Checking In: 2023-10-15

Checking in for 2023-10-15:

  • Yesterday I slept most of the day. I was tired. I did my weekly review and woke up for a meeting and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert but that was about it. Really felt wiped out. Today I'm feeling a bit better. I think this round of vaccinations really wiped me out, along with the wonky blood that I have now as a result of the Lonsurf.
  • Managed to finish the Stan Viet's History of the Personal Computer book last night. Quite an interesting read. A lot of it was interesting, especially of computer companies I hadn't heard of before. What was interesting was the 1990s take on the computing industry and the exuberance around folks like Borland leading the way. Stan was very bullish on the Borland / Ashton Tate merger but that proved to be the downfall of Borland and relegated them to irrelevance in the 2000s after a brief stint as Inprise and then back to Borland. Also Microsoft hadn't reached their final form as a monopolist on the desktop (I don't believe Windows 95 was a thing when this was published). So it too is an artifact of the age in which it was conceived. Still a fun read and has me thinking more about how to frame an interactive storyworkd around the birth of the microcomputer.
  • Working on getting the energy to continue working on my projects. You never realize how much you take your blood for granted until it doesn't deliver the goods. Hoping we can get this sorted out soon.

That's all for now. More as I know it.