If you’re in the market for something retro, you will find that this country is full of thrift stores. At such stores, you’ll find a variety of vintage items which may date back through several decades. Notwithstanding the lack of fashion and style, most of the items at thrift ...read more
Many of you have read my post about the Magnavox D8443 boombox which details my history of ownership, along with the state of that model boombox as it pertains to those who collect them today (http://vintagevolts.com/?p=328). One of the biggest issues with these boomboxes is the deteriorat ...read more
On March 17, 2013, I was invited to co-host Episode 47 of the Retro Computing Roundtable (RCR) podcast. RCR is a podcast which discusses retrocomputing of all types in a “discussion panel” style forum. Retrocomputing is a hobby/activity for aficionados of historical computing s ...read more
A little over a year ago, I bought a useful hardware adapter which makes the transfer of Commodore 8-bit floppy disks seem like an elementary task. In the past, I used to use one of the printer port to IEC adapters called an X1541 cable. It was a simple design, and I fabricated the cable [ ...read more
For those following this blog, you may have seen my writeup on the first pinball machine I ever purchased… a Williams Smarty, which was in “less than perfect condition” to say the least. Well, after all these years, and patience to boot, I finally came across a replacemen ...read more
As people get older, nostalgia tends to creep up on many of them, thus attempting to vividly remember what it is that they did when they were younger. Most of the vivid recollections are in the categories of fun and other happy occasions. This includes the many various forms of entertainme ...read more
If you’re in the market for something retro, you will find that this country is full of thrift stores. At such stores, you’ll find a variety of vintage items which may date back through several decades. Notwithstanding the lack of fashion and style, most of the items at thrift stores, such as clothing, serve more [...]
This article was originally written in October 2008, but was updated (see below) on 13 Apr 2013 to describe the success of my recovery efforts.
The way ELECTRONICS used to be!