Web3 is a 4 letter word. I’ve never seen something so divisive and I live on Brexit Island. But as James Mickens often says, we've been here before…

December 2021

I built a MiSTer system early this year to see if it could replace my collection of old computers and game consoles. How does it stack up a year later…

November 2021

Why does Twitter make people so angry? Why does Facebook feed conspiracies? Why does speaking publicly online make people a hate target? The answer is…

October 2021

If you ever wanted to learn how to hack 8-bit computer games as a kid using the tools of the day, this is your chance. A step-by-step guide to finding…

September 2021

Do you see a Duck or a Rabbit in the thumbnail? What are sensory illusions and how do they work? And how does the media use illusion to tell you a story…

August 2021

Solène created a week-long personal computing challenge around old computers. I chose to use an Amiga exclusively for personal computing for the week…

July 2021

Do you remember when you last listened to music? I mean listening as a foreground, not background activity. I used to do this all the time. But not now…

June 2021

There are some amazing technologies that can change peoples lives for the better, none involving an app or subscription. A Solarpunk future is here for…

January 2021

An introduction to people I love from the world of outsider art, music and technology.
In the first week of 2021 I took the Unix kool-aid acid test and spent a week studying Plan 9 from Bell Labs. See how I got on with the Sagrada Familia…

December 2020

And experimental Operating Systems. And TempleOS features of note. And instruments built from recycled electronics. And "Intimate haptic libraries"...
We look back at older computers with rose tinted spectacles, but can we look forward with them? What might a computer with a 100 year lifespan look…