My Book of Nostalgia: Chapter 4: Early Marriage/Career/Parenthood

At long last, 4.5 years after starting college (I did switch majors, to a MUCH harder major which took me longer to finish), I graduated and we moved to Missouri! As an aside, I actually graduated during a recession and many people who didn’t have jobs yet simply continued their studies, but I was optimistic that I would […]

My Book of Nostalgia: Chapter 2: Teenhood

Chapter 2: Teenhood Perhaps one of the most exciting times in my retrocomputing journey was during teenhood. During this phase, tinkering and general discovery turned into applied knowledge. Merely using (and, in some cases, breaking!) computers turned to installing operating systems and building systems. I also discovered the World Wide Web and email. As my skills were recognized, […]

My Book of Nostalgia: Introduction and Chapter 1: Early Childhood

Introduction So, over the past several weeks I have spent WAY TOO MUCH MONEY getting my Dell OptiPlex SX 270 sorted out. Happy to report that it is finally working properly and I’ll be showcasing that here in a few weeks on the channel. Of course, this begs the question: why did I invest so much into getting […]