Tag: computers

  • Sorting Out My Computers

    I recently spent some time in the house I grew up in, and came back wanting to get the things in my house sorted out. One category of things in my house is computers, and two of those are “project” computers: Mac Pro “Quad Core” 2.0 (Original) Mac mini “Core Solo” 1.5  

  • Banish the Blue LED

    Someone has discovered another reason to ban the blue LED: In a study involving hamsters, researchers found that blue light had the worst effects on mood-related measures, followed closely by white light. (Via.) I’m glad the blue LED was finally invented, and I’m sure my life is better for it in countless ways. But that […]

  • Blast From the Past

    I found this program called Cathode that does an incredible job of recreating the experience of writing code on a CRT display, ca. 1980–83. Many was the hour I logged on the Lear-Sigler ADM-3A — in those days time was logged, so you could pay for it. That was incredibly unfair since the I/O (for […]

  • Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

    This was my first computer: The 512 kB “Fat Mac.” With an ImageWriter, Microsoft Word and Multiplan (the predecessor of Excel), and MacPascal, it set me back about $2,500. That was 1985 money, so it would be somewhere around $5,000 today.) I was living in Albuquerque and my roommate, who drank deep of the Kool-ade, […]