Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76

It’s weird writing about the death Stephen Hawking, but I felt like I need to, just to honor his life and work. This is a man who at the age of 21 was given the prognosis of only two more years of life. With that proclamation, Dr. Hawking went on to live over 50 more years, changing our understanding of… Read more →

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 →