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Odds and Ends

  • From NAND to Tetris: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles is a free, open-source online course to teach you how to build a computer from the ground up.
  • The winmail.dat issue: the Microsoft Outlook email client can create problems for other email client programs when it sends messages with an automatically-generated winmail.dat file attached. This document describes the problem and details solutions for both Outlook users and other program users.

Geek Humor

  • UserFriendly is the long-running comic strip saga of Columbia Internet, the friendliest ISP around. Follow the “adventures” of Pitr, Mike, Greg, and A.J. as they attempt to save the world from the Evil Empire.
  • xkcd, the infamous “webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.”
  • Schlock Mercenary is the only Space Opera webcomic I know of. I don’t miss a day of it.
  • The Jargon File — So what does all this hacker jargon mean, anyhow?