Why I prefer Youtube TV

Back in 2010, I lost my job, and was unemployed for longer than I cared to be.  During the belt tightening that always happens during times like that, I canceled Cable TV.  I wrote about that elsewhere on this blog, so I won’t get into that.  As time passed, I saw a new service starting, Sling TV.  I happily signed up with them almost immediately after they opened.   But in 2018 I’m with Youtube TV.  Here’s why. [Continue reading]

Happy 25th to Monster Bash

In the earlier years of 3D Realms, when we were known simply as Apogee Software, we were known for many popular games in the scroller genre.  Duke Nukem, Bio Menace, Hocus Pocus, Commander Keen, and many others.  But today we're here to shed a little … [Continue reading]

The Final Cut is 35

I'm going to write a little about an album that turns 35 years old today (Mar 21, 2018).  Originally came out when I was still in High School (!!) - Mar 21, 1983.  I'm speaking of "The Final Cut" by Pink Floyd.  It was the final Floyd album with Ro … [Continue reading]

Happy 40th, Blake’s 7

Forty years ago today (Jan 2, 1978) the original episode of Blake's 7 was released. 40 years. Where the heck has time gone. This is a show that was the definition of "low budget". It didn't get much more low budget than B7. However, if you could … [Continue reading]

Saturday Night Live & Lorne

I've been a Saturday Night Live fan since it started.   I was 10 years old when it started in 1975, and I actually started watching it back then. Now, you can't blame my parents for that.  My parents divorced around this time, and my mom was wiped a … [Continue reading]

Shadow Warrior Turns 20

One of the last old school Apogee/3D Realms games was released 20 years ago today.  On May 13, 1997, 3D Realms released the original Shadow Warrior to the world.  The very anticipated next game from the makers of Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior f … [Continue reading]

Wolfenstein 3D Turns 25!

May 5, 1992.  That was a date that forever changed the landscape of PC gaming.  That was the day that id/Apogee released Wolfenstein 3D v1.0 - a full quarter century ago.   In 2017, not many people need a history lesson on Wolf3D, but it was the 3D sh … [Continue reading]

New Domain Name

This is a short, admin type message.  I've moved my blog.  It's been on joe.siegler.net for ages, but I went and registered one of the new domain name extensions for it.   If you are seeing this, it is on its new home: http://joesiegler.blog.  The con … [Continue reading]

The Story of Rise of the Triad

I've written about Rise of the Triad many times on this blog before.  I will write about it again.  I loved my time working on that game, and I have a ton of fun memories of the people who were on ROTT with me.  But that's not why I'm writing.  I'm he … [Continue reading]

So, you want a website, eh?

I've been doing websites a long time.  First ones I ever put online were back in the summer of 1995, almost 22 years ago now.  In all that time I get asked a lot about doing websites for people.  Those who know the Internet and know how it works have … [Continue reading]