We’ve made it to 2020! Amazing. It was just yesterday we were partying like it’s 1999. If you’ve wanted to message me, you know that I’m not a big fan of texting and would rather use something better. Here’s one of the many reasons why, in November 168,149 Valentine’s day text messages were sent. How did this happen? Your text… Read more →
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… Read more →
I’m trying out my new Bluetooth cassette adapter, streaming 80s from my phone.
For some reason it doesn’t work plugged in, but does work on batteries.
Superhuman is a company that is trying to re-invent email. Unfortunately, to offer some of their services they have to violate the privacy of anyone you send email to. The idea of tracking the opening of emails isn’t new, mailing lists do it all of the time. However, in this case, it is being done to people who have never… Read more →
I was visiting Rochelle in the hospital yesterday when one of the machines starting beeping with the message INFUSION COMPLETE. While waiting for a nurse, I started freestyling with the beeps, because apparently that’s a thing I do now. After a little bit, I decided to record the beeps in to Garageband, and thus the song Infusion Complete was born.… Read more →
I started this project last year, and the immediately lost the source code. So, this year, I re-created my script AND put it on GitHub. The directions on using the script are in the repository, and it should work under macOS (with brew to install mutt), Linux, and Windows Subsystem for Linux. The only pre-requisite is Python. Read more →
This week is the Hardin County Fair, and, good news for my fans since I will be posting an array of eating delights. I try to not repeat any foods during the fair, but I will probably make an exception for the pumpkin dumplings1. After posting a picture, I usually get a few people asking where I got it. I… Read more →
I was never a fan of the original Game Boy, which, to my surprise, did not affect its popularity. I was still an Atari fan, and was rooting for the Lynx. This past April the Game Boy turned 30. One must not underestimate the legacy of the Game Boy, it made casual gaming popular with Tetris being the pack-in. I… Read more →
(I’m writing this review in two parts. The top will have no spoilers for the movie. The bottom part, which I will delineate with several warnings, will have spoilers.) For those who grew up in the 80s, a common theme to boost TV ratings was to have a crossover episode, taking two different shows and combining them into one. A famous… Read more →
Although I prefer the sequel Aliens, Alien was ground breaking at the time with its take on scifi horror. The coolest high school ever put on a stage production of Alien. Unfortunately, the trailer is pretty lame. I would love to see more of the play, especially the dinner scene. Alien is also making in roads in higher education. And… Read more →