retro

The old Web was fun

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I was around during the birth of the web in the early 1990s. In this post, I'll tell you why the web was much more fun back then.

2019 in review

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Each December, I like to take some time to reflect on the events of the year - and this year was AWESOME!

Reviving an ancient BSD UNIX workstation

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I was gifted a really rare NS32016 BSD UNIX workstation prototype from the early 1980s!

SPARCbook 3000ST: The coolest 90s laptop

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Seriously, how cool is a SPARC-based laptop from the 90s running Solaris?!?

Halt and Catch Fire

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The best drama set amidst the backdrop of the computer revolution.

2016 in review

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Here's what happened this year!

An evening with The Woz

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Steve Wozniak (a.k.a. The Woz) was one of the keynote speakers at yesterday’s Fuzenation Technology & Music Summit in Kitchener, Ontario.

The World Wide Web turns 25 years old today

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Last month, I posted a blog post detailing NeXT and how Tim Berners-Lee used a NeXT workstation at CERN to create the World Wide Web. I guess you could call that foreshadowing, since today marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web!

The dawn of personal computing

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The coolest oil painting for a vintage computer enthusiast (such as myself).

Some NeXT level stuff

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I managed to get some NeXT workstations this week from a former colleague of mine who also collects vintage computers. For those who don't know what a NeXT workstation is, it's essentially the UNIX system that became Mac OS X, as well as the UNIX system that Tim Berners-Lee used to create the world's first Web server using his new protocol called HTTP (Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol).