It wasn't black and white it was black and green
We swapped our trailer we didn't use for this reel to reel
No more septic tank
it was really closer to what we would call a swamp cooler than an A/C unit. IT was cool by the unit by muggy on the other side of the room. Often 12 or more would pile into the small room to enjoy the new sensation
We were using ink bottles and fountain pens that would fill up by pulling up on the fill lever on the side of the pens.
The film developed in a minute after you pulled it out of the camera and smeared the goo on it. Later the goo was spread on as it left the camera.
Our teacher urged us to learn to be fluent with this strange beast : "How far you go in life is dependent on how well you learn to use this.
This was an electric typewriter that I bought to learn to type after learning that I needed to know how to type for the Journalism class I was in.
A Dodge Dart
We were so proud we drove from the store to Linda's parent house to show it off and then 30 miles back to our house.
We got this computer for sitting through a sales pitch at condo development in the French Quarter of New Orleans. After playing with it for a few months, I donated it to the Boys Club of Slidell, where the kids had fun playing simple games on it.
A Commodore VIC -20 with 5K memory. Later I took and old joy stick and removed wire. I plugged each wire into a switch and to ground and plugged it back into a computer. Then I could PEEK the memory address for joystick and see how flipping the switches changed the number in that address location.
The first was an XT with 256k of memory and a 20 megabyte hard drive (as best I recall) and that was followed by a 386 then 486 then windows Xp and finally Windows Vista machines.
This was a lugger -- you had to carry it on your shoulder, but at least it didn't have a separate battery pack like the first ones.
Kind of slow at first, but later models really change our lives and got me out of the business of running wires all over the place
An olympus E-510
Kodak Play Sport pocket video cam
2nd DSLR - mirror is stationary
It has a whopping 64k with a 5mb hard drive
Overhead slides were printed on a computer printer
Archie, Veronica, Netscape, Mozilla
Connected our computers at GSU,
At Partnership of Southeast Texas, we started a network shortly after we moved to a new facility -- at first we used a internet on-ramp that combined two telephone connections to give about 100k access.
Later we set up a simple network.
When DSL came I combined a 24 port unmanaged network to 6 PCs, a fax server and a file server.
It was strictly html, then we tried a third party scripting program. We moved over to ASP.
We had two modems shared by everyone for a time, before we bought a web ramp (router) to let everyone on the internet at a time.
The camera had a 756 x 504 pixel "high resolution" sensor. We purchased a memory card so we could take about 100 pictures before downloading them to a disk. It had a 2x zoom feature. -- Kodak DC-50
Fu365days.com was a tourism web site for the nine-county region of Southeast Texas. It morphed into a database driven program in PHP and MySQL as we added more and more activites and things to do in the region. It was closed about a year after I left the Partnership of Southeast Texas.
Converted SetxP16 web site to Wordpress
We put the city budget in a spreadsheet to do better analysis. We actually had to buy a memory board to keep all the budget in memory. The first attempt was in MultiPlan -- but it couldn't hold all the data.
I wrote this program to automate input screens for entering data into a database -- written in Basic
This program written in Basic, was to keep track of work orders in the city's Public Works department -- it was stored on a 5 megabyte hard drive.
Assembly language for the Vic20 computer
My first dive into developing databases.
" The Electronic Brochure" was my first big software project. A program to create electronic brochures on a disk. Written in Basic then Turbo Pascal. This allowed someone to put a brochure on a floppy disk. It was a one line at a time editor. — had the ability of one picture per page. We tried to market it, to no success.
I studied LISP to learn how to build a simple word processor for The Electronic Brochure
This program, written in Paradox was to keep track of contacts, and information on Key Accounts at GSU, that were often in more than one division of the company.