▒▓█ Vintage

SIMON BOSWELL ▀ HARDWARE AND HACKERS COMPOSER

SIMON BOSWELL ▀ HARDWARE AND HACKERS COMPOSER

If you are fond of computer related stuff in parallel with films, then you are probably familiar with [Simon Boswell] . If you don’t know what i am talking about just listen to these. [HARDWARE 1990] ▀ CRUCIFIXION [HACKERS 1995] ▀ HACKERS OST WARNING! CRT EMULATION IS ENABLED ON THIS PAGE Imagery by spacedrone808 @Adobe Imagery by spacedrone808 @Freepik
IT LOOKS LIKE THREADRIPPER 7000 IS FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 7

IT LOOKS LIKE THREADRIPPER 7000 IS FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 7

Himmelskibet [member of WinRaid community] has just discovered that modern 48-thread workstation CPU Threadripper 7960X can work in Windows 7 environment. He was able to execute Windows Server 2008R2, with working USB3 ports. Testbed motherboard: Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D rev 1.1. “Good” BIOS version: FA BIOS [dated Nov 23, 2023] Nvme testing is in progress. I’m pretty sure that everything will work fine. Here is a proof image: [Original topic @ WinRaid] If it works out with NVME and it will not give BSODs and substantial issues we could count that Windows 7 is capable of driving 192 threads then.
FIREFOX WILL ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE ENHANCED SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS 7 EVEN BEYOND SEPTEMBER 2024?

FIREFOX WILL ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE ENHANCED SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS 7 EVEN BEYOND SEPTEMBER 2024?

UPDATED ON: 2024-08-10 Considering Ghacks [recent news] it is not clear what Mozilla are trying to depict. Firefox 115 ESR will be supported until October 1, 2024. Let me remind you that in their previous statement regarding v115.15 EOL was September 3, 2024. Are they going to extend support for just a month or should we expect something more solid? Stumbled across this hype blip-news [here] . To tell the truth, i don’t really care of what they are thinking and what will happen, because current 115 ESR version will be supported until september 2024.
ECHOES OF THE OUTDATED CONVENIENCE OR THE QUEST FOR THE PROPER ERGONOMICS

ECHOES OF THE OUTDATED CONVENIENCE OR THE QUEST FOR THE PROPER ERGONOMICS

The time has come for another technology bombshell. You waited for it, didn’t you? Looking at the atrocious [interfaces of modern applications] I don’t know when the idea of proper convenience has become obsolete. Maybe around 2013 or so. The time period is debatable, but the main thing here is that we are distancing ourselves not only from real engineering, but more scarily from common sense. The topic affects not only software stuff but hardware products as well.
ONESTOP.MID ▀ GREAT MUSIC WRITTEN FOR TESTING PURPOSES BACK IN THE 90S

ONESTOP.MID ▀ GREAT MUSIC WRITTEN FOR TESTING PURPOSES BACK IN THE 90S

Ok, we are almost in the middle of the summer. Some words about computer music history to celebrate this. Onestop.mid is a midi file found within the Windows Media folder on most Windows starting from Windows XP back in the 90s. It was composed by David Yackley. Despite Wikipedia assurance that the main purpose of it was an easter egg thing, music was mostly used as a troubleshooting demo song for Microsoft technicians, which was available on almost all Windows installations.
DANSHIN ▀ STAY WITH ME PART II [BACKBONE GAME OST]

DANSHIN ▀ STAY WITH ME PART II [BACKBONE GAME OST]

I know that significant amount of visitors come here to acquire quality retrowave stuff, but today i’ve decided to stir things up a bit to bring a piece of variety and freshness to the webpage. Here is some solid trip-hop into your years. This soundtrack comes from Belorussian noir-RPG game [Backbone] . DANSHIN ▀ STAY WITH ME [PART II] Not fond of Trip-Hop? Ok, here is some cool Jazz.
VIRTUAL BOX 7.0 IS ACTUALLY WORKING ON ALMOST FULLY PATCHED WINDOWS 7

VIRTUAL BOX 7.0 IS ACTUALLY WORKING ON ALMOST FULLY PATCHED WINDOWS 7

Despite the official claims of Oracle that [VirtualBox 6.1.50] will be the last one to support Windows 7 cronnie, it suddenly turned out that operating system is capable of running new revamped version. Here are some screenshots to prove working condition of VirtualBox 7.0 under Windows 7 wing VirtualBox v7.0 about screen Believe it or not, i even managed to run mighty Windows XP x64 edition with 22 thread CPU.
LEBROCK ▀ A NEW RETROWAVE DISCOVERY

LEBROCK ▀ A NEW RETROWAVE DISCOVERY

A friend of mine introduced me to [Lebrock] band by sending me a tune he liked. I’ve searched YT and find out that crew is surely has multiple hits in their repertory. Here is a nice couple. LEBROCK ▀ HOLLOW LEBROCK ▀ STAR Imagery by spacedrone808 @Adobe Imagery by spacedrone808 @Freepik
DON'T GET YOURSELF HACKED ▀ WINDOWS 7 SECURITY IN 2024

DON'T GET YOURSELF HACKED ▀ WINDOWS 7 SECURITY IN 2024

Recently my personal desktop at home has been subjected to multiple hacking attempts. Attacks were scattered and came from different IP addresses. They were all of a different nature. Most likely it was automatic security hacking bot searching for vulnerable systems or a script kiddie pretending to be a hacker. At first my computer was attacked using teardrop attack. This was repeated multiple times in a row. Simply speaking, teardrop is a type of network attack in which an attacker uses fragmented packets to overload network devices and penetrate the security of network.
MAXIMUM POSSIBLE HARDWARE CONFIGURATION FOR WINDOWS 2000 DATACENTER

MAXIMUM POSSIBLE HARDWARE CONFIGURATION FOR WINDOWS 2000 DATACENTER

Desperately need a help of Windows 2000 adepts. I’ve decided to build a [Windows 2000 Datacenter] machine. Especially after discovering the news about porting of modern fully-fledged [Supermium] browser into W2K environment. Here are the results of my investigations. Correct me and add additional preciseness to details. Important statements [please correct me if i’m wrong]: Maximum number of CPU threads including hyper-threaded ones can be 32 [so 16 cores + 16 HT threads is an absolute maximum] Maximum amount of RAM is 32Gb [accessible via PAE technology, which introduces some latency and affects performance a bit, browsing the web i’ve seen some non-clear evidence of 64gb RAM configurations].
DEEP DIVE TO AMIGA 4000 ▀ THE MOST ADVANCED COMPUTER OF EARLY 90S

DEEP DIVE TO AMIGA 4000 ▀ THE MOST ADVANCED COMPUTER OF EARLY 90S

The Amiga 4000 is a computer that was way ahead of its time, and this was true for many years in a row. The architecture had no competing alternatives for a very long period. Ability to install an additional processor through a special accelerator board. So in the end you own multi processor platform (in 1995!). Custom chips for hardware accelerated processing requests for I/O systems, sound, video. Three levels of RAM: fast memory (conventional ram), chip memory on the motherboard, the possibility to increase the RAM even more by means of Zorro III adapter.
WEEKEND RETROWAVE HITS IN ONE PLACE [PART II]

WEEKEND RETROWAVE HITS IN ONE PLACE [PART II]

Most of you are probably thinking why there are no posts for such a long time. I was quite overloaded with real life events. Anyways, here’s a bunch of atmospheric retrowave tracks for you.No junk, no fluff, only solid stuff. As always. SLEEPLESS NIGHTS ▀ HEARTBEATS VOYAGE ▀ ALLUDE JASPER DE CEUSTER ▀ PATTERNS SHEAF ▀ SOLITUDE SELLOREKT/LA DREAMS ▀ THE A FFAIR DUETT ▀ HIGHRISE KING PALM ▀ RADIO WAVES
WINDOWS 7 CODEBASE WILL BE UPDATED RIGHT TILL 2026

WINDOWS 7 CODEBASE WILL BE UPDATED RIGHT TILL 2026

Good news to Windows 7 users! Operating system will be updated until at least of winter 2026, despite yellow pressed tabloid propaganda that such thing will not happen. Even microsoft official documents show that [system is “dead”] right from winter of 2020. But what moron listen and trust to official and moreover public statements? The main trick here is that Windows 7 is based upon Windows NT 6.0 codebase. This is the same codebase upon Windows 2008 R2 was build.
YOUNG SHELDON [2017-2024] ▀  QUITE GOOD PREQUEL TO BIG BANG

YOUNG SHELDON [2017-2024] ▀ QUITE GOOD PREQUEL TO BIG BANG

UPDATED ON: 2024-06-25 Forget about last two or so seasons, because they are complete boredom! As for me, i think that [YOUNG SHELDON] is a worthy prequel to [Big Bang TV-series] . Great warm analog atmosphere of 80s.Watched it excitedly in one gulp. A bit too pop, with rare deterioration in scenario quality but very solid in terms of actor performance and overall design. If you have bad mood for some reason this thing will fix you up at no time.
ONCE WITHIN A TIME [2022] ▀ ANALOG TALE WITH SUBTLE DIGITAL FLAVORING

ONCE WITHIN A TIME [2022] ▀ ANALOG TALE WITH SUBTLE DIGITAL FLAVORING

I’m not a big fan of [Godfrey Reggio] as a non-verbal filmmaker, because of dominance of marvelous [Ron Fricke] in this category. But [Once Within A Time] surely hit the spot in a right way. Unconventional mind cleaner at it`s best! Surrealistic post-apocalyptic analog tale with subtle digital flavoring introducing reality shaped into inner brain atmospheric vistas. OFFICIAL TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808 @Adobe Imagery by spacedrone808 @Freepik
WHO IS BETTER MICROSOFT OR APPLE?

WHO IS BETTER MICROSOFT OR APPLE?

Short answer will be: NONE OF THEM. But if you are not satisfied with that and interested in topic: read below. In this quick blip-note i’ll explain my subjective opinion regarding big corpos and their influence on technology in general. Let’s start from the barebone roots of the problem. There are two people who brought home computing to masses. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Who are they? First one cheaply bought DOS operating system from [Gary Kildall] and resold it to IBM for a waaaay bigger money.
KING OF THE HILL [1997-2010]

KING OF THE HILL [1997-2010]

[KING OF THE HILL] is a hilarious cartoon for adults, which turns rather boring [at first glance] show into complete grotesque action. The most interesting part is that such weird and funny things people are doing in real life. Straightforward hillbilly [Hank] always protects his son [Booby] from everything interesting and unusual, turning his life into complete boredom. Presumably such disposition comes from the fact that Cotton, the father of Hank, counts him as the most miserable man in the world, don’t value his interests and opinions under any circumstances.
FALLEN LEAVES [2023]

FALLEN LEAVES [2023]

It’s been a while since Aki Kaurismaki delighted us with his ultra-realistic dramas about generic people. Movie is surely a gulp of fresh air, clearly marking it among fake’n’plastic main-stream so-called hollywood videos. Despite the low amount of words [it is a calling card of director] Fallen Leaves is so emotionally fulfilled. But enough of this, go watch film if you care. [FALLEN LEAVES] OFFICIAL TRAILER MOVIE OST Imagery by spacedrone808
HUGO ENGINE ▀ LAST VERSION TO SUPPORT WINDOWS 7

HUGO ENGINE ▀ LAST VERSION TO SUPPORT WINDOWS 7

It looks like [Hugo dropped] Windows 7 support. Version 0.121 was a last one to execute without any problems. All subsequent updates 0.121.1 or later throw following crash upon execution. To celebrate anniversary i’ve rebuilded site via latest available version. DOWNLOAD LAST HUGO FOR WINDOWS 7 Upcoming updates and site refactoring will be done manually, without Hugo framework. See you around! Imagery by spacedrone808
WORMS W.M.D. [2016]

WORMS W.M.D. [2016]

[Worms W.M.D.] is the most successful modern remake of classic turn-based artillery game [Worms Armageddon] . Beautifully hand-drawn 2D art combined with atmospheric backdrop music make wonders and shape game into sedative for a calm and peaceful pastime. OFFICIAL TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808
STREETS OF RAGE 4 [2020]

STREETS OF RAGE 4 [2020]

As a former fan of side-scrolling beat’em up games i surely remember [Streets Of Rage] series on Sega MegaDrive platform. In some regions it was also known as Bar Knuckle. [Streets Of Rage 4] is a modern continuation of vintage trilogy of 90s. High quality hand-drawn animation and brand new soundtrack [with ability to switch to original Streets Of Rage themes] do the thing and mark Streets Of Rage 4 as a worthy continuation of original SOR trilogy.
HOW TO SETUP CUSTOM FONTS IN WINDOWS 7 CONSOLE

HOW TO SETUP CUSTOM FONTS IN WINDOWS 7 CONSOLE

As a hardcore user of [dual-panel orthodox file manager] i always suffered because of sucky look of default console fonts. Native preloaded font list has quite scarce selection, if you ask me. To fix such disappointment you’ll need: install desired fonts by means of windows control panel copy EXACT FONT NAME fonts section in control panel paste it into registry key into following branch HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont note that every new subsequent font should be added by a key with added one zero to registry key name reboot computer to apply & enjoy!
DAMIEN SCHMITT ▀ AFRICA

DAMIEN SCHMITT ▀ AFRICA

I often asking myself why popular music bands have extremely mediocre drummers and it seems that nobody cares about it. Here is excellent example of really non-conventional drummer. He definitely knows how to provide exceptional grooves. DAMIEN SCHMITT ▀ AFRICA Imagery by spacedrone808
WHY I AM USING WINDOWS 7 MACHINE AS A DAILY DRIVER IN 2024?

WHY I AM USING WINDOWS 7 MACHINE AS A DAILY DRIVER IN 2024?

UPDATED ON: 2024-07-05 Added some links and fixed typos here and there. VERSION: beta 03 First of all, short congrats regarding happy New Year! It looks like that we made another one. In this long read you will find subjective rant towards to “obsolete” Windows 7 and comparisons with “modern” windows 10/11. This rant is the longest post i ever done on the pages of current website. Degradation of windows operating system is well underway and it looks like process can’t be stopped by any means.
COHERENCE [2013] ▀ DO YOU TRUST YOURSELF?

COHERENCE [2013] ▀ DO YOU TRUST YOURSELF?

Continuing topic of non-boring and more importantly underrated movies. Here is another one. [Coherence] is a super atmospheric mystical thriller, which is taking place in only one house during entire movie. Surprisingly such fact doesn’t make it tiresome. Film was peeked [here] . OFFICIAL TRAILER KRISTIN OHRN DYRUD - EM’s JOURNEY Imagery by spacedrone808
SHAPITO SHOW [2011] ▀ ART-HOUSE FOR MASSES?

SHAPITO SHOW [2011] ▀ ART-HOUSE FOR MASSES?

I almost never do reviews of Russian movies, but this one should be an exception. After watching Shapito Show i was quite surprised to see how much efforts were invested. [Sergey Loban] is an author of very experimental [Dust] , which was released previously to Shapito Show. Shapito brings more artistic value and a lot of joy to watch, because of it’s own unpredictability of events. Film consist of four stories, which are happening at the same time and divided into two parts for better watching experience.
WHO AM I? [1998] ▀ JACKIE'S PINNACLE?

WHO AM I? [1998] ▀ JACKIE'S PINNACLE?

You may already noticed that i post entertaining stuff primarily around Fridays, but today is an nice exception and i’m doing it in tuesday. Most of you know [Jackie Chan] due to [Armor Of God 1] and [Armor OF God 2] movies, but after watching them so many times, they’re frankly became such a boredom. As for early Chan’s movies of 70s/80s eras, they are quite weird and not so interesting to me.
NEAT'N'TINY SOFTWARE

NEAT'N'TINY SOFTWARE

UPDATED ON: 2023-11-26 Small collection of links leading to good’n’tiny software. NO FRAMEWORK TRASH. ENJOY! ►[tiny apps] ◄ ►[nirsoft] ◄ ►[analogx] ◄ ►[joesoft] ◄ ►[grcsoft] ◄ ►[bcheck] ◄ Imagery by spacedrone808

▀ BACK TO HOME PAGE ▀