Category: computer history

The Undiscovered

There’s a bit of a nuance here; this entry is less about the specific situation I’m talking about, than about the kind of situation it…

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The Bounty of the Ted Nelson Junk Mail

At the end of May, I mentioned the Ted Nelson Junk Mail project, where a group of people were scanning in boxes of mailings and…

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Please Help Us Track Down Apple II Collections

Please spread this as far as possible – I want to reach folks who are far outside the usual channels. The Summary: Conditions are very,…

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Sandpapering Screenshots

The collection I talked about yesterday was subjected to the Screen Shotgun, which does a really good job of playing the items, capturing screenshots, and…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/03/15/sandpapering-screenshots/

Thoughts on a Collection: Apple II Floppies in the Realm of the Now

I was connected with The 3D0G Knight, a long-retired Apple II pirate/collector who had built up a set of hundreds of floppy disks acquired from…

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Back That Thing Up

I’m going to mention two backup projects. Both have been under way for some time, but the world randomly decided the end of November 2016…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2016/11/29/back-that-thing-up/

In Which I Tell You It’s A Good Idea To Support a Magazine-Scanning Patreon

So, Mark Trade and I have never talked, once. All I know about Mark is that due to his efforts, over 200 scans of magazines…

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A Simple Explanation: VLC.js

The previous entry got the attention it needed, and the maintainers of the VLC project connected with both Emularity developers and Emscripten developers and the…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2016/11/17/a-simple-explanation-vlc-js/

A Simple Request: VLC.js

Almost five years ago to today, I made a simple proposal to the world: Port MAME/MESS to Javascript. That happened. I mean, it cost a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2016/11/01/a-simple-request-vlc-js/

The Festival Floppies

In 2009, Josh Miller was walking through the Timonium Hamboree and Computer Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. Among the booths of equipment, sales, and demonstrations, he found a…

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