Moving and cat weightlifting

Moving (really, packing up to move) is a great example of needing to break up an enormous problem into many achievable small steps.

It is also excellent weight-training for those of us with cats.

Today alone I have had to lift my three cats out of boxes a couple dozen times 🙂 My phone has informed me I exceeded my workout goal by 4X today! That notification is very welcome since half of the day was a sit-down meeting!

Have a great week and keep safe!

RIP, Professor Corbató

Sadly, Professor Fernando Corbató (Corby) has passed. I am waiting for a non-paywalled article to appear before linking anything.

Corby believed in computing as a multi-user “information utility” and his work inspired many to greatly improve computing technology from the 1960’s onward. Much of what we use today ties back to his team’s work.

Check out the Multics Simulator when you have time:

Rest In Peace.

Peloton Bike + Powerbeats Pro = awesome!

A Peloton ride with Powerbeats Pro to listen to the music and the trainer = awesome. Yes, they are overpriced for their audio quality, but unlike most earbuds, they do not fall out of my wacky shaped ears! Thank you to the Apple Store for getting them in for me last month and to the Peloton Store in Troy for the awesome support and encouragement!

GoodReads review: _Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2e” by Matt Barton and Shane Stacks

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2e

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2e by Matt Barton and Shane Stacks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a fantastic history of computer based role playing games by two very experienced authors! I played many of these games with my family when they were “new”, and the write up of them in this book has been very enjoyable!

This is a textbook-quality look at computer gaming history.

The quality of the book itself is also exceptional (from CRC Press) with archival quality paper, a great binding, and a humorous cover.

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Happy Flag Day, and welcome to high summer in the Northern Hemisphere!

For most I know, their kids (or themselves) are out of school. In Michigan, we have a bit of roller-coaster weather, but we have already had some great summer days. I am really grateful about living near a beautiful park!

This time of year also brings anxiety about wildfires, tornados, water shortages, hurricanes, and other dangerous events, and again I am grateful for technology that, when used with some skepticism, may help with awareness and preparations.

Keep safe out there and enjoy your summer, and those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, I hope you get some skiing in!

Happy Flag Day and Happy Summer!

My usage reduction of Social Media platforms

Thanks for joining me on my personal blog! Over time, like some others I respect, I am reducing my use of Social Media platforms. It will take time and effort to migrate content, and I definitely am not trailblazing in this area! Please reach out if you have any recommendations, and thank you for taking the time to visit!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton