Why is Cuphead so addicting?

I’ve had the game for almost two weeks now, and have only beaten one level and two bosses. It’s hard, but I still keep coming back for more punishment. The game is a deadly combination of addiction and me being a glutton for punishment. Read more →

Taking back the internet

When I look at RyanCollins.org and see that I haven’t updated the site in over two years I realize that something needs to change. Almost five years ago I switched from running WordPress to Pelican. WordPress is a blogging program that now powers 30% of the web. Pelican is a geek way of creating and publishing a website that requires… Read more →

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 some reason, my lack of grammar and my legendary skill… Read more →

My conference checkist – 2016 edition

As I get ready for the Ohio Educational Technology Conference this week I though it would be a good idea to revisit my conference checklist. 1. Charge devices and battery packs My devices I’m currently taking are a 2010 MacBook Pro, iPad Mini 3, and iPhone 6 Plus. I’d like to take my Kindle and a Raspberry Pi, but I… Read more →

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, I’m very happy with it. When using with an older Macintosh, you… Read more →

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, so I did have to re-partition the drive, but after that,… Read more →

My blogging at RyanCollins.org vs Eduk8.me

I’ve been struggling with my online identity and what I want to share. Too often I try to spread myself too thin, but if I’m not trying to learn it all I feel like I’m missing something. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve taken a different route with RyanCollins.org and Eduk8.me. For now I’m going to use RyanCollins.org for more nerdy… Read more →