Archive for date: May 15, 2006

PDP-1 Restored At the Computer History Museum

May 15, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, it’s kind of late, and I’m just back from my trip to the Computer History Museum, where they unveiled their restoration of a DEC PDP-1. The PDP-1 is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is that it was used to create what might possibly be the first video game: Spacewar!. I […]

Night Pictures

May 15, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Here’s a picture of the 36 inch telescope at Chabot Observatory, with an 8 second exposure and some GIMP work to bring out some of the details. The shot is illuminated mostly by the (nearly full) moonlight. The camera is actually pretty noise free in green light, and the red isn’t terrible, but blue is […]