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Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
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diff --git a/pages/blog.md b/pages/blog.md @@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">Mastodon</a>. ### 2020 <ul> + <li>2020-05-03 <a href="blog/the-diefenbunker-museum">The Diefenbunker Museum</a></li> <li>2020-05-02 <a href="blog/the-disappearance-of-one">The Disappearance of <em>One</em></a></li> <li>2020-05-01 <a href="blog/caring-about-seo">Caring About SEO</a></li> <li>2020-04-30 <a href="blog/i-got-more-ram">I Got More RAM!</a></li> diff --git a/pages/blog/the-diefenbunker-museum.md b/pages/blog/the-diefenbunker-museum.md @@ -0,0 +1,119 @@ +## The Diefenbunker Museum + +[//]: # "A few months ago, I visited the Diefenbunker museum located in Carp, Ottawa, Canada. It's a Cold War era bunker, abandoned in 1994, that has been undergoing restoration and conversion into a museum by a small..." + +[//]: # "main.min.css" + +[//]: # + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-05-03 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-05-03 +</div> + +A few months ago, I visited the [Diefenbunker +museum](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFS_Carp#Diefenbunker,_Canada's_Cold_War_Museum) +located in Carp, Ottawa, Canada. It's a Cold War era bunker, abandoned in 1994, +that has been undergoing restoration and conversion into a museum by a small +group of staff and volunteers. It was originally designed to hold hundreds of +the country's top civil servants, military personnel, and politicians in the +event of an imminent nuclear attack on Canada so that the country could continue +functioning after nuclear devastation. + +So much cool history is preserved in this museum including old teletypewriters, +computing equipment, clothing, medical equipment, operating procedures, and +exhibits about Canada's involvement in the Cold War. I try to experience things +with my own eyes rather than through a camera lens so I didn't take many +photographs, but I did manage to take a few that showcase some of the really +interesting things to see: + +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/situation-room.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/situation-room.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>The situation room where responses would be co-ordinated.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/vintage-computer.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/vintage-computer.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>A vintage computer in the situation room.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/conference-room.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/conference-room.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>The room where senior government officials would meet to run + the emergency government.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/operating-theatre.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/operating-theatre.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>The operating theatre in the bunker's medical wing.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/cafeteria-store.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/cafeteria-store.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>The store in the bunker's mess hall.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/comms-room.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/comms-room.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>The communications room.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/comms-rack.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/comms-rack.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>Several racks full of communications equipment.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/workshop.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/workshop.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>A workshop.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/mainframes.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/mainframes.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>A number of vintage computing equipment including minicomputers, + tape machines, and a mainframe just off to the right.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/computers.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/computers.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>Lots of vintage computing equipment including what I presume are + a couple of minicomputers.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/oscilloscope.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/oscilloscope.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>An old Tektronix Type 545B Oscilloscope, presumably used in + maintaining the computing equipment.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/tape-rack.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/tape-rack.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>A set of old-tapes and a cabinet labelled "Admin Tape + Container"</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/hard-disk-platter.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/hard-disk-platter.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>A platter from a vintage hard disk and an old RAM + card.</figcaption> +</figure> + +The photographs here don't even cover 10% of what the museum has to offer. There +are other exhibits like the Bank of Canada gold bullion vault, the rooms +dedicated to the various departments of the Government of Canada, living +quarters, and more that I didn't capture. Many of the exhibits can also be +interacted with in one way or another. One can try typing on a typewriter or +teletypewriter, pick up and examine many of the old items, or read a book from +the time sitting on a shelf. + +I highly recommend that you visit this museum if you ever find yourself in +Ottawa. If you can, go on a guided tour first then explore the museum on your +own afterwards; one can easily spend an entire day exploring all the museum has +to offer. + +_This is my ninth post for the +[#100DaysToOffload](https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload) +challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at +[https://100daystooffload.com](https://100daystooffload.com)._ diff --git a/pages/home.md b/pages/home.md @@ -17,6 +17,8 @@ rel="me" href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">on Mastodon</a>. src="/img/feed-icon.png" width="15" height="15" alt="Click for RSS Feed"/> </a> </div> +2020-05-03 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/the-diefenbunker-museum">The Diefenbunker Museum</a> + 2020-05-02 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/the-disappearance-of-one">The Disappearance of _One_</a> 2020-05-01 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/caring-about-seo">Caring About SEO</a> @@ -35,8 +37,6 @@ rel="me" href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">on Mastodon</a>. 2020-04-11 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/decommissioning-my-rackmount-server">Decommissioning My Rackmount Server</a> -2020-04-07 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/housecleaning">Doing Some House Cleaning</a> - ### What is a Parity Bit? It is a bit (in the 1's and 0's sense) used in checking for errors in digital diff --git a/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml b/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml @@ -7,6 +7,125 @@ <description>The feed that covers all notable additions, updates, announcements, and other changes for the entire paritybit.ca website.</description> <item> + <title>The Diefenbunker Museum</title> + <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/the-diefenbunker-museum</link> + <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/the-diefenbunker-museum</guid> + <pubDate>Sun, 03 May 2020 23:46:36 -0400</pubDate> +<description><![CDATA[<h2>The Diefenbunker Museum</h2> + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-05-03 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-05-03 +</div> + +<p>A few months ago, I visited the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFS_Carp#Diefenbunker,_Canada's_Cold_War_Museum">Diefenbunker +museum</a> +located in Carp, Ottawa, Canada. It's a Cold War era bunker, abandoned in 1994, +that has been undergoing restoration and conversion into a museum by a small +group of staff and volunteers. It was originally designed to hold hundreds of +the country's top civil servants, military personnel, and politicians in the +event of an imminent nuclear attack on Canada so that the country could continue +functioning after nuclear devastation.</p> + +<p>So much cool history is preserved in this museum including old teletypewriters, +computing equipment, clothing, medical equipment, operating procedures, and +exhibits about Canada's involvement in the Cold War. I try to experience things +with my own eyes rather than through a camera lens so I didn't take many +photographs, but I did manage to take a few that showcase some of the really +interesting things to see:</p> + +<p><figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/situation-room.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/situation-room.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>The situation room where responses would be co-ordinated.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/vintage-computer.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/vintage-computer.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>A vintage computer in the situation room.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/conference-room.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/conference-room.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>The room where senior government officials would meet to run + the emergency government.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/operating-theatre.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/operating-theatre.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>The operating theatre in the bunker's medical wing.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/cafeteria-store.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/cafeteria-store.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>The store in the bunker's mess hall.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/comms-room.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/comms-room.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>The communications room.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/comms-rack.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/comms-rack.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>Several racks full of communications equipment.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/workshop.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/workshop.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>A workshop.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/mainframes.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/mainframes.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>A number of vintage computing equipment including minicomputers, + tape machines, and a mainframe just off to the right.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/computers.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/computers.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>Lots of vintage computing equipment including what I presume are + a couple of minicomputers.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/oscilloscope.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/oscilloscope.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>An old Tektronix Type 545B Oscilloscope, presumably used in + maintaining the computing equipment.</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/tape-rack.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/tape-rack.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>A set of old-tapes and a cabinet labelled "Admin Tape + Container"</figcaption> +</figure> +<figure> + <a href="/img/diefen/hard-disk-platter.jpg"><img + src="/img/diefen/thumbnails/hard-disk-platter.jpg"/></a> + <figcaption>A platter from a vintage hard disk and an old RAM + card.</figcaption> +</figure></p> + +<p>The photographs here don't even cover 10% of what the museum has to offer. There +are other exhibits like the Bank of Canada gold bullion vault, the rooms +dedicated to the various departments of the Government of Canada, living +quarters, and more that I didn't capture. Many of the exhibits can also be +interacted with in one way or another. One can try typing on a typewriter or +teletypewriter, pick up and examine many of the old items, or read a book from +the time sitting on a shelf.</p> + +<p>I highly recommend that you visit this museum if you ever find yourself in +Ottawa. If you can, go on a guided tour first then explore the museum on your +own afterwards; one can easily spend an entire day exploring all the museum has +to offer.</p> + +<p><em>This is my ninth post for the +<a href="https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload">#100DaysToOffload</a> +challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at +<a href="https://100daystooffload.com">https://100daystooffload.com</a>.</em></p>]]></description> +</item> +<item> <title>The Disappearance of _One_</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/the-disappearance-of-one</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/the-disappearance-of-one</guid> diff --git a/public/img/diefen/cafeteria-store.jpg b/public/img/diefen/cafeteria-store.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/comms-rack.jpg b/public/img/diefen/comms-rack.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/comms-room.jpg b/public/img/diefen/comms-room.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/computers.jpg b/public/img/diefen/computers.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/conference-room.jpg b/public/img/diefen/conference-room.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/hard-disk-platter.jpg b/public/img/diefen/hard-disk-platter.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/mainframes.jpg b/public/img/diefen/mainframes.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/operating-theatre.jpg b/public/img/diefen/operating-theatre.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/oscilloscope.jpg b/public/img/diefen/oscilloscope.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/situation-room.jpg b/public/img/diefen/situation-room.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/tape-rack.jpg b/public/img/diefen/tape-rack.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/cafeteria-store.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/cafeteria-store.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/comms-rack.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/comms-rack.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/comms-room.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/comms-room.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/computers.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/computers.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/conference-room.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/conference-room.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/hard-disk-platter.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/hard-disk-platter.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/mainframes.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/mainframes.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/operating-theatre.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/operating-theatre.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/oscilloscope.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/oscilloscope.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/situation-room.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/situation-room.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/tape-rack.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/tape-rack.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/vintage-computer.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/vintage-computer.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/workshop.jpg b/public/img/diefen/thumbnails/workshop.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/vintage-computer.jpg b/public/img/diefen/vintage-computer.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/img/diefen/workshop.jpg b/public/img/diefen/workshop.jpg Binary files differ. diff --git a/public/sitemap.xml b/public/sitemap.xml @@ -3,6 +3,7 @@ <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/home</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog</loc></url> + <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/the-diefenbunker-museum</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/the-disappearance-of-one</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/caring-about-seo</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/i-got-more-ram</loc></url>