We Interrupt the day’s outrage for some Todd Tuckey, Pinball (and a dash of Popeye)

On the way back from Lancaster PA and the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network DaWife and I took a Detour towards Philly to visit the Internet's premire Pinball/arcade machine salesman Todd Tuckey As you can see we gave no advance notice so we had no idea what would be going on or even if he would … Continue reading We Interrupt the day’s outrage for some Todd Tuckey, Pinball (and a dash of Popeye)

Pintastic 2018 Why Jersey Jack’s Success Matters

At Yesterday's Pintastic NE Jersey Jack of Jersey Jack Pinball held a seminar about his business that produces some of the best pinball machines on the market. These games are constantly in demand both on the market and at the show: During the seminar one of the attendees asked him an obvious question, why has … Continue reading Pintastic 2018 Why Jersey Jack’s Success Matters

The Silver Ball Museum in Asbury Park NJ Voices of the Trip Home from CPAC 2018

On the way home from CPAC 2018 we stopped at the Silver Ball Museum in Asbury Park NJ on the Boardwalk I also spoke to the manager. We got there a bit late because of taking Stacy McCain which meant our time was limited but it was a good time, worth the trip. Their web … Continue reading The Silver Ball Museum in Asbury Park NJ Voices of the Trip Home from CPAC 2018

Deutschland: One Video Game Hitler/Nazi away from the rise of Der 4th Reich DaTechGuy’s Quick Thoughts

Sgt. Schulz: [seeing the prisoner wearing Hitler mustaches and doing a Nazi salute] Bah! One Fuhrer is enough! Stalag 17 1953 Today My son was playing the Youtube video on the tricks that makers of WW 2 video game RAID had to go though pass legal muster for sale in Germany because of their strict … Continue reading Deutschland: One Video Game Hitler/Nazi away from the rise of Der 4th Reich DaTechGuy’s Quick Thoughts

The Twitter/Facebook/PC/Alexa/ETC Facts of Life Explained Once More.

Way back in the 1990's my friend at work Brian introduced me to a game called Colonization still one of the best games ever to come out from the magnificent mind of Sid Meier (and a game that still holds up will 20 years later although an updated version with 3D graphics and multiplayer mode … Continue reading The Twitter/Facebook/PC/Alexa/ETC Facts of Life Explained Once More.

President Trump and Online Gambling. His Position is not a Sure Thing

Many things about the presidency of Donald Trump defy the normal conventional wisdom concerning elected officials and politics. His relationship with the media, his public tweets, his extensive business dealings all over the world and of course his dynamic personality are all things that can and have thrown professional prognosticator for a loop when deciding … Continue reading President Trump and Online Gambling. His Position is not a Sure Thing

PintasticNE 2017 Final Interviews Todd Tuckey again and more

Here are the last Pintastic 2017 Videos and interviews from the show. I talked to Jessie who was at her first Pintastic and watched her play a little Wizard of Oz I talked to Sean who was waiting to play Dialed In I played a little of the new Star Wars Pinball (only got to … Continue reading PintasticNE 2017 Final Interviews Todd Tuckey again and more

Pinball’s Giants Jersey Jack , Barry Oursler, Todd Tuckey & David Thiel at PintasticNE 2017

Like Blogging and Quilting etc the Pinball world has its giants and we interviewed several of them at Pintastic NE Let's start with the designers like Barry Oursler who was a featured speaker. He is a soft spoken man who approached me because of my Doctor Who scarf and told me he designed a house … Continue reading Pinball’s Giants Jersey Jack , Barry Oursler, Todd Tuckey & David Thiel at PintasticNE 2017

PinTasticNE 2017 day 2 the Machines and the People

On Day 2 of Pintastic NE 2017 I talked to several people who had come a ways to be here such as Scott and his Son in law who came from PA Like me their had wives who were hitting quilt shops while they played (although this year mine stayed home), I also talked to … Continue reading PinTasticNE 2017 day 2 the Machines and the People

10 Thoughts Under My Fedora John Lewis & importance, fake news & more

Sunday morning begins with the left all a shutter over Donald Trump revealing that the absolute moral authority™ that the left conferred on him over his civil rights record 50 years ago has expired. Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart … Continue reading 10 Thoughts Under My Fedora John Lewis & importance, fake news & more

Gaming the Disability System

At the beginning of every semester, I receive several letters of accommodation for students with disabilities. Usually, the letters describe learning rather than physical disabilities. Unfortunately, the Americans with Disabilities Act, a noble gesture to eliminate discrimination and physical barriers, has increasingly become a means for college students to game the academic system for better … Continue reading Gaming the Disability System

Pintastic NE 2016 Interviews Pt 2: the Sponsors Players & Clowns

At Pintastic NE 2016 There were some big names in Pinball one of them is Jersey Jack of Jersey Jack Pinball That's Dr. Rick Lewis of the silverball Pinball Museum with him. This is his Wizard of Oz game in play and here are the guts The Charity Project Pinball that places machines in children's … Continue reading Pintastic NE 2016 Interviews Pt 2: the Sponsors Players & Clowns

Photos from Pintastic NE 2016

I spent Friday and Saturday at Pintastic New England 2016 This weekend I attended Pintastic New England at the Sturbridge host hotel in Sturbridge on route 20 just a little ways from Old Sturbridge Village. This years edition like last years had a plethora of games, vendors and fun for all who showed up. I'll … Continue reading Photos from Pintastic NE 2016

Battle Account in the PC Wars (Updated)

by baldilocks This is why my novel is self-published and why my next two (three?) books will be self-published as well. From sci-fi author Nick Cole, via his fellow sci-fi scribe John C. Wright: Banned by the Publisher Or, Thank God for Jeff Bezos I launched a book this week and I went Indie with … Continue reading Battle Account in the PC Wars (Updated)

The Avalon Hill Election 2016 Challenge

One of my favorite things for many years were the games of the Avalon Hill company. From Civilization (the game where you need to give up a day's sleep to play, but it's worth it) to Age of Renaissance, to 1830 (a Railroad game), Source of the Nile and dozens of others I exercised my … Continue reading The Avalon Hill Election 2016 Challenge