If it’s everywhere, is it special?

Once upon a time, not too long ago, in the lat­ter part of the last cen­tury — say the 60’s and 70’s, con­sum­ing media was clumsy and cum­ber­some. It seemed that you had to make a spe­cial appoint­ment with your hard­ware to listen to the latest band or show some friends your latest pho­tos. You […]

Another favourite Christmas gift from the annals of tech time

In the last half of the pre­vi­ous cen­tury, tech­no­logy was sim­pler. Com­puter cir­cuits were just com­ing into their own on a piece of sil­ic­one called an IC, or Integ­rated Cir­cuit — a chip. Bud­ding young hob­by­ists want­ing to learn this arcane art of elec­tron­ics had one great omni­bus took to help them out… …more This […]

Godspeed Apollo 11

It was 40 years ago today, and the Amer­ic­an space pro­gram put it all on the line send­ing three young avi­at­ors to land on the moon. Wow. I don’t think we’d even con­sider that a risk worth tak­ing now. Some­where along the line we lost our abil­ity to take risks.…and return to the Moon. I’m lucky […]

Hello there…

Wow, my first post on an ancient blog: red‑5.info, which you can find at Archive.org March 05, 2003 Hello there… Wow, after play­ing with a very cranky serv­er, read­ing a whole swack of online doc­u­ment­a­tion, and swear­ing a lot…I stumbled upon this excel­lent tutori­al. Now to fig­ure out tem­plates. Pos­ted by Brad Gri­er at March […]