Oct 22, 2020
I miss Microsoft Encarta — Being able to instantly search information on an encyclopedia was an incredible feature. Multimedia content was just the icing on the cake. (via)
#nostalgia #microsoft #retro
Oct 14, 2020
Utzoo Discussion Forums — 2.1M of the oldest Usenet posts ('81 - '91) now online on the Usenet Archives (via)
#retro #internet #usenet
Oct 3, 2020
THE HOOD INTERNET presents 1990 — Samples of more than 60 songs from 1990 mixed together into one 3½-minute song. So many classics! (via)
C Programming on System 6 — Screencast that presents "a quick introduction to System 6, HFS resource forks, THINK C 5.0, and a look at some of the progress of my IMAP client so far"
Sep 26, 2020
The Windows XP source code was allegedly leaked online — Leaking Microsoft's source code has become sort of a classic, yet it always amuses me. Will be waiting for some analysis. (via)
Microsoft had a secret Windows XP theme that made it look like a Mac — First discoveries from the analysis of the leaked code. Pretty interesting, in perspective. (via)
Sep 21, 2020
Photoshop: The First Demo — Watch history repeat itself as John Knoll, one of the creators of Adobe Photoshop recreates the first demo he ever gave with the product
Sep 15, 2020
A look at the die of the 8086 processor — Fantastic detailed pictures of Intel's 8086, along with a good explanation and some historical bits (via)
Sep 11, 2020
DOS applications - Visicalc — This is what made people in 1979 rush to buy computers. Show Visicalc to an office worker and they'd get their mind blown. Bonus: check out the whole FreeDOS channel for excellent retro content!
Sep 4, 2020
Winamp Skin Museum — Scroll through 65k interactive Winamp skins. I still remember many of these. (via)
SNES Code Injection -- Flappy Bird in SMW — Seth Bling manages, for the first time ever, to perform a 100% manual code injection on a SNES during a livestream. The target code? Flappy Bird. (via)
Sep 2, 2020
Lo-Fi Player — Delightful toy to generate your own lo-fi tunes. The visuals are very cute, too. (via)
Aug 31, 2020
MTV First Four Hours Remastered - 12am Saturday August 1st, 1981 — Would you guess which was the first video clip on Mtv? Think for a few seconds, then click the link! (via)
Aug 12, 2020
What Pac-Man Brought to Game Design — I had never considered the amount of product design that went into Pac-Man. Excellent short documentary that highlights the key inventions of one of the most iconic games ever
#retro #videogames #design
Aug 2, 2020
Illustrated Self-Guided Course On How To Use The Slide Rule — Includes a virtual slide rule so that you can try from your computer (via)
#retro #programming #math
Jul 25, 2020
SNES game prototypes being compiled from leaked source code — Check it out: "First up there's this Yoshi's Island proto with different UI graphics, placeholder music from Mario World, and has a prefix of 'Super Mario Bros. 5'"
Jul 4, 2020
Websites That Look Like Desktop Apps — If you are a fan of websites, web apps and portfolios which resemble desktop graphical user interfaces here is a curated list. Check out Simone's main website too! (via)
Jun 27, 2020
Alpha Waves, the first 3D platformer ever — Very interesting and visual presentation of early 3D games, with some history about the legendary French studio Infogrames. (via)
Jun 21, 2020
Papercraft Models — Construct the computer from your childhood or build an entire computer museum at home with these paper models, free to download and share. Print, Cut, Score, Fold and Glue. (via)
Jun 10, 2020
10 Things We Miss About The 1990's Internet — This video that reminds us of the delights of downloading midi files and watching 140px 1fps fish webcams :_).
May 31, 2020
DaddaRuleKonge - itch.io — PDF encyclopedias of all games available for each console, with a short description and screen shots. Print versions also available.
May 29, 2020
An Altair connected to the Internet — SDF user jebug29 has connected their Altair to the internet, and set up SSH access to play with it! > <>.
GitHub - jcs/progman — An OpenBSD window manager that mimics Windows 3.1. > <>. (via)
May 25, 2020
Windows 95 in 2020 - 25 Years Later — A very cute nostalgic celebration of the 25th birthday of Windows 95.
May 15, 2020
Virtual Reality DOS — You are in a very retro VR room, and in front of you, a computer with DOS installed. Delightful. (via)
Windows 3.1 in WebVR — Another emulator-inside-a-vr-environment experiment. The win31 installation is full of goodies, don't miss this! (via)
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