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