Archive for June, 2010

Hackerland, Hackertales and No Copy found online

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

It seems that the three German hacker books, Hackerland, Hackertales and No Copy, by Sen, Moschitto and Krömer are available online as pdf files under a Creative Commons license. Check out these links:, and

Fixed the No Copy entry to contain the correct authors (Krömer and Sen).

Ars Technica on the history of Amiga

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Quite an extensive set of articles on the history of Commodore Amiga from a gaming perspective, published by Ars Technica:

Markku’s thesis finally online

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Markku’s licentiate thesis Computer Demos — What Makes Them Tick? (Reunanen 2010) was accepted yesterday. A licentiate is a bit of an oddity, an intermediate degree between M.Sc. and PhD, that exists in that form only in Finland and Sweden. Thanks to everybody who contributed and commented (esp. Antti)! The thesis can be downloaded here: