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The Amiga Computer

The Amiga Computer

The Amiga was a computer released by Commodore in the 1980s.  To this day it is still the computer I remember most fondly.  In its time it provided graphics, sound, and games unlike anything else available. It was a great time to be interested in...
Commodore 64

Commodore 64

In this article I talk about the Commodore 64.  This is what I hope will be a series on my experiences with older computers during the years. I have such fond memories of the Commodore 64.  While it wasn’t the first computer that I owned it was certainly one of...
Technology We Need

Technology We Need

I was daydreaming some “pie in the sky” ideas one day.  I didn’t worry too much about practicality, or cost effectiveness.  And some of these aren’t really high tech.  So, in no particular order here are my ideas. Something To Figure Out Meals Figuring...
Your Own NORAD

Your Own NORAD

NORAD stands for North American Air Defense Command.  So you must be wondering what I’m talking about.  And no I’m not talking about your own missile defense, although that in game form has already been done. My own NORAD is kind of a family joke.  I’ve...
My Accidental Road To Programming

My Accidental Road To Programming

Funny How Life Works Looking back at life it is easy to see how I became interested in programming. It seems so logical now. But at the time it just seemed like a series of random events. I’m sure when others look at their own lives the feelings are similar for many....
Shareware Paid My Grocery Bill

Shareware Paid My Grocery Bill

This story is about how I paid my family’s grocery bills using Shareware.  It is also the story of a side hustle, before the term was even known. What Was Shareware? In the 1980’s most software was expensive and distributed by big publishers.  It was sold in...