Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?
Agreed. The HP LJ 3 series was a workhorse.
My first ever inkjet printer (HP Deskjet 500) also lasted forever. In fact, I eventually donated it and it still worked - never had an issue with that printer!
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?
I'm lucky enough to live close to the ocean, so I surf on my lunch when the weather is nice out. Otherwise, I'll take a 2.5 mile walk or bike during my lunch. I need to get off my ass after sitting in front of the computer all morning, and have just made it a part of my daily routine. I have three kids, and don't want to take time away from them (nor pay for a gym membership), so I find that this works best for me.
MIT Lecturer Defends His Standing As Email Inventor
Yup - I also remember implementing a version of UUCP e-mail on my home grown Apple //e BBS software that could connect with other BBSs (specifically, a ProLine BBS a friend ran) to deliver e-mail to/from other systems. Good times... good times!
AppleCrate II: Apple II-Based Parallel Computer
Wow, kind of a reminder of how much they've changed. These days it's, "You need an Apple technician to replace the battery / hard drive / casing / logo..."
That is why I haven't owned an Apple Computer since my old and faithful Apple ][e. I used that computer from around 6th grade until I was in my first year of graduate school, when I finally bought a 386DX PC. Crazy, I know.
And finally, a story where my user name makes sense...
Paizo to Discontinue Dragon and Dungeon Magazines
Of course, one you *stop* subscribing to Pyramid magazine, then your access to that content goes *poof!* as well. If you can't download it in a nice format, then the online model loses a lot of appeal to me.