Mon 15 February 2016

Distraction free writing tools and hardware

After I stumbled across the Hemingwrite - A Distraction Free Digital Typewriter by Hemingwrite Kickstarter, I started looking at different ways to accomplish the same task but without spending $500 on a device. I've always had an interested in different writing setups, and would love to be a writer. For ...

Sun 07 February 2016

SCSI2SD with my Macintosh SE/30

As I was working on my SE/30, I knew I didn't want to go with a SCSI hard drive. I started looking online and came across the SCSI2SD. I purchased mine with a 256MB SD card from Inertial Computing on eBay. Now that it is up and running ...

Sat 06 February 2016

The Macintosh SE/30 lives

Tonight, after just a little bit of tinkering, was a good night for my Macintosh SE/30. After I swapped the 2GB SD card in the SCSI2SD drive with a 256MB SD card, I was able to initialize the drive correctly. At first it only set up a 16MB partition ...

Fri 05 February 2016

Bringing my Apple Macintosh SE/30 back to life

Several months ago an Apple Macintosh SE/30 came across eBay at a price I was willing to pay. It had a dead hard drive in it, but that wasn't a big deal to me. I had already been looking at the SCSI2SD devices so the plan was to ...

Sun 31 January 2016

Some fun with ST Writer on the Atari MegaSTe

Inspired by a thread on AtariAge, I decided to write up my blog posts tonight on my Atari MegaSTe in ST Writer.

The Atari MegaSTe was released near the end of the Atari computer era with a 68000 cpu running at 16MHz in a case that separates the keyboard with ...

Mon 23 December 2013

What a disappointing article, tablets vs. laptops

Scholastic has posted a versus article, Laptop Vs Tablet, where Gary Stager and Dan Brenner duel over what is the best. Both arguments are very weak. Mr. Stager takes the old arugment that the iPad is a consumption device:

The iPad is a consumption device. Sure, you can use it ...

Sun 10 November 2013

Portable USB battery options

I saw Scott's post on the Lenmar Power Pack and that reminded me that I had been wanting to post my portable power options. My first USB charger was a Duracell model I picked up at Meijer on the discountinued rack several years ago. It worked ok, but since ...

Tue 29 October 2013

Could BYOD Become a Job Requirement?

Could BYOD Become a Job Requirement:

"Reliable transportation needed." Anyone else remember want ads with that line? The jobs in question might not have required much of a resume, but they sure did require proof of a solid vehicle to get you to work on time. Was that fair? Maybe ...

Mon 23 September 2013

Why are you integrating technology?

From School plus I have a new favorite quote for today:

"When Gutenberg invented the printing press, we didn’t have Europe plus books. Instead we had a whole new Europe."

When adding technology, you want a whole new school, not just school plus technology. Go over and read George ...

Thu 06 June 2013

The PirateBox is going Bezerk

My PirateBox was basically the MK802 Android mini PC with the top part of the case removed. This was to allow better wifi reception. Since I'll be taking the PirateBox to Cedar Point, I thought I better make it a little be more secure. I stuffed the guts into ...

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