Author Archives: Reverend

bavacade’s Bitkit2 in Pac-man

Yesterday I started playing around with a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board I bought a couple of months back called BitKit2. What is FPGA? It’s a circuit board technology that has been around since the 80s that is pre-assembled and … Continue reading

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This Mastodon Will Explode, Session 1

Yesterday Maren Deepwell, Kerry Pinny, Taylor Jadin and I ran the first of three sessions introducing Mission Mastodon. “What is that?” you wisely ask. Well, it’s a collaboration between  ALT and Reclaim Edtech to provide a temporary server for folks … Continue reading

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Hacking the Pioneer DVL-909 for Multi-Region

This is one of those posts that documents something I’ll forget as soon as it’s done. I’ve already written about fixing the power supply and skipping discs on my Pioneer DVL-909 combination Laserdisc/DVD player, both fixes allow me to enjoy … Continue reading

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Mission Mastodon: This Server Will Explode in 90 Days

Reclaim Hosting is thrilled to partner with ALT over the next several months—starting next week!—to offer 3  fun, informative sessions over as many months focused on Mastodon. Hope to see you in the self-destructing Mastodon server soon! It might be … Continue reading

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Web Building at UMW or, Why Shannon Hauser is #4life

It’s been a while since I blogged about the goings on at University of Mary Washington (UMW). This past September marked seven years since I last worked there, which is crazy to even think about. I very much thought I … Continue reading

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Refurbishing Moon Patrol: the Photo Documentary!

Soon after the shipping container arrived delivering a variety of personal treasures from the USA, I realized Moon Patrol was not working. I wasn’t overly concerned given this was one of the cabinets to be refurbished due to extensive water … Continue reading

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The Other Multiregion in My Life: Pioneer DVL-909

When I think about it I’m very much a multiregion kinda guy. I hail from humble NTSC Long Island roots (region 1) but find myself in the Italian Alps living a very PAL (region 2) existence. I mean even this … Continue reading

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A Campus Divided

For the 35th episode of Reclaim Today, I had the distinct pleasure to sit down with professor Riv-Ellen Prell and artist Livia Foldes to discuss their collaborative project A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anticommunists, Racism, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota, … Continue reading

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bava 3700

Every so often my blog hits a random milestone, and this one happened to come at the start of my 18th year of blogging, and the very end of 2022. Given that, I figured I would use it as an … Continue reading

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Costs in the Cloud Two Years On

Back in July of 2020, and again in September of 2020, I wrote about tracking costs in Reclaim Cloud. Costs in the Cloud A Follow-up on Costs in the Cloud Two years later things have developed a fair amount with … Continue reading

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