About the Site

February 27th, 2024

Keacher.com is the online journal of Jeff Keacher.

In years past, he went on a road trip to every American state and Canadian province to play hockey in each one of them, developed a photo deblurring tool called Blurity, founded (and later sold) BonnevilleClub.com, drew the webcomic Zoitz, worked as a part-time photojournalist, made Duck Hunt work on LCD TVs, and crashed at least one fire truck.

Jeff has a master of science degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University.  He also holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Between Rose-Hulman and Stanford, he worked for three years as a software engineer for Medtronic Neuromodulation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a couple dozen issued patents from his time at Medtronic.

These days, Jeff lives in Denver, Colorado, where he enjoys driving race cars, skiing, and consulting on embedded firmware, hardware, and security for clients around the country.

You may contact Jeff at jeff.keacher@gmail.com

Jeff Keacher headshot

  1. June 26th, 2012 at 10:53 | #1

    Jeff, Really nice project – I REALLY like your views – I am always searching for new programs and innovations. I have some ideas that may get this guy rolling and might even have some resources to get it out there. Drop me a note….

  2. Md.Ali khoja
    December 14th, 2013 at 02:52 | #2

    very nice keacher. good information for the begginer start right here for something techie. keep it up

  3. Regula Keller
    April 8th, 2014 at 10:04 | #3

    Dear Jeff
    I like your project that connected an old MAC to the internet: It is both crazy and brilliant! I am at the moment also trying to find a solution for a seemingly impossible task and just boldly ask you if you could help me in any way (new project?!):
    My professor saved data on old 40 MB Tape Cartridges (produced by 3M. Label: Formatted DC 2000 1/4-inch tape (6.35 mm) 205 feet (62.5m) 12,500 ftpi (compatible systems: Adic, Apple, Mirror, Seagate). DC 051111 12511). This MAC data backup system was common at that time (1990). We even have the reading device, but the drive wheel melted when we tried to use it. If we knew the size and the tolerance of this wheel, we could probably repair the reading device.
    Is there any tip or advice you could give us?
    Thanks you, Reggie

  4. May 15th, 2014 at 12:38 | #4

    I just read about your adventure with a Mac and RPi. I Have a Mac SE30 and just acquired a RPi. Years ago, I crashed my HD30 and replaced it with a 200 MB HD. While looking through the software I found a piece of software called Wannabe. I did have the Mac on the internet a long time ago, but I no longer have a land line or modem.
    My floppy in the Mac needs adjusting, so it won’t read or write and my fingers no longer want to do small or precise work. I have most of the hardware hanging around, so I’ think I’ll give it a try. The only thing I’m not sure of is the level shifter. I’ll have to research that. Thanks for the article.

  5. George
    March 24th, 2015 at 00:23 | #5

    Somehow your “hooking a 1986 Mac to the Internet” made it to the front page Yahoo shows me today, several years after you did it. Still, very nice. Best regards, George.

  6. Bev
    March 24th, 2015 at 12:45 | #6

    Have one of those. What I learned on. My son gave it to me aft he finished his thesis on it. Have case & many discs. Still would work. Up to Mac Yosemite 10.10.2 now. Just sits in the closet. Your article was interesting. Just happened to come across it.

  7. John
    August 27th, 2015 at 20:01 | #7

    You are a good writer, you bring even the most mundane to vivid life. Your trail narrations are outstanding. Very cool guy, let me know if you ever go to Europe, I will write up a personalized travel guide for you as a professional travel writer and expert of European history and politics. Cheers and enjoy Denver!

  8. December 14th, 2015 at 18:51 | #8

    @Regula Keller
    Do you want to get rid of your device? I know
    someone in Oregon who has their seismic data on the metal
    clad tapes and sadly, I don’t have a reader drive for that media.
    I can extract his data from 8mm exabyte, but drawing 0 on the
    metal media. Any help/advice would be great appreciated.

  9. Terri Keacher
    December 30th, 2017 at 15:13 | #9

    I could not help but notice your last name. I am married to Ralph Keacher who is the son of Wilbur Keacher, a twin son of Florence and David Keacher. It was David’s 3rd grade teacher who supposedly changed the spelling of the last name. Anyway, I am wondering how you may be related to my husband.

  10. Dan Carlson
    March 25th, 2018 at 13:38 | #10

    @Terri Keacher
    Take a look at:
    for genealogy of Bill Keacher.


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