Christmas is getting near and giving gifts is an activity that is inevitable during the holiday seasons. One must go through the rite of passage by rushing to the mall and beating the holiday panic which includes annoying people, crying children and the Christmas traffic.
But since the thing called the Internet is already here, no need to leave your house. Or your chair for that matter. Christmas gifts ideas are one Google away but if you want a very unique geeky gift, vintage is the way to go.
Website The Collectors Weekly has the list of vintage computer equipment that you can get your little hands on. Most stuff are on eBay so you won’t have any problems ordering one.
One example: Remember how a computer looks like in 1980′s? Here’s to refresh your memory:
This is a 1980 Casio Personal Computer FA-10 being sold at eBay. Great addition to your arsenal of geeky treasure.
I am planning of giving away 1.44 MB Floppy disks to friends. They are vintage, are they not?
I have tried PC Modding before but never really succeeded in doing so for a couple of reasons. One is I am too lazy to create something that is artistic, and the other reason is I am not that artistic. And besides, cool CPU designs are available at my favorite PC store anyway so I’ll just go ahead and buy one if I want to change my PC’s look.
Anyway, here are some of the coolest CPU designs that I found over at www.technoscrap.com. Feast your eyes over the coolest and weirdest designs:
Blizzard has finally unleashed the sequel to ever popular PC game, and my favorite not to mention, Diablo 3. Unveiled at the Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational, Blizzard has also announced the official website of the new game. Here are some of the screenshots of the much anticipated Diablo 3 (credits goes to Blizzard for the images):
Disclaimer: I have REAL friends, those who don’t necessarily live inside my computer.
I found this very funny story while I was diggin’ around. Apparently, the reason behind Unix’s success in the computing industry is because it’s an evil computer
The following is a true story.
Last week I walked into a local “home style cookin’ restaurant/watering hole” to pick up a take out order. I spoke briefly to the waitress behind the counter, who told me my order would be done in a few minutes.
So, while I was busy gazing at the farm implements hanging on the walls, I was approached by two, uh, um… well, let’s call them “natives.” These guys might just be the original Texas rednecks–complete with ten-gallon hats, snakeskin boots and the pervasive odor of cheap beer and whiskey.
“Pardon us, ma’am. Mind of we ask you a question?”
Well, people keep telling me that Texans are real friendly, so I nodded.
“Are you a Satanist?”
Well, at least they didn’t ask me if I liked to party.
“Uh, no, I can’t say that I am.”
“Gee ma’am. Are you sure about that?” they asked.
I put on my biggest, brightest Dallas Cowboys cheerleader smile and said, “No, I’m positive. The closest I’ve ever come to Satanism is watching Geraldo.”
“Hmm. Interesting. See, we was just wondering why it is you have the lord of darkness on your chest there.”
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