Daily Archives: November 29, 2012

Tech Flashback: Internal Modems

So earlier on, I made a few posts showing my external modem collection. First it started off with the Banksias, then the rest of them. Now it’s time for my Internal modems. I think after this post is done, it … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: SCSI Controllers

Look at that port. It looks just like a regular DB-25 female connector. If it didn’t have that yellow label beside it, one could easily mistake it for a PC Parallel Printer port. But it’s not. It’s a SCSI port. … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Madge Smart 16/4 Token Ring Network Card

Say hello to the Madge Smart 16/4 Ringnode PCI. This is the only Token Ring Network Interface Card I’ve ever seen. For those who don’t know, Token Ring was a competing network protocol to Ethernet. In the early days, there … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Jayton Hollywood Plus DVD Decoder

The other day, I posted about the Zensonic Z400 Networked Media Player, and while looking in the internals, I commented on the “magical” Sigma Designs REALMagic SoC. Then I thought, “Hey, I’ve seen this somewhere else before …” It’s the … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: The Golden Age of Sound Cards and Creative Labs

As computers have evolved over time, many peripherals have been integrated into the base system. Nowadays, it’s commonplace to find onboard Ethernet, sound and even video capabilities on many motherboards. This wasn’t always the case though – in the early … Continue reading

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