Category Archives: Fun

25 years since Chainsaw Monday

It’s hard to believe, 25 years ago Sierra Online closed its doors in Oakhurst California. It was an end to nearly a decade of my life spent with friends that helped shape the man I am today. During this time, we were the biggest PC gaming company in the world, all right here in our little mountain town of Oakhurst.

Cheers to all the survivors of Chainsaw Monday, February 22, 1999!

Chainsaw Monday
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Diesel Dreams and Cybertruck Memes

Forget sleek angles, futuristic promises and range anxiety – I’m here to celebrate the rumble of a good ol’ Ford diesel. My channel isn’t about chasing the latest trends; it’s about the grit, the power, and the undeniable charm of a truck that works as hard as you do.

Yeah, I might not have a Cybertruck in my driveway, but that doesn’t mean my adventures are any less epic. From hauling stuff and towing other stuff, my trusty Ford and I tackle it all. This channel is my way of sharing those adventures, the lessons I’ve learned along the way, and maybe even a few laughs.

So, if you’re tired of the electric hype and crave the smell of diesel in the morning, hop on board!

My Non-Cyber Life
https://www.youtube.com/@MyNon-CyberLife

That time I was famous… well, maybe not

This is happening…3.5 hours, I hope I don’t look like a blabbering idiot!

I talked with Daniel the day before my birthday last month. He had me rambling on and on about my glory days with Sierra Online. Daniel was just a kid growing up in Israel when I was working for the biggest PC gaming company in the world… right here in the little town of Oakhurst.

I’ll be hanging around in the chat during the premiere so if you have some time on Sunday, pop in for a bit and say hi.

A Conversation with Sierra Developer William R. Shockley (Space Quest 6 / Gabriel Knight 2)
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The Guardians have left the building

It’s no secret that “Guardians of the Galaxy” is my favorite story line in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a good part of that love is the music that helps tell the story.

The Microsoft Zune was introduced at the end of Vol. 2 as a replacement to the old Walkman that was destroyed earlier in the film. I immediately fell in love with the now discontinued portable media player. So much so that I created a site (ZuneUpdate.com) that helps Zune owners revitalize their old players as the official update support as been shut down since 2012.

I was so happy to see that the Zune was back in Vol. 3, and they even released nine cassette tapes, each spotlighting a different character from the film and sporting the Zune livery on the packaging. I’ve been trying to be better about purchasing such things as I have literally run out of room in both my office at home, and at work.

I picked up two of my favorite characters, Rocket and Star-Lord and I’m fighting the urge to complete the set. Each cassette actually contains the movie soundtrack, but are different in their packaging and color of the cassette. When they are all combined they form a nice picture which would look great on a shelf. ??

Anyway, here’s a bunch of pics of the 4K Bluray Steebook of the film, and the two cassettes I have purchased. I also took a few shots of the cassettes with one of my Zunes, just like one of the Zunes in the movie.

Fight the urge bro… Fight the urge!

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