Pauls Old Crap

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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. 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.

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

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

Extras

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

Further Details

Filmed in our Kelowna, BC office using a Canon XH-A1. Parts/upgrades were purchased from the following sellers:

  • Apple IIgs compact flash storage system from ReActive Micro
  • SCSI2SD v5 microSD 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


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