Category Archives: technology

The Recordkeeper

Recordkeeping was my least favorite course in high school. I was 15 years old, and only took the class because I wanted to drive a flimsy green 75-horsepower car that my parents had obtained from my grandmother’s estate. I was … Continue reading

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My 40-Year-Old Computer Programs

My first computer was a TRS-80 Color Computer that my parents bought for me at Radio Shack in 1981. I was in ninth grade, which was my last year of junior high. I was fortunate that my parents were willing … Continue reading

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My calculations show…

I lived through the transition from mechanical to digital calculators. Here’s a look back at the calculators I’ve used over the past 50 years. Underwood Sundstrand Adding Machine My first experience with a calculator was this 30-pound chunk of hardware … Continue reading

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Not Much of a Lawn Boy

May 21, 2022 I have never particularly enjoyed yardwork. I mow the yard weekly in season, hand-rake and mulch the leaves once or twice per year, almost never edge or string trim, and viciously assault the greenery on occasion as … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pastimes

December 5, 2020 Wendy and I are concluding the ninth month of a contracted lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic. I expect we face at least six more months of daily masking, distancing, and hand hygiene at work. We’re probably going … Continue reading

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