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Dec 27, 2020

The Great Cacophony of Scanning Episode: An Influx Valve, Mucking The Stables, Infinite Discords, The Cover Problem, NASA Launch and Photos On A Carpet, A Trickle Versus a Flood, The Inevitable Future, A Moment of Joy.

Some thoughts on the incoming mass of material coming into the Archive right now.

I mention the Pulp...

Dec 26, 2020

The Oculus Episode: An Unexpected Gift, A Long Life with VR,  A Dingy Hotel Room, Features, Magic, Favorite Apps, An Unlikely Constant Place.

I was handed an Oculus Quest 2. Nobody asked me to do a review, but I figured it'd be fun to do one anyway. There's actually all sorts of rules towards people saying they "just...

Dec 25, 2020

The Election Episode: Being an Election Inspector, Training for the Unusual, Poll Pads, 300 Feet, 5am, 6am, Shivering Hands, Solid Day, Meeting 675 People, Suit and Gloves, Giving an Oath, 90 Minutes of Silence, A Customer Service Job, An Unforunate Coda.

The wonders of being an Election Inspector! I highly encourage...

Dec 24, 2020

The Flash Episode: Saving a Medium, A History of Flash, The Death Blow and the Death, Ruffle The Flash, Flashpoint, An Audio/Video Conversation.

The Internet Archive now supports emulating .SWF files (Flash) that were a critical part of the web whether it should have been, or not. Dozens of new, playable animations are...

Dec 23, 2020

The Silence Episode.