Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2-XL simulator

Remember Mego's 2-XL? If not, let me refresh you memory. 2-XL was an educational toy that used the technology of 8-track tape cartridges to play games, test your knowledge, and also play standard audio 8-track cartridges. It was invented by Dr. Michael J. Freeman, Ph.D, an inventor with an interest in educational robots. For more information, check out

But I digress.

On another site, Donation Coder, there is a 2-XL Simulator, that works like a virtual 2-XL, including plugging in the power cord and plugging in an 8-track cartridge to play a game. I'm partial to the Science Fiction tapes (no surprise there!) Check it out and test you mettle! One note, though, it helps if you know the knowledge to around the late 70's and early 80's!
2-XL Simulator

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New to the Blog game.

Greetings! This will be a forum for my random thoughts, ideas, and other brain droppings. I will post as often as the feeling comes to me. It will involve my favorite pastimes such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, superheroes, things of the strange, the bizzare, the unexpected, and some things that make you (or at least me) laugh, chuckle, or groan. Stay tuned!