Suitcase Life

So I’m packed. Three months abroad. Now it’s not like I’m heading to the mountains of the Moon or anything. It’s friggin Paris. They do have restaurants, department stores, and pharmacies there. Not to mention, Ya no, shelter from the elements. So the pack up is 90% clothing, and 10% geek support hardware. Cables, adapters,Read More

Relocating to France

So I guess it’s official now. In mid-September, I’ll be relocating to Paris. Okay, that’s a little dramatic. I’m not moving permanently, just for a couple months. Earlier this year, my employer asked if I’d be interested in relocating to Paris for a while. After talking it over with my family, I enthusiastically accepted, andRead More

Bye Bye Volt

Alas, all good things, etc etc. Tonight I returned the Chevy Volt I leased three years ago. In the intervening time I drove 54,000 miles, at an average of 98mpg, using 550 gallons of gas. Had I continued with the Passat wagon I had before that, which got about 28mpg, I would have burned 1928Read More

HP-75C Handheld Computer

While up at MakeIt a few weeks ago, a fellow maker came up to me and handed me a Samsonite briefcase. With a wink and a smile, he said “Take this. You’ll like it.” Ohhhkay, I’ll bite. Lets check this out. Opening up the case revealed… an HP 75C handheld computer, made by Hewlett PackardRead More

Paris

I’ve been in Paris for the last couple weeks, spending time with the engineers I work with. It was a great trip, but I’m also happy to be home in my familiar surrounding… the busy-ness of my home, and the deep deep greens of a beautiful spring. I spent 2 weeks at a hotel rightRead More

Review: Tap Titans 2

For a while I was very into an interesting niche of games. Generally referred to as ‘incremental games’, these games combine “Sit back and watch stuff happen” with “click a bunch of times to do some small task over and over again.” The games tend to lea a combination of watching things run, and ‘clickRead More

Atari Portfolio

This one has been on my bucket list from the beginning, and I’m happy to say, I was able to make my way through an eBay auction and pick up a mint condition unit that looks great and works even better. In 1989, DIP Research in Surrey England developed the DIP Pocket PC. They licensedRead More