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Kansas Fest happens in July. (While I can't attend in 2022, I want to in 2023.)

What better month to dedicate to celebrating the Apple ][ series on YouTube (and other social media sites) is there than July?

Who's with me? Just use the hashtag #apple2july (as the braces probably won't work in a hashtag) with any Apple ][-related content, including content on Apple ][ Clones and the //e Card for the Macintosh LC series, you publish this month.

This is open to any content creator, big or small, on any platform: Flickr, YouTube, your blog, etc. Just publish it and tag it!

And maybe next year we can have a cool graphic to go along with it!

No relation.

Rob ART, you you always gave us just the facts about Macintosh performance over the years. Because you always stuck to the facts, you never needed to resort to clickbait to keep us coming back over the years. And you definitely earned your nickname as the Mad Mac Scientist.

We will miss your "Bare Facts on Mac Speed Feats".

Rob ART's Obituary.

The single most important word spoken by Jesus...

Most New Testament translations render this Greek word, found in John 19:30, as the phrase, "It is finished!" That, combined with this verse ending with Jesus giving up his spirit, might lead one to conclude that Jesus was referring to his impending death.

But this single utterance means so much more: Τετέλεσται should be rendered as "It has been paid in full."

Now you're probably wondering what Jesus paid in full before giving up his spirit. I don't blame you.

Before Jesus died on the cross, He had already paid the debt for all of the sins for all of humanity; a debt for which we could never repay our own, no matter how many "good" things we may try to do.

And this is why the Friday before Resurrection Sunday (aka Easter) is known as Good Friday.

But please, don't just take my word for it: read this verse in context here.

Where would the early web have been without the GIF graphics format? Certainly a lot less animated, and a bit less controversial, that's for sure.

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According to Wilhite, as reported by Engadget, it's pronounced "JIF" with a soft "G".

I'm not sure if you realized the bigger implications of the GIF format when you created it for CompuServe. Nevertheless, thank you, Stephen, for your contribution to Internet history.

And to anyone that chooses to disagree with Wilhite's official pronunciation:

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At least for today...

Happy 23rd Anniversary, jdmcs.com!

Normally, I'd forget about the anniversary of registering my first domain name until tomorrow. However, this year, I remembered about it yesterday. And my inner nerd was telling me to do the math (or for my UK readers, do the maths) on which anniversary it would be. December 19, 1998 to 2021... that's 23 years.

Hey, that's a Prime Number Anniversary, if that's a thing! (They should be!)

Cue one unnecessary, over-the-top animation for celebration:

Here's to the next Prime Number Anniversary for jdmcs.com!

Seriously, society gets all worked up over round numbers. I'm just thankful to have a short domain name.

Then again, maybe the 25th Anniversary will be reason to celebrate again, even if 25 is neither round nor prime.


And now, for those of you who bothered to keep reading after playing my animation, I'll answer a question that I am often asked, but in the context of the day I registered my domain name: What does JDMCS™ mean?

The only reason I was registering a domain name as a high school student was so I could professionally host a school project that I was working on, before the website for the non-profit that agreed to host it long-term was ready. But we couldn't put our names on our display board, as these projects were going to be judged in the Project Forum and our names on the display board could sway the judges. So both GeoCities and registering a domain name with my name in it were out.

At the time, I was working as a contractor for a local computer repair shop. Since I was a contractor, I also did work on the side, so I wanted a domain name that I could use if my computer repair "side gig" ever took off. I think I had "Justin D. Morgan's Computer Services" on some business cards I had printed up. I may have considered "JDM Computer Services" as an option for the domain name, but that would have still been a really long domain name as so many short names were still available in 1998. Then it clicked:

Justin D. Morgan's Computer Services == JDMCS™

"Dot Com!"

That's how JDMCS™ was born on December 19, 1998.