RISCy business: The long and convoluted rise of today's dominant computing platform
In the 1980s, RISC was the future. By the early 2000s, it was the past. And now it's the future again.
Ontario's Computer Part 2: The LEXICON Server
In this follow-on to my previous blog post, I'll examine the brains behind the Burroughs ICON computer: the LEXICON server that all ICONs connected to across an ARCNET network.
Ontario's Computer: The Burroughs ICON
Back in 1984, the Ontario government made their own computer for the school system, but ordered school boards to send them all to landfill a decade later. In this post, you'll explore one that survived and learn why it was cool.
In a 2019 blog post, I explored a SPARC-based laptop from the 1990s running Solaris UNIX. In this post, I run through a teardown of the laptop to explore its hardware design.
The old Web was fun
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
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
I was gifted a really rare NS32016 BSD UNIX workstation prototype from the early 1980s!
SPARCbook 3000ST: The coolest 90s laptop
Seriously, how cool is a SPARC-based laptop from the 90s running Solaris?!?
Halt and Catch Fire
The best drama set amidst the backdrop of the computer revolution.
2016 in review
Here's what happened this year!