Ugh… So long old friend. Thanks for all the fish.

So this week my computer went out. Like everything. Right in the middle of writing too….. Ugh.. So now I sit and wait for my new computer to arrive.

Altho I am toying around with the idea of trying reinstall Windows. I fixed the Stata cable and new fans. Maybe, just maybe I could bring it back to life.. The computer is about 10 years old and I’ve been changing out parts as I go. Maybe it’s time to retire this old man. So many hours playing Wow, Eve, podcasts and writing.

I’ll know tomorrow if I want to go down that rabbit hole.

Revolution In The Way We Think

The computer revolution is a revolution in the way we think and in the way we  express what we think. The essence of this change is the emergence of what might best be called procedural epistemology–the study of the structure of knowledge from an imperative point of view, as opposed to the more declarative point of view taken by classical mathematical subjects.

– H. Abelson and G. Sussman (in The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs)

Throw Back Wednesday

I find myself looking at old computer parts while cleaning out my garage. I found an Windows 98 install disk, a few floppy disks and a zip drive haha.  Got me thinking about much were computer back in the day and what they were loaded with. Here is the answer:

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For $2500.00 you too can buy this Sharp Notebook! 515MB hard drive!? Haha! It’s amazing how far we’ve come over the past 20 years. I found a Toshiba laptop for $400.00 with a terabyte of memory over 8 gigs of ram.(Best Buy if you are wondering.) Heck my Note 3 is rocking a
Card slot microSD 64 GB, Internal 32GB storage with 3 GB RAM.