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The Deltagold Computer

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Fashion

more to come!

• Possessions •

1983 Bronco

Absolute best vehicle I've ever driven in winter. This piece of rust cost me 500 smakeroonies and the directly connected 4 wheel drive transfer case makes it really easy to shift in and out of 2 wheel for drifting around corners. Max speed 95

1999 Honda Accord

Just bought this almost rust free for $500. The 4-cylinder runs nearly perfectly and it's the first front wheel drive car I've ever owned. It's got some bulletholes on the drivers side but it's a stick shift so it's gonna be fun as hell to drive in the summer, and I've already got it to go faster than the Bronco

Gaming PC

Recent build with mid-grade 2016 parts. I thought a milk crate would be a lot funnier than a pc case, so I zip tied everything to that. The power button is a doorbell and it's got two monitors and an IBM model M right now

Retro PC

Win98 computer with top of the line components from 1999, slotted pentium 3, nvidia TNT2, creative soundblaster. All tied together with a focus mechanical keyboard and a sony trinitron monitor

• Recommendations •

GAMES MOVIES/TV MUSIC SITES MORE

Va11halla

One of my abosulute favorite games of all time. It's a visual novel with really cool aesthetics, absolutely jammin chill music that you can just vibe to for hours, amazing characters that you get invested into from the eyes of a bartender, calming dialogue and overall atmosphere, everything about it is just so amazing and makes me feel safe. Best played while comfy in bed or when it's raining

Danganronpa

Phoenix Wright but edgy. Ok but actually Danganronpa is a really good investigative and trial game that personally gave me more of a rush in trials than Phoenix Wright. It has a really cool and unique art style and the story is pretty good, I recommend playing the fan translated version on an actual psp system though PC is fine too

Minecraft

You're living under a rock if you havent heard of minecraft by now, but a recent resurgance in popularity of the game has got me to look back on it and how great it really is. Though I don't agree with all the new updates, Minecraft is a game with unlimited possibilities and will always have it's place for me with nostalgia

Grand Theft Auto 4

People are quick to dismiss this entry in the series because "the driving is bad", but the overall vibe you get from the city and the amazing story is more than enough to make up for any gripes you may have while handling a car. GTA V is fun to play for it's simplicity, almost like an arcade game, but GTA IV is one that will get you invested in the world around you and leave you questioning your decisions

LSD Dream Emulator

PS1 game made as art by a guy that didn't like video games, not a whole lot as far as gameplay but the trippy visuals and sound are worth giving it a try. My favorite soundtrack is Pit and temple Human D

MOVIES/TV

Last Exile

The first anime I had ever watched, so I may be a little bias, but it has really good characters, story, art style, and it all takes place in a sort of futuristic almost steampunk world with all sorts of cool flying vehicles. It'll take a good amount of time on the wiki afterwards to fully understand everything but it's highly worth watching, despite a slow start into the main plot

Redline

Generic hot-rod-guy-enters-race-to-win-the-girl plot, but its how everything is presented that makes this movie great. Every inch of adrenaline that the characters are feeling you also feel, the sound, the animation , the sheer speed, everything you feel resonating directly to you. Not to mention it also has a kick ass funky soundtrack, and a truly amazing comic book animation style that actually pushed the company into bankruptcy. Give it a watch, it's worth it

MUSIC

Lemon Demon

A tumblr text post recommended me two trucks and ever since then i was hooked. Almost every song Neil creates is a banger in his own unique lemon demon style, and I highly recommend checking his songs out

Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku is a japanese voice synthesizer for making music, and her along with a wide array of other vocaloid allows for tons of different types of music to be created leading to what very well may be the most amount of songs using one "singer"

Playlists

A bunch of songs I've been piling into a playlist for a few years now can be found here, and a shorter playlist of songs I listen to more nowadays can be found here

SITES

spookysaki

This monstrosity is actually what made me inclined to make a website in the first place. I have no affiliation to them but the aura of this site spoke to me

Glizzy

This motherfucker, the self proclaimed "webmaster of glizzy.neocities.org", thinks he can make a better website than me, so after hours of his time he returned to me with this shit, this absolute flaming trash pile of a website with it's "aesthetically abstract" colors and constant vibrating slowly destroying my retinas. Fuck off, you can't beat twelve men

The BDSM test

In their words: "The BDSM Test is a fun and educational test to determine what kind of kinkster you are. It was founded in 2014 with as its main mission to make a simple, accessible test to help beginning kinksters determine which labels are or aren't suitable for them; and to be a fun experience for everyone taking it, beginners and experts alike."

Label generator

Cool site for generating text graphics that look like they were made with an old label maker. Used on the home page

Other

Any other sites that I find interesting that do have buttons you can find on the sidebar on the homepage

MORE

Metamorphosis

This is probably one of the harder titles to recommend, as it is quite literally a hentai manga, but it uses this genre with overall amazing quality to create a heart-wrenching story that you won't soon forget

• The Deltagold Computer •

The Story

A few years back I was out looking around at a friend's property and amongst a plethora of old computer systems I found this. it looked to be in very good condition and after plugging it in the screen prompted me to enter a system disk, so it appeared to be in working order, so I brought it home. I thought I'd search it up on eBay so get a quick estimate of how much it's worth, but to my surprise there was no results, so I promptly looked it up on google next. Amongst Delta Airlines' gold card memberships I found but one useful result, this single entry on thepcmuseum.net for the DeltaGold Elite II which appears to be missing a lot of data.

I thought this to be very strange, as this computer clearly exists, it even shows an Elite model in the photo, and I have one sitting right next to me, so whats the deal? It was at this moment that I made it my goal to find out exactly what is this computer and what happened to this company.

Research

After looking a little deeper I found a few more leads, such as an article from 1987 on the 3 main models available and this article from 1989 that explains how they will shift manufacturing over the the BF Goodrich complex in akron, which according to this and this, doesn't appear to have ever happened. This post on deskthority shows that some people actually do own the same keyboard as me, and I've even seen two for sale over the years four around $400 each. Some forum posts also show that at least three other people out there owned a deltagold at one point, but I've never seen a post about a system besides the Elite. Looking deeper I eventually found two videos from someone that currently owns an Elite, though they didn't know too much about it's history or the company. An Elite can even be seen in this music video for queen's invisible man.

It was around this point in time that I discovered the library that is google books, and found a lot of computer magazines from the time period containing advertisments for Deltagold, most of which can be seen below. These articles contaned the only two photos so far of the prestive and the premier, and eludes to a few more models that may exist. Below is a list of what we know so far about what they made:

  • Deltagold Elite - 1987, $1195, switchable 4.77/10MHz 8088 licensed clone, 512k ram expandable to 768k, 4 expansion slots, two 5.25" 360k diskette drives, 12" monochrome monitor, external clock
  • Deltagold Prestige - 1987, $1995, switchable 6/10MHz 8088, 512k ram expandable to 1Mb, 3 or 6 expansion slots (conflicting evidence, most likely 6), one 5.25" 1.2Mb diskette drive, 12" monochrome monitor, external clock, front lock
  • Deltagold Premier - 1987, $4995, switchable 8/16MHz 80386, 1mb ram, 8 expansion slots, 40Mb hard disk, EGA monitor with adapter, may have clock, front lock. Elite & Prestige come with integrated software package (spreadsheet, word processor, database), All three models come with MS-DOS 3.2 and GW Basic.
  • Sprint Portable 88 - 1988, Laptop, 7.7 pounds, two 3.5" diskette drives, 640k ram, serial, parallel, and game ports, external video output.
  • Voyager 88 - 1988, 4.77/10MHz 8088, 640k ram, two 3.5" diskette drives, LCD screen, available with 20Mb hard disk.
  • Voyager 286 - 1988, 10MHz 80286, 640k ram, two 3.5" diskette drives, LCD screen, available with 20Mb hard disk. Unable to find any images of the portable computers
  • Deltagold Elite II - 1988
  • Deltagold Prestige II - 1988
  • DG-630 - 1988
  • Samsung Model A - 1987, $1995, 80286, 8 expansion slots, 12" monochrome monitor, graphics adapter, intergrated software package, both samsung computers sold under Delta Computer Corp. in the U.S.
  • Samsung model TX - 1987, $1095, 8088-2, 6 expansion slots, 640k ram, two 5.25" disk drives, 12" monochrome monitor, graphics adapter, intergrated software package; second version available with colour monitor for $1395, third version with a 20Mb hard disk for $1595

A few other notable things are:

  • "Support package" - Instructional VHS, Deltagold GoldDesk (Emulates a graphical mac-style interface with mouse functions), 18 momth warranty, package may have come with the first line of the Deltagolds
  • GEM/3 Desktop - 1989, from Digital Research Inc, graphical interface rebranded as DG/Desk, bundled with Deltagold line.
  • DR DOS - 1989, from DRI, rebranded as DG/DOS, intended to be included in ROM in their next generation of PCs, bundled with Deltagold line.
  • 18 month warranty on Deltagold Computers, toll-free line: 1-800-255-DELTA
  • P.O. Box 809, 260 Forbes Blvd, Mansfield, MA 02048; (617)339-5575. Verified from three sources.
  • 300 N. Continental Blvd, suite 200, El Segundo, CA 90245; (213)322-4222

Further investigation

After some time I actually found some of the Deltagold Connection software disks at a local antique shop, and bought them for a few cents. An amazing find because it's the only time ive ever seen them besides in this blurry photo, and great for preservation because I could very well be the only person with access to this software. But all this information so far is from the time period between 1987 and 1989, and the Deltagold trademark looks like it was abandoned in 1990, so what happened? The Company seemed to have appeared out of nowhere and vanish again in just a few years. Did they go bankrupt? Were the portable computers ever even made? What is Deltagold? There is still a lot to find out

Looking deeper there's a few more leads we can take. The molding of the keyboard and the shape of the system of the elite look strikingly similar to the Franklin PC-8000, an ever so slightly more well-known pc, though this appears to just be another similar IBM clone, but there's a few more systems that appear to be coincidentally similar too, made by Acer Multitech. Below is some images of these systems, monitor, and the multiple keyboards that match up with the molding of Deltagolds'. Not only this but after looking up the ffc id of the keyboard, I discovered that it went through a rebranding in 1987 by none other than Acer themselves. So theres a good chance that the Deltagold machines were OEM'd by Acer, as the monitor fcc id leads to a still-in-business manufacturer of computer monitors. That's about as far as that lead goes though, as I am unable to find any other information linking the two or even what to do with the information I do have.

September 13th 2020

is when this video was uploaded to youtube, and contains in full a recording of the instructional VHS tape included with the first round of systems. This is the only place on the internet to my knowledge that this video can be found, and shows much more of the Prestige and Premier than any of what we have seen before. This is one more peice of lost Deltagold media preserved, but there's still a lot more information to be found. Below I will upload images of my own Deltagold Elite system.
Oh and I also found this ad