Small nitpick: I think "In the meantime ... have a game of skifree :)" would be prettier (note the 3 dots).
I got one for my birthday a couple of years ago and it's my unashamed favourite geeky shirt I own, even though it looks a bit silly and isn't a terribly high quality shirt.
This kind of digital crack should be labelled properly.
I would rather not run binaries from the internet for a 5 minute gaming session. The link from the archive includes a DosBox emulator.
It made the rounds at the university and was improved by others who were more adept than I. It was a bit of an informal open source, I guess.
I was actually talking about this recently and lamenting the lost data. It's unfortunate that so many little things weren't archived. I highly doubt that a copy exists anywhere.
I kinda wish I still had access to it, but only to use it as an example. It was a fun project in an otherwise not fun time. I pretty much despised computers back then, as they were difficult to use and had limited functionality. My, how times change.
Edit: no markdown
Remember when every download link on the web told you exactly how big it was?
06/27/1991 3 for 2 = up to 150
06/15/1992 3 for 2 = up to 225
05/23/1994 2 for 1 = 450
12/09/1996 2 for 1 = 900
02/23/1998 2 for 1 = 1800
03/29/1999 2 for 1 = 3600
02/18/2003 2 for 1 = 7200
7200 shares, current price of $72.82 = $524,304 (or 2/3 of that, if he didn't hit the 1991 split).
So... why do HN members constantly repost it?
In my opinion, I don't see it being a "repost" epidemic.
> But really, while a nice diversion, this page just doesn't feel like it deserves to be on the front page of HN anymore.
So hide it?
This is the first time I've ever seen it.
Take a look there instead.