Yes, the good old days!
Kids in college now don't even study COBOL or FORTRAN. When I was in college we wrote our own little operating system. It only had to do 4 things -- open a file, save a file, read a record..oh, I forget. It was fun, though.
My husband took some of the servers back to work and someone else gets to take them home. I looked on the shelf and there are still 3 down there, though. I want that nice shelf for a tank!
To answer krap101's question, these are dedicated servers for my husband's work. If the power goes out, I go downstairs and fix them since I work at home, but otherwise I don't touch them. I don't use them to get to this site, for example.
We just got another "toy" -- a Cisco VOIP phone!