A Short Story about SCSI

Back in 1991, I had a lot of SCSI equipment for my Mac. SCSI was fast for the day, but it was also finicky. You could daisy chain devices, but the chain always had to end with a terminator. I had two Syquest drives, which were 40 megabyte removable hard drives(!), an Apple flatbed scanner,… Continue reading A Short Story about SCSI

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A Short Story about Macs

We used a wide variety of computers at The Voyager Company. One of those was a Macintosh Iici, which was used in the art department. The computer started crashing one day while doing random tasks. The folks using the machine tried the various tricks of the day, such as fixing the disk, removing extraneous “inits”… Continue reading A Short Story about Macs

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A Short Story about CD-ROMs

Back in 1989 we (The Voyager Company) released Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on floppy disk with an audio CD. The software played sections of the symphony on the CD as the user clicked buttons or navigated the stack. It was awesome! Later, we were working on version 2 which was super fancy in that we were… Continue reading A Short Story about CD-ROMs

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Supporting Apple Pay

Please use Apple Pay whenever you can. It’s the only way it will become more ubiquitous and improve. We don’t need more incidents of stolen credit data.

Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate with peppermint rum was incredible. You can find it, along with some snow, at Timberline Lodge

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Get the car

Last week, Elizabeth met me at a local restaurant so i set a reminder to have her drop me off at the car when we left the restaurant. The reminder never fired. I forgot to get the car, and to file a radar. Until this morning while on a bus, I passed said restaurant and… Continue reading Get the car

Bissell Crosswave

The infomercial for this thing makes it look like cleaning the machine is a nightmare.

Moving the HomePod

I moved the HomePod about 10 feet farther away to the left. Siri has a harder time hearing me with metal playing at 70% but jazz is OK. I have to yell a little louder to get Siri to hear me over the metal.