About a year ago, Reddit share an over 1.75 years old Medium article on the designs and histories of X buttons -- "X's are everywhere in user interface (UI) design. A powerful symbol, [x] is capable of closing windows and popups, toolbars and tabs and anything else that might otherwise be cluttering up your screen.
HardOCP shared a Hopes&Fears article showing "The life and death of the creative computer virus -- The early 90's were a renaissance for a certain type of computer virus. Today, we think of a virus as an insidious thing that hides and wreaks various forms of havoc like destroying a nuclear facility; never peaking its head up intentionally. But there was a time when viruses were more playful and made their presence known with creative and occasionally funny graphics or animations via 'payloads.' We recreated the payloads of old school viruses..."
Pouet has a short and hilarious 6.5 minutes video documentary on the demo(nstration) scene on how it is "the new danger of humanity." Be sure to
This ZDNet opnion article says "Summary: Opinion: As 2014 comes to a close, bugs are increasingly disclosed with catchy names and logos.
Note: This will get (dirt/raunch)y/sewer. ;)
... 10:01AM [Mousey] https://imgur.com/gallery/is0Kk9y 10:01AM [Flexo] [Link Info] title: "But... Plugging in cables is so hard!" - Imgur 10:02AM [Mousey] buttplugging cables are actually pretty flexible 10:06AM [m4tic] I ahve a lenovo with a esata right next to the usb... I give it the ole' reach around and am like: "wtf, why is this usb not working"... Oh, i put it in the wrong hole (again) 10:08AM [FngSaiYuk (remove AQFL to e-mail] hope it enjoyed it 10:08AM [FngSaiYuk] and didn't slap u instead 10:09AM [m4tic] always go slow 10:09AM [FngSaiYuk] and always w/lube 10:09AM [FngSaiYuk] plenty of lube 10:09AM [m4tic] hehe ... 10:29AM [Mousey] https://xkcd.com/627/ 10:29AM [Flexo] [Link Info] title: xkcd: Tech Support Cheat Sheet 10:30AM [Mousey] think i might just print this out ...
Vintage Computing and Gaming shared Jason Scott's blog titled 5/"Five Unemulated Computer Experiences" -- "While I and many others work to turn the experience of emulation into one as smooth and ubiquitous as possible, inevitably the corners and back alleys of discussions about this process present people claiming that there are unemulated aspects and therefore the entire project is domed.
VideoSift shared an amusing four/4 minutes YouTube video showing "Ballad of a WiFi Hero ... animated adaptation of the famed McSweeney's Internet Tendency piece, 'In Which I Fix My Girlfriend's Grandparents' WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero...'"
MacWorld (United Kingdom (UK)) -- "The Macintosh launched 30 years ago on January 24, 1984. The world was a different place back then. To give you an idea of what the world was like that year, here are a few other things that are turning 30 or celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2014..." and "Mac turns thirty on 24 January. For a glimpse into 1984, here are some other things turning thirty, including plenty of tech from Flash to Facebook's father..."