Today, I’m working on a new video which is a walkthrough on installing Windows 98 on an HP thin client. And I am experiencing a strong dose of Murphy’s Law: if it can go wrong, it will! First challenge has been my screen recording software was flaky… fortunately a reboot fixed that. Second problem, I forgot to hit […]
Where Have I Been?
I seemingly disappeared for a few weeks.. where have I been? Well, first and foremost, new channel videos have been released consistently (since there is a backlog), but I have been absent on other social media really. The truth of the matter is: I was battling COVID-19. After 2 weeks of being down for the count, I finally […]
I had an absolute blast doing a few livestreams this week. I was planning to work on some retro computers, so though “why not hook up a camera or two!” It was great to chat with folks who joined the stream, everyone who joined was super insightful, and now I have a few new ideas to try out! […]
Compaq LTE 5000: Legendary Repairs
It’s been quite a good week for the Compaq LTE 5000 series.. well… actually a good couple of weeks! Our little Compaq LTE and Armada Owners group is full of enthusiasts and people interested in getting their machines running, but as of late, we have had a good influx of people into the group who are REALLY interested […]
Making Peace With A Nemesis Retro Computer
So, I did a thing: I bought a 386SX/16 CPU and motherboard. Growing up, I had a HP Vectra QS/16S. It was soooo slooow and I so wanted to get a better faster computer. I loathed that machine. So, I figured the thing to do is to make peace with the past, so I bought a Mylex motherboard […]
Now, THIS is a very good question actually! At last check, there were 85 video ideas in the ideas list, and 7 videos created and scheduled for release. So, what’s next? Let’s start with what has been produced! Legacy email sever and application walkthroughs (two part series) Novell 3.12 emulator IBM Thinkpad T30 tour Compaq LTE 5000 differences […]
LTE 5000 Series Spring Cleaning
This week at RetroTech Chris, we’ve been focused on LTE 5000 series Spring Cleaning! We’ve done several things Repaired three broken LTE 5000 series Billy Coore from The Nostalgia Mall’s LTE 5100 My “old” LTE 5280 (processor card and CF card failures) My “new” LTE 5280 (bad mouse pointer and exhaust fan) Installed Windows ’95 on several LTE […]
Participating in #MARCHintosh!
Although my channel is pretty much a PC Compatible channel, I decided I’d participate in #MARCHintosh. I have fond memories of trying out the ARDI Executor Macintosh emulator as well as using Macintosh systems in high school. Back when IBM PCs were still up and coming with a graphical user interface, Apple Computer really had it figured out […]
100 Instagram Followers… and Which Social Media Platform is Winning?
Today, RetroTech Chris hit 100 Instagram followers! This is a small milestone, but it is fun to see. Also of note, and you can see we’re on a few platforms above, here is how all of our engagement mediums are going: YouTube: 750 subscribers, 60 videos Instagram: 100 followers, 11 posts Facebook: 14 followers, 5 posts Twitter: 36 […]
Three-Day Weekend Plans!
It’s a three-day weekend here for me with Monday being a company holiday (President’s Day). So far, I’ve been working on setting up a LTE 5100 for a friend, but I’m planning on making two videos this weekend: Adding my PC Convertible to the network via Ethernet and my RS-232 to WiFi adapter Tutorial on using legacy email […]