Category Archives: Childhood

Geeks will be…

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Hanging with my cousin. Since he’d just picked up the Space Quest Collection on the cheap we got the wise idea to tag team some adventure gaming like the ole days. Thing is, since the old games used DOSBOX the colors were not rendering properly on his Windows 7 machines, so we were left to [...]

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Is this a holdup? No [ed.] It’s a science experiment!

Trains Cover

I paid a visit to my Dad’s a little while back, and he had unearthed some old Lionel train set components that me and my uncle used to run. Surprisingly all the cars and engines appeared to be in great shape. I didn’t get a chance to run them since the transformer rattled when I [...]

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  • Almost Random Quote

    Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it – namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. And this would help him to understand why constructing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill is work, while rolling ten-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement. There are wealthy gentlemen in England who drive four-horse passenger-coaches twenty or thirty miles on a daily line, in the summer, because the privilege costs them considerable money; but if they were offered wages for the service, that would turn it into work and then they would resign. — Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, 1876