Happy Birthday GIF!

On this day in 1987 Steve Wilhite while working at CompuServe developed the GIF format.  Thanks to the internet and the fact that internet speeds continue to accelerate they have become the defacto animation format.  Hooray!  It is importent to point out that although the GIF is 30 years old today, the animated version that we are so familiar with did not become available until 1989.  Don’t tell me how to pronounce it. Enjoy my collection.

be3n bangs a gong

Return visit to Hart Attack to talk about hacking!

This was even more of a meandering discussion then last time.  We started with the election hacking scandal and branched out to cover all manner of terrifying technology.   Episode 123 airs on Christmas evening 8pm PST.  Downloads available sometime after here or podcast.  Here is a link:

Hart Attack Home

Hart and I have worked together for some time.  He is a mogul of all things horrific.  Now he takes on the horror of the modern day with a political/news podcast.  He is also struggling under the enormous weight of the medical care for his wife.  I encourage anyone with extra funds this holiday season to contribute here.

Wondercon 2016 Pictures! At long last

Wondercon 2016 - be3n stormtroopers

The convention ended weeks ago.  I Finally got all my pictures sorted (as well as my dad’s).  These are a few of my favorites.  enjoy.  I had a blast and as usual, the costumes were amazing.  Thanks to my wife and my dad for making this happen and sharing your pictures.  Huge thanks to everyone at Wondercon and especially everyone in costume (please send me links and i will happily include them here).   See you next year!

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