Sep 222018
 

Over the past month and a half, I’ve added a slew of stuff to Hunter’s Planet of the Apes Archive. Check it out!

I’ve also uploaded some Apes-related videos of Roddy McDowall to YouTube. They can be found on the Archive, too.

The first video is over an hour of raw footage recorded of Roddy as host of “Apes Week”. The second video is the footage that actually aired, and the third video is footage from when the TV series was aired.

Enjoy, and thanks to the people who sent me that footage many moons ago!

 Posted by at 9:56 am
Jun 292018
 

Sometimes, it pays to clean out drawers. I totally forgot I owned these. I’m not even sure where they came from. I think they were an Ebay purchase about 20 years ago that I had forgotten about.

 Posted by at 10:42 pm
Jun 072018
 

From 1986 through 1994, I wrote thirty-six articles for VAX Professional (later Digital Systems Journal), a technical journal for OpenVMS programmers and managers. My first article was published while I was still a student at Western Kentucky University. It was quite a thrill!

During that eight-year period, I wrote a dozen articles about programming in MACRO-32, the VAX assembly language. At one time, that was my preferred programming language. I still do a little MACRO-32 work, but it hasn’t been my “go to” language for many years.

The last seven articles I wrote were co-authored with Ed Heinrich. We had pitched a book idea about OpenVMS Systems Programming to DEC Press, but for various reasons, the book never happened. The project started as a day-long seminar we presented at DECUS Symposia a couple of times. Once the book fell through, we decided to turn our seminar into a series of Digital Systems Journal articles.

I’ve posted the articles here. Though they were written when the Alpha was new, the ideas presented in them are largely still useful techniques for systems programming under OpenVMS.

Writing OpenVMS Privileged Code

 

 Posted by at 10:07 pm
May 262018
 

Archive.org has scans of almost every issue of Twilight ZoneFangoriaFamous Monsters, and Starlog, among others. The collections are not legal, yet they’ve been on Archive.org for quite a while now without ever getting removed.

Fangoria at Archive.org (347 files)

Famous Monsters of Filmland at Archive.org (221 files)

Twilight Zone magazine at Archive.org (64 files)

Starlog magazine at Archive.org (428 files)

 Posted by at 10:20 pm