CRT Gaming and more – This Geek in Review for Dec. 27, 2019

We believe that technology is always getting better, but there are some times when technology may have been better in the past. Playing games on CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors is one such tech. Eurogamer took a look at playing games in 2019 on a CRT and their conclusion is that CRTs are awesome! I keep a couple around in the basement, unfortunately, they are getting harder and harder to find. Plus, once you find one, you then have to find a place to store it.

Some products have amazing back stories, and Play-Doh is one of them. Along with Play-Doh, the classic game of Operation started as a game to teach survival techniques. The original game’s name was Death Valley, which sounds awesome.

It’s not going to make you rich, but mining Bitcoin on an Apple II will make you nerd famous.

As a warning to all you male middle school students, it may be wise to lay off on the Axe Body Spray. The picture of the aftermath is impressive, I’m surprised the guy survived.

The Atari 2600, bringing together generations:

Me n my mum. Atari 2600. Early 80s : gaming

It turns out shopping on the internet may be safer than shopping in real life. A clerk used his photographic memory to steal credit card info from 1,300 customers. One safety feature of the Apple Card is that there is no credit card number, expiration date, or CVV number on the card itself. This means that your CC details are not exposed when you hand over your card in a restaurant.

When you want to get a job, what better way to show off your skills than to
create your business card and make it run Linux.