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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...

Microsoft Adventure for the IBM PC

Finally managed to get the first pc game ever bundled with each new IBM PC in 1981, Microsoft Adventure. (The other game was part of the operating system DOS 1.0 and was called Donkey, written by B...

Open Source Developers Burnout

Underpaid, burnout, quitting, companies duplicating their free code to sell it as their own, bullying by others even when they work for free are all happening in the open-source community that powe...

Boring data analyst job

A recent CNBC article, “These are the 5 most ‘boring’ — and exciting — jobs in the world, according to a recent study” states that, based on university research, the number 1 most boring job is dat...

Dumbphones

The return of “dumbphones” is also a return of dumb devices that helps one remain focused and less overwhelmed 24/7 with technology. From the BBC News article “Not smart but clever? The return of ‘...

Blockchain World

I have been spending some nighttime playing with the NEAR blockchain network. I downloaded the libraries, wrote small WebAsssembly scripts for simple Hello World style of Web3 dApps, and then saw t...

David Ahl

It was an honor to meet one of the most famous publishers in microcomputers, Dave Ahl. At 83 years old, he is still full of energy and life, traveling the world (visited 126 countries so far), supp...

LinkedIn

I want to share what I did with LinkedIn because it has been out of control with companies spamming my emails and phone numbers and restlessly reaching out to get any details about my employer or o...

My dad and peas

Today marks the 10th year of my dad’s passing away due to cancer. My dad always loved numbers, so a 2-22-2022 would be more special than just a pattern of twos. I wish he is alive to replay a momen...