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24 August 2017

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    Looks like someone’s keeping it going, as your first call for hot brekkie news groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I’d forgotten about alt.2eggs.sausage.beans.tomatoes.2toast.largetea.cheerslove, found in this list of newsgroups from 2000 I guess I read.

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    @gwire This one does include a 20+-year-old jpg of some weird guy giving two thumbs up. I wonder what he’s up to these days.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @gwire The first had a .sit archive of documents which I have successfully decompressed! But I already had copies of these now-unreadable files.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Quite impressed I could connect this Zip drive to my Mac and read these 17 year old disks. If only they contained anything interesting.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @spaceboy Yeah. I only use it (app on phone/iPad) when I want to read something now and it’s only out in hardback. There’s no pleasure in it though.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I’ve now found Kindle’s “Hide joyless grinding indicator” setting. twitter.com/phl/status/900…

    phl’s avatar

    @philgyford you can toggle that off though

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @phl Oh yes! I’d missed that. Thanks for making me look again.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I rarely read digital books. Kindle’s “8 hrs and 35 mins left in book 5%” indicator makes for an impressively joyless experience.

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  • gwire’s avatar

    @philgyford I heard he recently resigned.