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Archive for December, 2013

Month: December 2013

We have +, -, and * — and now, finally, an รท (obelus) screwdriver.

Month: December 2013

A quick one following on the heels of the 8-Track tape backup — While it’s fun to kick a technology when it’s down, it’s not as satisfying as making something that actually, y’know, works well. And I had some 8-track parts left over, particularly the guts of another tape unit whose amplifier circuitry and read/write […]

Month: December 2013

I ranted back here about how awful the 8-track cartridge was. I’m happy to report that I’ve finally found a good use for it as a mortal insult to tape as a data storage medium. I’ve always hated tape backup. My first experience with it was a Reveal brand device that piggy-backed somehow onto the […]