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Wow, this is handy…..

….Especially when you’ve impulsively decided to learn to play guitar, borrow an acoustic from MRambler, and pretty much completely fuck the tuning beyond help within 20 minutes of fiddling with it and don’t want to tell him.   Now, how do I explain that the first lesson I learned was a Who song […]

Making technology accessible to old people…

Here’s a fun little doo-dad for our old-timers that are confounded by the internets and miss their favorite BBS:   Dial-Up Google   It’s a fully-functional Google search page, ’80s style! Throw away your mouse, turn on Mtv, and start griping about what they’ve screwed up with the new-fangled 2400 baud!  

Blog Updated……

Just updated the Blog…..  There are some changes, including how you upload media files…..  There is just a single icon labeled Upload/Insert on the Add New Post area…..  This covers all media – video, .jpgs, and audio….  Also you can drag and drop .jpgs directly into your Post…..  If you have any questions – Don’t […]

Sir Paul goes gaming…..

I just caught a little of this on the news the other day, apparently Sir Paul McCartney is going to license his solo career catalog to be used with The Beatles’ Rock Band software….. Paul always said the money was in publishing and licensing , although it cost him The Beatles’ catalog to one who […]

Ghostbusters, The Video Game……

……is GREAT!!!!!! Robo, MR Community member, picked up a copy of the newly released game for the Wii……. All the original Ghostbusters are present, as well as some of the other cast members of the movie – The caricatures look just like them, and, from what I can tell, they did all the sound bytes […]

Podcast recommendations for MR?

Now that MR has an iPod, he needs a few podcasts to subscribe to. I imagine he’d want a blues one: a quick search turned up Murphy’s Saloon Blues Podcast. I have no idea if it is any good though. Here are some of the podcasts I listen to: Slice of SciFi Wait Wait… Don’t […]

Ghostbusters Update

Coming soon to a show near you ECTO-1 The origional Ghostbusters Car. Will be at the Penny Arcade Expo at the Seattle Convention Center Aug 29-31 Also coming this fall from Sierra Entertainment the New Ghostbusters Game Starring the voices of all from the movie (Except Rick Moranis)

The “Grid”…..

Is this in our near future?…… I know this is a bit long, but, I thought it was very interesting…. THE internet could soon be made obsolete. The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds. At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical […]

I Am……

…….a digital dummy….. The quality and quantity of all the new entertainment hardware and software out there now is amazing….. Until I got my new HD system, I really hadn’t paid much attention to the advances over the last few years…… I stopped cable service years ago after it became more than I wanted to […]

Remember This?……

I was working on a job estimate and ran across this in the job specifications…… I wonder if they still think there’s a chance of a problem from the Y2K bug seven years after the fact, which really ended-up not being that big of a problem in the first place?…… “Year 2000 (Y2K) Compliance: Computer […]

Cell Phone Games……

What “Peanut Head” writes those games, anyway?……. I have a Motorola V60i which is ancient by today’s standards and it has only three games on it in the first place…… You’d think that they would make them so that you could at least have a 50-50 chance of winning – better still, they should be […]


We have the makings of a super group here at MRambler Central. So what say all of you lets start making some music. With the advent of recording software that I’m sure that we all have or have access to we can “telerecord” We have a Drummer, (Me) a guitar MR, Keyboards Jek, Vocalist RTG. […]

What if Operating Systems Were Airlines?

I think you could adapt this piece to compare different political systems/philosophies. Which one of these do you think fits our society? DOS Airlines Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again, then they push again jump on again, and so […]

Computer Industry Versus Auto Industry

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would […]

You too can upload images

Registered users can now upload images for use in posts.  You too can upload images such as this: Just follow the “use images in your post” instructions in the Help section under the calendar to your left.  As for the image in this post: those hats are all the rage on German ski slopes.