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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WandaVision has been pretty good, hopefully the final episode will pay it off!⚡ December 16, 2020
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.⚡ May 21, 2020
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” 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
File under “I should have done this year’s ago”. I added favicons to my Favorites page.
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