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IBM P70

This weekend, I was lucky enough to find an IBM P70 for a real cheap price. It’s not a working model, but I am pretty sure I can get it running before the end of the year. The P70 was IBM’s first portable computer. Well actually, the first portable IBM computer was the 5155, but… Read more »

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Philco Predicta Restoration

I saw a 1959 Philco Predicta Pedestal on eBay and thought it was the coolest thing ever. I had to have it. The only problem – it was selling for about $1500, and I didn’t really need it THAT badly. On the other hand, I figured if I could pick up a used or non-working… Read more »

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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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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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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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Way to go, Texas

Well, more good news from Texas. Yes, the state that has given us Vanilla Ice, Dealey Plaza, Astroturf, and George W. Bush is once again in the news. And this time, it’s measles. It seems the Kenneth Copeland Ministries has a megachurch on their campus called the Eagle Mountain International Church (which is just a… Read more »

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Napoleon Complex

I’m still not sure why Kim Jong Un is so intent on starting a war with South Korea. Can’t he just be happy bowling 11 perfect games in a row and shooting a spectacular 38 on his last golfing expedition? With only 13 holes-in-one, I know he had an off day, but nonetheless, it was… Read more »