Scripturient: Forty years of geekitude

It was forty years ago this fall, in 1977, that I bought my first computer. I had little experience with computers prior to that – a few weeks working after hours on an APL system at the U of T, mostly to play games against the machine, reading a few magazine articles on the coming ...

PostArctica: Ellis D. Kropotechev and Zeus, This marvelous time-sharing system. 1967

Stumbled on to this interesting little 16mm film made by a couple of Standford grad students in 1967. Some computer history and plenty of innuendo. Enjoy!

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: How to outrage four kinds of nerds with one image

I think we may have discovered a new sport. (via Humor Train.) Alltop cannot be offended by humor, unless you make fun of Power Rangers. Then it’s gloves off!

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: A moment of gritty reflection

Delores always liked to take a few moments between shows and get a little alone time. Of late the circus had been touring in the Southwest and they’d seen lots of desert. Delores liked the desert. It reminded her of … Continue reading →