#35 First Baron of Amulree, Wm. Warrender MacKenzie


William Warrender Mackenzie, 1st Baron Amulree, GBE, PC, KC -- Knight Commander -- (19 August 1860 – 5 May 1942) was born in Scone, Scotland, a town outside of Perth..   He was the fourth son of Robert MacKenzie and his wife the former Jean Menzies.  The Baron was also known as Sir William Mackenzie between … Continue reading #35 First Baron of Amulree, Wm. Warrender MacKenzie

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Atari’s Pong + Ted Dabney


Ted Dabney (far left) stands in front of a Pong arcade machine in 1973 with (left to right) co-founder Nolan Bushnell, head of finance Fred Marincic, and the man credited with the idea for Pong, Allan Alcorn...from NPR News. Mr Dabney has a good chart for an engineer- lots of earth signs and little air … Continue reading Atari’s Pong + Ted Dabney

Peter J. Powers, Giuliani advocate


Deputy Mayor Peter J. Powers, left, with Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in 1994. “I never had a brother,” Mr. Giuliani said in an interview this week. “Peter was my brother.” CreditJames Estrin/The New York Times Peter J. Powers, a high school friend whom Rudolph W. Giuliani recruited to impose order on his chaotic novice mayoral … Continue reading Peter J. Powers, Giuliani advocate