Showing posts from January, 2019


No Beach Access

Mount Baker Scenic Railway

Mount Baker Farm


Chihuly Garden and Glass

Photographs (especially cell phone photos taken in the dark) cannot do justice for the beauty or scale of Dale Patrick Chihuly's glass sculptures exhibited at Chihuly Garden and Glass, but here are some photos to entice you to go see them for yourself.

Living Computers

Living Computers

Long ago, she went to school to learn to punch cards and operate the computers that used them.

Living Computers is unlike any other computer museum that I've visited. Most of the computers on display are working and available for use by visitors. They have a huge collection of computer technology from the 1960s to the present. I especially enjoyed encountering computers from my past; including a CDC Cyber supercomputer, early Macs, and a Commodore 64. If I lived in Seattle, I'd immediately buy an annual membership.

Time-traveling back to my junior high school programming class.

Learning about the history of digital computing.

Time-traveling back to high school, playing video games and listening to Duran Duran.

Exploring the limits of a Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer

Painting with Bob Ross, on an Apple IIgs 

Examining the innards of a Cray supercomputer.

Remembering using a CDC Cyber in college.

Exploring Microsoft Excel on the machine on which I first used it.

Being reminded of copy protection through requiring users have the printed manual.

Patiently waiting for one of my teenage self's favorite games to load.

Programming a Commodore PET to greet the world.

Hoping I don't get eaten by a grue.

Considering whether one of these tele-presence robots would make my remote work easier.

Power Shovel

Leavenworth Lights


Take a detour

When roadtripping, boldly go where you've not gone before. There's no need to know where a road goes to take it.

A non-potable water drinking fountain?

Do not jump