Computer Woes – Site Anniversary
My desktop is currently dead. I’m not sure if I’m only going to have to reinstall the OS or get a new drive. Either way, posting is going to be a bit light for the next few days. Today you get one post that was left over from last night.
Oh yeah, I forgot about it, but on Oct 15th the site entered it’s fourth year. A few approximate stats:
- 5000 posts
- 8,500,000 page views in the last year.
- 19,000,000 total page views.
- 13,000 comments
- 2.8 million spam comments (seriously)
Eat Me – Making Mac & Cheese Pancakes
Here’s a video from The New York Times of my dad making Mac and Cheese Pancakes. Not remotely relevant to the site but it’s cute and I felt like plugging his book.
Update: For some reason the you tube player was crashing PC IE. I have no idea what I could have done to cause that, but I’ve taken it out. If you want to see the movie, click here.
I’m going to try to post a few recipes later this week.
Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin
DOCTOR BY RADIO (Aug, 1953)
It’s telemedicine! Well, sort of.
DOCTOR BY RADIO
DR. GUIDO GUIDA, 60, founder and unpaid head of Rome’s International Radio Medical Center has treated patients via radio from his own home for 17 years. Career began when childhood friend died at sea. Italian government recently assigned six Naval operators to aid him.
Three new home computers that teach themselves – and teach you how to use them (May, 1980)
Remember: You haven’t lived until your home computer says “hello” and asks you to “please enter a number.”
Three new home computers that teach themselves – and teach you how to use them
They’re smart, they come ready to work, and one of them even talks to you
By BILL HAWKINS
PHOTOS BY ORLANDO GUERRA
Only two years ago, home computers were for the hobbyist: a jumble of wires, transistors, and circuit boards that came in a kit. And once the kit was assembled, there was complicated programming to master. Things have really changed since then.
Recently I’ve been trying three of the newest home units from APF, Atari, and Texas Instruments (first reported on in PS, Nov. ’79). They’re no more complicated to hook up than a video game. The programming can be learned in just a few evenings. External pieces, such as a printer for making permanent records, are as easy to plug in as a toaster. Best of all, the computers can teach themselves.
Perma-Glaze MILLION DOLLAR PYRAMID PLAN (Apr, 1964)
Pyramid Plan sounds so much more innocent than Pyramid Scheme.
Starting Right Now—with the Perma-Glaze MILLION DOLLAR PYRAMID PLAN Just $3.00 Can Turn 1964 into the Year You Make a Real Fortune—as the Owner of YOUR OWN BUSINESS and a Brand New Rolls Royce Motor Car—without the necessity of Any Personal Selling—Ever Again!
There is still a way today that an ordinary person, lacking the necessary capital to start his own business, can earn the large yearly income he dreams about—with all the fine things in life that go with it! You can turn your hopes and dreams into visible reality— quickly . . . easily—with a tiny “peanut” investment—without risking your present job and without the necessity of ever selling again.