Note: Typically, I don't publish or discuss my dreams publicly. This one, however, I felt compelled to share. I walk through the aisles of the Target store in Tulsa. (For those who live locally: 71st and highway 169.) It's 11:35 AM, March 20, 2030 according to my iPhone. I push the cart down towards the … Continue reading The Pandemic Nightmare
My plans for setting up a Retro Lab are finally coming to fruition, and this article is being written live on my tablet as I set up the first computer as I want it to be! The computer in question is a portable computer from the Compaq LTE 5000 series, the 5150. (No relation to … Continue reading Compaq LTE 5150: Adventures in Tri-booting
The Retro Lab needs a lot of storage for a lot of computers. Luckily, I have a cache of IDE drives that have been pulled from various systems over the years. However, I've never taken backups or images of any of them. When I was acquiring parts for my Talos build, I ended up finding … Continue reading How I imaged a stack of old IDE / PATA hard drives quickly, and planning out retrocomputing storage
This past weekend I tirelessly cleaned and organised and moved everything around and I am very proud to present The Retro Lab! Pretty much everything needs to be set up, installed, and configured, but it's all here and over the next few weeks I look forward to documenting my progress doing these installs. Until then, … Continue reading The Retro Lab is Go!