Rick's Hobby Site
This is where I explore some of my hobbies. You'll find some of my experiences with older computers, various computer languages and music here. These won't be about things that I necessarily use everyday. Rather, these are things that I play with simply for the fun of it.
I recently set about learning lisp. After downloading the Franz, Inc. Allegro Lisp and realizing that I didn't want to pay $$$ just to learn lisp, I cast around and found a good open source lisp for the Macintosh. The lisp section runs a version of portable AllegroServe by Franz, Inc. using openMCL on one of my Macs. This section of my site is written entirely in lisp. It may or may not be working at any given time, so use at your own risk!
The music section details some of my music interests, including my little home studio and my trumpet playing. I still need to work on this section.
The Nooner household has quite a few different computers, including some that are fairly old. The older ones tend to be computers that have some sentimental value for me. The Vax section came about because I couldn't bear to see a Vax 4000/60 from work go into the trash, so I rescued it (purchased it for a small sum) and gave it a home in my lab. I loaded both VMS with a hobbiest license and OpenBSD on it. I suppose that I should run this section of the web site on the Vax, but I don't currently do that. I'm still working on this section, too.
I also have several older Sun workstations at home. One runs my main web site using OpenBSD and Apache. I've found several things that are worth documenting. They'll go in the Sun section.