Recent posts tagged computers


Labored Day

My weekend PC misadventures and beyond.

The Keyboard Killer Chronicles

I've killed my second keyboard in about as many years. Time for a replacement.


Digital Attic Rummagings

Is it productive to think about a blog the same way one thinks about one's attic or basement?

Crosseyed And Painless

Good thing I set aside all that money for PC upgrades, right?

Hard Where?

New year, new PC upgrade.


The Breakdown Blues

The new laptop I picked up on the ultra-cheap lived up to the old adage that you get what you pay for.

The New Toy

A new notebook computer enters my hands, and once again I'm boggled by progress.


Don't Techno For An Answer

"The computer has almost since its beginning been a solution looking for a problem."


Halt And Catch Fire Dept.

"PC" stands for "Persnickety Computer."


Glorified Typewriters And Faster Horses Dept.

It's time we stopped using the computer like a glorified typewriter -- and many other things.


Computive Creating Dept.

On how good writing about computing and video games has been with us since the 1980s.


Criswell Strikes Again! Dept.

Another case of yesterday's tomorrow, today.

Bleep Bleep Bleep Dept.

An early '80s PC flashback: me and my ZX-81.

A Bite of the Apple Dept.

I recently picked up an iPad Mini, mostly for the sake of having an iOS device of some variety. It's next to impossible to work in the field I'm in(information technology journalism) without knowing at least something about the Apple...


De-Productive Dept.

More examples of why "web apps" are leading us straight into a wall.

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Douglas Hofstader)

Brain, n. That with which we think we think. I first heard that joke when I was, I believe, ten years old. I first read Douglas Hofstader’s Gödel, Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid when I was about ten years...


Bad Apple Dept.

I'm a PC guy. I've always been a PC guy, and I suspect until they stop making little beige boxes of one kind or another, I always will be. I'm not an Apple guy. It's not because I dislike the...

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