Thinking back, my Mom and Dad were fairly early adopters of computing, which certainly helped spark my interest in technology. We had the Sears Tele-Games version of the Atari 2600. I remember my Dad bringing home a Compaq Portable from the office a few times. Our first true personal computer was the Tandy 1000, sold by Radio Shack. The Tandy 1000 was a IBM PC compatible computer than ran on a special version of MS-DOS. I don’t remember exactly which model, but I’m pretty sure it had the Intel 8088 processor. I remember ours having two 5 1/4 inch disk drives, which made it easy to load DOS and then a program. My favorite game was King’s Quest, a graphical adventure game by Sierra. And of course we had a dot matrix printer for printing school papers.
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Asides...⚡ February 5, 2023
Becoming a Premier League fan makes the end of the NFL season much less somber.⚡ December 21, 2022
I recommend Neeva private search to help protect your privacy. I signed up for the Premium version, but you can use their free version across web and mobile.⚡ December 19, 2022
Argentina wins the 2022 World Cup with an epic final game. And Messi gets his storybook ending as the greatest of all time.⚡ November 18, 2022
Testing the ActivityPub WordPress plugin. This post should publish to @firstname.lastname@example.org⚡ November 13, 2022
The Minnesota #Vikings win an absolute classic game at the Buffalo Bills. Justin Jefferson has a killer forth quarter including one of the greatest clutch catches of all time! #SKOL Vikings!⚡ November 13, 2022
Trying Mastodon Autopost to WordPress plugin. Originating my content on my site is something I should prioritize.⚡ October 19, 2022
Hacker T Dog, cockers!⚡ May 25, 2022
Severence on Apple TV+ is a great show and I’m looking forward to season 2. Don’t miss “The Lexington Letters” for some additional insights into the mystery.⚡ April 5, 2022
The 1950 U.S. Census has been published and is freely searchable. Go spy on your ancestors.⚡ May 8, 2021
They’re Made Out of Meat
Life on Mars?
WandaVision is good
WandaVision has been pretty good, hopefully the final episode will pay it off!⚡ December 16, 2020
Largehearted Boy end of year lists
If you like end-of-year lists as much as I do, then you need to know about Largehearted Boy.⚡ November 2, 2020
Vote! “The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen.” Louis Brandeis.⚡ October 8, 2020
RIP Eddie Van Halen
RIP Eddie Van Halen.⚡ May 21, 2020
Thank you Way Back Machine
Video post cleanup
Cleaned up a bunch of dead video embeds on posts from year’s past.⚡ May 3, 2020
Kevin Kelly’s 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice
Kevin Kelly’s “68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice” is full of gems, pinned here for future and frequent reference.⚡ June 28, 2019
The Galaxy Buds are great devices. They may not be quite as seamless as AirPods, but they come close for Samsung phone users. Our augmented future includes computers in our ears.⚡ February 26, 2019
Foldable screens are here, but the products are very early versions. I expect I’ll buy something foldable no earlier than 2021.⚡ May 19, 2018
Favicons on Favorites page
File under “I should have done this year’s ago”. I added favicons to my Favorites page.⚡ April 16, 2018
I added “Asides…” to the site’s sidebar using some custom code for WordPress, leveraging Post Type. Read more here.⚡ November 27, 2016
My next personal computer is probably going to be a Chromebook
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