Steve Lovelace Blog

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The Second Browser War

In the 1990s, Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer competed for domination in the so-called “First Browser War”. It took a couple of years, but Microsoft won a complete victory, and by 2002 Internet...

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Can I Be a Nerdfighter?

It started with SciShow. While watching chemistry videos on YouTube, I stumbled across Hank Green’s series of short, concise science videos. From there, YouTube’s Related Links led me to Crash Course World History with...

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We All Need “Y’all”

“Y’all” is one of the most useful words in the English language. It’s a shame it’s not acceptable in the most formal settings, because “y’all” fulfills a role that no other word can quite...

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Starting Up Windows 95

Before 1995, operating systems were not something the average person thought about. Sure there were hardcore geeks out there debating the merits of Windows vs OS/2, but this had not yet permeated mainstream culture....

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The Not So Lazy “Lazy Game Reviews”

Lately I’ve been watching a YouTube channel called Lazy Game Reviews (LGR). This has quickly become my favorite channel on YouTube, with a good mix of information, humor, and unique content. It was the...

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The St. Louis Earthquake of 1990

The Great St. Louis Earthquake of 1990 never happened. The New Madrid Fault Let me explain. Unbeknownst to many outside the Midwest, St. Louis lies near a fault zone, the New Madrid Fault. While...

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The First Browser War

The World Wide Web really started to take off in the mid-1990s. If you wanted to use it, you needed a web browser. Early Internet users could make do with simple text-based terminal software,...

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Pluto: Too Awesome to Be a Planet

If you’re a science nerd like me, you’ve probably been following the adventures of NASA’s New Horizons space probe. Finally, Pluto is no longer a distant blob in the sky, but a real place...

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Turning 35 Years Old

Another birthday has come and gone, and I find myself 35 years old. It’s s significant number in more ways than one. First off, it’s a multiple of 5. Since we use a base...

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The 4 Types of Burger Joints

Meat on a bun. What could be simpler? The humble hamburger has been one of America’s dietary staples for well over a century. It has survived through low-fat and low-carb crazes. Here in Texas...