Mr Meanbottom and Others

Trawling through a stack of floppy disks from around 2000, these five lost gems have been located.   Mr. Meanbottom and the assalt of the 1MHz computer, a thriller of a short story. nikkys story about mr. meanbottom and the assalt of the 1 MHz computer   Life before we knew what photoshop was. Featuring me […]

Read More Mr Meanbottom and Others

9/11 in the eyes of an Eighth Grader

Rushing through the commons of middle school as a newly minted eight grader, a friend suddenly rushed up to me and–slightly out of breath–said something akin to “NIKKYITHINKSOMETHINGHITTHETWINTOWERSINNEWYORKIHEARDITONMYALARMCLOCKDIDYOUHEARABOUTIT.” Squinting my eyes, my reaction was bewilderment: I hadn’t heard of anything significant and suspected he had wildly misheard whatever was actually happening. More than anything else, this […]

Read More 9/11 in the eyes of an Eighth Grader

Battery Street Tunnel

In early March 2017 there was an event where the public could walk through the Battery Street Tunnel, which is a 960m 4 lane cut and cover tunnel that carries State Route 99 traffic. Slated to be decommissioned and filled in once the new tunnel is complete, it was a rare opportunity to explore this […]

Read More Battery Street Tunnel

Reykjavík

Series so Far   Jet lag recovery: Bordeaux, France Basque Country Tour: Bayonne, France; Pamplona, Spain;  San Sebastián, Spain; Bilbao, Spain Scotland, pt. 1: Edinburgh, St. Andrews,  and Inverness.  Scotland, pt. 2: Isle of Skye, Oban, Stirling, and Glasgow.  Reykjavík. You’re reading this right now! October 13th, 2016 – October 15th, 2016 The last post is finally […]

Read More Reykjavík

Scotland: Skye, Oban, and Stirling

Series so Far Jet lag recovery: Bordeaux, France Basque Country Tour: Bayonne, France; Pamplona, Spain;  San Sebastián, Spain; Bilbao, Spain Scotland, pt. 1: Edinburgh, St. Andrews,  and Inverness.  Scotland, pt. 2:. Isle of Skye, Oban, Stirling, and Glasgow. You’re reading this right now! Reykjavik October 6th, 2016 Continuing our theme of only experiencing Western Scotland in the […]

Read More Scotland: Skye, Oban, and Stirling

Crossing to the Apple Side

I’m writing this post with my Apple MacBook Pro. This is a big deal in Nikkyland. My first laptop was a trusty 15.4″ Acer acquired right before going to college. It was big, powerful, and was about as portable as a large water yak. It quickly got a permanent side living by my desktop computer screens […]

Read More Crossing to the Apple Side

Scotland: Edinburgh, St. Andrews, and Inverness

Series so Far This is part three of a five-part series outlining our 2016 Europe trip. Jet lag recovery: Bordeaux, France Basque Country Tour: Bayonne, France; Pamplona, Spain;  San Sebastián, Spain; Bilbao, Spain Scotland, pt. 1: Edinburgh, St. Andrews,  and Inverness. You’re reading this right now! Scotland, pt. 2: Isle of Skye, Oban, Stirling, and Glasgow Reykjavik Scotland After […]

Read More Scotland: Edinburgh, St. Andrews, and Inverness