Busy Mind Blog

Almost a year later…

Sigh, blogging can suck.  It really doesn’t, it’s just that I have to remind myself that I have to DO it now and then.  It’s been almost a year since my last post.  Why would anyone bother to visit a site updated so rarely? So, my new (new) resolution – to post on here at...

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...