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Tina
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Posted on 10-22-17 10:35:33 PM Link | Quote
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Posted on 10-22-17 10:38:11 PM Link | Quote
If you're curious, see this and this.

Goddamn, it's like I'm really there.
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Posted on 10-22-17 10:46:16 PM Link | Quote
but... last decade was jul's creation

you thinkin two decades rite
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Posted on 10-22-17 10:48:35 PM Link | Quote
A decade and a half, technically (I got this laptop in 2002 or 2003), but I haven't really used this laptop in about 3-4 years.

I've missed it dearly.
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Posted on 10-22-17 10:49:02 PM Link | Quote
I've missed it enough that on this computer (which is only 4 years old and is far beefier) I'm already trying to use the goddamn nub mouse and going "wait, shit, touchpad "
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Posted on 10-23-17 09:32:26 PM Link | Quote
Wish I had my PC's from the last decade. Feels sad about losing them.
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Posted on 10-23-17 09:39:29 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, I've talked about that before. This is the only old computer of mine that still works, as awful as it is.
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Posted on 10-23-17 11:22:01 PM Link | Quote
I have my uncle old pc. But it's only running OpenBSD so far. I was trying to get dos or win 95 something of that degree.
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Posted on 10-24-17 12:49:00 AM Link | Quote
lol i remember that laptop

you used to talk to me while using that a lot.

a true piece of Acmlm history.
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Posted on 10-24-17 04:27:37 PM (last edited by Gabu at 10-24-17 04:28:40 PM) Link | Quote
Meanwhile, the monitor on my current laptop ate it yesterday and got cracked.

I mean I have an HDMI port and a TV with that port...

It's crazy how long lasting older laptops are.
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Posted on 10-24-17 05:32:12 PM Link | Quote
older laptops last longer. Despite what people say about 'muh speed' Most people just need to browse/email edit documents and so on. And it's easy to do with a low resource computer and old unix system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P8f7jheME0
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Posted on 10-24-17 05:50:00 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by sofi
lol i remember that laptop

you used to talk to me while using that a lot.

a true piece of Acmlm history.

You can see in the first picture you're still the most recent PM that account has, and I'm sure that the logs on it are fairly long from a bunch of people given it was the one computer I used the longest.
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Posted on 10-27-17 02:46:23 PM Link | Quote
I have a Windows Millenium Edition HP Tower computer, which was my [late] step-grandfather's that I only use for playing old games (mostly the LEGO Media). Recently, it quit recognizing discs, so I had to transition to his old Windows XP (also an HP Tower) computer (neither of these are connected to the internet), which was outfitted with two disc drivers (one was more advanced than the other) and it surprisingly worked. However, my newer games that were designed to work on Windows XP didn't all work... so that't as far back as I go in computers.
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Posted on 10-29-17 03:22:15 PM (last edited by Tina at 10-29-17 03:22:54 PM) Link | Quote
Hey! I'm back. I figured out why it kept disconnecting (mostly) β€” turns out I have to leave the WiFi configuration application open.

I also managed to get Semagic connecting properly, so I can now write in my journal! Even if I can't really view the webpage here properly. I had to set up a reverse proxy on my actual laptop that forwards plain-HTTP requests to their secure "API", since... Windows 98 does not and probably never will support modern security protocols.

Anyway, I heard you like pictures!


Here's a bunch of programs running:
mIRC, PuTTY, Opera, Winamp all running

Here's a text editor showing some PHP that I totally didn't just write:
EditPlus 2 editing a PHP file


All in all, glad to be back!
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Posted on 10-29-17 06:17:19 PM Link | Quote
Wow, that's a blast from the past.

I remember when Windowsitters were still a thing, feels like an age ago.
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Posted on 10-29-17 07:03:32 PM Link | Quote
They still exist, if you know where to find them, probably.
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Posted on 10-29-17 07:15:37 PM Link | Quote
so you got it to connect via Wi-Fi, huh

things such as short ethernet cables, lack of Wi-Fi drivers/devices and have prevented me to connect to internet the 98 SE/XP machine from 2003-2004 I have in the garage

the closest I could ever come across to getting an old machine connected was this, sadly
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Posted on 10-29-17 07:21:32 PM Link | Quote
It's always had wifi (at least for the last 10 years); going around Fry's Electronics I stumbled across a PCMCIA wifi adapter in the bargain blowout bin and and bought it. (Prior to that, the only connection it had was dial-up AOL through a PCMCIA modem...)

The drivers originally only supported WEP, but I found out years later that they somehow put out one that supports WPA, too, and after that was installed... surprise! Still working like a champ. It's a little dented and dinged up, but thankfully it still works.

If I didn't have that, the only other option would be, possibly, a USB 1.0 adapter for 98SE, or maybe another PCMCIA device. But either of those in this day would be a huge gamble.
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Posted on 10-29-17 07:59:53 PM Link | Quote
This isn't really off topic, so don't worry about it. You should show off some of those clocks.

Also, those look vaguely familiar.
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Posted on 10-29-17 10:32:21 PM Link | Quote
Windows 10's interface is hot dogshit anyway, I wouldn't worry about clashing with it.

Those clocks are cute, though. It reminds me of an old application I used to run on my W98-WXP machines called Chameleon Clock. It could either be docked in the taskbar or left free-floating, always on top, and you could either make your own skins or use ones you had for Winamp.

It was a fun little program, and it's nice to see other ones like it.
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