The Null Device
The Null Device, being a stream of links and commentary on culture, technology, current events and whatever the author finds interesting.
The Null Device is maintained by acb, in his copious spare time.
This site makes no pretense of being objective and no guarantees of accuracy, reliability or posting frequency.
As this blog is produced in a facility that processes sarcasm, individual posts may contain traces of sarcasm.
- Brexit, Trump and one world cup 1
- New Rail Alphabet / New Johnston 6
- Time Cube 17
- Thank $DEITY that's over 1
- Sainsbury's Own Label vinyl 1
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One year ago:
2017/7/17As the plume of white smoke emerged from the chimneys of Broadcasting House, the BBC announced that the thirteenth Doctor Who will be played by a woman , namely Jodie Whittaker. (Tilda Swinton, presumably, already had
Two years ago:
2016/6/26As of Friday morning, all hell has broken loose in the UK. As nobody predicted*, the British voting public voted to leave the EU, 52% to 48%. Well, the English and Welsh voting public, mostly; Scotland
Five years ago:
2013/7/18Nine Traits of the Veteran UNIX Admin , a quasi-humorous list of grizzled-neckbeard stereotypes: 1: We don't use sudo 2: We use vi, not emacs, and definitely not pico or nano 9: Rebooting is almost
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