Archive for date: September 8, 2004

The Original Brain Wagon

September 8, 2004 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

I have to give credit where credit is due: the name “brainwagon” was first suggested by Tom Lokovic, based upon the theory of jamming two common words together that were easy to spell. Interestingly enough, when I did a web search to find other instances of the words “brain” and “wagon”, I found that a […]

UNIX® on the Game Boy Advance

September 8, 2004 | Link of the Day, Mad Science, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

UNIX® on the Game Boy Advance is an implementation of the 5th version of the Unix Operating System for the ARM chip inside the gameboy. To do this, it runs SIMH, a PDP-11 simulator which has been ported to a bunch of different systems. The original RK05 disk image is combined with the PDP-11 simulator […]

NASA Genesis Probe Goes Up High, Comes Down Hard…

September 8, 2004 | News, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

NASA’s Genesis probe was to have parachuted into our atmosphere and snagged by special helicopters ala the old Corona project, but apparently the chutes didn’t open and bad things resulted. it is unclear whether the mission payload could be salvaged. Oops.