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Jan 10, 2022

The Most Precious Manual Episode: Dude Ranch, Open Door, Asteroids, The Purpose of a Manual, The Secrets Within, My Awakening to Arcade Creators, The First Collection, The Millions of Manuals, Forgive Me.

A story of a summer I risked electric shock to get a different kind of shock.


Jan 7, 2022

The  Million Paperclips and Midday Nap Episode.

Two intertwining stories of youth wasted at the International Business Machines corporation. 


Jan 3, 2022

The Ballad of Ricky Jay Episode: A Visit to Sotheby's, The Story of Ricky Jay, The Auction, The Magician as Storyteller, A Collection Remixed to a Collection, Broadsheets and Posters, Showmanship, The Secret to Magic, A Life Well Lived, The Circus Leaves Town.

As I mention twice in the episode and mention here, the...


Dec 31, 2021

The TEAC Drive Episode: A Little Drive Kerfuffle, The New Difficult Life of Floppy Drives, Sustaining the Flux, Circuit Boards, Jumpers and Software Configurations. Plus: A Dream of a Future Superfluxer.

Some thoughts on the TEAC drives that make up the vast majority of the dozen-plus floppy drives I use for...


Dec 27, 2021

The Streaming Episode: A Try at Streaming, Winamp, Shoutcast, College Radio, Bifurcated Timing, The Manager Phone, Top Of The Hour, Justin, Twitch, The Running Mind, Streaming Forever.

I'm streaming a lot of days at this point, at twitch.tv/textfiles and twitch.tv/sketchthecow. Services are so transient and changes...