DECEMBER 23, 2017
I've ordered a GoTek USB Floppy Emulator for my Packard Bell
812CD (Intel Pentium 100MHz) to help the process of turning it into
a MS-DOS Pentium rig. While that was the only mid-90s rig I had as
of this article on the desktop side of vintage computing I still
have my Dell Latitude XPi (Intel Pentium 133MHz) on the laptop side.
DECEMBER 18, 2017
This was a rant article that I had to get out of my chest for a
People be bumping up prices for
their vintage computers like it was a goldmine, but the facts are
the matters of shipping damages, bad compacitors, non-working power
supplies, etc. This term of bullfuckery is called scalping (or price
gouging as some of my friends call it.) and eBay is no joke when it
came to this.
I became stressed about it because not only about eBay but the lack
of vintage computer finds on thrift shops and flea markets in my
location! I mean sure they are cheap to get on there but it's a
rather hit or miss when it comes to this. To make matters worse, the
scalpers go ahead buying these vintage computer hardware from other
eBay sellers or some flea market or thrift shop etc. and then they
resell them in a higher price because PROFIT! and they make excuses
not to lower the cost to make at least somewhat affordable.
And what makes even more worse for the people wanting to preserve
those hardware is the scalper threaten to do damage to the machine
if it wasn't doing any profit, like destroying the hardware,
scrapping CPU pins for gold (That isn't worth SH*T!) etc. Here's an
advice to those planning to scalp on eBay, It isn't worth it! it's
not like those plastic action figures or rare DVD collections that
could bump up in value, and not to mention not everything would last
forever! Remember that vintage computers out there can be known to
bite the dust at some point because of how old the components are, I
mean sure people can recap the bad compacitors and other bad parts
but still! This scalping issue is probably why people rather use
emulators such as DOSBox for example.
DECEMBER 10, 2017
The article celebrates the
24th birthday of DOOM which released in December 10, 1993. I went
ahead to tell my story of my experiences with Doom.
It changed my life as a six year old, my mother was into horror
movies and it used to have me scared a lot, not to mention the
nightmares I had when I slept hehe. Anyway I was introduced to the
game both from Xbox Live Arcade (it came out around in late 2006)
and on PC (via Doom 95 Shareware). The first time I played it was a
funny one. Remember me being scared of horror movies my mother
watches? That started to go away after I started playing Doom on
those platforms, I won't forget the time my mother let me play
cooperative with her Xbox Live friends.
Another fun fact here is that, I remember visiting the id Software
website just to discover other Doom engine games like Raven
Software's Heretic and Hexen, and even drooled on screenshots of the
Quake games! I've created a screenshot reimagining my young self
visiting the Quake webpage via IE6.
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