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Portable Storage Mediums Through the Ages

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One thing that never stays constant this life. One thing that is always changing, whether for good or bad is the Storage Medium. This short video will explore my personal favourite portable storage mediums from the 70s up until the early 00's... There's no such thing as a time past the mid 00's, so GET [...]

The Lost Joys of Configuring a 90s PC (repeatedly)

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Something is missing from today's society. Something deep. Something primal. Indeed, something I spent a huge chunk of my teen & pre-teen years engaging in. During the early hours of the day, through the afternoon and often through the night. Of course, I'm talking about setting up and configuring PCs. You might say that kids [...]

PD Software

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PD Software... PD Software? What exactly is PD Software? "PD Software is the administration software used by your local Police Department. This includes database software, reception desk interfaces and identi-fit programs...." No, of course it's bloody not. PD Software, as I'm sure you know, stands for Public Domain Software. It was pretty prolific in the [...]

I want to write about the Amiga CD32

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The Amiga CD32...What a console.... what a machine. Those I'm sure were the exact phrases that went through my mind when I first glimpsed this beast of a machine back in the early to mid 90's. Here, at last, was a CD based console, with 32 bits of raw processing power (whatever that meant?... I [...]

Christmas Catalogues & The Nostalgia

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Ahhh, it's November, so that means one thing.... it's the season of Christmas catalogues. At least, it used to be for me.... well, actually, it used to start a good few months before now. Usually the Christmas editions of catalogues like Littlewoods, Grattan, Great Universal, Argos and Index (not to mention the sheer excitement of [...]

My Love of The Cyrix 5×86 Chip

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Watch the Video My (possibly) odd memories of the amazeballs Cyrix 5x86 and Cyrix 6x86 Processors. The best god damn processors you could buy (if you were on a budget as a teenage paper boy). Let me tell you about what I've been pondering lately. You might have guessed already from the title of this [...]

Bad Influence

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Welcome to Bad Influence - The only place where you'll see moving screen shots of the latest games! - Andy Crane, introduction, Series 1, Episode 1. Bad Influence was an ITV (a Terrestrial station in the UK) gaming and technology programme during the early to mid 1990s. It was aimed at children and was shown [...]

The Demise of Windows XP

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Windows XP has run it's duration and Microsoft have finally pulled support (I'm a bit late to this party). For those of us who are familiar with the operating system (if you're not by now, then you're even later to the party), this means very little, for everyone else it means that you don't get [...]

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