On 10/1/19 12:56 PM, David Friedman wrote:
You're the perfect group of people to turn to for help with this.
I'm working on a video where a significant prop is an old box of 3.5" HDD disks. I managed to get an old unopened box of pristine disks and labels. Now I need to write on the labels and make them look like someone has actually been using these disks, circa 1990-2000 or so.
Found in the only remaining box of floppies in my house:
"Ancients: 1 the Deathwatch"
"[Name of kid I used to know]'s Disk", line drawn underneath that, "Mark Twain"
"BAS" - probably a backup of the directory where I kept all my QBasic files.
"cardinal modem setup software"
"windos disk2" - I have no idea.
"win95 sub" - again, no idea.
"privateer boot" - I used to have a whole stack of these with a carefully tweaked AUTOEXEC.BAT / CONFIG.SYS for getting DOS memory management into some kind of just-so state for running various games.
"Nethack 3.3.0" with a little stick guy holding a sword and a bag of loot drawn under it.
I've also got ~30 disks my mom used with her Sony Mavica, a digital camera with a builtin floppy drive. Each is neatly labeled in pencil with the number of images it contains (usually around 24) and a detailed description of contents.
Bring back the floppy formfactor, honestly. I still have shareware games I bought at the mall computer store in like 1993, but somehow I'm down to like 3 or 4 working microsd cards out of the hundred or so I must have acquired at one time or another...