tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-46426423837359301112023-05-25T10:04:03.470-04:00Club AdmiraltyA blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.comBlogger3338125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-32359123531676616722023-05-25T10:03:00.003-04:002023-05-25T10:03:26.684-04:00Star Trek ResurgenceI don't often get excited about Star Trek computer games. The last one I enjoyed was "A Final Unity" back in the MacOS 8 days. The JJ-Trek game that came out around 2009 seemed like a shooter dressed up in a Star Trek skin.  Resurgence seems different! A bit pumped for it. Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-56153778007021843122023-05-15T11:55:00.002-04:002023-05-15T11:55:07.417-04:00Defiance MMO as a solo, offline!Defiance, the MMO that was tied in with the SyFy show with the same name, has been gone for a while now, its servers shut down before COVID hit (from what I remember). That doesn't prevent some intrepid fans from brining the game back as a solo, offline, game.  I think there's probably a lot more work to do, but this looks mighty promising!  I would love to play this game again, even without Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-47582487433928849722023-05-13T13:08:00.002-04:002023-05-13T13:08:00.159-04:00Copland TetheredAnother fun Copland discovery.  I've always wanted to run Copland in an emulator, even since I found a copy on a Caraccho server back in the early 2000s, but according to the details, you always needed a debug machine to have your Copland machine tethered to because it was so unstable. It's interesting to live vicariously through others who played with this ;-)  Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-24363422509073621592023-05-12T13:07:00.002-04:002023-05-12T13:07:00.153-04:00Computer Chronicles - MacOS CoplandI remember the Computer Chronicles on my local PBS station.Pretty cool to discover some of these old Copland Demos (even though Apple totally botched that potential future). In some alternate universe, Copland forms the basis for MacOS X 😅 Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-1739623463389020722023-05-11T09:36:00.001-04:002023-05-11T09:36:04.369-04:00Google I/O 2023 🤤I don't often pay attention to dev-conferences these days, but every so often something catches my eye.  This time around it was Google's annual I/O event where new devices were announced.  The Pixel 7a looks interesting. It looks like a solid replacement for my aging Moto Z3, but it's still a slab of glass.  It seems like a lot of the cool stuff for this phone is under the hood in Android and Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-90658095116582763862023-03-21T10:01:00.002-04:002023-03-21T10:01:37.435-04:00Long term support...Here's another Reddit find in the r/vintagecomputing subreddit.  What if MacOS had support for Vintage (aka obsolete) Mac hardware, such as the Mac Plus?  It might look a  little something like this! It's always fun to look a bit at the alt-history of computing :-). I wonder what the MacOS would have looked like today if Apple had retained the Platinum look! Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-21906532729169551732023-03-04T10:36:00.001-05:002023-03-04T10:36:07.944-05:00Apple IIe cards for the MacEvery so often you come across something on the web that you had heard of in the past, but never seen!  In this case, for me, it's the Apple IIe compatibility card. This is something that was "new" when I was in high school, but I don't think we ever had them in our computer labs.The Apple IIe Card had a 65C02 processor, 256K memory, and a port for supporting a 5 1/4-inch Apple II floppy drive Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-83862216147163594502023-01-10T10:59:00.001-05:002023-01-10T10:59:00.205-05:00Swarm | Year in Review One last Year in Review came in, this one from Swarm, formerly known as FourSquare.I don't know who is still using Location-Based check-ins these days. I do get a kick from seeing the random "this is a place you visited 10 years ago" pop-ups every so often.  I am surprised that even though I didn't travel any great distance, I still managed to find over 60 new places to visit locally. Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-27024162624972600232023-01-09T13:24:00.001-05:002023-01-09T13:24:00.201-05:00A/UX 2.0 Demonstration I came across this demo via reddit recently.  Before Apple bought NeXT to bring us OS X, Apple had A/UX (Apple Unix) which ran on classic macs (I think before System 7).  In my early days on the Internet I came across A/UX 3.0 installation discs (which I am pretty sure I've backed up somewhere).  I wonder if I can get a Basilisk instance of this running...Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-90176684973941391432023-01-08T10:49:00.003-05:002023-01-08T10:49:00.197-05:00TV Entertainment 2022 | Year in Review TVTime, the app I use to track what I've watched on TV (and in various streaming services) gave me a "rewind" this year. I think some of my stats are a little skewed because I marked a lot of episodes watched in 2022 when I had really watched them in years prior, and I only really rated like 4% of the episodes that I watched.  Maybe in 2023 I'll rate things more consistently to see what comes Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-75468275077901061422023-01-07T13:18:00.001-05:002023-01-07T13:18:00.204-05:002022's Twitter Circle While this isn't quite a "year in review," it's interesting to grab a snapshot of various Twitter interactions this time of year and do a year-to-year comparison (usernames for this year at the end of the post). I am not sure what time period the Twitter Circle application is sampling to generate this, but I do wonder how much the migration to mastodon-based services has impacted this year's Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-28764057883377677882023-01-06T13:17:00.000-05:002023-01-06T13:17:00.201-05:00Xbox gaming | Year in reviewThe final Year In Review 2022 is all about gaming, which for me means mostly xbox (if you exclude STO). I am actually a little surprised that I only played 7 games last year (completed 6, still working on AC: Valhalla - I am not sure what counts as "complete" on TrueAchievements). Perhaps I shouldn't be, most games were rather large games and based on my stats a lot of gameplay took place around Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-43771026152898977442023-01-05T13:18:00.000-05:002023-01-05T13:18:00.209-05:00Books | Year in ReviewWhat I missed in Podcasts in my Year In Review, I think I made up in Audiobooks and Comic Books! My goal was to read 20 books (admittedly a low goal...) and I ended up reading 255 books, audiobooks, and comic books in 2022. I think the headline here is that, yet again, audiobooks save the day.  I listened to a number of books that I normally would not have read on paper because I was able to findΟ Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-68462125899937833462023-01-04T13:22:00.010-05:002023-01-04T13:22:00.204-05:00Untappd |Year in Beer 2022Now, for something a bit different.  Beer!  In 2022 I started drinking beer again.  In 2021 I decided to stop drinking beer for a year (with a few exceptions, like if I went out with family and had a drink with a meal - something unlikely due to COVID). It's interesting to compare stats from 2020 ('regular beer drinking') to post-beer-pause.  While my own drinking habits rebounded, it wasn't to Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-54865232506009173672023-01-03T13:11:00.001-05:002023-01-03T13:11:00.206-05:00Reddit | Year in reviewAnother Year In Review based on the data exhaust of my social presence on the web.  This one from the popular site Reddit.  I guess Banana Units is this year's popular measure (again), and I scrolled enough to go to the mood over 1 time 😂.I guess in 2022 I decided to dress up my Snoovatar and make it a little less generic.  The clothing pictured is what I got for free during Halloween. My top Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-81938890631936922592023-01-02T12:59:00.001-05:002023-01-02T12:59:00.195-05:00Podcast | Year in review Well, it's January, so that means that various apps that you use, that collect various analytics for you (*cough* *cough*) have created some nifty year-in-reviews for you.I thought I'd kick it off this year with my Podcatcher app (PocketCast). I don't recall getting a year-in-review for this last year, so it was interesting to see it pop up.  Admittedly, I don't think I listened to as many Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-52822110216576367312023-01-01T12:58:00.005-05:002023-01-01T12:58:44.885-05:00Καλή χρονιά!🎼Πάει ο παλιός ο χρόνος ας γιορτάσουμε παιδιά🎶🎵και του χωρισμού ο πόνος ας κοιμάται στην καρδιά🎵🎶Καλή χρονιά χρόνια πολλά καλή χρονιά🎵χρόνια πολλά Χαρούμενη, χρυσή Πρωτοχρονιά !Να που ήρθε και το 2023! Για να δούμε...θα παραμήνει απροσκλητος μουσαφίρης ο κωρονοϊός, η θα πάει και αυτός σπίτι του τελικά;Φέτος και πάλι ξέχασα να πάω να πάρω μια βασιλόπητα, αλλά με τα τόσα γλυκά που είχαμε για Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-17551101303052685372022-12-19T10:06:00.002-05:002023-01-01T13:24:10.169-05:00Stargirl | Show wrap-up It seems like the DC television show universe is slowly being killed off at the CW. Most of the Arrowverse shows are cancelled, with the last one standing - the Flash - wrapping up in 2023 I think.  I was thinking that these shows could live on HBO Max, but even HBO Max is being gutted (or so it seems).  Anyway.  This three-season television show was kind of fun.  It follows a bunch of high Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-77436826565945399112022-12-18T10:03:00.001-05:002022-12-18T10:03:00.207-05:00MacOS CoplandA blast from the past!  I remember reading the Mac magazines (MacWorld, MacUser, and MacAddict) back in 1996 and waiting eagerly the next incarnation of MacOS. While many of the ideas from this went into the actual MacOS 8, Copland never made it out of the lab.  You can find installation discs for this on the web today in various repositories which is great, but I am wondering how one goes about Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-64096636918755144872022-12-16T13:00:00.001-05:002022-12-16T13:00:00.196-05:00Review: Education for Critical Consciousness Education for Critical Consciousness by Paulo Freire My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a rather short book, as is the case with most of Paolo Freire's books, but it packed a rather big punch.  I listened to this on the way to and from work as an audiobook, but I think that this kind of book is probably consumed a bit more slowly, maybe with the addition of aΟ Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-22626847961866092252022-12-13T09:51:00.002-05:002022-12-13T09:51:13.936-05:00Time for holiday parties! It's time for the annual holiday party at work. I did not see any invitations to submit entries for the gingerbread house competition (something that was done before the pandemic), so I suspect no gingerbread houses this year.  Maybe next year ;-)Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-8133770733364394182022-12-09T09:59:00.001-05:002022-12-09T09:59:00.204-05:00Review: Star Trek: Borg Star Trek: Borg by Hilary J. Bader My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the audio component of the FMV (full motion video) game Star Trek Borg which came out in 1996 (if I am not mistaken).  Basically, strip out all the little gameplay elements and what you have left is a nice little movie.  This is the audio component of that.  The video is available on YouTubeΟ Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-59625824501490822162022-12-06T12:03:00.011-05:002022-12-06T12:03:00.233-05:00Review: Gears of War: The Rise of Raam Gears of War: The Rise of Raam by Kurtis J. Wiebe My rating: 3 of 5 stars This comic compilation was fine.  In the game, I don't recall really getting a ton of the backstory for the locusts given that the entirety of the story gets told from the human perspective. As such, I found it a little hard to care a ton about the story in this collection.  Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-42083637306040092322022-12-04T11:58:00.011-05:002022-12-04T11:58:00.187-05:00Review: Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 2 Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 2 by Karen Traviss My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed both volumes of the Gears of War omnibuses.  The first omnibus bridges the gap between Gears of War 1 and 2, followingMarcus Fenix and Delta Squad in the battle against the Locusts! Find out what happened after the Lightmass Bombing and how the Locusts will react to this Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-8426325059602981092022-12-02T07:00:00.001-05:002022-12-02T07:00:00.178-05:00Review: iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It by Steve Wozniak My rating: 5 of 5 stars I rather enjoyed this book. Not knowing a lot about Woz, it was fun to discover a seemingly curious down-to-earth maker and tinkerer.  The practical jokester side did surprise me a bit. I would have liked toΟ Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0