This is me: LinkedIn / GitHub / Mastodon (oldbytes / fosstodon). Here some things I've done.

Game Demos for Classic-era Macintosh computers

I love playing games on my little collection of 1990s-era Macintosh retro computers, but I'm pretty uninterested in hunting down workarounds for decades-old copy-protection schemes. But game demos are perfect bite-sized morsels of nostalgic fun that take almost no effort to get running. They were intended to be distributed!

What if there was a website where lots of those game demos from magazine cover CDs were individually available for download? What if that site had an http-only mode so you could access it directly from an old Macintosh? So I started building that. It's at https://classicmacdemos.com


I'm collecting and restoring a small collection of computers from the 1980s and 1990s, and writing about the process and what I learn. The focus is 8-bit and 16-bit all-in-one home computers from the 1980s (think, Atari, Commodore, Apple...) plus UNIX workstations and beige-era Macintoshes from the 1990s.



I used to be responsible for OpenSearch, an open source fork of Elasticsearch. I'm no longer involved with OpenSearch, but both it and Elasticsearch are great software.

Try it out! Check your vm.max_map_count then...

curl -O https://opensearch.org/samples/docker-compose.yml
docker-compose up
curl -k https://admin:admin@localhost:9200/