Michael Burkhardt’s Weblog

About Me

Michael Burkhardt

Hi! I’ve lived in the Buckeye State my entire life so far, and Columbus is my home town.

I love to travel. There are so many wonderful places that I still haven’t seen, but I’m working on it. My hobbies include photography, Amateur Radio, and crochet. I post about my varied interests here on my blog from time to time. You can subscribe here, but only if you want to.

Computers have been part of my life since the early 1980’s, when I started entering BASIC programs on the Commodore VIC-20 from code listings printed in books and magazines. The oldest surviving specimen of my early work is a horse race program I co-wrote with a classmate in 12th grade. It was written in Pascal on the Apple IIe, and compiling it was slow!

punch cards

I have never actually used one of these but it is real and I still have it.

I don’t go in too heavily on social media any more since feeds have taken over and made using Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter a miserable experience. But you can find me in the friendlier confines of Mastodon and Reddit.