Non-Computer Gift Books

Most of the rest of my birthday/Christmas gifts were also books: The Salmon of Doubt, Space: A History of Space Exploration in Photographs, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module, The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, Using the Meade ETX, Apollo: the Epic Journey to the Moon, […]

Computer Gift Books

Among my birthday/Christmas gifts were several new computer books to keep me occupied: Dyname HTML: The Definitive Reference, SVG Essentials, Physics for Game Developers, Flash MX Bible, and Leo LaPorte’s 2003 Technology Almanac.

USB Source

Don’t know the difference between USB 1.1 and USB 2.0? Looking for a particular USB device? Everything USB has, well, everything USB.

Christmas Comet

It turns out that living at a high latitude has its advantages – the newly discovered comet Kudo-Fujikawa stays above the horizon all night long. Now, if these clouds would just get out of the way!

PlayStation 5

Here’s a preview of the Sony PlayStation 5, available in stores Nov. 12, 2016.

Mah Jong Tiles

I used to play the old Macintosh version of Shanghai, so I was glad to have stumbled across this web version of Mah Jong Tiles.

T.C.P. – The Converter’s Paradise

If you’ve ever had to a file from one format to another, then you’ll appreciate The Converter’s Paradise where you’ll find a large assortment of shareware and freeware PC file converters.

IBM’s Millipede Project

I had not heard of IBM’s ‘Millipede’ Project which has demonstrated data storage density of a trillion bits per square inch (20 times the densest magnetic storage available today) until John C. Dvorak mentioned it in his column. IBM Research has images and animations that illustrate how the highly parallel nanotechnology storage device operates. John […]

Santa Tracking

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will be providing Santa tracking on Chistmas eve, and there will be additional tracking data from NASA.

Caffeine FAQ

Everything you’d ever want to know about caffeine, including the caffeine content in various soft drinks, coffee, tea and chocolate, as well as information on caffeine withdrawal and emergency treatment for caffeine overdose.

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