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The RUM 80 – a home brew Z80 computer built from scratch | Hackaday
hacker [Lumir Vanek] from the Czech Republic. Between 1985 and 1989, [Lumir] built his own home brew, Z80 based computer.
z80  retro  diy  computers 
april 2015 by deusx
A few words on Doug Engelbart
If you attempt to make sense of Engelbart's design by drawing correspondences to our present-day systems, you will miss the point, because our present-day systems do not embody Engelbart's intent. Engelbart hated our present-day systems.
to:fb  engelbart  computers  nls  inspiration 
july 2013 by deusx
Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux computer on track to launch later this month
The first model of the Raspberry Pi Foundation's low-cost Linux computer will likely be available for purchase later this month. The organization announced today that manufacturing on the first batch is set to complete on February 20.
linux  computers  hardware  raspberrypi 
february 2012 by deusx
Scaling GitHub
This type of scaling presents some interesting technical challenges. I'll dig into our development workflow and how we address concepts like scaling, deployment, code review, and testing.
github  scaling  humans  computers 
january 2012 by deusx
Great Gifts: Computers on Christmas Morning - Slideshow from PCMag.com
Ah, the anticipation of Christmas morning. Who could ever forget that frenzied level of excitement we felt as children as we climbed into bed on Christmas Eve, with our palms sweating and our hearts racing. If you grew up celebrating Christmas, it's likely that you've felt this way at least once in your life (maybe you still do). The experience of waking up on Christmas morning and discovering a cache of otherwise unattainable goodies is one that you will never, ever forget. I have to tell you that my heart is pounding right now just writing this.
christmas  oldschool  retro  computers 
december 2011 by deusx
The $25 Computer - Tech Europe - WSJ
Called Raspberry Pi, think of it as Meccano for the digital generation.
raspberrypi  computers  tinkering  hacks  diy 
november 2011 by deusx
Halt and Catch Fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Halt and Catch Fire, known by the mnemonic HCF, refers to several computer machine code instructions that cause the CPU to cease meaningful operation. The expression "catch fire" is usually intended as a joke; in most cases the CPU does not actually catch fire."
hcf  machinecode  computers  fire  history  programming  from delicious
july 2010 by deusx
Computer Company Started In Garage 30 Years Ago Now In Smaller Garage | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"In the summer of 1980, MIT graduates Donald Faber and Peter Haberle moved into an empty two-car garage and started work building their first ever personal home computer. Almost 30 years later, what began as a humble two-man operation has since grown into an even more humble, even more cramped computer company, based out of an even smaller single-car garage."
funny  theonion  business  computers  from delicious
march 2010 by deusx
Atari 1200XL vs. Dell Inspiron 1525
"I decided: why not ignore the fact that my first computer and my latest computer are 27 years apart? Why not stack them on top of each other, take some silly photos, and put up a chart comparing how many kilo-whatsits of X the Atari had to how many giga-whosits the Dell had.

So you have it... a brief comparison of the classic and short-lived Atari 1200XL to the modern and also short-lived Dell Inspiron 1525."
atari  computers  retro  oldschool  history  programming  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
Big Mess o’ Wires » Wire-Wrap Photos
"I finished wiring the audio circuitry for BMOW yesterday, which marks the end of wiring for BMOW… for version 1 at least! I took the opportunity to reflect on my wire-wrapping odyssey, and took a bazillion photos of the namesake Big Mess o’ Wires before it disappears forever into an opaque case. It’s really quite a sight. There are 1253 wires with 2506 individually-wrapped connections, and I’ve got every one logged in a spreadsheet."
bmow  wirewrapping  hardware  electronics  computers  diy  homebrew 
may 2009 by deusx
Classic Computer Magazine Archive
"preserving information from early personal computer magazines"
magazines  computing  computers  retro  archive 
april 2009 by deusx
Internet Archive: Details: Amiga 3000
"For fans of the Commodore Amiga, the introduction of the new Amiga 3000 was big news, even though the price tag was nearly $4,000. This program looked at the new Amiga computer and new third party appplications. Demonstrations include the Amiga 3000, the Amiga 2500, the AmigaVision authoring system, The Animation Studio, and the Video Toaster from NewTek. Also includes a visit to FAUG, the First Amiga Users Group, in Palo Alto. Guests include Paul Montgomery, Tim Jenison, Lou Wallace, and Hedley Davis. Originally broadcast in 1990."
amiga  videos  computerchronicles  computers 
april 2009 by deusx
University Computer Labs? How Retro! | Technologizer
"With almost every student owning a laptop, the school decided that the time was right to save several hundred thousand dollars by eliminating access to shared machines. (It’ll continue to offer space for students to share as they work together, so the lab’s value as a collaborative environment won’t disappear.)"
universities  college  computers  labs  education 
march 2009 by deusx
Retr0Bright » home
"How to deal with the “not-so-mellow yellow” of old computers and consoles "
retro  restoration  amiga  consoles  computers  retr0brite 
march 2009 by deusx
Do McC's war injuries prevent him from using a computer? (Scripting News)
"PS: Try searching for quadriplegic and computers. It's a hint. Amazing progress has been made in making computers accessible to people with disabilities. Seriously."
mccain  disabilities  internet  computers  accessibility 
september 2008 by deusx
The History of Atari: 1971-1977
"When Bushnell finally decided on the name for his pioneering video game company, he called it “Atari”. In Go terms this is like saying “watch the hell out, I’m just about to win the game”."
via:joshua  gaming  atari  computers 
august 2008 by deusx
The Nation - McCain, the Analog Candidate - NYTimes.com
"“You don’t actually have to use a computer to understand how it shapes the country,” said Mark Soohoo, a McCain aide for online matters, at a conference on politics and technology. “You actually do,” interrupted Tracy Russo, a former blogger for John Edwards."
mccain  politics  computers  internet  technology 
august 2008 by deusx
Walker: The Amiga That Never Took Its First Steps - Retro Thing
"Hungry for a new machine, one of the Amiga projects floating around in 1996 was the Amiga Walker."
amiga  computers  retro  prototypes 
june 2008 by deusx
Welcome to My Nerditorium: New Old Stock In-Box C64C Arrives
"All of the cables were still wrapped in original plastic with aged looking tape. The manuals were all sealed, and the computer itself did not have a spot of dust on it or in it. All connectors and slots appear to be virgin."
c64  commodore  computers  retro  oldschool 
may 2008 by deusx
Atari 65XE
"The 65XE was essentially a straight replacement for the Atari 800XL, adding not much more than a new version of BASIC, and updating the looks to match its big brother, the 130XE."
atari  retro  computers  hardware  atari65xe 
may 2008 by deusx
Atari 8-bit family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers manufactured by Atari Inc. starting in 1979, and later Atari Corporation starting in 1984."
atari  computers  retro 
may 2008 by deusx
The Atari 65XE (900XLF)
"Introduced at the 1985 CES in Las Vegas. The Atari 65XE was the direct replacement for the Atari 800XL Personal Computer."
atari  computers  retro  atari65xe 
may 2008 by deusx
SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Newsletter - 3D Graphics Hardware - May 98
"This article will explore the 8-bit computer industry (from about 1982 to 1990) and in particular the graphics architectures, algorithms and techniques being employed at that time in computer games."
retro  commodore64  graphics  computers 
march 2008 by deusx
Apple //c - a photoset on Flickr
"It's never been opened. Ever. It hasn't seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988."
apple  appleiic  unboxing  nifty  retro  80s  oldshool  computers 
february 2008 by deusx
Alt Text: A Geek Yearns for Yesteryear's Noisy Gear
"the sound of two computers locating each other across a vast expanse like primates in the jungle, only one of the primates has 32-color pictures of naked women for the other primate."
retro  oldschool  computers  models 
january 2008 by deusx
Internet Archive: Computer Chronicles
"Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution."
computing  computers  video  television  computerchronicles 
september 2007 by deusx
Developing Intelligence : 10 Important Differences Between Brains and Computers
"Appreciating these differences may be crucial to understanding the mechanisms of neural information processing, and ultimately for the creation of artificial intelligence."
cogsci  brain  mind  computers 
april 2007 by deusx
YouTube - Atari 800 in store demo
"one of the first Atari demos to show 128 colors on the screen (the beginning logo) and that was actually good music for a computer back then."
retro  video  atari  atari800  computers  80s 
december 2006 by deusx
Stringy floppy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Stringy Floppy was a continuous loop tape drive developed by Exatron for use with the Radio Shack TRS-80 microcomputer."
retro  hardware  computers 
june 2006 by deusx
What to do with the empty Whisky/glass bottles; Whisky PC by MetkuMods - Because you love your hardware!
"I have seen many nice and creative cases before but none of them were made out of a bottle."
whiskey  computers  modding  hacks  hardware 
february 2006 by deusx
21st Century Computing
"When you come home, you slip on special eyeglasses and stroll through a completely artificial world."
future  computers  tech  gadgets  funny 
january 2006 by deusx
My dead hard drive story
I don't usually consider swapping hard drive logic boards as a way to fix things.
computers  hacks  hardware  diy 
august 2005 by deusx
How It Works...The Computer
"This book was published in 1971, and the revised edition was published in 1979."
retro  oldschool  computers 
june 2005 by deusx
Bloom County: Oliver & Banana Junior - The Banana Junior 2000 Computer
I made one of these out of cardboard when I was about 7 years old.
apple  comics  computers  funny 
october 2004 by deusx
Artificial Intelligence and the Game of Go
"Computers have great difficulty with the Game of Go. The field of Artificial Intelligencehas conquered chess, but still has difficulties with Go. This blog will contain information about advancing the state of the art Go AI"
ai  computers  go 
january 2004 by deusx

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