Retro gaming at its best…

Back when I was in high school, in the early 1980s, was when I was first introduced to computer games.  What we called “arcade games” at the time. There were three common systems for this. First of all, there was the TRS-80. You can read about all the exciting detail in the link, but the…

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Holiday Lights 2008

Today, I took a break in the snow and finished the installation of the new light display. It’s functional, except for one light that isn’t working.  I’ve been extra busy this year, so while the main displays are up, there aren’t as many additional lights as I would like to have.   Our recent snowstorm…

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Holiday light project 2008 in pictures

A trip through the new project in pictures: I was late in getting started on the project due to putting finished touches on the office, but I ended up with this wonderful new workbench. Quite the step up from the old door on top of shelf units that I’ve used for the last 35 years…

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Benchmarking, C++, and C# Micro-optimizations

Two posts (1 2) on C# loop optimization got me thinking recently. Thinking about what I did when I first joined Microsoft. Way back in the spring of 1995 or so (yes, we did have computers back then, but the Internet of the time really *was* just a series of tubes), I was on the…

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