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The graphics and sound capabilities of Commodore hardware was famous throughout the industry. At their price points early on, each machine boasted features several years ahead of the rest of the industry.

Some 1980s bands used C64s to create synthesizer backing tracks. /c

The Amiga attracted celebrity talent including Andy Warhol, who created recently-rediscovered digital artwork on the system in 1985. It had graphics and sound capabilities not available on PCs or Macs until many years later. /c

youtube.com/watch?v=wLvTG5hwa1

Others know of the Amiga, developed independently by exiles from Atari, then bought by Commodore to put the concept into production. The Amiga (later called the Amiga 1000 as the product line expanded) was considered the first "creative" system, designed for multimedia. /c

Most people have heard of the Commodore 64, its flagship computer introduced in 1982, which sold around 15 million units worldwide. Today, everyone has a computer in their pocket, but at that time, most homes had, at best, a primitive game console like the Atari VCS-2600. /c

25 years ago today, Commodore International didn't open its doors for business in the morning, after filing for bankruptcy the day before. But without them, you might not be as attached to technology as you are today.

…Long form article of this thread: medium.com/@ToddVierling/an-ep

Day 3: I accepted a challenge from @tsfardea@twitter.com to post covers of 7 books I love. No explanations or reviews, just the cover. I don't do the "nominate your friends" thing, but feel free to do the same challenge!

Day 2: I accepted a challenge from @tsfardea@twitter.com to post covers of 7 books I love. No explanations or reviews, just the cover. I don't do the "nominate your friends" thing, but feel free to do the same challenge!

Day 1: I accepted a challenge from @tsfardea@twitter.com to post covers of 7 books I love. No explanations or reviews, just the cover. I don't do the "nominate your friends" thing, but feel free to do the same challenge!

I voted for Sanders in the 2016 primary. He didn't get the nomination, so I threw all my support behind Sen./Sec. Clinton because she deserved it.

He isn't even getting my attention for 2020. You actually won some real change in the platform. Quit while you're ahead, Bern.

RT @ToddVierling@twitter.com

@carmenmmachado@twitter.com I found Bernie a bit of a short lived novelty then, and today just overdone. His impact was platform policy shifts and he should have left it at that.

My favorites right now are all women, and that's really cool. I'm excited for this possibility.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/ToddVierling/statu

Newsmedia: "The reason for the citizenship question on the Census is unclear."

The effect is blatantly obvious: reducing both political power and funding of geographic areas with high immigrant populations through chilling effects. It takes no effort to find intent from there.

@Lenovo@twitter.com Also almost all checkboxes in the checkout forms have exactly the same problem.

Time to put out an ad for an accessibility QA engineer, because your current QA group doesn't have a clue what they are doing.

Hey @Lenovo@twitter.com your "Proceed to checkout" button has the HTML attribute 'aria-hidden="true"' on it.

Way to go. Non sighted people can't find your checkout button and so can't buy anything.

That's beyond boneheaded.

It's like something out of a totally awesome fever dream.

Thanks @BrianBagnall1@twitter.com! 😎

I've never really been a shutterbug, but this one off of a simplistic phone camera makes me think maaaybe...

(Tanners Bridge, built 1918. Interesting juxtaposition of mostly-brown near side with leafless trees, and plenty of greenery growing at the far side of the bridge.)

RT @RidT@twitter.com

The Mueller Report, 448 pages

At DOJ, 139 MB (not searchable, not handling the traffic too well) justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

Google Drive (140 MB, searchable, OCR'd & uploaded by me just now) drive.google.com/open?id=12RQ-

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/RidT/status/111890

So what if demanding tax returns (like every responsible candidate does anyway) is "harassment." After years of being a bully, he deserves every moment of turnabout.

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