by Steven K. Roberts updated April 5, 2021 The more I engage with the virtual world of In Death: Unchained, the more I see things from the point of view of the characters. Monks, knights, abominations, maddening cupids, banshees, skeleton archers, ghosts, incubi, orphans, and bosses… all have stories to tell. I decided to become…

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Over the years, there has been one stylistic constant in my pursuit of ├╝bergeekery: equipment consoles. It started one 1964 afternoon in Louisville, when this skinny 12-year-old electronics-obsessed geeklet got a peek at how the big boys do it. Via a ham radio friend, I had wangled an invitation to visit the avionics maintenance shop…

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Back in Ohio, in the early eighties, one of my best friends was Frank Feczko, shown in the photos above and whom you can meet in Chapter 2 of Computing Across America. He was involved in lots of my entrepreneurial projects, and I often ended up at their house for dinner… getting well acquainted with…

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One of the many delightful memories that emerged from ancient file folders 36 years later was this… a little parting gift from James, my friend and host in Hammond. It captures the energy of the adventure, driven as much by romance as by gizmological urges and the allure of sweet asphalt… (photo of Steven K.…

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In 2020, a marvelous 37-year-old file turned up in my archives… the record of what, in 1983, was a rare phenomenon. A romance was developing in the ether of CompuServe, and while pedaling down the East Coast I was falling for a wonderful online information consultant in Berkeley. This is common now, so much so…

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