Lucky me! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Day 13 is GorT’s second turn at opening an advent calendar door. A number of the Gormogons are early birds (and we get plenty of worms), particularly GorT and ‘Puter whose body clocks (biological or mechanical) seem to be set to wake us up at oh-dark thirty every day. So, GorT’s been up for two hours now and trying to patiently wait for others before opening the door but it seems that the Mandy and Czar had a late night at the Leaping Peacock so I’m opening the door now:
The Atari 800 was GorT’s first computer back in what we’d call middle school now (~6th grade). Aside from the entertainment of the various games (on a whopping 64K of RAM using a non-standard RAM cartridge that expanded the memory from the standard 48K limit), I learned to program in a number of languages on it: 6502 assembly, BASIC, and my favorite: ValFORTH.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.