Online, I am known as Sinclair-Speccy, a combination of the ZX Spectrum and the popular nickname for the ZX Spectrum. People also use Speccy, Sinclair, Altair and Alphonse online for me. I prefer the small web compared to the much larger web with big corps following us.
If we drift away from the internet, my real name, last name, country, and other personal information aren't important to post here.
I also contribute to several places on the internet such as the Internet Archive, OS-tans.moe (I'm a mod here) and the Plazma Burst 2 Discord server (I am also a mod here). Sometimes I wish I could be more useful to the internet besides be a mod or whatever.
In my spare time when I am in the mode emulators like 86box, VirtualBox, Bochs, and QEMU to explore and relive older OSes of yesteryears. This began when I first got Yggdrasil Linux from the 90s to work.
One of my dreams is to expand this website to include a tech journalism section. I believe I could contribute insightful articles in a similar vein to sites like 9to5Mac. While I acknowledge that there are already numerous tech journalism outlets on the web, I aspire to bring my unique perspective and voice to the field if the opportunity arises. The only thing truly stopping me is motivation, and the fact this is technically a static website.
Another thing I do in my spare time is take picturs with my camera of my transfrsomer figures to make 3D renders in Bryce 3D, which I am still slowly improving on. You can find this stuff on my Devintart account.
I am on many places on the internet, but here are a few if you want to friend me:
I use Discord; however, I have my friend requests disabled, so you can also join me in these servers:
My email (this is an email for requests such as takedowns and stuff. Not my main email): email@example.com
If you are a big corporation or whatever wanting to use my stuff, please leave me alone. I do not wish to interact with you. I do not like the state the current web is in and you only add to it, let alone I do not like capitalism as it was not made for neurodivergent people.
I also have a guestbook: Guestbook
I have a penchant for vintage technology like mainframes (IBM 704, CDC 6500, Whirlwind I, etc.) and microcomputers (Mark-8, MK14, etc.). In terms of hardware and setup, my main computer is a Windows 10 Lenovo machine. Not the most powerful machine, but it gets the job done.
This site was originally just going to be a place for me to share the files I have on my external hard drive, which has 757GB of stuff that are mostly ISO files I have collected from various sources over the past few years. However, from experimenting a lot with vintage Linux distros in my spare time, I decided this site should have more than my files (that can't even be uploaded yet as this site isn't self-hosted), so I thought let's make guides at first, then a friend agreed with the idea of making reviews, so here we are now. Technology will always have a place in my heart, especially vintage technology even if I wasn't born in the time they came out. You can look at some of my personal projects here.
The design of this site began as some simple HTML code since I was new to it again despite learning it in 2018, and the redesign started in June 2022 to make the guides and reviews look neat and tidy.