Renaissance Dork

I have always been a dork, but the obligations of everyday life has made it hard for the inner nerd to shine.

Recently I have reconnected with that dormant geek and rediscovered how much fun curiosity, discovery, and losing myself in my own projects can be.

Join me in this personal rediscovery of nerdom!

Renaissance Dork

I have always been a dork, but the obligations of everyday life made it hard for the inner nerd to shine.

Recently I have reconnected with that dormant geek and rediscovered how much fun curiosity, discovery, and losing myself in my own projects is.

Join me in this personal rediscovery of nerdom!

Where curiosity has led me

Hacky Macky

Hacky Macky

I have had a few Linux VMs laying around for a while. Sometimes the best tool for the job is another distro. But there is nothing like running on bare metal. Or a bare metal iMac.

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Passing Time

Passing Time

Given how well our old Kindles served us, especially over countless thousands of miles of business trips and vacations, it seemed fitting to bring them back to life with an elegant little project for the literary nerds in us.

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11101001

11101001

My interest in computing and technology goes back a long way and I was so excited to finally be able to visit the Computer History Museum.

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Cooking Nerdy

Cooking Nerdy

I had for years been thinking about digitizing our extensive catalog of recipes, but avoided it since it is a lot of work. However COVID and its first lockdown gave me a lot more time at home and it was a great opportunity to finally take on this task.

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Play Well

Play Well

We are all fond of something we had as kids. A particular toy. Our first bikes. Some are nostalgic for a particular game console. But we mostly remember what we did with these things rather than the things themselves.

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Building the PiDP-8/I

Building the PiDP-8/I

Compute like it’s 1967! Load Fortran IV from paper tape. Do some file management on DECtape. Or just toggle in your own machine code program directly into core memory. Why? Because with the PiDP-8/I kit, now you can!

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The Virtue of Curiosity

Curiosity is equal parts honesty, humility, and audacity. Honesty to admit what you don’t understand, humility to know that you might not ever understand, and audacity to try to understand anyway. In our jaded and self-centered modern society, humility, honesty, and audacity are in short supply. This makes it even more vital to recognize and praise curiosity when we do see it.

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About

This is a place to share my ideas and experiences on all dork projects. Some current, some planned, and maybe a few dug up from the past. Why? Because curiosity and discovery are their own rewards and should be celebrated and shared.

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