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Procedural Planetary Exploration Across the Decades

Regular readers are surely aware that I’m rather addicted to the space exploration game No Man’s Sky by Hello Games. I recently detailed my love for the title and gave an account of the high-end gaming PC I built specifically to … Continue reading

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The French Touch Releases “Pure Noise” Music Disk for Apple IIe + Mockingboard

The French Touch is at it again. Grouik of The French Touch has just contacted me to let me know about the Apple II demo / hacking group’s latest production, Pure Noise, a music disk for the 128K Apple IIe. It requires a … Continue reading

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A Quick Tour of the HP-9000 712/100 NEXTSTEP Workstation

February was NeXT Month over at r/Rerobattlestations. Being a huge NeXT fan, I was eager to take part in the event, which entailed taking a photo or video of a retro computer running NEXTSTEP or OPENSTEP. While my first NEXTSTEP system was … Continue reading

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I’m Playing With a Philips Velo 1 H/PC Again

Quick and dirty post, here. The first Windows CE device I owned was the Philips Velo 1 H/PC. It’s a clamshell mobile powered by a 36.86MHz MIPS R4000-based Philips SOC (what they called a “Two Chip Pic”) that I owned … Continue reading

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My Dad the NASA Engineer: A Year After His Passing

My father, James Claude Patterson Jr., died on April 26, 2010 — almost exactly one year ago. He was just shy of 83 years old. Dad was a retired NASA engineer who worked for the government space agency for 35 … Continue reading

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