Yes, I’m still here


Wow, apparently it’s been three years since I’ve written a post here.  Where did the time go?

A week or so ago I decided it was time to start going through a bunch of my old backup CDs and sift through all the old data and see if there was anything worth keeping.  To my surprise I found some old pictures circa 1997.  Among them was this gem.

Me, circa 1997

Me, circa 1997

Gosh, I look so young!  I was only 22 at the time!  

Seeing this picture brought back fond memories.  I still remember the camera this was taken with – a Sony Mavica MVC-FD5.  Photos were saved on a 1.44 floppy disk.  I also remember the CD burner that burned those backups, too – an HP SureStore 6020i.  It burned at a whole 2x speed.  That old 6020i must have burned a couple thousand disks before I finally retired it.   Yeah, I did a whole lot of software bootlegging back then.  Burned many a audio CD as well.  Heck, I even made software backups for the CAD department at the local college because the college didn’t even have a burner at the time.  

After I pulled all the data I wanted to save off those old CDs I shredded them, there wasn’t much I wanted to keep.  Most of it was old system backups from computers I haven’t had in 15 or 20 years.  I still have several more stacks of disks to go through and then comes the real fun stuff – going through a couple boxes of 1.44 floppies.  I doubt the data on any of those is salvageable which is a shame because I know some of my old AutoCAD files were on some of those disks.  But before I can tackle the floppies I’ll have to scrounge up a USB 1.44 drive.

I also found some old photos I had taken of my car.  I’m kinda partial to this one. 

1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z C/S, circa 1997

1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z C/S, circa 1997

I still have the car all these years later, but alas she doesn’t get driven much anymore.  I need to rectify that soon.



Posted on March 20th, by Jeremy in Personal, random.