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Space Invaders

“The Space Invader” (October 17, 2013) archived article by Simon Parkin in the New Yorker tells how the legendary Space Invaders game was invented in 1978 by Tomohiro Nishikado. The game is about s...

Atari on Vinyl

I found two 80s Atari vinyl which include music and story telling. The covers are exactly as the games. How odd is that. The ones that I found were Missile Command and Yars Revenge. I also found As...

Typing Code In

I wish to suggest two techniques of my own on learning while coding - 1) when learning something new by example, don’t copy/paste from the source. Type it in - word by word, line by line, instead. ...

Spam

Axios article “Americans are drowning in spam” reveals that all sorts of spam, calls, texts, messages, social media, and more is increasing with no signs of slowing down. It is leading to more iden...

Apple II Launch April 15, 1977

On Friday, April 15, 1977, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak showcased the Apple II at the first annual West Coast Computer Fair in San Francisco. Twelve thousand seven hundred fifty computer geeks were...

Home Office Complete

My home office setup is now officially complete after placing an extra 19’ tv next to the vinyl player and connecting my Atari and Commodore 64 minis to it. However, the challenge now is to convinc...

Product Design Flaws

Product design flaws can be catastrophic if some parts are ignored in favor of the whole product. In 1983, Coleco released the Coleco Adam personal computer with a power supply that is embedded ins...

San Diego Printing Press

Great mini-vacation to San Diego. Awesome city. One fantastic encounter was an old printing press, the home of the 18’00s San Diego Union paper. It is great to see a replica of the typesetter and t...

The Reddit Place

While we were on LinkedIn, a massive community got together and built a work of art one pixel at a time. It started as an April’s Fools prank in 2017 and was revived 5 years later. Anyone in /r/pla...

Century-old Advertising Thoughts

I picked up a 1909 book called International Library of Technology that discusses advertising, type settings, and layouts. The first pages already mention two fundamentals that still apply 113 year...