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Buttonbound ibowman 0803152100

adjective : requiring the pressing of one or more electronic buttons to achieve basic functionality

When I was young I was into buttons. The kind you press, I mean. My favorite type were on arcade machines. The same way we as adults fantasize about a famous person acknowledging us or whatever ...

crestwindfallen ibowman 0721151239

adjective : the feeling of dejection experienced after participating in a major coincidence without receiving acknowledgment, credit or reward

I was crestwindfallen in three separate decades.

In 2004 I coded printer drivers for a Silicon Valley company you've never heard of. Nights, sitting alone in the dark in my apartment ...

This is The Ironed Curtain ibowman 0719151057

I woke up and decided to contribute.

I thought to write a technically oriented blog. And I started doing that. But I didn't like the look or functionality of any of the blog platforms I tried. I could have simply settled or compromised for the existing solutions, but that ...