Watching over my summer drinks


I decided with the warmer weather and sweating drinks I should protect my desks and tables. I worked up these fun little coasters out of some unfinished birch plywood on a retro whim. I like the unfinished ply better for this since they’re more absorbent.

I may try doing a round in cork as well :slight_smile:

Weekly Highlights for the Week Ending June 24th, 2017

Haha! Classic. That’s great… :smile:


Nice bit of nostalgia! You can explain what they represent to the whippersnappers among your guests and have interesting conversations.


As someone who remembers installing games that were housed on 5, 10, 15 floppy disks, I appreciate the sequence “# of #” details on them.


I love that…you made little “Save icon” coasters. :wink:


Dangit, you beat me to it…that cracks me up…poor kids today, never know the joys of having to install games/programs from a stack of these…lol
Although my 13 yo son knows what they are, he still has an issue with why they are called floppy disks…lol


Show him a 5 1/4".


Star Trek: Judgment Rites was…12?or more… of them bad boys. And they were compressed too.


The OS/2 Warp 3.0 operating system was on 30+ floppies if I remember right from when I installed that, but MS Office Pro was something like 50+!


very nice.


“Beneath a Steel Sky” for the Amiga was 15


Ah…finally found it. 11 disks.


I remember an '80’s version of AutoCAD that was like 15 of 'em.


And in contrast, AutoDesk Design Suite Premium 2011 (Inventor, AutoCAD, Mechanical, 3DSMAX, Mudbox) originally arrived on 7 DVDs. For the 2012 version they switched to sending out USB sticks.


Or just slide open the shutter on a 3.5" disk to view the (very floppy) disc inside. (Or it’s one with no important data, cut it open to extract the disc.)


I did…his issue is that he’s literal and explained the 5 1/4 disks are in fact floppy but the floppy disks are enclosed and therefore not floppy anymore…lol


Bless him. I guess 3 1/2 disks are non-rigid contained disks if you must.


Did anyone ever sue for false advertising when the 3 1/2 disks came out that were rigid? Perhaps we just called them floppy.


Well… Iomega Jazz drives didn’t play jazz music either so… who wants to go into a class action now? LOL.


My daughter didn’t know what they were for until I explained to her once. She grew up in the CD-ROM age.