Monday, June 12, 2017

Shrimp and Scallops at Bob's Lobster

There is a seafood place in Newburyport MA called Bob's Lobster. It has a great view of the area around it. One can eat inside or outside; more seating outside than inside. The atmosphere is relaxed. One does not feel rushed. They have a variety of seafood options on their menu. One can also get it to go and one can just get the seafood so one can cook it at home. One can see the fresh seafood on their photo page. They even have ice cream.
Here is the outside of Bob's Lobster. It is easily seen either coming from or going to Plum Island.

Here is the outside eating area of Bob's Lobster. It has a nice view of the surrounding water ways. 

Here is the fried shrimp and scallops that I ordered. The batter isn't heavy. It wasn't greasy. It was really good. It comes with fries and Cole slaw. The fries were nice and crispy. The Cole slaw was good. The vinegar taste was not overpowering. It came with cocktail sauce and tartar sauce. There is ketchup at the table. 





a site about the big guy eating. 


my online art store

Thursday, June 8, 2017

ArcaOS - updated OS/2 - eCS

There is a new of OS/2 Warp and eComStation. It is called ArcaOS. It is by Arca Noae. It is now at version 5.0.

I have tried OS/2 Warp by IBM in the past. I really liked it. It does not seem to work on newer computers. I found it worked better than then current version of Windows (the newer versions of Windows works a lot better than the 3.1 for work groups since it is not running on MS-DOS).

I have tried eComStation. The last version I tried was the beta / 2.2. It worked great on older computers but had trouble installing on some of my newer computers.

I have bought and downloaded version 5.0 and will be trying it on my newer laptops. I have an USB optical drive for the newer laptops since they don't have one built in. There are screen shots at the site. There is a commentary section at the site. I have found some helpful information at OS/2 World.
It was called Blue Lion. I am hoping they keep the blue lion as a mascot. 

There is a site for a yearly meeting of OS/2 Warp, eComStation and ArcaOS users called Warpstock; in the USA / Canada. There is a Warpstock in Europe.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Spock or Kirk Blue Tooth Speaker? At Shop Star Trek?

I think this is really cool and really nerdy at the same time. It is also neat since I am a Trekkie. It is blue tooth speakers that are made to look like either Spock or Kirk from Star Trek. It is available at the online store at Star Trek web site.
Since this is Spock, I think this is cooler than Kirk. It is my preference.

This shows where the speaker really is.
While Spock is cooler than Kirk, they go well together. 

This shows where the speaker is on Kirk. It shows it connected to a phone. 


The Spock one is going on my wish list. 


a guy is not only Goofy but also nerdy



my art on items but it is a work in progress


Sunday, January 15, 2017

TRON Car by Timur Bozca?

It is a concept vehicle but I am hoping there is a real world version of it that closely resembles this concept. I think it is very well done. 
I was doing a Google searching for a TRON car. This was one of the results. The first article was at This Is Why I Am Broke and the Timur Bozca - TRON car. 

I think this is really cool looking car. I think it could have been used in the movie TRON; first or second one. It goes quite well with the theme of the movie. 



Timur Bozca has some neat looking projects at their site.




Saturday, January 7, 2017

Super Retro Gameboy?

New Atlas has an article - Party Like It's 1989; Super Retro Boy resurrects the Game Boy - is very informative.


I had a Nintendo Gameboy many years ago. It was a lot of fun. I had bought many accessories - screen magnifier, game cheat ad-on, speaker system etc - and an extra Gameboy. I had a large variety of games. I played some more than others. Some games were easier with cheat codes and the cheat code device. I had a bag to carry it all in. It came to a time where my eyes had trouble with the smaller screen. I gave it away many years ago.
It seems the Super Retro Gameboy recreates the original Gameboy; at least per the review. The person trying it indicated it was a prototype and the not the finished product. I look forward to seeing and trying it at the stores when it is released; per article in August for about $79.99. It seems even the price is retro. I like the look of it. I don't know if my eyes would be able to view the small well but it could be worth the nostalgia.






Thursday, December 29, 2016

FreeDOS; Free Open Source Operating System

With MS-DOS and PC-DOS no longer around, one would assume that one can no longer DOS programs. With FreeDOS, this is not true. FreeDOS is not only a clone of either but it has also been updated. It is free to download and share.
'FreeDOS is a complete, free, DOS-compatible operating system that you can use to play classic DOS games, run legacy business software, or develop embedded systems. Any program that works on MS-DOS should also run on FreeDOS.
It doesn’t cost anything to download and use FreeDOS. You can also share FreeDOS for others to enjoy! And you can view and edit our source code, because all FreeDOS programs are distributed under the GNU General Public License or a similar open source software license.'
(from the FreeDOS site).

I have installed it on older laptops. I was able to install where other operating systems would not install. I was able to install it with an USB optical drive and with the optical drive that was built into the laptop. I have downloaded and installed DOS games. 

It seems some newer laptops don't have optical drives but one can still buy an USB optical drive. The laptops that I have tried it on do have USB slots. I believe there is a trend where one can install from an USB flash drive. 

With FreeDOS, one can install and use older DOS games and software. There are still sites where one can find DOS games and software. Sites like Dos Games Archives, and Dos Games

As of 12/29/2016, the latest version is 1.2 and the latest news is 12/29/2016. 





ReactOS: Free Open Source Clone of Windows?

I have been watching / monitoring ReactOS. It is an open source clone of Microsoft's Windows. It is still being developed but many are using and testing it. As the site indicates, it is in deep alpha mode. One can install it but some have limited success. I am hoping to one day use it instead of Windows.
There is a forum there is informative and helpful to anyone who is trying / testing ReactOS. One can report any problems and find help. One can also find information on development and assist - if one can - in doing programming. 

The download page is where one can download the source code, the installation and live version. One can use the ISO files to create / burn a CD with it. One can also download the source code. 

I have downloaded different versions - each one newer one than the previous - but have yet to get it to work. There are others that have gotten it to work. I am hoping to do the same. I have some older laptops that I have tried it on. It seems it needs to be installed by - currently but they are working on it - via an optical drive but one that is not attached via USB. They are working on USB drivers.