Bringing History Back to Life

Although most of my professional life is software (which tends to overflow into personal projects) this section of the website is dedicated to recording the computers I bring back to life (or my failures in doing so, where appropriate!) I got into this in early 2019 when I determined it was time to revive my original Mac Plus that has traveled the continent with me for two decades, slowly losing its will to live. I learned a lot doing that — and managed to avoid electrocuting myself — then decided it might make a fun and profitable hobby for my son and I.

As you’ll see from the entries, the profit part is usually missing, but restoring these little bundles of computer history has other rewards. Plus, having a hobby keeps me (and Nicole!) sane.

You can scroll through the post history in the section, and see them all, or use this index to jump to your favorite machine…

Apple IIGS

Apple IIc

Macintosh M0001

Macintosh SE

Mac Plus

20th Anniversary Mac

Color Classic

Atari Mega ST2

Atari 1040ST

Apple IIc+


Mac Classic II

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