Scientific Graphics and GraphiC

Graphic Logo

In the early 1980s, George Kelley and I were working in the Fusion Energy Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was an experimentalist, and i was a theorist. IBM PCs had just come out, but we felt that their graphics resolution was too low for scientific use.  So we both bought "high-resolution" (640 x 480) Corona PCs. Alas, there was no software available to actually use this resolution, so we decided to create our own.

Updating my speaker system

I have been a music lover all my life, preferring classical and a little folk, bluegrass, and Jazz. I have a huge collection of LPs and CDs that have been accumulating since the 1950s. I bought my first "real" HiFi system in the early 1980s. It consisted of a Pioneer SX-1980 receiver (the best and most powerful receiver ever made), Magnepan MG-1 speakers (in black), A Phase Linear Turntable, and a Teac reel-to-reel tape recorder. I also invested in DBX (a linear expander/compressor) to improve the tape quality. I still have all these components 30 years later.

Awful, frustrating Web site design

Some Web sites drive me crazy. Here are some examples:

Someone used one of my e-mail addresses to sign up for a Spotify account. Unlike properly-designed sites, Spotify does not send an e-mail that must be acknowledged in order that the account be activated. So I am getting spammed with many of their e-mails. The usual thing is to follow the unsubscribe link in the e-mail (not a good thing to do with real spam) to unsubscribe. But Spotify makes you log in to access the unsubscribe link. Of course, I do not have the login credentials. 

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