Systemic political Pyrrhic victories won upon extremism, regardless of ideology, are tearing down this nation. With basic civility vaporized, checks-and-balances laid waste, and the fourth estate’s credibility deconstructed, we have … Continue reading American Politics 2020
We’ve amassed a little collection of vintage computing hardware over the years — some owned and some acquired. On the shelf behind my desk sat an ailing Atari 800 that … Continue reading Resurrecting an Atari 800
While surfing around I encountered this: “How to Send an Email in 1984” bit.ly/21o5fXe This item was shared via LinkedIn on March 18, 2016 at 02:00PM.
When the World Wide Web began its transformation of information and society in the 1990s, one area of great concern was the preservation of digital content. The ephemerality of the … Continue reading Knowledge lost
I casually observed how I post things on this blog (or not) and how I tend to edit and tweak things over time, etc. and recently came to the conclusion … Continue reading Time for a change
No matter what side you fall on regarding SOPA and PIPA, today has been a very interesting one for American democracy. What we witnessed were two powerful industries — big … Continue reading The Winter of Our Discontent
I was at home celebrating Christmas when I heard the news that two firefighters had fallen in the line of duty in Chicago. It was a cold morning; the building … Continue reading A Firefighter’s Two Families
Well, I’ve now been somewhere I never imagined I’d ever see — Vilnius, Lithuania. I have to say the experience was different, in a good way, and I’d like to visit again.