Wow, I got a headache for a while after the airshow. I think it was just too hot outside. But I've never gotten headaches from being outside in the heat before...
Friday, 1st of September, 2000
I added 3 more computers to my collection today. The school was throwing stuff out, and I picked up some useful things. I spotted one computer with a CD-ROM. That looked worth a take, and my brother booted it up and it appears to be a 486 DX/33 with 24MB of RAM and a 300MB hard drive. 24 MB of RAM makes it quite useful, it's got a sound card and network card and all.
Then I spotted an IBM 486 DX4/100. Wow! That's worth a take too. It seems to be just a terminal, cause it's got no CD-ROM, but it does have a network card. This might make a nice server. I'll have to check up on RAM And HDD later. My brother just booted it, it appears to be quite dead. It makes some beeping noises on power-up.
Then I scrounged for antiques. I spotted a Macintosh SE with a hard drive, and I figured that would be fun to play with. So I took that. Turns out it has 40MB of HDD, but it still had Microsoft Word from when an English teacher had apparantly used it. That can be a nice machine for typing stuff if I ever need to and my computer blew up or something. It has the same ol' 68000 processor, 8Mhz, but it has 4MB of RAM! Quite a useful machine.
Woah! Later, I removed the network card from the IBM DX4/100, and it booted! Turns out, it has 24MB of RAM, and a 500MB hard drive. It's got a VESA slot, and wow! IBM cases are sooooo cool! Everything is so neat! This is a pure IBM. And I mean pure. It came with OS/2 Warp 3! Wow! Apparantly, somebody had used this computer as a server, it had some server software running on it. Neat! It's kinda interesting that the network card got fried, and they just gave up and threw it out. Owell. Nobody at the school knows how to use OS/2 anyways.