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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. 


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...


Dec 20, 2021

The DOS Applesauce Episode: A Package Arrives, The Difficulty of DOS, The Rolls Royce of Drives, The Variations, The Extra Steps Applesauce Takes, Reading Directories, The Cog in the Machine, The Software Future.

Some words appreciating the release of the newest Applesauce utility disk reader, now capable of reading...