Code Rush - Netscape/Mozilla documentary

I was revisiting the Don Melton episode of Internet History podcast and heard them mention ‘Code Rush’ - I kinda vaguely remember watching this years ago, but quite nutty to revisit now. It’s such a crazy time-capsule, covering the tail end of the Browser wars, as Netscape rush to meet their own deadline to release the source code of Netscape Communicator, and the formation of Mozilla.org.

Riveting!

Wipeout 2097 - making of an iconic soundtrack

Found this vid via a recent JWZ blogpost - super good wee 30 min documentary about the sound design behind Wipeout 2097, a game that came out with the european release of the PlayStation in 1996, done by UK game design studio Psygnosis. And graphic design by Designers Republic! I didn’t know they had worked on games (they’re very well known in music circles for many Warp records covers) - Awesome!

The Coming Of The Microprocessor

I’ve digging into some retro computing archives recently, while working on Terminal Punk.

Found this awesome 6 part UK documentary from 1979 - very british, very quirky, slightly patronizing and sexist, and featuring the preserved brain of Charles Babbage!

The Internet History Podcast

I’ve been re-living the dream of the 90’s recently, by spending a lot of time listening to this excellent Internet History podcast -

The site has a full list of all episodes, which you can find on pretty much any podcast app. In particular I enjoyed the conversations with most of the early Netscape engineers, such as Lou Montulli, Chris Wilson, Jon Mittelhauser, Aleks Totic, plus the several episodes discussing the birth of Wired magazine, Suck.com and early online culture!

Some new musics

Hi!

Here’s a few things I’ve had on rotation!

Torrey - Bounce

MJ Lenderman - You Have Bought Yourself A Boat

Nick Harley - Circus

Dancer - Chill Out