Fun and Games

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…



COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Sputnik

Literally, the beep heard around the world. In 1957, 55 years ago, the world changed forever when a 585mm (23″) diameter chrome ball became the first man-made object to leave Earth’s atmosphere. It carried with it…



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…




FUN FRIDAY: Post credit scenes

Used to be, the lights came on at the end of the movie and there was absolutely no reason to sit through a list of maybe 1,000 people’s names for 6-7 minutes. Now, it seems like…


FUN FRIDAY: Boston Layer Lapse

Old-schoolers call Boston “the hub of the universe” and while that may be a bit over the top, I think it’s a very pretty urban area. It’s small enough to walk in, dense enough to have…




FUN FRIDAY: The sad state of banks

There’s a building near our West Coast Operations Center that used to be a bank. Not just any bank, but one of those serious banks that used to dominate small town America. It was the “first…