TCS 20th Anniversary Open House
While the Pi is busy celebrating its 25th anniversary,
the TCS celebrated its 20th anniversary on May 3, 2003, with
an Open House. It was an opportunity for a whole bunch of
people who never see each oher in person, but only via
E-mail or postings on the TCS, to get together, eat food,
see flesh and blood people, eat food, talk, eat food, and
learn some of the inneer secrets of the Pi's legendary
TCS Trek: The Movie
Before viewing this video, please read the following
background information first. I think it will enhance your
enjoyment of the movie.
For years the Washington Apple Pi has been running an
electronic bulletin board for its members called TCS
(TeleCommunications System). For many Pi members, the TCS
also serves as a viable alternative to AOL (America Online)
or MSN (Microsoft Network), since it also provides, as an
option, Internet access for dial-up users.
Since the original TCS servers required continuous air
conditioning, the symbol for the TCS became the penguin. In
fact, the latest server used to test the new system was
named Gentoo, which is a kind of penguin, I'm told.
Anyway, the TCS recently upgraded their site
significantly, so I created the following video to honor
some of the key TCS people. Since there is a high
correlation between techies and trekkies (I'm sorry -
trekkers), I decided to go with a Star Trek parody. You
don't have to be a Trek-person to get most of the humor in
the video, but it doesn't hurt.
If you have comments or questions, you can contact me at
MP4 with audio (1 minute, 54
seconds, 10.1 MB), QuickTime (1
minute, 54 seconds, 5.8 megabytes)