It’s been easy to forget it’s winter this year. Last winter we had two huge storms bury the area under a couple of feet of snow before Christmas, and we didn’t see grass again until sometime in March. As far as I know, this winter we haven’t even had a single snow emergency, and the few times we have gotten an inch or two of snow, it’s melted within a week.

What’s a snow emergency, you say? I’ll let Wikipedia explain. Suffice to say Minneapolis is the only city specifically mentioned in the article.

Rusty Quarters Retro Arcade & Museum


Rusty Quarters Retro Arcade & Museum
I want to go to there. Rusty Quarters is in the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis, next to Bryant Lake Bowl.

I’ve been meaning to find time to head over to that part of town and check this place out for a while, but I just discovered a number of photos of the inside posted on Instagram. It turns out they have their whole game list posted on their website, but just from looking at the pictures I was able to identify the following games:

Rampage, Centipede, Joust, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Q-Bert, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Track and Field, BurgerTime, Defender and Crystal Castles.

Yes… that’s pretty much perfect.

Gil Amelio introduces Steve Jobs


Daring Fireball links to this vintage video from Macworld 1997, where then-Apple CEO Gil Amelio rambles on before introducing, to a rousing standing ovation, the returning Steve Jobs. Amelio’s facial expression while the ovation lingers is priceless. Cue sad trombone: