Tag Archives: hardware

Windows Phone is dead

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the iPhone. The first commercial Android device was released a year later; today Android has the largest installed base of any operating system. In 2010 Microsoft also heeded the call with the ill-fated Windows Phone 7 (based on Windows CE). “Too little, too late”, one might say, nor was there an upgrade path to 2014’s superior Windows 8/8.1 generation (now based on Windows NT). And they were actually quite good. Continue reading

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Hard drives and sponges

Hard drives are the under-appreciated workhorses of a standard PC configuration. The other day I discovered some old documents and specifications about hard drives as well as a bunch of real hard drives in the basement. Here’s a page of tales and photos about seven workhorses getting slaughtered. Continue reading

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The Gadget Graveyard

Let the final order of the old year be the announcement that I’ve added a new chapter to the archive.hmvh.net section: The Gadget Graveyard, where old technology goes to die. I’ve obviously got problems, and hoarding old components is just one. Continue reading

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BBS News: GROUP 2

File Group 2 (Hardware Utilities and Information) is no more. As part of a downscaling and outsourcing operation, Group 2 has been deleted and will, at a personal level, continue to survive on CD-ROM only (under the name of THUD … Continue reading

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BBS News: CHANGES IN THE PIPELINE

The purchase of a certain and fabulous piece of hardware has made it possible for us to increase the storage capacity of our ever-growing collection of JPG images. Additionally, we might change over to OS/2 as the operating platform in … Continue reading

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BBS News: CRAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sincerest apologies for the absence from the 17th January but, you gotta believe me officer, it wasn’t my fault! It was a man with one arm! But seriously folks, one of our hard drives joined its maker in the great … Continue reading

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BBS News: HERE WE GO AGAIN…

Some of you may have noticed that the BBS has been locking up and just plain hanging (at least I have) for seemingly inexplicable reasons and at the most inappropriate of times. Well, looks like there goes yet another hard … Continue reading

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BBS News: WELCOME BACK TO THE LAND OF THE LIVING

After a far too long absence of 6½ months, I have the pleasure to declare the HMVH Corporation BBS back on line. The BBS wasn’t the only thing to go dying on me, quite a bit has changed in my … Continue reading

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