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Internet Archive – Amiga Software Collection

The awesome people at Internet Archive have released a huge collection featuring thousands of emulated games, demos and applications from the Commodore Amiga home computer, running in the browser through the magic of emulation.

I’d still recommend a good emulator, like FS-UAE or WinUAE, to actually run these games without a lot of stuttering sound and hangs, as the in-browser emulation is not exactly optimal, but at least it works to showcase the vast number of great software that ran on the Amiga.

Commodore Amiga - The Juggler

Amiga – The Juggler

Link: Software Library: Amiga : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Katell Keineg – Venus

Maybe I’m complicated
Don’t know how to stop and live
Always looking for something
Poor little singer with a plastic pick
Always making it harder
Poor little singer with the steel strings wound

‘Lights’ – a Marie Menken film:

 

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Internet Archive – The Malware Museum

The Internet Archive is always a source of awesome retro-computing goodies.

The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing any destructive routines within the viruses, this collection allows you to experience virus infection of decades ago with safety.

Malware Example: KUKU.COM

Source: The Malware Museum : Free Software : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

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Memorex

Sourced from over forty hours of 80s commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is a deep exploration of nostalgia and the cultural values of an era of excess. It’s a re-contextualization of ads – cultural detritus, the lowest of the low – into something altogether more profound, humorous, and at times, even beautiful.

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Weird Simpsons VHS

Weird Simpsons VHS  – A tribute to the Simpsons.

Directed and animated by Yoann Hervo
with the help of Hugo Moreno
Sound design by Florian Calmer
Music by Valentin Ducloux

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STAR WARS EP 4: Laser Moon Awakens

STAR WARS EP 4: Laser Moon Awakens – probably the funniest SW dub since the Vader Sessions.

Every story has a beginning…..That may or may not start somewhere in the middle of a six or maybe nine part franchise…. With a revolving door policy on extended continuity. This is that story…. Maybe!

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In Noisy Digital Era, ‘Elegant’ Internet Still Thrives

A couple of years old – but a very interesting story on NPR about the SDF community, where my site is hosted.

Before Facebook and MySpace transformed how we interact online, there was another kind of Internet: the SDF network, made up of users connecting via phone lines and code. Around the world, 30,000 computing enthusiasts still use that network today.

Source: In Noisy Digital Era, ‘Elegant’ Internet Still Thrives : NPR