Retro gaming, program design and retro graphic development is entirely practical!
The bad thing about not throwing away old stuff is that your house can soon become full of clutter. The good thing about not throwing things away is that there is always something to dig into and there is always a useful gem hidden in amongst all that stuff. We have a family of eight or nine members living in this house (dependent upon how well we treat the daughter's latest boyfriend) and so there is enough stuff here to fill a large-sized house. It is my boy's birthday so I thought I'd build him a test rig, a machine to test and build new hardware and install new/old software and also a machine that is retro enough to gain access to a library of old 16bit software that modern windows just cannot run. It would also act as a test bed for installing ReactOS and Kubuntu, our intended o/ses in the near or far future.
So, looking around the garage, loft and the spare parts bin I realised I easily have enough