05 November 2019

Project 90s PC Part One: The Computer

Calculatober was a huge success but I need a break from calculators for a while. Instead, I'm going to be focusing on vintage computers and electronics again because there's so much to be done with them.

At the bottom of this post I'll discuss the other projects I've been working on that haven't been updated in a while.

I am very excited to introduce my newest old computer. I've been wanting to work on a late 1990s PC for a long time, and I finally found one that will make for a fun project. There were a few arbitrary requirements that the PC had to fulfill for me to buy it:

  • It had to be beige.
  • It had to be able to at least boot to the BIOS.
  • It needed to be built no later than 1999.
  • It needed to have room for expansions.
  • Most vitally and importantly, it absolutely had to have a turbo button.
So here's what I ended up buying.
It's so beautiful. This is clearly a computer that needs some love. Definitely some retr0brighting and front bay covers at the very least. But this is just the front. Let's take a look at the other parts.

31 October 2019

Calculatober Day 31: The Aroma of Chocolate Deluxe Calculator

This is it. The final day of Calculatober. I can't believe it's here. And it's Halloween. So I needed to review a Halloween-themed calculator. I'm just now realizing black cats are a great Halloween symbol but I did not include my cat in this review at all.
The Aroma of Chocolate Deluxe Calculator.

30 October 2019

Calculatober Day 30: Unknown Ruler Calculator

I've been trying to get guest reviewers to review calculators but so far no one has sent me anything. So I figured I'd let my cat do the review. He can't type so I recommend just watching the above video.
Unknown Ruler Calculator.

29 October 2019

Calculatober Day 29: Unknown Desktop Calculator

Today is the one year anniversary of The Calculator Review! To celebrate, here's an extra special calculator review!

27 October 2019

Calculatober Day 27: Datexx DH-60

I'm so close to the end. I just want to go back to my life, but these reviews are eating away at my soul.
Datexx DH-60.

26 October 2019

Calculatober Day 26: Burger King Lisa Simpson Calculator


Just five more days to go. I can power through this and get it over with. I think. Here's a crappy calculator.
Burger King Lisa Simpson calculator. From 2015.