About

I’m Josh from a big country town named Ballarat in regional Victoria. Born in Darwin, I’ve mostly lived around south-east Australia, though also briefly lived in Tokyo. Working full-time in the energy industry, I enjoy fiddling around with computers when I have a chance.

Over the past few years I became interested in earlier computers that were common in my childhood (early-mid 1990s). Originally this was due to nostalgia, though I aware much of these earlier computers and their software were often tossed for recycling and landfill, and ultimately much is lost from what I consider the ‘golden age’ of desktop computing.

This website, Socket 3 was named after the motherboards and associated processors that were common for the period. Socket 3 was the type of socket to insert a 486 processor into the motherboard using 237 pins.

Should you live in the Ballarat area (Australia) and would like an old computer picked up and reused, you may e-mail me via the Contact page.