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The Flippy Disk Thing —

This is meant to be a quick overview and primer of the flippy disk and disk hardware situation with regards to 5.25″ floppy drives. It is for reference and referral by others for an easy understanding of the issues. Right now, there are tens of thousands of floppy disks out there that were used extensively […]

The Distrust Sphinchter —

I have completed my initial impromptu 10 year survey of the transportation security administration. I was drafted into this wretched task as a side effect of my work with my first documentary. Whereas previously I might travel one or two times a year by plane, I suddenly found myself taking dozens of flights, until I […]

What’s New at the Ol’ Salt Mines —

Hey there! Haven’t really talked in a while. Been pretty busy. What with? Oh, speeches, presentations, editing and shooting some movies. You know, the usual? How’s that thing doing for me? Oh, it’s doing fucking awesome, trust me. Best job I have ever had. Great folks, great stuff. What have I been up to there? Oh, […]

On the On the Media —

BROOKE GLADSTONE:  This is On the Media. I’m Brooke Gladstone. BOB GARFIELD:  And I’m Bob Garfield. Once we put photos in a scrapbook. Today we put them on Flickr. Once we chronicled our days in a diary. Now we update our Facebook page. Once we kept Super 8 movies of our kids. These days we post […]

Library of Tweets —

While I was out galavanting, Twitter and the Library of Congress announced they were going to be archiving every single public tweet on twitter, with an embargo delay of six months. (I.e. all public tweets older than six months, going back to 2006). Here’s my official response: FUCK YES I TOTALLY APPROVE Seriously, the only […]

Vector Tanks Extreme Trailer —

Oh how many times have I told you about how great Peter Hirschberg is? Many times indeed, come to think of it. I’ve mentioned this before; I really like when someone takes the qualities that made an older technology enjoyable, and updates it so a contemporary audience can enjoy it as well, even with the […]

Netscape Now! —

In the thematic family of my collection of  Under Construction and Mail GIFs from Geocities, let me introduce yet another: NETSCAPE THEN! Much in the same way that the early days of Geocities are quickly lost to time, so is it with the early days of the corporatization of browsers, the transition from academic and […]

Back from Toronto —

Even with unemployment, life goes on, especially life you planned before you became unemployed. As a result, I spent most of the last week in Toronto. Besides a television appearance and a speaking engagement at a conference I didn’t go out of my way to mention, I also attended the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), […]

In Which I Straight Up Hit You For Cash —

I can’t remember ever doing this, but current times require it. Basically, my bandwidth bill for TEXTFILES.COM has come up, and it will be a struggle for me this quarter to pay it. (I pay quarterly instead of monthly.) I am shifting around money coming up with the ability to charge it, but I’ve been […]