Category Archives: Just Rambling

April 24, 2015 — A Good Day to Stop Wearing Watches

Today might be the last day that I ever wear a watch. It occurred to me when I woke up this morning that it might be worthwhile to mark this moment in time. For as long as I can remember, I’ve … Continue reading

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New Blog Announcement: Nostalgic Virginian

This is not a vintage computing post, but it has to do with the vintage. Vintage memories. Of Virginia. I’ve run this vintage computing blog for 11 years. Pouring out my own memories of thrilling geeky days gone by and … Continue reading

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Whither Radio Shack

As everyone reading this is surely aware, Radio Shack has very recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is in the process of closing 1784 of their stores. And there can be no doubt that everyone reading this saw … Continue reading

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The iOS Family Pile (2015)

It may be that I need help. Here’s the breakdown: Earlier piles: 2012, 2010

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Look What Came in the Mail Today!

An iconic holiday greeting from San Francisco (the town and the font). It’s good to be on Susan’s “nice” list at Christmas! Have a look at my related post about Susan Kare and the 2013 holiday, “A Few Words About … Continue reading

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A Few Words About a Kare Package I Received Last Christmas

Last year I received in the mail a Christmas gift from a person I greatly admire, and that’s what this post is about. But, let me back up a little. As regular readers may be aware, I have a few … Continue reading

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It Was More Fun When Stores Had Arcade Games

I don’t mean arcades, I’m talking about retail stores like grocery stores, drug stores, 7-11 and other mini-marts. Yea, back in the ’80s they basically all hosted a couple of arcade cabinets. As a kid being dragged around from store … Continue reading

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Susan Kare’s EG 2014 Talk – I Spy Something Familiar…

The other day I was listening to my favorite podcast, RetroMacCast, during lunch at my office desk (which is my routine) when John & John made me aware of a 20-minute presentation given at EG 2014 by legendary digital artist … Continue reading

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Computer Users’ Groups of My Past

I’ve spent the past couple of months procuring parts and assembling a 486-class DOS PC that is more or less a replica of the 486 PC I had back in college, in 1994. That’s the machine that first delivered the … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: American Cool

Living just out outside of D.C., my wife and I often find ourselves in the district on the weekends, taking our daughter whatever museum is at the top of her list at the given moment. Today we visited the National … Continue reading

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