fun friday


FUN FRIDAY: TVs in slow motion

The neat thing about TV is that it works at all. Television and movies take advantage of something called “persistence of vision.” See, the average person blinks about 15 times a minute. You don’t notice…


FUN FRIDAY: Friends bloopers

Millennials ruin everything. At least that’s what some of my more curmudgeonly friends say. I will admit that I’ve heard more than one millennial complain about Friends, that 1990s sitcom that sought to define the Gen-X experience…



FUN FRIDAY: The history of home audio

Remember these? Maybe you don’t. Even in the 1970s, a home 8-track player was pretty rare. Most people had one in their cars, if they had one at all, and the 8-track format really only lasted…


FUN FRIDAY: Lemmings and…

A generation ago, PC gamers didn’t have the option to explore photo-realistic universes and interact with artificial intelligences. It was a simpler time, and games were simpler as well. They were also incredibly addictive, and if…


FUN FRIDAY: Building a Death Star

So, yeah, I’m decidedly mixed when it comes to my feelings toward Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. If you don’t believe me, here’s the proof: I wasted an hour of company time writing a review of it….


FUN FRIDAY: Desktop Computers

This old beige box may not have been the first device to use the term “Personal Computer” but it was the one that cemented the term “PC” in people’s minds, a term we still use today…


FUN FRIDAY: Warp Speed

If you’re like me, you’re sitting back just waiting for the next episodes of Star Trek: Discovery. The first nine episodes blew by faster than a warp 9 trip to Jupiter, because of all the necessary backstory…