Monthly Archives: April 2012

Stuck in Lodi Again

First a little ancient history, then a rant, and then maybe a vision for the future. It would have been the summer or fall of 1982, just about 30 years ago today. I had a Kaypro II, my very first … Continue reading

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First the bad news, then the good news. The bad news is, sometime during the next 50 years or so there’s going to be a worldwide collapse. The end of civilization as we know it. Billions of people will die … Continue reading

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It’s a Big, Wide, Wonderful World

Recently a couple of threads have popped up on the interactive fiction forum proposing that interested parties write games set in shared worlds. The worlds to be shared were set forth in some detail. As it happens, I found one … Continue reading

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I love getting together with other amateur musicians to play the great works of the symphonic repertoire. When you’re sitting in the middle of an orchestra playing a piece by Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, or Sibelius you experience the music in … Continue reading

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Primate Priorities

This week my eye doctor told me I’m starting to develop cataracts. My hearing is getting a little less acute too. For a 63-year-old I’m still very, very healthy, but time is starting to catch up with me. My career … Continue reading

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