I’m at my parents house tonight. After Joe Kelly gave up a six run inning I went to my old bedroom to once again search for the elusive band practice cassette recording from 1988 (it’s in there somewhere, I can feel it).
There was an old desktop computer in my old room. It’s a Compaq Presario 2266. It has a floppy drive and a CD burner (which is nice seeing as it only had 4 gigs of memory… I have mp3 files for home demos that are too big to fit on the hard drive) and USB ports? What are those?
If memory serves, I bought it when I was going to Middlesex Community College, and replaced it after I transitioned to UMass Lowell. I started thinking… I wonder if it would boot up? Challenge accepted!
10 minutes later, challenge failed. It got far enough to start loading Windows 98 (!) but it crashed to DOS. I can only remember two DOS commands. One of them is ping, which even if Windows 98 has it, it won’t do anything because this computer pre-dates machines that came with networking capabilities. No Internet for this guy. The other command I know is dir, which lists the contents of the current directory. The crash took me to C: so I tried it out. There were a bunch of files that looked like system files. I only saw one that would have been mine. It was called RESUME and the date on it was 2001.
Oh well… No Windows 98 box for me. I guess I’ll have to settle for my 128 gig telephone. HAHA! I love living in the future!!!!