Archive for the ‘old computers’ Category

Great Laptop Deal

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Instead of getting owned by your laptop … try TechRestore. Or at least get something cool with an Apple logo for $200.

Lego Harddisk

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

As I continue to wrestle with odd laptop behavior, Hughbrocca forwarded this lego gem.

Mail Flashback

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

At a great wedding this weekend (just one week after Keith & Hannah’s super bash), I found myself randomly talking to another CS person. It may have not been that random, since I believe the seats, not just tables, were assigned.

Anyway, my favorite mail program from days long past, mm, was reintroduced to me. The distribution section gives you an idea of how old is old … BITNET *and* UUCP addresses are given:

“MM is available by anonymous ftp from (, in the mm subdirectory. For information, send mail to (Internet), info-mm-request@cunixf (BITNET), or …rutgers!columbia!info-mm-request (UUCP).”


Microsoft Code

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

It’s out. The secret closed-source MS code has been released. From an internal IRC channel at the office, check it out here.

Old Friends

Monday, February 17th, 2003

I miss my C=64. Though it boggles as to why you would need to listen to SID remixes.

At one point, there was a Trash 80 kicking around at school. Then my C=64 showed up. A few Commodore Pet computers were at school (with both kinds of keyboards). And my cousin had a Osbourne at home … it 0\/\/n3D th3 5c3n3.

My buddy had an Apple ][. Why didn’t they ever port Bilestoad to the 64?! It never made any sense to me.

The various Amiga computers that came through the house were leagues beyond what the XT and AT machines we had. At least in terms of graphics. HAM mode says it all … 4096 colors at once!

Anyway, the Germans are keeping the dream alive for old Commodore folks.