Keacher's childhood computer had some pretty disappointing specs, by modern standards: an 8 MHz CPU, 4 MB RAM, 50 MB hard drive, and a 512 x 384 pixel black-and-white screen. Beyond that, it wasn't equipped for a modern Internet connection; it lacked both an Ethernet port and, of course, Wi-Fi. So, after only one exploding capacitor, Keacher managed to hook up a Raspberry Pi mini-computer to the old serial port and get his computer connected, followed by some improvisation to get a rudimentary browser to load.
And, when Keacher finally got online, it only took about six minutes to load a basic text website. Mission: accomplished.
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