It is Y2K’s 10th Anniversary!

December 31, 2009
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Do you remember Y2K?

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The Father of Video Games

November 12, 2009

If you are a fan of vintage video games, then stop by your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of the Fall 2009 issue of American Heritage’s Invention and Technology magazine. Mark Wolverton has a great interview of Ralph Baer, the inventor of the Magnavox Odyssey video game, which was a forerunner of Atari […]

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National Railroad Museum Photo Journal

November 8, 2009

Unseasonably warm November weather made my recent visit to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin that much better. From simple handcars to the Union Pacific Big Boy steam locomotive, there is plenty for railfans to see and enjoy. Photos only give a taste of how magnificent the old locomotives and rolling stock are. […]

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San Diego Railroad Photo Journal

November 6, 2009

A recent trip to San Diego turned out to be a great opportunity to do see large and scale size railroads. I stayed downtown, only blocks from the old Santa Fe Depot and with easy access to the city’s light rail system. I finished off the trip with a visit to the San Diego Model […]

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Repurposing a Railroad Boxcar as a Covered Bridge

October 17, 2009

While dodging raindrops during a late season round of golf, I stumbled upon a couple of old Milwaukee Road railroad boxcars that had been repurposed into covered bridges. In the past I have seen rail cars used as diners or retail stores, now I have seen them made into covered bridges! You can see full […]

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Gmail Outage Shows that the Cloud is Finite

September 2, 2009

Google has posted a semi-technical explanation of the 1 September 2009 Gmail outage on the Gmail blog. To sum it up, Google took some of the Gmail servers down for maintenance. Other servers that were supposed to handle the load became overloaded and shifted the load to other servers that couldn’t handle the load and […]

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