[THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program

All this nostalgia talk makes me hearken back to my old Apple ][e
days... 

Hard drive?  What's a hard drive!?!  We wrote everything to 5.25"
floppies!

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Braebaum, Neil
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 12:07 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program

I seem to recall having to mess around with pins on a pentium CPU a few
years back!

Neil 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nick Smith
> Sent: 22 June 2006 16:52
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program
> 
> Oh dear, I feel a Yorkshire man sketch coming on.
> 
> However, scariest upgrade of my life was upgrading my Mum's 
> Amstrad PC from 512kb to 640kb. The upgrade came on, I think 
> 16 pieces of silicon, which had 8 legs each. Break one of the 
> legs and you had to junk the lot. Bending back one of the 
> legs I bent was truly scary.
> 
> And the reason for the upgrade was that I had pestered my 
> mother because Bard's Tale (Maybe 2?) needed 640kb to run. 
> God only knows how much it cost.
> 
> Aye, young people with their DIMMS...
> 
> Nick
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Sirmons [mailto:ksirmons@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 22 June 2006 16:01
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program
> 
> Ok, so I'm not as much of a computer historian as some of 
> you, but my first computer was an old 486 Packard Bell we 
> bought from Sams Club.  
> 
> I remember typing in dir at the dos prompt and commenting on 
> how fast it listed.  Then you push the turbo button and it 
> lists even faster...
> way cool
> 
> I talked my mother into buying more ram.  $200 for a 4MB 36 pin SIMM. 
> I'm glad Moore's Law is still in effect.
> 
> Keith
> 
> 
> Keith Sirmons
> 
> College of Veterinary Medicine
> 
> 
> >>> joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx 6/22/2006 9:34:38 AM >>>
> Same here...  Then I moved on to the Commodore 128 a few 
> years later...
>  I
> can still hear my parents yelling for me to get off the phone.   They
> didn't
> understand that you can only move so much data at 1200 baud.
> 
> Joe
> 
> On 6/22/06, Turman, David C. <david_turman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >
> >         I had a TI 99-4A. My first computer. With a cassette drive!
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> > Behalf Of steve.quinnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 8:49 AM
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program
> >
> >
> > TI99-4A in the early 80's - I think they sold about 4 of them in the
> UK!
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> > Behalf Of Bruce Jarrett-Norton
> > Sent: 22 June 2006 14:35
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program
> >
> > Compaq Portable with 1 5 1/4"  floppy drive. 81/82 for me also
> >
> > Bruce Jarrett-Norton
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> > Behalf Of Braebaum, Neil
> > Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 9:26 AM
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program
> >
> >
> > Sinclair ZX81 for me, in, um 1981 ;-)
> >
> > Neil
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Matthew Shrewsbury
> > > Sent: 22 June 2006 13:58
> > > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program
> > >
> > > Atari 130XE, however it was the 90s...
> > >
> > > Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA Server+ Network 
> > > Manager -----Original Message-----
> > > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Philip Walley
> > > Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 8:56 AM
> > > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect Program
> > >
> > > Awesome. Thanks for making me feel a whole lot younger today.
> > > I didn't'
> > > get my first computer until 87 (i think, it may have been 88) and
> it
> > > was
> > >
> > > a commodore 64c. I remember they had an online community that I
> was
> > > always messing around in.
> > >
> > > Jim Kenzig http://ThinHelp.com wrote:
> > > >
> > > >     Lol... I got you by 10 years...now I really DO feel OLD!
> > > >     I was working at NASA helping to launch rockets in 86. DId
> you
> > > >     guys know I started some of the original newsgroups on
> usenet?
> > > >     That was when there was no internet only Darpanet.
> > > >     Yeah they should just give it to a bunch of us and
> > > grandfather us
> > > >     in. I'll call Bill. ; )
> > > >     Jim
> > > >     *From:* Douglas A. Brown
> > > >     *Sent:* Wednesday, June 21, 2006 12:34 PM
> > > >     *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > > >     *Subject:* RE: [THIN] Re: OT: Microsoft Certified Architect
> > > Program
> > > >     Hey man, I'm old... I'm 35 almost 36 now.... Been doing
> Citrix
> > > since
> > > >     96.. so 10 years on that... been writing code as a job since
> 86
> > > and
> > > >     started with a TRS-80 Model 1 in '77.....
> > > >     So, I'm not that much of a kid anymore.. wish I was... J
> > > >     *Douglas A. Brown*
> > > >     /President and Chief Technology Officer /
> > > >     Microsoft MVP, Windows Server



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