| James Larson
A.K.A. Computer Guy
A.K.A. Internet Grandpa
|Remember, it takes hard work to make computers easy to use.
James Allen Larson,
Sept 15th, 1958 to March 18th, 2015.
Rest In Peace.
|Multimedia Logic - Tutorial 1 - Simple Circuits
|I am asking for your support so I can continue adding original content to this site and start my new enterprise, Internet Grandpa Do you have a precosious child asking a lot of computer questions you can't answer? Let me try! Just have her/him type their question under your email account and send it to me. I'll respond to you as best I can. At the very least, my explanation might help you answer your child's question.
|The animation on the left tells a story. Can you figure it out? Can your child? If not, then read the explanation here.
|Yes, fruitcake! I know many people can't stand the stuff, but I love it, and my Mother has these two wonderful recipes she'd like to share.
|My Favorite Fruitcake
"Some engineers believe in KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid). Others find job security in extreme complexity. If the system is too simple, it won't work. If it is too complex, it can't be sustained. The best designs seek a happy medium."
A Last Editorial by JAMES WARTHEN 1911-1994
50 Coins Puzzler Solution
An Amateur Film Review -- Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ
Almost ten years ago, I turned a college research paper into an article and submitted it to a national alarm dealer's magazine for publication. The editor was interested, but not after the Powers that Be read it. I received a call from a total stranger asking me if I believed what I had written in this article. I said, "Yes, I did..." and suddenly the editor wasn't interested any more.
The magazine did list it in their Reader Service section, and I did get a few requests for a mail out, but that isn't the same.
So, here it is: the unpublishable Reliability, Computers, and Your Central Station
Yes, indeed! And I make house calls! Is your computer sick with a virus from the Internet? Need more hard drive space? You could unhook your computer and take it to the local Computer Store, but if you are like most people, you have better things to do with your time than deal with a myrid of undecipherable cables and wires lurking behind your computer desk...
The next time your computer gets sick, just call me, make an appointment, and I will come to you and fix your system with no muss, no fuss!
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Just print one out, and post it around your place of business. Or, cut out the attached business card sized notes and hand them out to your friends!
Now, I join a growing cadre of Internet Engineers who post details about ancient computer equipment on their web site. I have a paper tape reader manufactured by General Electric that I present, complete with schematics and a circuit to interface it to my PC. So, enjoy! Marvel at how far we've come!
Paper Tape Reader
IBM PC Interface
|...Standard black boxes will probably be cabled together; the situation will be very similar to that of the telephone networks in which it [h]as gradually become possible to design standard equipment which is reliable despite the millions of input and output points...When we have this twenty years of development behind us, then I believe that it will be rare to walk into any factory in a company of substantial size and not observe boxes throughout the factory containing electronic gear which is simple and reliable...
I wrote this statement of faith after having received a jury sumnons.
I believe in the Jury System.
I believe the following deserves enshrinement on the World Wide Web. It is too good to allow to rot on a bookshelf. Please read it slowly, reverently, and often...
REMEMBER.PRG -- Sometimes we forget...
Here are my contributions to Christian Apologetics on the subject of Origins. The first was written to Dr. Laura:
Dear Dr. Laura
And this one is addressed to Neal Boortz:
Here is my lame attempt at poetic verse. Go ahead, laugh and wretch all you want. With a world population of many billions, somebody out there in cyberspace is likely to appreciate it.
James Larson's Poetry Page
These have been rattling around in my head for some time.
Blessings to You!
My friend Andy writes poetry. His style is different than mine. I know it comes straight from his heart. Anyone who has been where he is at will identify. Keep your hankees handy and enjoy...
Andy Brenner's Poetry Page
Andy is a very creative fellow. He also has his own line of t-shirts. If you'd like to buy one, drop me an email and I'll arrange it.
Andy Brenner's T-shirts
Dr Phil's Test
Tired of problems with Internet Explorer? Then I highly recommend a free alternative called Firefox. I've been using it for well over a year and found it to be a very stable browser platform. Most of the pages found on this site will work well in it. Please check it out for yourself. It will not replace Internet Explorer, however, if you are looking at a page that is just a little off in IE, then try looking at it in Firefox. More and more websites are switching to supporting Firefox to the exclusion of IE.