Hey, I made a movie a while ago: When I first started putting together this project, I had hubris indeed, and ordered 5000 copies, which is what showed up. That was in May of 2005. Pre-orders were great – nearly 900. This paid for the duplication. After it came out, additional sales paid off the [...]
Archive for February, 2010
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 [...]
If you used home computers at various times from the 1970s through to the 1990s, you have a problem. The problem may be irrelevant, or not a huge problem, but it’s a problem nonetheless. The problem is that the vast majority of home computers used 5.25″ floppy disks, (also called 5 1/4″, but I’ll stick [...]
A while ago, I wrote an entry decrying the lack of ability to read 5.25″ floppies, a mainstay of computer data transfer for about 20 years. It seemed that the combination of it dying when it did and the proliferation of 3.5″ AND who knows what else meant there hadn’t been a commercial way to [...]
OK, so if your printer is attached to your computer and you want to move your printer, detach the printer from the computer. Otherwise, this happens: As it turned out, the computer didn’t even disconnect from anything as it flew down and bounced off the scanner, but the anti-piracy technology of XP noticed the voltage [...]
Thank you for your patience. This weblog is now back in service. Gird your reader’s loins for some essays aplenty.
There’s a plugin I had called Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper is retarded, and did exactly the wrong thing. Now Gatekeeper is fired. Please feel free to comment at will.
Between the editing of GET LAMP and the hospital stay, January was a thin month for entries. Sorry about that. Tasks on GET LAMP are now becoming longer, with longer breaks. (This is good.) So I have some time to at least write a bit here and get into the swing of things. I wanted [...]