I have started to experiment with roasting my own coffee at home using a small, inexpensive stovetop dingus called a Nuvo Eco, which is basically a ceramic pan. My first two batches have both been very tasty, but I think I want to go a bit past first crack to bring in a bit more of a roast flavor. I like a light roast, but these are super acidic and hyper caffeinated. Still very good flavor, though!

It has come to my attention that AT&T's "Writer's Workbench" software from 1984 installs the files /usr/lib/wwb/sexwords.d and /usr/lib/wwb/sexsugg.d, and now I must know what these are.

I'm trying out the DREM MFM hard disk emulator in my 3B2/310. So far so good, but I'm only up to track 550 out of 1224. The other problem will be mounting — I'm going to have to print a 5.25" to 3.5" hard drive mounting bracket for it.

It works! I have completed initial work on the Math Acceleration Unit for the 3B2/400 simulator. Still rough around the edges, but I haven't found any egregious errors yet, and it passes all diagnostics.

I got to see a copy of my favorite Renaissance printed book today, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, at the British Library!

So I'm pretty late to the game, here, but this weekend I finally finished putting together my Prusa 3D printer. I went through calibration and some minor accidents today, and at long last I'm having fun with 3D printing. Even my Benchy went pretty well once I had first layer calibration dialed in.

Why did I wait so long?

I have achieved Voice over IP with this Rolm phone and a Cisco SPA112 analog telephone adapter. I am now unstoppable. I will become a l33t phr34k and hack the planet.

It is the year of our lord 2019 and I'm finally getting my first 3D printer. EXCITE.

Listening to this album always makes me think of my college roommate, Hank. He's basically single handedly responsible for my musical taste.

Today I spent a long time dealing with Windows on Allen's PC. I don't like Windows.

I try very very hard to write comments that I would want to read if I had to dive into someone else's code and understand what the hell it was doing and why.

Here's the DECtalk PC Card in action. Forgive me... I posted it to the bird site first, so I namedrop it.

I got a fun toy in the mail today! It's a DECtalk PC Card, the same speech synthesis system used by Stephen Hawking. Video to follow...

Starting my Norbert Wiener fan club (just got the one on the right yesterday)

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