Category Archives: technology

TV Sign Off Snow

Oh the beauty of the sign off into the TV blizzard of snow until dawn when the world was only 24/7 for us.

X Marks The Spot – Twitter Name Change

Last week Elon Musk completed his transformation of Twitter by changing the name of the once-dominant social media app to simply X, although a highly designed X. had been a domain for a financial transfer app, which the genius had sold, then in 2017 re-purchased from Meta, which owns his rival Facebook. The NY […]

Before Alexander Graham Bell

The term telephone was adopted into the vocabulary of many languages. It is derived from the Greek: τῆλε, tēle, “far” and φωνή, phōnē, “voice”, together meaning “distant voice” according to Wikipedia. Prior 10 March 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell called out over his invention, the liquid transmitter, to his assistant, “Mr. Watson, come here, I […]

Fucking with Robots

Amusing yourself in a hospital I can’t believe how satisfying fucking with the robot is. Robots built to obey Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics from I ROBOT. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by […]

Sony World Band Radio

Before the Internet the Sony World 12-Band Radio was my only connection to the West from Biak, Irian Jaya to Tibet. Primarily the BBC. Big Ben’s bongs sounding the hour and then the soothing voice announcing, “This is the BBC. The time is 12pm Greenwich Mean Time.” Plus listening to the music of the world […]