Take a Turn About the Byte Cellar

I’ve expressed before that the inspiration for the name Byte Cellar is somewhat derived from the fact that, in my current home, the computer area containing all of my machines is in a (newly finished) basement room. I’ve got much more space in this 15×17′ room than I had in the previous house. Recently the room entered a rare state of neatness which prompted me to generate a 360-degree QuickTime VR “movie” of the room for the interest of other vintage hardware nuts.

I used Apple’s QuickTime VR Studio 1.0 software (circa Mac OS 8.x) and my Apple QuickTake 200 digital camera (640×480 resolution) to snap the shots because of QTVR Studio’s great lense profile for this camera. (I could never get the software to properly patch together images taken with my 3.2MP Canon PowerShot S30.) 30 pictures were taken at 12-degree rotational increments around the room, from a tri-pod mounted close to center.

You can see it here: http://www.bytecellar.com/qtvr.html

The neatness has already worn off to a large degree and soon utter chaos will, doubtless, once again take hold. Other shots of the computer area, including a QTVR taken several years ago, can be found here.

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One Response to Take a Turn About the Byte Cellar

  1. SpicyChronos says:

    Nice layout.

    Wish I still had a house to setup my little workshop of PCs and Atari goodies. But awesome setup in my book. Good Job!

    -SC

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