VirtualBox 6.1 with Windows 95c

I decided to set myself up a goal of running some old, old games in Windows 95. I happened to have an old Windows 98se bootable media and a Windows 95c ISO.

In creating this VM I let the Create Wizard do the needful, and made the following additional modifications:

  • 256MB RAM
  • 2GB Hard Drive
  • Removing Floppy Controller

…and kept the VBoxVGA, PIIX4, SoundBlaster 16, PCnet-Fast II (Am79C973), and USB 2.0.

First off I boot up into my Windows 98se, partition, reboot, and then format the hard drive. Then I mount the Windows 95c disk and copy over the files to C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS like the good old days. From that I run setup from the C: and go through the installation.

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One of my “major” projects was creating a “simple” family tree. Simple went a long way with words.

This was more of an exercise on both Learning Bootstrap and making sure all POST requests occur with JSON ala vanilla javascript.

Suffice to say it went very well. will now be my yearly $30 pain to my last-namesake on top of normal server costs.


(and no, greek has nothing to do with the family, as far as i’ve been able to find so far)

Samsung Galaxy Voicemail Archiving

A long, long time ago I used to have a Samsung Galaxy. I used to get a ton of voicemail, and I learned later on that I could download the voicemail locally to the phone. It would be stored as an AMR and I didn’t really like that.

I needed to convert the AMR files to MP3 files, so ffmpeg came to the solution:

ffmpeg -i "source.amr" -vn -ar 44100 -ac 1 -ab 128k -f mp3 "destination.mp3"

’nuff said.