[LINK] Jobs not all bad

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 17:15:04 AEDT 2011

2011/10/13 Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita at ramin.com.au>:
> This was preceded by people using Analog Video Recorders for backup (circa
> 1985)

At the risk of sounding like old geezers speaking about stuff no one
remembers anymore. I DO remember, I own a pair of ISA based cards that
hookeed to a VHS VCR and supposedly encoded data as a series of
patterns (image noise) on its composite video out port, and allowed
(again, in theory) to store up to a whopping 4 gigabytes of data
(compressed) to a single VHS tape in SLP mode (that means an 8-hour
recording process).

Backer32 was its name and the main problem was (besides that for me it
didn´t work) that it wa s an ISA card back at a time when motherboards
started transitioning towards the PCI bus...


OK enough noise for today. I´m writing "Fernando´s tales to his grandson". ;-P

PS: There was a Russian card with much more powerful software (ie
FreeBSD, OS/2 drivers), but I never managed to snap one.


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