Been thinking about lost media lately, and something I don't think I've see discussed is podcasts from the really early days of the medium. I first starting listening to podcasts back in 2005 or 2006, and just realized that so much of those old episodes have simply evaporated. It's weird to think that I might have the only copy of someone's passion project from all those years ago.
SDF aNONradio is celebrating 25 years on September 7th. Here is a little blurb from the Honolulu Weekly October 8th, 1997 asking the question: "The Internet has been touted as the public square of the Global Village. but does it have a decent radio station?"
How many of these are still around today? Come and party with us September 7th, 2021!
It's not really summer in Florida until you get a tropical storm. Just a big mess of rain and wind right now, so minimal worries on our end. Keeping an eye out for other severe weather, though.
My telco stack, because I need more projects ;-). From left to right, a US Robotics Sportster Faxmodem, Bellsouth trimline-style phone (courtesy @publius), AT&T answering machine, vtech cordless phone. Not pictured is the Linksys SPA1001 FXS VoIP Phone Adapter that these tie into.
Looks like it's that time of year again...
Added my collection of devices to my photo gallery: https://wm.sdf.org/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=986
Also, can't wait to give this a listen! If you've never listened to Angel Olsen, give her NPR Tiny Desk a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7NapIZ1xGE
Interested in programming for my HP 95LX, even though my programming abilities are... limited. What better baptism into programming than 8088 assembly!
If anyone has better solutions, please let me know. I don't have very specific goals in mind at the moment aside from a mail client idea that syncs with a host machine (like the old Palm desktop).
An anxiety-laden millennial internet guy. Dilettante extraordinaire.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko