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
One of the most frequent questions I get regarding the 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle is: “why not just buy a new bike?” Some have asked and criticized why keep such an old, “low-end” bike. Continue reading Why keep the Pinnacle?
I’m happily back…
Continue reading Update – 1/14/2018
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!
The first entry in 2018… Continue reading New Year’s Update
The alternative title for this entry was “Working with 512MB in 2017…” Continue reading A Week with the T42
The saga on restoring the 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle road bike continues… Continue reading Pinnacle Update: Tires & Brakes
In this “Throwback Thursday”, I will recall my first experiences with getting a laptop. Continue reading TBT: My First Laptop
Today I received a new toy from Canada… Continue reading T42: A New Toy
Another “file purge” had to be done as the disk quota was almost met. I deleted some files. While I believe most of the files I deleted were not linked, if you get a “Page Not Found/404” error on this site, please let me know. Thanks.