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The Tech Deck

Introducing the Tech Deck blog

Welcome to the Spokesman-Review's new Tech Deck blog, where we discuss all sorts of different nerdy things, with an Inland NW slant. As one of the online developers for, I fortunately/unfortunately cannot escape the moniker, so I might as well represent.

One goal of this blog is to live up to the awesomeness that is this Spokesman-Review commemorative coin from 1981 that I found at an antique store:

rad spokesman coin with a deathstar

First of all, Death Star. Second...

There's a DEATH STAR on the 1981 commemorative Spokesman-Review coin. That is all.

In case you were wondering, here are a few of the subjects that I plan on covering in the near future:

  • SteamOS - Awesome or not?
  • Building the ultimate gamer's box
  • 3D printing and the local maker scene
  • Cool stuff you can do with Arduinos
  • Minecraft for moms and pops who have no clue what Minecraft is
  • The science behind Kinect

That's just what I have written down on my notepad here, so if you have any suggestions or ideas, please comment below or send me an email at

There's one more thing™: Let's make sure we're all on the same page with regards to the term "nerd":

Daniel Gayle
Dan Gayle joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is currently a Python/Django developer in the newsroom, primarily responsible for front end development and design of

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