Category Archives: Multi-Platform

SGI Gets…Err…Got Medieval on Microsoft, HP, and Sun

Just a quick one here, folks. Last week I posted about the crazy HP Series 700 marketing video from 1995, thinking it might be the enduring lord of all crazy tech marketing videos. And, it may be — but this … Continue reading

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Siri and Eliza Have a Conversation

Eliza is an early computer program that served as an experiment in natural language processing. It was written at MIT by Joseph Weizenbaum in the mid-’60s and is best known as a simulation of a Rogerian psychotherapist. Siri, perhaps better … Continue reading

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“BASIC Week” Fun Over at /r/RetroBattlestations

Last week was BASIC Week over at one of my haunts, /r/RetroBattlestations. Retro guy Chris Osborn (@FozzTexx) created a BASIC program that renders out the subreddit’s logo along with Snoo (Reddit’s mascot) to the computer screen. Chris provided ports to … Continue reading

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Regarding Keyboards, and a New Favorite: the Leopold FC660C

Nearly two years ago I got into mechanical keyboards (real keyboards, proper keyboards) in a pretty big way. In order to truly enjoy the experience of typing on these quality boards, I decided to learn to type “properly,” as opposed … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of the Elusive ‘Time Bandit’ for the Sanyo MBC 550

Those who follow me here at my retro blog or over at TouchArcade know that I’ve been a gamer for quite some time, now. And, after all of those years of gaming, I certainly have my favorites that still provide … Continue reading

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Games

Last week I sent out a tweet marking a rather sad turn of events concerning one of the most notable game studios of all time. On further reflection, I wanted to say a few words here. On Wednesday, Sony shut … Continue reading

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A New Photo Panorama of The “Byte Cellar” for 2012

I started this little blog back in March of 2004. That’s about a year after my wife and I moved into our current home in Alexandria, VA. The main requirement we held onto when looking for a larger home those … Continue reading

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The KryoFlux Floppy Controller: A Magnetic Media Miracle

Those of us who are driven to gather computers of decades past about us in order to forever enjoy that magical, early stage of home computing (that’s unknown to so many today) do, indeed, reap rich rewards from the effort. … Continue reading

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Have a Helping of 8-bit Holiday Cheer! [Updated for 2013]

I’ve been a computer guy for a long time now, but I’ve been enjoying Christmas even longer. I got my first computer, a TI-99/4A, on Christmas morning, 1982. I was 10 years old, and from that Christmas on, it was … Continue reading

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I Sat At The Retro Computing Roundtable…And It Was Sublime

I know I said my next post would be my personal tribute to Steve Jobs — and that post is coming — but I had to jump in and share an absolutely exceptional experience I had this past Sunday, with … Continue reading

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