Sunday, May 22, 2011

My First Gaming Computer



http://cgi.ebay.com/Leading-Edge-DC-2011E-Vintage-IBM-PC-Clone-8088-CPU-/370504191483?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item5643c54dfb

There she is, in all her glory. A Leading Edge 8088 IBM clone.  All that is missing is the amber monitor.  I had the worst keyboard ever to go with that, too, one that clicked with every keystroke so loudly that I couldn't stay up and do stealth sessions after everyone was in bed.

I put in several hundred or more hours of prime time chat and text gaming into that box, with my shareware dialer (anyone remember Telix?) and a 4800 baud modem a friend of a friend sold me for 20 bucks.  I always got a little thrill when I connected and the ANSI graphics started to slowly scroll into place on my screen.  What if they were new?  Maybe there was a new door game!  I wonder if Drumgirl or Ledzeplin are on tonight? 

I was such a nerd.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was a nerd?

Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...
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Anonymous said...

^^
a nutjob

Tom said...

Welcome to crazy town, nut job!

Kyle said...

Ya know though, there is a lot of people like this on the internet.

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Shawndra said...

Ugh, well none of these comments have anything to do with my old gaming pc, so I deleted them, and called the appropriate ones spam. Thanks for playing.

Also, if you're looking for me to link to your blog of random awesomeness, please take the time to address me properly. I'm not a bro. Ask me through e-mail. I have a contact link on my side bar. Ask me only once.

Yow, I did visit. Sorry, see above.