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A Garage Story
Converting garages into
creative technical spaces
is a beautiful thing.
Garage life was great. Four kids grew up in and around the garage, all are tech industry professionals today.
Truth be told, underpinning our technological interests was electronic gaming.
On the networking side, we experienced everything from pulse dialing C-64 modems, to the thrill of an ISDN circuit. :)
Alex, the oldest ran Wildcat BBS's at an early age.
For a BBS at the radio station we used a TRS-80 running "Minibin" BBS. No hard drives, all from 5.25 floppy disks
Fuel of Invention
A well stocked Fridge
Come Into My Dream Foggy
00:00 / 05:34
Innovations from the garage.
In the 1990's having fiber optic linked RAID arrays was "interesting"
In-Store Listening Stations
Pre-Internet, during the era of brick and mortar music stores, we designed and prototyped in-store music previewing/listening products.
In 2000 we sold the garage based business to Real Networks.
Though hard to see, in the front is a 3 foot row documents necessary to sell your garage to a public company.
We tear down the garage, and remodel the home, creating a much larger development facility. Lesson learned: Be careful what you wish for.
Devices were manufactured and assembled at Shipper & Company in Ballard.
In 2001 we return to the radio industry
The first RDS Message Management System
written by (Ausio's) Andy Jacobs at the age of 16
TRE was eventually sold to Broadcast Electronics in 2005
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