Happiness through Childhood Reenactment

Like most any other person, I find ultimate joy in reliving happy experiences of my childhood. Frequently, this is only made by traversing memory lane. That, or a heavy dose of eBay searching for that old TI 99/4a to play some Parsec.

Well, thankfully, there are large hordes of people spending all of their free time remaking these memories to run on modern machines. Case in point, Wing Commander: Privateer. Now I can fly about the galaxy, selling my goods and killing nasty pirates on my Mac.

Oh, and there is a remake of Parsec. Excellent...

Also check out Vegastrike, which is a "3D Space Simulator that allows you to trade and bounty hunt in a vast universe. Can you face the dangers and decisions that await..."

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.