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3D Printing

So last week I was in training- learning all about 3D printers, and I have to say, it was the coolest thing ever. Well the second coolest thing ever, since I still hope to have that threesome with Katy Perry and Wonder Woman. A 3D printer is capable of creating objects. It resembles an ink… Read more »

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Alice

This weekend I was very pleased to hear that American McGee’s version of Alice might be heading to the big screen. For those of you who have no idea who I’m talking about, American McGee is the name of a video game designer and programmer. He worked on many memorable games, but is probably best… Read more »

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The Model M Keyboard

Have you ever taken a close look at your computer keyboard? Chances are, the one you’re using now is what’s referred to in the industry as a “disposal keyboard”, and probably costs less than $10 to produce. When you buy a computer today, it usually comes with a mouse and keyboard. Computer companies manufacture these… Read more »

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Too Many Projects

Hi everyone, With the Memorial Day holiday and the three projects I was working on this weekend, I didn’t get around to publishing a blog entry yesterday. Sorry. But for one brief moment in time, the Internet had one less crappy blog entry to search for. I did manage to complete three new projects though,… Read more »

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Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is in the news this week, and things are not looking good. For those of you who have no clue what this is, or why it’s important, allow me to explain. <put’s on reading glasses> Net neutrality basically states that everyone gets fair treatment on the internet in regard to speed and bandwidth…. Read more »

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IBM 5155 Portable Computer

I had been thinking about buying an old Compaq or IBM laptop to restore when I came across the IBM 5155. The 5155 was somewhere in between a desktop and a laptop. It was IBM’s first attempt at portable computing. It weighed 30 pounds and came equipped with a built-in monitor, floppy drive, and keyboard.It… Read more »

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The ObamaCare Website

The rollout of the ObamaCare website was a complete joke. You’d think for $500 million dollars the site would at least handle more than 200 people at a time. It didn’t. You’d think the website would be well-organized. It wasn’t. You’d think that you could compare prices without typing in your life story. You can’t… Read more »

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Paperless

So where is this paperless office I have been hearing about for the past 20 years? All the “experts” and “people in the know” said paper would be gone by 2010. So what happened? I’m part of the digital industry. I help people move from paper documents to digital documents. I build office workflows that… Read more »

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Microsoft Word

As I sat down at the computer this morning, I realized that Microsoft Word is 30 years old. Yeah, I notice that kind of crap. The first version, called Multi-Tool Word, came out in 1983. It was built for the IBM and AT&T line of UNIX microcomputers, but a few months later, was made available… Read more »

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Infocom

Infocom was a software company that produced interactive fiction from 1979 to 1989. The games were so well-written and conceived, that even today, they are still widely played and collected. Thanks to a loyal fan base, these decades-old games are playable on all modern computers, as well as iPhones and iPads. Interactive fiction or text… Read more »