Old Game Tuesday – The Oregon Trail

I’ve spoken about educational games before, and this is one of the big ones, The Oregon Trail.  Most people in my generation (or close to it) played this in school, on the Apple IIe or IIgs in my case, and it was one of the first ‘edutainment’ games I played that was actually fun. First,… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – The Oregon Trail

A Bit Of Housekeeping

Just a heads up: If you normally browse HIYLJ from a handheld device (and I am impressed at how many of you do), you should now get a much more small-screen friendly display thanks to the WPTouch plugin. If you’ve seen the Willful Caboose via a mobile browser, you’ve got the right idea. buried movie… Continue reading A Bit Of Housekeeping

Apple iPhone Purchase Requires a Credit Card

My father-in-law was in the Galleria Mall the other day, and heard that someone there was rather upset in the Apple Store. Seems the store was not willing to accept the customers fat wad of cash to purchase an iPhone. I thought, no way is that true, what store would forego the real US American… Continue reading Apple iPhone Purchase Requires a Credit Card

iPhone SDK Doesn't Suck

Gizmodo has a roundup of their iPhone SDK coverage here, but the thing that jumped out at me (being a huge fan of Will Wright) is that the iPhone will have the full-blown version of Spore available for it. Other highlights include VOIP via WiFi and an AIM client, still no Flash though. iPod Touch… Continue reading iPhone SDK Doesn't Suck

PopSci's Best of What's New

The very cool Nanosolar Powersheet tops the list of Popular Science’s Best of What’s New. There’s a few obvious choices (iPhone) but other wise some amazing tech. The company produces its PowerSheet solar cells with printing-press-style machines that set down a layer of solar-absorbing nano-ink onto metal sheets as thin as aluminum foil, so the… Continue reading PopSci's Best of What's New