Monthly Archives: June 2009

Chemistry unhinged

Here’s a series of wonderful postlets on “Things [chemicals] I won’t work with.”  Link.  From stuff that smells very bad to things that like to explode in the dark; stinks and bangs for grown-ups (that is, if there /is/ any … Continue reading

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Dead Newt

Once upon a time I had a prototype Newton that didn’t boot. The crash was occurring early enough that the screen was not initialized, and the debugger we usually used for low-level problems wasn’t usable. The audio chip was too … Continue reading

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My first computer

How I got my first computer was like this. —- My grandfather was a tinkerer, inventor, high school science teacher and an enthusiastic ham radio operator. He loved gadgets. When I was a kid and we visited, I’d say a … Continue reading

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