Archaic stuff

After doing some digging into old files I’ve stumbled across some old interesting images that I decided to post. How time flies and how things change.

“Around computers it is difficult to find the correct unit of time to
measure progress.  Some cathedrals took a century to complete.  Can you
imagine the grandeur and scope of a program that would take as long?”

Looking back is sometimes a good measure where we are heading and to remind us where not to go.

Here are some screenshots of my HPCSH port of Doom and Wolfenstein 3D i did for NetBSD. They were done via VNC-viewer. Yes I actually had a VNC server running on Jornada 690.

Just for info the system specs were: The Jornada 690 was released in 1999. It was an HVGA Handheld PC running the Windows CE 2.11 based Handheld PC Professional 3.01. The device had a 133 MHz Hitachi SH3 processor with 32 MB of integrated RAM and a 16 MB ROM. The HP HVGA screen operated at 64K colour.
And also the NetBSD hpcsh port of Sarien (an AGI interpreter) which is now merged with ScummVM. Here the Space Quest 1 is loaded….
Here is an image from Jornada 720 runnnig NetBSD and doing WiFi sniffing

Here is the old gang of different architectures I used to mess around with,  present are:  x86, mac68k, VAX,  (not visible – hpcsh and hpcarm)  The place is rather dirty and un-kept

Here is my pen-test netbook EEE PC 4G runnig NetBSD off a sdhc card (I use customized Knoppix installed on the internal SSD)

And last Thinkpad X24 with NetBSD running OpenVMS 7.3 in sim-h vax emulation. Nobody hacks OpenVMS right ?

A nice flashback .. the memories … well off to new things.

The faster we go, the rounder we get.
— The Grateful Dead

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2 Responses to Archaic stuff

  1. Henry Komelski says:

    Can you tell me which wireless card you are using with your jornada?
    Cisco Aironet 350, Linksys wpc11, Orinoco Gold?

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