Looks like you haven't been here long enough to have wasted any time.
Like, so OLD news...
October 1st, 2012
No, really...I am still here.
Lately I've been tending to update the Facebook page more than this news page so apologies on that. Anyways, the new site and iPhone App are a lot closer to being done than they were last year. This year I've mostly been working on the new site and travelling with (and my video camera filling up terabytes of hard drives) the Star Anna folks. One of the more memorable things was this rehearsal I shot a few months ago with Star and Justin along with Mike from Pearl Jam.
Anyways, back in the early 80's I was a four channel UHF kid..which meant I didn't have MTV in its glory days. On the upside, I did have one VHF channel...Channel three. Channel three picked up my Atari 2600 game system. Two games I played a lot were Pitfall! (1982) and Keystone Kapers (1983) from Activision.
Activision Atari catridges were unique in that they had the programmer's name on the label. For years I'd see the names "David Crane" and "Garry Kitchen" and wonder if I'd ever meet them someday. 30 years later I was able to finally meet them...and take clock photos!
David Crane's contributions are important to this website because he is also the author of the Atari 2600 game "Canyon Bomber" which Human Clock's "TPS report" borrows its layout (and graphics) from.
After their talks at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo I took a couple of clock photos with them holding Atari cartidges that they had created. Nice folks with great stories. If you are into early video games and have a chance to see them speak, by all means do.
July 31st, 2012
Those of you who saw the site back in 2001...I found an "outtake" of the control panel image: