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Bored Online
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


thinking about those tiny cd roms with the sides cut off youd get for drivers and at trade shows. what was the point of that garbage anyway.

this is a thread for when you remember thing about computer

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ultravoices
May 10, 2004

You are about to embark on a great journey. Are you ready, my friend?


it's a place for random access memories

Mr SuperAwesome
Apr 6, 2011

im from the bad post police, and i'm afraid i have bad news


i remember tiny baby cds but not ones with the sides cut off, wtf was that mate

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


when i was like 11 i didnt know you needed to connect a computer to a phone line to get onto the internet and spent a night trying to get an aol free whatever hours cd to work.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


when i was like 12 i spent a lot of time trying to find pirated software and installed multiple trojans on my parents computer.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



I remember computers

Bored Online
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


Mr SuperAwesome posted:

i remember tiny baby cds but not ones with the sides cut off, wtf was that mate

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post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011



whoa i remember

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


remember how good it used to feel to use a computer, so good you would voluntarily stay up all night to do it.



lol :corsair:

ultravoices
May 10, 2004

You are about to embark on a great journey. Are you ready, my friend?


sneak down after the house was asleep to use the computer

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


when i was like 13 my dad installed some type of lock-and-key switch on the phone jack for the internet line out in the garage, so he could turn off the internet before he went to bed. otherwise i would stay up until 5 am. i would get off the computer and go to bed when i heard him waking up for work.

ultravoices
May 10, 2004

You are about to embark on a great journey. Are you ready, my friend?


Bored Online
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


wouldnt it just be easier to make a tiny cd instead of a tiny cd with indexing edges

ultravoices
May 10, 2004

You are about to embark on a great journey. Are you ready, my friend?


bootable business card for your linux

ultravoices
May 10, 2004

You are about to embark on a great journey. Are you ready, my friend?


echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004




we tried to make these from
regular cdrs with a cnc router


it did not work well lol

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





post hole digger posted:

when i was like 13 my dad installed some type of lock-and-key switch on the phone jack for the internet line out in the garage, so he could turn off the internet before he went to bed. otherwise i would stay up until 5 am. i would get off the computer and go to bed when i heard him waking up for work.

did you ever make loud toast?

Scud Hansen
Dec 13, 2015

Darkness and Evil


good memories of faking sick and then hearing my mom leave, firing up a cracked copy of Black and White or something, from KaZaa

letting keygen music rip loudly through the house as i get a soda from the fridge

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



being so keen to play monkey island 2, with its 12 discs on my one disk drive amiga, when we were going away on holiday I got up at like 5 to get a few hours in before we left and I couldn’t play for a while

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


Scud Hansen posted:

good memories of faking sick and then hearing my mom leave, firing up a cracked copy of Black and White or something, from KaZaa

letting keygen music rip loudly through the house as i get a soda from the fridge

we have to go back

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

The Game is Never Over


my earliest computer memory is typing on an Atari 400

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

The Game is Never Over


another random memory: making music with modplug tracker and putting it on a floppy so I could upload it on the parents computer

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


I remember replaying the scuba diving mouse tutorial on our Mac a bunch of times because I thought it was so badass

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


also distinctly remember being happy during one winter break because I had a dry cup of ramen to eat while I read articles about ants on the encyclopedia Britannia cd. also played a lot of sim ant, natch

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Best Bi Geek Squid posted:

also distinctly remember being happy during one winter break because I had a dry cup of ramen to eat while I read articles about ants on the encyclopedia Britannia cd. also played a lot of sim ant, natch

this sure is something

Captain Foo
May 11, 2004

we vibin'
we slidin'
we breathin'
we dyin'


SIMMs

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
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Bored Online posted:

thinking about those tiny cd roms with the sides cut off youd get for drivers and at trade shows. what was the point of that garbage anyway.

so they would be the same size as standard business cards

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


my earliest computer memory is being taken to a room next to the boiler room and playing chess against the mainframe on a teletype and writing little 10 print X 20 goto 10 programs and saving them on paper tape.

WilWheaton
Oct 11, 2006

Oh my god it's Hitler's dog!



wish my memories were volatile like computers

computer restarts and all the bad things go away

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



e: bad idea

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

The Game is Never Over


rotor posted:

my earliest computer memory is being taken to a room next to the boiler room and playing chess against the mainframe on a teletype and writing little 10 print X 20 goto 10 programs and saving them on paper tape.

huh and here I figured your earliest memory would involve an antikythera device or something

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





Silver Alicorn posted:

huh and here I figured your earliest memory would involve an antikythera device or something

memory loss is a tragic part of aging and pointing it out like this kind of a jerk move

Moo Cowabunga
Jun 15, 2009

[Office Worker.






remembering constantly tearing up the family packard bell just so I could mess around with the poo poo inside and my exacerbated father giving up yelling at me about it so he bought his own compaq presario pc just for him to use but he kept coming home to find that I had torn that pc up just so I could mess around with the poo poo inside.

Bored Online
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


plays MUDs all night in middle school and chatting on aim :hellyeah:

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





getting decss working on linux so i could watch akira

falling asleep with the linux matrix screensaver going with dj keoki playing on xmms

wardriving with a prism2 pcmcia wifi card

beige boxing

red boxing

:yeah:

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





Pirate Adventure on the TI-99/4A. also: blasto, car wars, and talking mad poo poo on jawbreaker 2

indiana jones and the curse of atlantis demo

x-wing

TIE fighter

posting on a forum for keeping rats and guinea pigs and stuff

internet roleplaying a jedi or wtfever on a forum for the star wars ccg where roleplayers had just taken over and decipher was like "ok guys cool, have fun"

playing one of those cgi-form based browser games for virtual cockfighting. my chicken had laser spurs and armor and his own coop and stuff

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





gettin fuckin owned by the pope in castles 2: siege and conquest

Jenny Agutter
Mar 18, 2009



encarta mindmaze

Bored Online
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


Jenny Agutter posted:

encarta mindmaze

aww yeah thats the stuff

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FalseNegative
Jul 24, 2007

2>/dev/null


Playing tunes using the 386 computer speaker with QBasic and writing cool color visualizations for them with the different video modes. Programing my Casio PB-300 with the awesome manual programs it came with. A whole 4kb of battery-backed up SRAM!

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