8bitrocket.com New Year’s Resolutions

Play games with my family more often Spend less time on social media sites Spend less time worried about “likes” and spend more time giving “hugs” When playing retro games, savor each one.  Find the best way to recreate… Read More

“…and The Kitchen Is Stocked With Free Beer And Snacks!” : A Short One Act Play

Setting: Snack room in an anonymous pre-IPO start-up software  firm.  Boxes of candy bars and chips line a large, round table in the middle of the room.  An industrial sized refrigerator with a glass door is off to… Read More

R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher died today at age 60.   I’m currently reading her 2nd autobiography, The Princess Diarist which I started a few weeks ago. as well as being Princess Leia, she was a very funny and talented writer.   I… Read More

Never Let The Fire Die (podcast #1)

In this inaugural episode of “Never Let The Fires Die” The Official Podcast For The Alarm, we start at “the end”.  We discuss the last officially released song credited to “The Alarm.”  Then we delve back to try… Read More

To Coin A phrase: “Flappy Birded”

Phrase: Flappy Birded (Verb) Definition: Used when a the internet-at-large destroys an honest and earnest individual because said person had the audacity to become successful. Usually occurs when said person is not already famous  or is not deemed… Read More

Minor Threat Salad Days 45 single with poster sleeve (all the stuff in my attic)

Minor Threat “Salad Days” 45 RPM single with poster sleeve (all the stuff in my attic) This is a three song masterpiece of mid-80’s DC punk! Here is the next item I found in my attic.  This is… Read More

Resetting what appears to be a dead Garmin Forerunner 210

Resetting what appears to be a dead Garmin Forerunner 210 (works for 110 also) The Garmin Forerunner 210 is a great little device that allows for both Satellite GPS distance tracking and heart rate monitoring at he same… Read More

The Run Cycle – Boston Thoughts

I was thinking about this while driving in this morning (I just saw that Colbert said something similar last night, but not exactly, so I’ll say it now). I am a runner, and I am constantly injuring myself… Read More

Don’t be afraid of Windows 8 Desktop

This (Windows 8 has problems, but it doesn’t deserve the dreaded Vista comparison)says that Windows 8 is only good for touch screens.   He is wrong. Windows 8 is just Windows 7 with new “window” dressing and a… Read More

The Run Cycle – Running Sick After Christmas

The Literal Run Cycle – Running Sick After Christmas The Day After Christmas Run is never an easy one. This year it was especially difficult because I have been battling a nasty sinus infection over the last week or so… Read More

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