Microsoft's official enterprise support blog for AD DS and more
Hey all, Ned here again. Still no ETA on Win8 word, and we've already discussed everything else on Earth ( ;-P ) so now I will share with you some insider knowledge of working in Microsoft Charlotte: the quarterly "PC Recycle Day". Here's an example of what I just saw on my way to get some coffee.
A couple of these are fairly hard to identify unless you are as old as Jonathan. Take a stab at them in the Comments, if you dare to date yourself. If you've used them all, give yourself a pat on the back - you are really close to retirement.
Update: Woo, a particularly crusty late arrival from the Networking team! They may upset the perennial Setup team favorites here and win it all this year, folks.
Update 2: a funeral pyre for once-dominant protocols
Have a nice weekend,
- Ned "spring chicken" Pyle
Wow... apparently they still sell brand new disks, but apparently no drives from their site. I wonder if that's just what they happened to still have on their shelves. :)
Here you go Ryan: iomega.com/data-recovery
Whoa, I didn't think people actually used Jazz drives.
Ned - Yep, I think my Jaz drive lasted maybe 2 years before it just croaked. In retrospect, it was a terrible investment in a proprietary storage device. Lesson learned.
LA - I think Iomega was trying to provide a product that had the ease of tape backup, the flexibility of a hard drive, and greater capacity than other consumer options. It was a good option for consumers wanting more than the capacity of a Zip drive, but a poor option for businesses. I thought the Jaz drive was great circa 1996, back in the days of 100MB hard drives, before the burnable CD/DVD and flash storage obliterated any reason to use a Jaz drive.
Wow, an audio card with a dedicated joystick port. It reminds me of my SoundBlaster 16, circa 1992. I used it to play Wolfenstein and DOOM on a Pentium-I based desktop. I recall the card used the ISA connector and was the length of the computer chassis (i.e., HUGE!) It had a new novelty on the back of it too: an IDE port that I used to connect my first internal CD-ROM drive. Ah, the memories.
Gotta love the growth rate of technology! We talk about things like they were from the 1950's or 20's, that were around sometimes less than 20-30 years ago. I found myself saying "back in the day" a few weeks ago about something too. Although at the same time, Back the Future II was on the other day, and I had to laugh at the "future" vision from 1989. Good stuff.
Everything old is new again, Steve.
"authentic 'whooshing' sounds" ...nice :D
Wow, just imagine the fumes if you actually did set that ablaze!
Can we have a moment of silence for all the protocols that are no longer with us?
Bow your heads for Banyan Vines VIP...
Banyan Vines. Pure Unix and could run Oracle before any other PC hardware system was able to do it.
How about Telebit Trailblazer modems en.wikipedia.org/.../Telebit