mass:werk : lounge
A Tribute to After Dark
The first and only screen-saver on the web.
Perfectly useless, perfectly nice. They are back:
The origiginal Flying Toasters are © 1990 Berkeley Systems Inc.
by Jack Eastman, Bruce Burkhalter, and Patrick Beard,
Artwork by Tomoya Ikeda.
(The real stuff to safe your screen.)
Yet another useless Text-To-Speech-application featuring MC meSpeak.
UX-Experiment: "The map that made a nation cry"
Explore Minard's map of Napoleon's Retreat From Moscow (The Russian Campaign 1812-1813)
as an interactive chart.
Exploring client-side speech I/O: E.L.I.Z.A. Talking
Google BBS – What Google would have looked like in the 80s.
“If Google were invented in the 80s” (YouTube).
Bing BBS – What Bing would have looked like in the 80s: Bing BBS Terminal
Google60 – Search Mad Men Style.
The prequel to "Google BBS": Google60 (mainframe style)
Explore the Gabby Ontology Operated Grader and Linguistical Extrapolator.
Google-Asteroids – Arcade Style Search.
Last addition to the Google-suite: Google-Asteroids (an info-shooter)
Score on your query! Shoot your news! A tribute to the age of video games.
The Virtual Keypunch – Make Your Personal Punch Card.
An add-on to "Google60": The Virtual Keypunch
Type and download your personal punch card.
Support for query-parameters and the IBM/360 column binary format.
The Virtual Card Reader – scan Your Virtual Punch Card.
URN:RL – Time for a Proposal
urn:rl – A Proposal for Real Life Locators,
including an extension "urn:rlt" for time-stamped real life locators.
Be Informed – The ultimate visual guide to panic
If there is a bad website, be sure tor be ready: Be informed: Web Design
Unlike an explosion, a design or usability attack may
or may not be immediately obvious ...
This visual guide is also available as PDF file: Be informed: Web Design (PDF, 84 K)
Print this and fix it to your wall in a clearly visible position.
Time for Reading
Ludwig Wittgenstein's »Tractatus logico-philosophicus«
I fooled around with this amazing text some ten years ago.
(Cf: "W.III – Das Sprachspiel", a game involving a set of dominos and a copy of
Wittgenstein's tractatus; © 1990 N. Landsteiner, M. Rauchensteiner)
The online version of the »Tractatus logico-philosophicus« was originally produced as
an example for an online reading application and has been around for some years.
(There was no official link for copyright related reasons.)
Play Spacewar! on-line.
The first digital video game emulated in html5.
Nostalgia for algorithmic days: Algol 60 References
- Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language Algol 60 (1963)
- Modified Report on the Algorithmic Language Algol 60 (1976)
- Algol 60 Versions of Syntax (comparative syntax listing)
- Sample Implementation and Examples
- Syntax of Algol 60 (BNF, text only)
- One step further: The syntax of SIMULA 67
Enjoy a chat with ELIZA.
implementation of Joseph Weizenbaum's famous ELIZA program. As the "ElizaBot" library
utilizes configurable data, it is also a general purpose chatbot engine.
The perfect site: http://www.superbad.com.
Netscape before Netscape (online even after Netscape): Mosaic Communications Corporation.