Want to run yesterday’s software on today’s hardware? No problem…Continue reading DOSBox: DOS Emulator
Today, the World Wide Web is celebrating its 30th birthday.Continue reading Happy Birthday, WWW!
For many, the games which came with Windows are a nostalgia trip. We’ve used them to waste time, even at work or in school. Why not take a look back at them? Continue reading TBT: Windows Games
If you asked anyone who the most influential company in the telephony industry was: they would almost all answer with “Bell.” But how did Bell go from being a company formed to support a new invention to a monopoly with shady business practices and a household name, to just another forgotten name? Continue reading The Bell System: More than a telephone company
It is a common belief that teletype (and telnet) systems are dead. For most applications – they are. Yet, there are some ways you can enjoy the fun of using teletype systems. Continue reading Telnet Fun
Just like people who collect cars, movies, pyrex, and tupperware, there are always things you want to collect within that hobby. And while there are quite a few models of computers I’d like to eventually own – I’ll include my top five (reasonable) choices here and talk about them a little bit. Continue reading Top 5 Most Wanted Computers
When I was four years old, Green Day was the popular band – and Windows XP was the newest operating system, with the iPod being everyone’s “must have” gadget. Yet, I had something totally different… Continue reading TBT: My “Gateway” into Computers
The era spawning from the 1950s throughout the 1980s can be considered the golden era of telecommunication. While computers were expanding from items consuming entire rooms to something that could fit on a person’s desk, so was the way we communicate. Televisions went from being a luxury item to being in every home. Telephone systems were not only used for voice, but to transfer data from one location to another almost instantaneously. The inventions and innovations from this period have led to technologies we rely on every day: the internet, satellite television, fiber-optics, cell phones, and et cetera. But it’s often forgotten how we’ve arrived where we are. Continue reading AT&T Long Lines – A Forgotten System
Since President Trump signed an executive order which would greatly expand broadband internet access into rural areas, and I briefly mentioned my experience with dial-up in my previous “Throwback Thursday” entry, I will elaborate on my experiences. Continue reading TBT: Dialing Up!
In this “Throwback Thursday”, I will recall my first experiences with getting a laptop. Continue reading TBT: My First Laptop