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Blognasium is a goner.

He failed an update and when several attempts to restore from the total backup I made (just before the update) also failed, I decided to pull the plug on life support.

Maintaining Blognasium was way more effort and cost than it was worth. It started as an exercise in playing with a cloud based website (Amazon Web Service) and the StackIdeas share-site software. It was a successful experiment and I learned a lot. But with only myself and my two adult children as very occasional visitors, it was unnecessary cost and effort.

I am downsizing the number of websites I support and already dropped my special 3D Printing website. […] Continue reading » Blognasium is a goner.

Junque Plastic

My Plastic Junque Collection

My creative efforts (making tangible art and thingies) are expanding through the world of three-dimensional printing. It’s a new-age process of additive manufacturing. If you don’t yet know what that is, you have been under your rock too long… Ha! Excuse me while I holster my plastic gun…

Three-dimensional printing at my budget level is mostly Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) which means hot plastic is extruded through a tiny nozzle and drawn (deposited) as a line, one thin layer at a time on top of the last layer. I also do DLP (Digital Light Processing) which prints a full solid layer rather than a […] Continue reading » Junque Plastic

Just “Ironsides” Now

Yipes! What a mess…

I am not going to get all computer nerd technical here. I want to say I just finished that upgrade to my oldest office computer I call “Ironsides”. It was named “Old Ironsides” before I did the upgrade.

Almost all new computers are using solid state drives (SSD). All our cell phones and hand-held tablets all use a form of solid-state drive. They have no moving parts and are very dependable. Price has come way down, and sizes (capacity) has increased. Multi-Terabyte drives are available today.

That’s as technical as I will get.

I bought a new 500 GB drive I installed as the […] Continue reading » Just “Ironsides” Now

50 Years Ago

October 12, 1968

A very important ceremony involving me and my best friend Gloria occurred on October 12, 1968. We are the two kids in the middle of the picture. It’s wonderful what one will do when in Love.

Our love started in High School in Boardman, Ohio in 1964, our senior year. Yep, as high school sweethearts. The wedding took four years to happen and only my Navy service took us apart for awhile. We remained  faithful to each other through letters and phone calls.

We have been “steady” together and best friends for over 54 years… Time really flies when you are having fun. Yeah, we […] Continue reading » 50 Years Ago

Solid State Data Retention

I can’t seem to get away from playing with my computers. Hardware as well as software. Computers are somewhat a curse for me as well as something on which I spend way too much time. Well… it is what it is. Better than some other addictions.

I just ordered a new /C: drive for “Old Ironsides”. That is my primary and oldest (in use) personal computer. I am planning to drop the “old” designation as the new drive is a 500GB SSD (solid state drive) and should give some improved startup and operational performance for the new “Ironsides”.

Ironsides has three 1TB magnetic hard drives (1 currently /C: ) […] Continue reading » Solid State Data Retention