About

I’m a licensed electrician with a background in IT and a total computer nerd. This blog, along with my other digital assets, are running on an old computer in my basement. I enjoy living free from the tyranny of censorship and the harassment of advertising. I’m also a husband, a father, an uncle, a son, and a friend, and live on the love of my friends and family.

After abandoning Facebook due to their heavy handed and unreasonable censorship, I decided to fire them as my platform for my voice on the Internet. As the old saying goes, if you want something done right, you got to do it yourself. They have the right to censor anyone on their platform as they see fit, and I have the right to say that I think they’re imbeciles that represent all that is wrong with the Internet today from my own albeit smaller platform.

We enjoy exploring the provincial parks in our spare time, so if you also enjoy the great outdoors, you will definitely enjoy my blog.

3 Replies to “About”

  1. Hi Paul. Thought you might like to know the following. I’m Brad Webb. My wife Royan and I were Associate Editors at “Jumpdisk” during most of its time. I have a complete archive of magazines and other items. I also, a year or so ago, received from Richard Ramella his archive. Using the two I have preserved copies of all items as the disks were clearly failing due to old age. Just completed the project recently. Can’t share as Richard only bought right of first publication. Therefore, as long as any portion might still be under copyright restrictions by the original authors the data cannot be shared. It is, however, all preserved and will not perish when the floppies do.

    1. That’s good to know, Brad. It’s unfortunate that copyright issues prohibit the redistribution of this data so many years later when its historical value is so much greater than its monetary value. I consider my own collection a private library of which I have retained each and every original Jumpdisk floppy, and in some cases, even the covers they came with, for non-monetary, non-commercial historical research purposes only. Perhaps you might consider doing something similar with your own significantly more complete collection?

  2. Enjoyed looking at vintage solid state computers! Going back a bit further in the early 60’s, a Univac 1 (or maybe higher but still vacuum tube) was donated to DeVry tech at the Chicago training location. I remember when they fired it up. You could heat the entire basement with that device. And data entry and getting info out of the darn thing required a lot of brain training and knowledge of how the program worked. The Univac was not there long as I remembe, but it had a lot of spare vacuum tubes that just required a lot of care and replacements.

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