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iPad Games

iPad Games

I admit it – I love games.  Games games games. They were part of the draw of computers in the first place, long long ago.  I wasn’t a healthy teen and wasn’t able to do the sports thing and such, so video games (and pool and bowling and D&D) were what I did.  That has...

TRS-80 Model I

Crazy Days – Learning and Doing in the Computer Age

Okay, ‘computer age’ is probably dated at this point – everything is a computer, so how can it be otherwise?  Still, I grew up as computers did.  From the TRS-80 and VIC-20 (and Commodore 64) of my high school days to Xeon processors, OS X, iPhones and tablets and Android and smart watches and more,...

Apple I

Look Where We’ve Been

I hate to do this in some ways, but I’ll make it short.  Recently, Marco Arment posted a small article suggesting that quality has slipped a bit within Apple and they need to step up their game.  It was a reasoned and valid argument, and I agree with him.  I also really respect his regret...

Backups Backups Backups

I admit it – I’m kinda paranoid when it comes to backups.  I have (of course) Time Machine running to an external drive on my Mac at home and at work.  In addition, important files are transferred between the two Macs.  On top of THAT, I keep at least my development files on Dropbox, and...