJen Kirkman improvising as Abbie Hoffman\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWikipedia's \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths\"\u003elist of unusual deaths\u003c/a\u003e is hypnotic to read, although the entries for the last few years are badly-maintained.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSomeone went through a lot of effort to nicely format the public domain classic \u003ca href=\"http://calculusmadeeasy.org/\"\u003eCalculus Made Easy\u003c/a\u003e for the web. \r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe creator of Erlang recently passed away. Once he wrote an excellent thing on \u003ca href=\"https://elixirforum.com/t/learning-elixir-frst-impressions-plz-dont-kill-me/16424/52\"\u003eElixir and OOP in general\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nTwitter must have been down for ten minutes, because BBC News ran a story which is not only not about tweets, but which is not 85% Twitter commentary. \u003ca href=\"https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-47953541\"\u003eDeaths after surgery in Scotland have dropped by more than a third after implementing a checklist\u003c/a\u003e. I once had a boss yell at me for making checklists, as he felt memorizing constantly-changing daily tasks was some kind of macho thing, and making lists was effeminate. He was not as smart as a surgeon.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThey just released the source for a bunch of old Infocom games, including \u003ca href=\"https://github.com/historicalsource/zork1-gold\"\u003ethe early Zorks\u003c/a\u003e, all written in an old LISP dialect, whose manual you can read \u003ca href=\"https://archive.org/details/Learning_ZIL_Steven_Eric_Meretzky_1995\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e. Take a second to let that all sink in. Sample data:\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003cpre\u003e\u003ccode\u003e\u0026lt;OBJECT SANDWICH-BAG\r\n\t(LOC KITCHEN-TABLE)\r\n\t(SYNONYM BAG SACK)\r\n\t(ADJECTIVE BROWN ELONGATED SMELLY)\r\n\t(DESC \"brown sack\")\r\n\t(FLAGS TAKEBIT CONTBIT BURNBIT)\r\n\t(FDESC\r\n\"On the table is an elongated brown sack, smelling of hot peppers.\")\r\n\t(CAPACITY 9)\r\n\t(SIZE 9)\r\n\u0026gt;\r\n\u003c/code\u003e\u003c/pre\u003e","publication_date":"2019-04-21T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-20T16:13:35.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-23T02:43:17.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=death\"\u003edeath\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=computers_science\"\u003ecomputers_science\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=lisp\"\u003elisp\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=zork\"\u003ezork\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=video_games\"\u003evideo_games\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=erlang\"\u003eerlang\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_wicked_elixir\"\u003ethe_wicked_elixir\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-04-21 Weekly Links

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