I don’t want this to be Vega’s Opinionated Big Ass Book To Give You An All-In-One Education, both because VegaOpBABTGYAAIOEdu is far less catchy, and because I don’t even think it’s possible. The more I write on this the more I value input of others and other resources I find, and the more happy I am that I called this project Opinionated Guides.
A Guide. That’s what I want this to be. I want OpGuides to be a resource that’s like your friend you can come back to for advice on where to go next, and I think that’s something the internet really needs. Search engines are were awesome for finding information, but only when you know what to look for, so I figure OpGuides can be a sort of curated information source, with the crappy results filtered out, the best resources I know of included, and a healthy mix of entertainment in the education so that it’s not a chore to read.
This site is dedicated to preserving the history of early computer security digests and mailing lists, specifically those prior to the mid 1990's. This includes the Unix 'Security Mailing List', through to the Zardoz 'Security Digest' to the Core 'Security List', i.e. those preceeding BugTraq. These forums are a valuable insight into the embryonic development of the field of computer security, especially as it relates to the Internet, and the development of the Doctrine of Disclosure. Goes all the way back to the RTM worm in 1988 at the very least.
Greyprints for 3d printing a modular hard drive rack. Modular. Mount a bunch of standard PC hard drives vertically. Bolt some fans onto the side to blow air across them and keep 'em cool. Seems like this would be an ideal setup to use with some hot-swappable drive connectors.
Downloaded to Windbringer. Fab, rivet into Leandra's chassis to replace the awkward steel drive backet that requires pulling out all the cards.
The Break Into Chat wiki was created to preserve the history of these and other BBS door games, after editors on Wikipedia began deleting door game articles.
The BBS Wiki is a project to document everything related to BBSes. This is a wiki, so anyone can create or edit a page. So far we have created 172 articles. It's a little lightweight right now, but it has some fairly rare information.
The Altair 8800 Clone is a full size, fully functional replica of the computer that started a revolution – the Altair 8800. Whether used for personal or educational purposes, the Altair Clone is a great way to relive this important period in computing history and learn core computer science principles at the same time!
The Altair Clone provides an accurate, hands-on experience without having to worry about damaging a vintage computer. Built with modern hardware on the inside, the Clone is also less expensive and much easier to keep running than a vintage computer.
ARM based single board computers that try to suck less. Roughly the same form factor and capabilities of the Raspberry Pi. I'm told that you can just drop Armbian onto a card and boot it up.
A site that has a rather large collection of screenshots of classic desktops and windows.
Usborne children's coding books for a new generation. There are some classics in here, too.
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