Fun and Games

FUN FRIDAY: More Spock?

One of the most beloved characters in the history of television, Leonard Nimoy’s Spock hardly needs introduction or description. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never watched a minute of Star Trek, you know who Spock is. The character…



FUN FRIDAY: Four-Winged Dinosaur

First of all that’s weird. Second of all it’s even weirder that we can recreate the look of a dinosaur that has been extinct for 160 million years. Keep in mind I don’t remember what I…



FUN FRIDAY: Univac control console

As cool as today’s computers are… there is part of me that really loves items like this old control console. It was designed for one of the first commercially available computers, the UNIVAC I. The UNIVAC…



FUN FRIDAY: Sword of Wonder

I know this is one that Jake Buckler, the blog’s resident Norse warrior, will be all over. Apparently archaeologists in Scotland have found a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in remarkably good condition. It seems they were building a…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: Microsoft .NET

One of the biggest mistakes Microsoft made in the 2000s was called “.NET.” It was supposed to be an easy way to build apps that worked on your computer and on the web, and it was…



FUN FRIDAY: The very first laptop

It was called the Grid Compass. If you had $10,000 to spend in 1979, you could pick up two mid-size cars or one of these, which has the distinction of being the first laptop computer. We…