New Research Project on the Language of Computers in Science Fiction, 1975-1995 is Underway

This semester, I am using course release time to focus on a research project that I am tentatively titling, “The Language of Computers in Science Fiction, 1975-1995.” Most of my readings come from SF magazines, but I’m finding some material in anthologies, too. More to follow…stay tuned.

Retrocomputing at City Tech Site Updated with Software Inventory

Recently, I posted about the new OpenLab site that I launched for “Retrocomputing at City Tech.” On the site, I included a photographic inventory of the computing hardware and peripherals that I have on-hand in my office in Namm 520. Now, I’ve added to the site with a second page that inventories a majority ofContinue reading “Retrocomputing at City Tech Site Updated with Software Inventory”

Spring Recess 2015: Reading, Exploring, and Making

I had a fun and productive time during this year’s Spring Recess in our new home of Brooklyn. I read three brain-related books: Maryanne Wolf’s Proust and the Squid, Michael Moskowitz’s Reading Minds, and Antonio Damasio’s Looking for Spinoza. I took the subway to Manhattan twice with Y and Little My to visit Kinokuniya Bookstore, SunContinue reading “Spring Recess 2015: Reading, Exploring, and Making”

End of Summer Updates

I completed my entry on “cyborgs” for the Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters, edited by Jeffrey Weinstock. I am excited to see this work published, because its entries will pack a research-powered punch! I am reading Gary Westfahl’s work on Hugo Gernsback and John W. Campbell, Jr. I am also collecting old issuesContinue reading “End of Summer Updates”

Mac OS X Folk: Run Software Update to Protect Against MacDefender

Apple rolled out the new Mac Security Update 2011-003 to address threats posed by the latest family of malware under the MacDefender moniker. Keep your system up-to-date with Apple’s built-in Software Update program (Apple menu > Software Update), and if your system is infected by MacDefender, the security update will helpfully nuke it. After youContinue reading “Mac OS X Folk: Run Software Update to Protect Against MacDefender”

Apple iOS 4.3.3, Fix to Location Data, Now Available

As I wrote about previously here and here, Apple iOS on iPhone and iPad keeps a cache of crowd-sourced location data on your mobile device as well as on the computer that you sync your mobile device with. Today, Apple released an updated version of iOS that allows you to remove this data. Connect yourContinue reading “Apple iOS 4.3.3, Fix to Location Data, Now Available”

iPad Successfully Updated to iOS 4.2

“She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.” – Han Solo, Star Wars: A New Hope It took about an hour for the update to complete, in large part due to my Time Warner Cable Road Runner Internet connection crawling along at a snail’s pace while iTunes downloaded theContinue reading “iPad Successfully Updated to iOS 4.2”

A Short Post of Updates, Readings, and Goings-On

I have been very busy reading for my dissertation prospectus and preparing my two College Writing II classes for the Fall. As a result, I haven’t had much time to update dynamicsubspace.net. Also, the mysterious shrapnel in my right pinky finger from helping Masood and Jenny load up their moving truck has made it untilContinue reading “A Short Post of Updates, Readings, and Goings-On”