Archive for category: Computers

The Last Image I Made In Windows 98

Way, way, way, way back in the day, Linz and I had another website that was comic-based and featured other random silliness.  This was so long ago that I didn’t have Photoshop, instead I was using Adobe Photo Deluxe, which the main selling point was that it could put your face on funny money.  Seriously.  Somehow, though, between Photo Deluxe...

Not 80s Enough: Beverly Hills Cop Theme Performed by Floppy Disk Drives

Remember all the wild adventures Axel Foley got into with the character Judge Reinhold played whose name I can never remember? Remember, I just started and ended a sentence with the word “remember”. Whoah, that’s twice! Anyway, we think anyone who is a fan of the sounds of Terminator robots getting smashed or Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor dropping hammers...

Adventures in Early Internetting: Beavis & Butt-Head in Cyber-Butt

Early Internetting is a topic near and dear to our hearts. One fond memory of Early Internetting is that lone computer with Internet access in the school library. Each class was dragged down to get introduced to the one computer for a school of hundreds. Sure, we had CD-roms and actual books for research, but having the Internet at school?...

The Kid With Typed Homework

My parents got bored with me pretty quickly.  Only a few months after I was born, there was a new family computer in the picture.  I’ve never really known a world without owning a computer.  In fact, one of my earliest memories is helping my dad install extra memory in our 286. Today, millions of people are growing up with...

7 Early Internet Memes You Forgot

We’ve podcasted previously about Early Internetting, but didn’t get around to touching on the memes of those days. Before cats came captioned and animals in general could give you solid advice, early memes provided all of our laughs. 7 – Ate My Balls The Ate My Balls meme was created by Nehal Patel and consisted simply of speech bubbles superimposed...

Obsession of the Day: Commodore 64 Speed Racer

Like many families at the time, my family had a Commodore 64 and while I’m sure the idea was for me to become some kind of computer protegee, I really just played games. A lot of games. Namely things like Mario Bros., various Asteroids clones, and Congo Bongo. I did try to break out of that rut by playing Gruds...

Forgotten 90s Mega Man Games

Mega Man was the coolest robot ever for the Nintendo Entertainment System.  Even R.O.B. couldn’t compete with the blue arm-cannon equipped hero.  Beyond Mario and Zelda games, Mega Man was arguably the next series worth the investment for the classic 8-bit console. For whatever reason, I didn’t have the popular Mega Man games at the time.  I had played them...

10 MS DOS Games We Actually Played

It was the cheer heard across the Internet when archive.org announced its catalog of MS-DOS games that users could play in their browsers. Choosing an MS-DOS game to play from over 2,600 games can be a daunting task, but luckily for you we’ve gone through the archives for you and picked out our favorites. We’d love to sit here and...

It Came from Canada: Unisys ICON Computer

I’ve wanted to write about the ICON computer for some time now and I always wanted to wait until I owned one. Spoiler: I do not. But I always hoped one would make its way to a thrift store (and therefore into my home and my heart) or a shady buddy of mine would happen to have one in their...

Book Learnin’: Classic Computing by David Greelish

We here at Pop Rewind are always interested in learning more about the history of video games and computers (among other nostalgia-rific topics), so recently we were excited to flip through David Greelish’s Classic Computing book. The newly updated and expanded third edition of Classic Computing was released in April and includes all nine issues of Greelish’s zine, Historically Brewed,...