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Our Blog
Online since 2001, although in a variety of forms over the years, this site journals a good chunk of our adventures together. Scroll down for just the most popular posts
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Family Photos
We store our family photo library on OneDrive.
The password is the short names of our kids, in the order they were born. All lowercase, no spaces.
Talk Nerdy to Me Notebook - Found on Etsy
Geek Stuff
Projects I’ve built or contributed to, plus dead platforms and abandon-ware.
Book cover from Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film, by Jon's Uncle -- find it on Amazon
Other Media
Curated bits, home movies, and other stuff we’ve made or rescued.

Most Popular Posts

#1 – On Protests and Conspiracy Theories (April 2020)
This virus has drawn some truly amazing behavior out of us as a society, hasn’t it? We’ve seen leaders step up and take decisive action to protect people. We’ve seen science and medical professionals rise to the challenge of treating patients and finding cures. We’ve seen people learn new ways to connect and stay in touch with their loved ones. There’s been a lot to commend us. But we’ve also seen a lot of really spiteful behavior…
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#2 – Installing NextStep 3.3 on VMWare (June 2008)
When Steve Jobs was ousted from Apple, he set out to create a new company that would deliver elite hardware, and a revolutionary operating system. NeXT was started to build powerful hardware and software that would leapfrog the Mac (and everyone else on the market.) They eventually had to kill off the hardware line (after making some very nice, uber-high-end machines) but the software they made changed the industry…
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#3 – Ben’s Mac Classic II (October 2020)
Ben built an inventory of the through-hole capacitors on the analog board, which I double checked, and I identified most of the SMDs on the logic board. A trip to and a few days for shipping, and we had a box of new parts. It took the better part of two months, but after school every day Ben would de-solder 4 or 5 caps, then re-solder and mark the replacements. He did the whole analog board…
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#4 – A Hot Mess Inside a Dumpster Fire Inside a Train Wreck (October 2020)
Within a democracy, there will be different interpretations of what policies are most loving; rational debate can be had. Is job creation more important than social programs for helping the down trodden? Does reducing taxes create more opportunities for people to live happy lives, or do social safety nets give people a better sense of security? Should an armed police department respond to every incident? These are great questions! Let’s have those debates, do some studies, and try to figure it out! But claiming the Bible always sides with your political party is not only wrong, it is putting something else before God…
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#5 – How To Read the News Online (April 2020)
I’m guilty myself of scrolling through Google News and letting an algorithm decide what I should see. But now, more than ever, its important to get the best information possible. Outlined here will be my attempt to provide some tips to escape the echo chamber, see past ideological spin, and find better sources of information online. …
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