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Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest 2019!

Do you think old computers are cool? If so come geek out with us at another VCF event in Seattle!

Where: Living Computers: Museum+Labs in Seattle Washington
When: Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th, 2019
VCF PNW 2019 Flyer Blue
VCF PNW 2019 Flyer Green

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VCF PNW 2019 Flyer Red

Family stuff:

Daisy's web page - Vital statistics for Daisy Brutman
Mini's web page - Vital statistics for Mini Brutman
Bea's web page - Vital statistics for Bea Brutman

Flying - my adventures in flying

Techie topics:

Mike's PCjr Page - Yes, I'm an expert on the IBM PCjr. I like them. I like them alot ...
jrIDE - A modern IDE hard drive adapter and memory upgrade for the PCjr

mTCP - A small high performance TCP/IP stack for 8088 class machines including DHCP, FTP, IRC, Telnet, SNTP, etc.
DOS Networking with packet drivers - an introduction to TCP/IP and packet drivers for DOS machines
Wireless Networking for Classic Machines - an inexpensive and simple way to run old machines on modern wireless networks
Notes on the Xircom PE3 Ethernet adapter - a great device for quickly adding Ethernet to nearly any classic PC

Other fun topics:
Reading Cassette Data Waveforms - see your data!
IBM LPFK on a serial port - How to interface an IBM LPFK 6094-020 to a PC
IBM PC Keyboard Plug Repair - How to repair a common problem with the DIN connector on the original IBM PC 5150
The Bernoulli Box A220H - 1987 storage technology restored and running again!
Mouse Systems Optical Mouse - early 1980s optical mouse technology!
Upgrading an IBM L40SX to an SSD - upgrading a 1991 laptop to the latest in storage tech!
Device Driver Collection - my private stash of device drivers for older hardware

My professional life:

My resume (over three years out of date now ... find me on LinkedIn if you are curious)
Projects - Things I have worked on that escaped the lab ...

Questions? Comments? Email me.

HTTPS is now available!

Nothing on this site requires high security, but it is still a good habit to develop. So instead of getting here by using "", I suggest starting with "" instead.

The old, non-secure method (HTTP) will still work because I don't want to break old computers that can not use HTTPS. The exception is the PCjr Web Forum; I'm going to assume that anybody using the web forum has a computer capable of using HTTPS.

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Created July, 2004, last updated October 14th, 2018
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