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33 Year Old Roll of Film Offers a Glimpse of My Vintage Computing Beginnings

I got my first home computer on Christmas morning in 1982. It was a TI-99/4A with 16K of RAM. In the years that followed, I moved on fairly frequently to a new system, selling the old to fund it. I … Continue reading

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Three-Headed Beast Spotted Staring Across Martian Landscape

Multiple monitors can be fun, sometimes. :-) (Check out the Mars Curiosity 360-degree panorama here.)

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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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