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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==

Latest revision as of 11:16, 5 August 2020

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Paul's Old Crap is a video series filmed by Paul Lezica and showcases some of the old computing hardware in the Higher Intellect Technology Museum (or see Higher Intellect Technology Museum). See below for links to individual episodes of the show.

Purpose

Over the years we've both collected and lost a number of items in our tech museum, so the decision was made to showcase what we've got as a retro video series. Our aim is to display some average use of each system along with discussing technical details and how to keep these systems running.

Donations

Due to space availability we might not be able to accommodate large system donations, but we would welcome donations of components which could be used to upgrade systems in our collections. If you're interested in helping out, drop us a line at admin(at)preterhuman.net. Some items we're always looking for: big box PC software from the 80s/90s (also Mac software), SCSI2SD boards, IDE SSDs, 50-pin SCSI drives, Silicon Graphics hardware (MIPS or 68K era), Sun workstations (SPARC or older), NeXT hardware and software, 386/486 laptops.

Episodes

Episode Title Description Released YouTube URL
0 (Intro) Retro computing introduction This video will briefly cover most of the old computing equipment found in Paul's collection. Future videos will be about specific items seen in this intro. December 10, 2017 https://youtu.be/FlZLyORD2Ww
1 SGI Indy & IRIX This video will discuss the SGI Indy and IRIX operating system. We will cover aspects of the Indy hardware, simple usage of IRIX and topics about keeping these old systems running (SCSI2SD, upgrades, etc). January 11, 2018 https://youtu.be/Jy90tmEayjo
2 Apple UNIX (A/UX) on a Mac SE/30 In this video I demonstrate the installation and limited usage of Apple UNIX (A/UX) 3.0.1 on a Macintosh SE/30. I'll cover a few talking points about A/UX in general and some of the issues I encountered. February 1, 2018 https://youtu.be/veOLuYgWkls
3 Making A Home Dialup ISP Today we talk about dialup modems and how to make a mini dialup ISP using a virtual PBX. We'll use a Cisco router acting as a dialup server to provide Internet access to our computers, with the modem call going through a 3CX VOIP server and Grandstream ATAs. February 22, 2018 https://youtu.be/ED2I6uBjxiU
4 Apple & Macintosh Manuals of the 80s/90s In this video I'll be going through a pile of Apple manuals from the 1980s and 1990s. These are mostly user guides for Macintosh computers, Apple software, system accessories and HyperCard. October 14, 2018 https://youtu.be/qGBeTG5Okgc (Part 1/2), https://youtu.be/lOptdv-w9cM (Part 2/2)
5 NeXTSTEP 3.3 on a SPARCstation 5 (Install/Tour) I will demonstrate the installation and some usage of the NeXTSTEP 3.3 operating system using a Sun SPARCstation 5. This will cover some required information for installing the OS on a SPARCstation and getting some applications loaded. November 25, 2018 https://youtu.be/nB5ehcQ4j88
6 Mac OS X Server 1.2 (Rhapsody 5.6) on a PowerMac G3 In this video I'll install Mac OS X Server 1.2, code named Rhapsody 5.6, onto a Power Macintosh G3 old world ROM system. This operating system is the PowerPC port of OPENSTEP and was released prior to the Mac OS X 10.0 average consumer operating system. December 10, 2018 https://youtu.be/5I3BWaMa-Fk
7 Apple's Copland OS (Info/Tour) In this video I will demonstrate a few different developer pre-release versions of the Apple Copland operating system on a Power Macintosh 6100. Mac users in the mid-1990s had high hopes for Copland until it was revealed the project would realistically never be completed. This software is very unstable and only runs on a select few Macintosh models. June 5, 2019 https://youtu.be/9VpTu5c8I_w
8 Motorola Atlas 604 (PReP) and Windows NT 4.0 PowerPC The Motorola Atlas is a PowerPC board based on the PowerPC Reference Platform (PReP) and features the IBM 604 processor. In this video we'll take a close look at the board and also install Windows NT 4.0, discussing all the strange things you'd need to know about this type of setup. January 31, 2020 https://youtu.be/ddOBOBZu_bg

Reviews

Title Description Released YouTube URL
Solar Winds: The Escape (1993) In this video I play a bit of the DOS game "Solar WInds 1: The Escape" while discussing some aspects of the gameplay. February 27, 2018 https://youtu.be/ncc5Nw1lvvw
Stellar 7 (1990) Spending a few minutes playing the DOS game Stellar 7 which is another favorite of mine from the 90s. February 27, 2018 https://youtu.be/u0BiQXqM8RI
IndyCar Racing (1993) From Papyrus, IndyCar Racing is one of the numerous racing games available for DOS. In this video I'll run some laps on a couple of tracks. February 28, 2018 https://youtu.be/p_LCpz9lP4Y
SimFarm (1993) First time playing SimFarm in more than 15 years. Most of the game seems simple enough to figure out without reading any instructions. Not my favorite Sim game but I do enjoy it. March 1, 2018 https://youtu.be/5iIycGxJtqA
Stunts (1990) In this video I take a look at the classic DOS racing game Stunts. A neat game for the time if you were running a 386 or 486 PC. March 3, 2018 https://youtu.be/P9Iy5_4zz14
X-Com Terror From The Deep demo (1995) This video covers me playing through the demo version of X-Com: Terror From The Deep. This is the single disk copy which was included with PC Magazine sometime in 1994 or 1995. March 8, 2018 https://youtu.be/hMAcDA7sAtQ
Dinosaur Adventure (1993) Taking a look at the educational title "Dinosaur Adventure" for DOS. March 14, 2018 https://youtu.be/4J353w7Rflk
Stronghold (2001) Firing up a copy of the original Stronghold game and building out a castle for fun. September 23, 2018 https://youtu.be/dqPv8fj7uhY
Mac Arcade Pak (1994) Showing the following games which come in the Mac Arcade Pak: Macman Pro, Movod II, HemiRoids, Patriot Command, Bricklayer. January 17, 2019 https://youtu.be/TYsieugAcYQ
Escape Velocity (1996) In this video I take a look at the space simulator game Escape Velocity from Ambrosia Software. This is one of my favorites from my early Mac days in the 1990s. February 7, 2019 https://youtu.be/wZYwh9vLn8w
The Oregon Trail (1991) Playing a bit of the Macintosh version of The Oregon Trail from 1991. This game was fairly popular in schools and playable on black & white compact Macs. March 13, 2019 https://youtu.be/svO87FOygA4
SimTower (1994) Playing a bit of the Macintosh version of SimTower, released by Maxis in 1994. In this video I discuss my tower building method and cover the basics of the game. September 18, 2019 https://youtu.be/IHVzt5ZSsb8

General Videos

These will usually be shorter than the full episode videos.

Computer Hardware/Software

Title Description Released YouTube URL
Unboxing & Installing Netscape Navigator 3.0 In this video we will open a sealed copy of Netscape Navigator 3.0 and install onto a 486 running Windows 3.11. October 26, 2018 https://youtu.be/WlljD5BkoHw
Tour of Apple's At Ease This video takes you on a tour of the Apple At Ease 3.0.3 software running on a Macintosh LC 475 with System Software 7.5.3. November 6, 2018 https://youtu.be/FCHpbWWM8Tc
Beige G3 or G4 Tower for MacOS 9 Taking a look at the beige G3 desktop and a G4 tower to compare features which might be important for a MacOS 9 workstation. December 6, 2018 https://youtu.be/lnglNgC7fEo
Recapping A Macintosh LC Power Supply I'll demonstrate my process for replacing the capacitors in the power supply from my Macintosh LC 475. Should cover everything you'd need to know to do the job yourself. November 8, 2019 https://youtu.be/fsGDqM8Hq3E
Recapping A Macintosh IIsi Power Supply Similar to my video on LC PSU recapping, I'll take apart the power supply from a Macintosh IIsi and replace the bad capacitors. November 29, 2019 https://youtu.be/Tknr_9UdsIc
Recapping A Macintosh IIci Power Supply In this video we'll replace the aluminum and film capacitors in the power supply from a Macintosh IIci. These aren't currently known for leaking/failure at this time but it's a good idea to replace capacitors before they cause problems. December 7, 2019 https://youtu.be/3XtVbPbzPis
Recapping A Macintosh SE/30 analog board & PSU Trying to fix a video glitch issue in my Macintosh SE/30 so this video covers the capacitor replacement on the analog board and the power supply. December 12, 2019 https://youtu.be/MXuuY4DPc28
My Big Box Software Collection (Jan 2020) In this video we take a tour of the big box software titles I keep on display in my house. This collection includes various games and operating systems for Macintosh and DOS/Windows. January 3, 2020 https://youtu.be/yI1yvt5JNfg
Microsoft Bob (Unboxing & Installing) Today we open a sealed copy of Microsoft Bob and install it onto my 486 PC under Windows 3.11. We spend a little bit of time checking out a few areas of Microsoft Bob until it becomes just too annoying to keep using. January 19, 2020 https://youtu.be/PVYgZk5Qmwg
Logitech ScanMan 256 (Unboxing/Installing/Demo) Today we'll unbox the Logitech ScanMan 256 grayscale handheld scanner and demonstrate the installation and first usage. This version of the ScanMan requires a free ISA slot for the bus card, and a 386 or up with Windows 3.1. February 18, 2020 https://youtu.be/VGBuDOhkMRA
What is a PhoneNET adapter? (Vintage Macintosh Networking) Today we're going to talk about the Farallon PhoneNET adapter released by Farallon Computing as a competitor to Apple's own LocalTalk adapter. These adapters allowed for AppleTalk connectivity over conventional telephone cables. April 1, 2020 https://youtu.be/M7SuQ2tAGCQ
Wang Professional Computer (Hardware/Software Tour) Today we take a look inside the Wang Professional Computer hardware components and see what kind of software applications were bundled from the factory. This system is interesting in its proprietary nature instead of trying to be compatible with IBM, which seemed to end up being the wrong decision. April 25, 2020 https://youtu.be/SZEvD7j-taE
Connectix RAM Doubler (Unboxing/Install) In this video we'll unbox a copy of RAM Doubler by Connectix and install it onto one of my vintage Macs. RAM Doubler was a popular utility for those of us who couldn't afford actual memory upgrades. May 8, 2020 https://youtu.be/LH2PJajqyJQ
Earth Explorer from Apple Home Learning (Unboxing/Install) Today we unbox and install a copy of Earth Explorer which seems to be an "edutainment" type software title under the Apple Home Learning series in 1995. This is part of my permanent Apple boxed software collection. May 25, 2020 https://youtu.be/Alb1oJfSQx4
Installing Windows 95 on a Macintosh! (Apple PC Compatibility Card) Today we're going to take a look at the Apple PC Compatibility Card which gives us a Pentium 166 processor on a PCI card, letting us run PC operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 95 at pretty much full speed on our Macintosh. We'll cover the Windows 95 install and getting the custom drivers working. July 2, 2020 https://youtu.be/UzDLRfrGT2c
AST Advantage! Explorer 486SX/33 Laptop Tour/Repair I recently bought this AST Advantage! Explorer 486 laptop which needed a bit of work to restore it to a functional state. We'll take a look at the internal components of the laptop, the repair work I performed and do a simple Internet test with Windows 3.11. August 5, 2020 https://youtu.be/4S2DIfLy2Gg

Networking

Title Description Released YouTube URL
Cisco 7200 VXR Series Router In this video we will take a tour of my fully loaded Cisco 7204 VXR router. This covers discussion about the different chassis sizes, network processing engines and types of modules available. January 15, 2020 https://youtu.be/vLw6_aZ8QyY
Riverstone Networks RS 8000 Today we're going to take a tour of the Riverstone Networks RS 8000 router/switch and run a configuration demonstration. We'll also discuss a brief history of Riverstone Networks and how I ended up with this particular unit. June 17, 2020 https://youtu.be/74So2aouKM4

Channel Updates (Paul's Crap)

Title Description Released YouTube URL
December 2017 Update Discussing the new additions to Paul's Old Crap including an Apple IIgs, SCSI2SD and Ethernet card for the Mac SE/30. December 12, 2017 https://youtu.be/AM00G5zYGQs
January 2018 Update Discussing January's plans and recent parts arriving for the SGI Indy and Mac board re-capping project. January 9, 2018 https://youtu.be/HAZ_F7OaVwQ
February 2018 Update PATA to SATA adapters, more parts for Amiga CD32 recap, Mac LC Ethernet cards, SGI Indy PSU and CPU upgrade, software thrifting and a Grandstream ATA for my next project. February 8, 2018 https://youtu.be/c5wOqBfBXxs
May 2018 Update Discussing recent purchases such as a Gravis UltraSound, PowerBook 520c, floppy copies of MS Windows and Mac System 7.1, finding boxed software at the store, and my latest 486 build. May 21, 2018 https://youtu.be/qodgTcNyFt4
September 2018 Update In this video I'll go through a bunch of software I've purchased from thrift stores, a PowerBook Duo 210, ThinkPad 600X, PAS16 sound card, and some misc items. September 30, 2018 https://youtu.be/_rydu5RVpHM
August 2019 Update I haven't done a general update video in a while so we'll take a quick look at some of the recent developments in my vintage computing collection and what projects I've got in the works. August 1, 2019 https://youtu.be/O4YO4vej1Zc
March 2020 Update Talking about some of the new (old) Macs I've picked up recently and a few other random items. March 4, 2020 https://youtu.be/6lMcnzqAWLk

Further Details

Filmed in our Kelowna, BC office using the following equipment:

  • Canon XH-A1 (legacy studio camera)
  • Canon XF100 (studio camera)
  • Nikon D7200 (photo camera)
  • Panasonic GH5 (4k primary video camera)
  • AverMedia Live Gamer Portable 2 PLUS (primary video capture)
  • AverMedia Live Gamer Portable (secondary video capture)
  • VGA2USB (secondary video capture)

Parts/upgrades were purchased from the following sellers:

  • Apple IIgs compact flash storage system from ReActive Micro
  • SCSI2SD v5/v6 SD storage system from Inertial Computing
  • SGI 24-bit video, R4400 CPU, R5000 CPU and Sony power supply from Herb Johnson (retrotechnology.com)
  • Capacitors and soldering tools for Mac board repair from Digi-key
  • Numerous Macintosh systems and components from Disappearing Inc
  • New 30-pin Macintosh RAM and IIgs RAM card from Garrett's Workshop

External Links