Saturday, January 20, 2018

This was what it was like installing Windows 95: The Progress Bar [video]

Some of our readers might not be old enough to remember the terrible plight of the floppy-based installations for "large" programs back in the 90's. Rather than tell you all of how bad it was, here is a video that accurately depicts the frustration...

Wayback Wednesday: “Spacewar!” – the first space shooter, circa 1961

Here's a video (and a linked story) for a space shooter created in 1961 on a PDP-1. Don't get your hopes up to play Spacewar! on it's original home, as only 3 PDP-1's are known to exist at this time.  However, if you make it...

Senior Tech: Passive aggressive behavior for the texting age

Texting for the senior generation: A new way to be passive aggressive! Ha! [youtube] via:

Hipsters, rejoice! Now you can have the best of both worlds. [video]

Seen here typing like they've time-traveled from the 1850's, a person (presumably the creator) demonstrates the iTypeWriter and how he gets his money's worth out of his screen warranty. If you watch the first 10 seconds of the video, you've seen it all,...

…if it works for Windows…why not people? [comic]

No denying the reach of the IT Crowd...via:

Google ruined a donkey’s dirt bath, conspirassy dedonked! [news]

If you're not aware, Google has made the news again, but not in the usual way - this time, people have called them out for hitting/killing a donkey in Botswana with one of their Google Street View cars.  While finding oddities with Google's mapping...

Sheldon Cooper, IT Manager

It was probably cool for the first couple weeks to realize that a popular television character was named the same as you, but then once your co-workers found out...probably not so much.  Maybe the real Dr. Sheldon Cooper could comment? source:

Wayback Wednesday and a Fail (kinda): Google business card, circa 1998

Q. What’s the most expensive mistake you’ve made at work? A. I met both Carl Page and Larry Page at a party hosted by a Stanford friend of mine in 1998. Carl gave me his card for eGroups and said “we’re hiring”. Larry gave me...