Category Archives: Tinkering

WFH DIY Meeting Light Bulb

Honey, are you on the phone? When working from home, interruptions are a given. Sometimes its fine and other times I’m in a customer meeting and need privacy, but my family never knows which. My schedule changes during the day … Continue reading

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Using C# to build 35 year old tech is fun

I’ve always been a fan of Zork. If you’ve been playing games awhile (and I mean a whiiiile) then you probably are too. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, its the original text adventure game. No graphics. … Continue reading

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Speaking Zork

How do you update an old-school text adventure game to run on a modern smartphone? You teach it to talk. This is an update to an idea I was playing with a few years ago. I ported a Z-Machine interpreter … Continue reading

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On dark matter/energy

Maybe this is naïve but can someone explain to me why when astronomers and astrophysicists do their calculation and realize their estimate of the amount of stuff in the universe is off by 95%, they add in a fudge factor … Continue reading

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Old School Win! Zork + Windows Phone 7

You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here. Over the weekend I was tinkering with various Z Machine interpreters that are available. Without much trouble … Continue reading

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