True, pure sportsmanship
I started to sit in open seat on my flight when the attendant said Oh sir! You CAN sit there but please be aware that those seats are reserved for a large dog! Is that ok? Me: “I WOULD PAY EXTRA TO SIT NEXT TO A DOG ON EVERY FLIGHT!” Reddit meet Hervin, the chillest passenger I’ve ever sat next to
[Image] When I was hired by Apple in early 2004, these rules for success were attached to the back of my employee badge. I left Apple years ago, but these really stuck with me ever since
For Halloween 2019, I dressed up as myself on a normal day in 1993
[OC] Not sure if this is allowed here, but I thought you all might enjoy this pic of my recently-resurrected Commodore Amiga 500 running an all-time great game: “Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance”
Whoever said “you should never meet your heroes” clearly never met Weird Al Yankovic. 40+ years of genius-level comedy & music, 12,000,000 albums sold, 1,000+ concerts, 5 Grammys, 4 gold records, 0 scandals, and 100% genuine humanity. What a guy!
My amazing brilliant beautiful wife fixed my 1983 Compaq Portable PC!
Something my very wise sister told me when my young child threw an embarrassing public tantrum over a broken cookie
The awesome arcade in my town (High Scores Arcade in Alameda CA) features a custom-built Oregon Trail machine, complete with an IBM Model M mechanical keyboard
My Granddad (right) and his identical twin brother, dressed up and showing off their pet monkeys, circa 1932. The monkeys were ordered from a comic book ad and arrived via mail in a cardboard box
The menu picture of the nachos I ordered from room service vs. the nachos they delivered to my room
Literally yelled “OH SHIT!” and jumped about a foot backwards when I glanced over at this old truck I was walking past tonight
Learned this the hard way last week
Today makes 10 years since I made some hilariously bad fight predictions
Definitely one of the more painful lessons learned in my career
Every time I show up to my office job and my coworkers start asking me about my latest BJJ training injury
My kind of office
I am the opposite of smooth
I met this 3000lbs Elephant Seal yesterday. In awe at the size of this lad. Absolute unit.
And now I know exactly how much all my new co-workers make
When your doctor says good news / bad news
[Image] with millions of people now working from home, I thought this might be useful: when I was hired by apple in early 2004, these Rules for success were attached to the back of my employee badge. I left apple years ago, but these really stuck with me ever since
After a couple years of trying to lose weight and be more active, I'm getting pretty sick of this shit
Smiley-face sweater, welfare glasses, haircut-by-mom, USS Enterprise pencil topper, Vulcan salute. At Christmas in 1993, I was pretty much the complete package
Bought a used bike and went on my first long (~13 miles) ride in nearly 20 years today. Can’t believe how good this feels!
Get your email under control
DON’T TALK TO ME OR MY SON EVER AGAIN
In Men In Black (1997), Tommy Lee Jones is giving Will Smith a tour of MIB HQ, including a monitor tracking every alien on Earth. Pictured: Al Roker, Danny DeVito, Dionne Warwick, Newt Gingrich, Tony Robbins, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, and MIB director Barry Sonnenfeld
My amazing brilliant beautiful wife fixed my Compaq Portable!
The awesome indie arcade in my town commissioned a custom-built Oregon Trail arcade game and it looks amazing
BRAIN! HOW DO YOU WORK?!
I hosted a “Retro Roadshow” retro-gaming event at an awesome local cafe tonight and it was a blast!
Not sure if it's too far gone, but some help fixing up and color-correcting this pic of my dad with his highschool band in the early 1960's would be amazing
I might be inviting the “Reddit Hug of Death” but I thought I’d share my badass little Mac SE/30, which is currently hosting a website you can visit right now - URL in the comments
This may stretch the definition of “battlestation” but I just got my circa-2002 Sony Cliè NX60 to successfully HotSync to an install of WinXP inside VirtualBox to install some period-appropriate games and I’m SO HAPPY it’s working after hours of effort!
My son asked to “do something nerdy” so I grabbed three random PalmOS devices from my collection and we had a blast infrared-beaming “secret messages” to each-other, eventually combining the messages into an exceedingly silly story. He laughed himself to sleep :-)
I hosted a “Retro Roadshow” at an awesome local cafe for the third month in a row tonight and it was a blast!
What my wise sister told me after my very young son threw a tantrum over a broken cookie
This is my main retro-gaming rig: a heavily-upgraded Commodore Amiga 2000 originally built in 1987
r/RetroBattlestationsMildlyInteresting: This installer message from a 1992 edition of Microsoft Word for Macintosh looks like it was written in modern emoji-speak
Our next door neighbors just moved out and left a bunch of random stuff on the curb. My wife walked by and noticed some familiar primary colors in one of the bags, and now we have this
I ordered a sheet-music holder and it was mailed to me in an envelope using only stamps from 1975, 1982 & 1984
Yes I’m up at 3am, but I’ve got a good excuse!
My dad was a hoarder who died in November of 2013. This was his wallet, which still contained (among other things) grocery receipts from 1992.
Having a lovely evening exploring the endless cutting-edge apps and shareware found on these classic mid-90s MacAddict and MacWorld Magazine CD-ROMs! Feel like a kid again 😊👍❤️
Walgreens stuck their stupid non-removable sticker over the dosing instructions for this medication. Every box was like this.
This is a Panasonic Penwriter, an unusual device from 1986. Unlike normal typewriters it does not 'stamp' letters onto the page - instead, it literally writes them using tiny pens, allowing it to print text in different fonts, sizes and styles without a computer
Spending the evening with an old friend...
This is a Panasonic Penwriter, an unusual device from 1986. It's a battery-powered plotter - unlike normal typewriters it does not 'stamp' letters onto the page, it literally writes them using tiny pens, allowing it to print text in different fonts
Given that tons of people are now quarantining with kids, I thought I'd share this advice my very wise sister gave me when my young child threw a tantrum over a broken cookie
Tenants in my apartments aren't allowed pets, but my neighbors have a tiny yappy dog that craps on the driveway constantly
Went on a hike yesterday, unintentionally recreated the Windows XP Bliss desktop picture with my Hero 7 Black
As the wise person once said, outer beauty is nice but it’s what’s inside that counts
I swear, this tree was vertical when I started practicing my RNC. Sure, muay thai guys can kick a tree down with their iron shins, but can they choke a tree out cold?
Upgraded my Amiga 2000 with a Gotek floppy emulator yesterday! I've got so many upgrades in this thing, I'm honestly not sure if there's anything left I can add...
I've worked in various tech support roles over the past ~12 years, and this bias is verified regularly
Fired up my ~22 year old PowerBook 1400 last night - she still works! It’s a perfectly-preserved time capsule of my life as a dorky college student circa 2000. I launched ClarisWorks and used the Communications app with my WiFi232 module to connect to the RetroBattlestations BBS. SO MUCH FUN
My home office in 2005, which included a Mac 128k, SE/30, 'Mystic' Color Classic, 20th Anniversary Mac, a Newton 2100 and a maxed-out G4 Cube with a dual-G4 processor upgrade
Immensely happy with my $10 lunch-break find: Magnavox CRT with S-Video, Component and Composite inputs!
This ad from the back of a 1957 Science Fiction magazine implies that correctly answering a few easily-researched questions will earn you a trip to the Moon, but is really more about signing you up for a “book of the month” club
I found an early digital camera which uses floppy disks to store photos
Wave crashing on Drake’s Beach, California | Sony a6400 + 18-135mm “kit” zoom lens
All these recent Hypersmooth posts have me feeling some kind of way
After a LOT of tinkering and late-nights, I'm delighted to say that I now have a ~25-year-old DOS-based palmtop computer connected to the Internet via modern WiFi!
This is a Panasonic Penwriter, an unusual device from 1986. It's a battery-powered 4-color plotter, so unlike normal typewriters it does not 'stamp' letters onto the page - it literally writes them using tiny pens, allowing it to print text in different fonts, sizes and styles without a computer
I hope someone finds Bob
I'm not a cute kid or a cat, but one of my training partners got a pretty good shot of me being thrown by my jiu-jitsu instructor, moments after he awarded me my blue belt
I love this community - thanks for helping revive my passion for amazing old computers! Hope you all have a lovely and fun holiday season, and a fantastic retro 2019!
My battlestation may be a little on the older side, but it's still insanely fun
I'm starting to think that there's no meme I can't make stupider by shoehorning some Star Trek into it
Can one pic combine Old School Cool and Blunder Years? Me and my mom performing on the streets of San Francisco, circa 1994
Kids menu pancakes and syrup served on a wooden plank, with predictably messy results
26 years later and watching this with my 4-year-old son, and we're both weeping. Maybe the greatest tragedy that a kid and an adult can both relate to
Possibly the best day off possible
A lucky $20 flea market find this weekend: Das Keyboard (I think it’s a model s). Judging by how utterly filthy it was when I found it, I assume the previous owners hobbies included eating crackers while giving themselves haircuts directly over the keyboard 🤢🤮
My Amiga 500 is up and running!
In light of the recent news about Uber and their whistleblower Susan Fowler, I feel like this meme I made ~5 years ago is even more relevant today
My kitchen counter suddenly feels like a home arcade
Super long-shot here: if anyone is in the Fort Stockton area, could you be on the lookout for this dog named Leo? He's being transported from Florida to Colorado but ran away during a pit-stop at Love's
Me, six years ago today
Found this book in a used bookshop a couple years ago and it really stuck with me. A delicious empty headed little flapper. She failed to preserve her virginity for the royal pleasure.
The in-room entertainment service at my hotel is wildly outdated, and I couldn't be more excited
Picked up two retro PC Portables today, one working and one nearly-working, and each in a wildly different form-factor
I have often joked about my undying love for the Apple Extended Keyboard II, but like all good jokes, it’s rooted in truth. Here is about half of my backup supply, not to mention the four I have in daily use right now. It really is the best keyboard ever made, hands-down, bar none.
This smoke detector in my new office is my most cheerful coworker
My dad, rocking on the streets of San Francisco in 1992
Thanks to an insanely-low price at The Vintage Computer Festival West today, this is my new luggable battlestation: an Osborn 1! It’s in questionable working condition and needs its floppy drives replaced, but it’s ALL MINE!
Me circa 1993, age 11: Fedora, check. Haircut by mom, check. Oversize 'SuperCuts' fanny-pack, check. Star Trek keychain on display, check. Unfounded confidence that I looked awesome, check
Found an old friend in a dusty box. She still works! Feels like finding a time machine that takes me right back to my college days in ~2003
An unexpected delight of playing w/ early GUI's: the unpredictability of the right mouse-button. Maybe you get a pop-out menu! Or a hidden menubar!? Maybe you get joystick-emulation mode! Maybe you’ll swap your CRT from NTSC into PAL! Who knows!? Life is random and so is your right mouse-button!
I took a pic of the panoramic view of San Francisco Bay from the Marin headlands today. Not sure if this is an over-done location around here, but I was really happy with how it turned out despite the foggy / rainy weather (Xpost from r/ITookAPicture)
I work with monsters
This sketchy-looking mobile ATM in my town is the financial equivalent of a van with FREE CANDY painted on the side
I may work for an advanced cloud-based network security company, but the dream of the 90's is alive on my desk
My new frying pan's handle is slightly heavier than the pan itself
My neighbors have a beautifully restored Victorian home, but the crown jewel of their estate is this... bottle tree?
Out to lunch with my son and my HP 200LX for Portables Week
Old meets older
[I ate] Al Pastor Nachos
Hello again my old friend! It’s time to come home for Christmas ❤️👍🎄
This hardcover book came with clever little expanding protectors to ensure that the corners remain nice and sharp
Intelligent Design my ass
I just acquired an unusual new battlestation: a Panasonic Penwriter RK-P400 from 1986. This is a battery-powered portable typewriter / plotter / PC serial printer, all in a sleek self-contained package. It doesn't 'type' letters, it literally writes them using tiny ink pens!
Driving home from work yesterday, listening to “Space Butthole Curriculum,” I look out my window and see this
The author Jack London spent the winter of 1897-98 in a small wood cabin deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Nearly a hundred years later, the cabin was located, authenticated by matching his signature against a name carved on the ceiling, and relocated to a plaza named for him in Oakland CA
A 2016 MacBook Pro serving files via FTP to a 1998 Wallstreet PowerBook, which is serving the files to a 1987 Mac Plus over a serial cable
Improvised a platform for some time-lapse photography of the incoming storm clouds from my 12th-floor balcony
Spent some time digging through my storage locker today and found an old friend I'd thought long lost: my trusty PowerBook 1400cs. Hasn't been used since ~2001, but she fired right up when I plugged her in! (xpost from /r/VintageApple)
I’m temporarily working in an office park which is pretty typical and nondescript... except that it faces a gigantic wetlands nature preserve
Some people: hoarding toilet paper Me:
The best nachos I’ve ever eaten [OC]
When you’re not sure if it’s late or early, there are few places cozier than an old-fashioned diner
The first policeman in my town in the 1880s was a legit bad-ass (read the caption!)
I’m feeling Generally Magical today, how about you?
Went for a hike in Garin Park (Hayward) on Saturday and couldn't get over how lovely it was
Apple logo + Disney font + manic cartoon eyes = this abomination
I've gotten some odd computer error messages before, but never one warning me about the risk of starting a fire if I click the Poof! button
There is something deeply unsettling about the name of this potato brand at Costco
In honor of the upcoming episode Aquiel, I present my favorite t-shirt: Air Geordi
(X-post from r/pics) Me last night (Oct. 17, 2014) after winning my first MMA fight at the Tuff-N-Uff Reddit Grand Prix
I got a nice pic of the Arizona wilderness from the window of my flight to Albuquerque last week
I bought back my childhood for ~$10 today
The lead guitarist at a Cheap Trick concert earlier this evening ended the show by playing a 5-necked guitar
A bridge through time: a 2016 MacBook Pro serving files via FTP to a 1998 Wallstreet PowerBook, which is serving the files to a 1987 Mac Plus over a serial cable. Now my 32-year-old Mac Plus is loaded with games and apps downloaded from the Internet!
Thanks to this ridiculous ad on Facebook, I no longer need to even go to the mall to get my mall ninja shit
to post a stealthy pic for an AirBnB listing
My local high school has a real US Marine Corps. fighter jet stuck on a pole out front
I would pay good money to know exactly what direction Marin Scorsese gave to this bandleader guy during the filming of this scene from The Aviator
Obsolete is just a state of mind. My son and two friends enjoying an old iMac G3 and some classic kids games this morning
M/32/5'10 [265>185 = 80lbs lost] My son has gotten bigger while I've gotten smaller