Friday, April 30, 2021

My First Computer.

My dad was going through some old receipts today, and found one for our family's first computer.  It was the classic Commodore 64.  We also bought a 1541 floppy disk drive and a 1701 monitor.  Total price with tax was $1278.91.  If you think that's expensive, adjusting for inflation that's the equivalent of $3110.38 in 2021 Canadian dollars.  All for a system with 64k of RAM.  Yet talented programmers could pull all sorts of things out of that machine, including synthesized voices.  We later added a Roland DG dot matrix printer to this, but I can't provide a cost figure for that.

Saturday, April 24, 2021


I just received my first COVID 19 vaccination a bit over an hour ago.  So far so good.  It was of the Pfizer vaccine.  Since my parents also received Pfizer with little effect I assume I won't be bothered either.

Unless you've got a legitimate reason to worry, such as having a problem with your immune system, go and get your shot at the the first opportunity.  We need as many people vaccinated as possible to stop this pandemic.

Gas In Saskatoon, April 23, 2021.

This week we had a three cent drop.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 125.9 cents a litre.  I wouldn't be surprised if this price holds until closer to the Victoria Day long weekend.

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Gas In Saskatoon, April 2, 2021.

 Prices have been a bit confusing the last few days.  At one point you could find at least 4 different gas prices at stations on 8th Street.  But by Friday night most stations were selling at 128.9 cents a litre.  A price rise had been expected because of changes in carbon pricing, but some people thought prices would go up 10 cents a litre.