Well, after a good bit of work I have finally gotten my Compaq XE4000 up
and running with Windows 98, the BIOS all set, a new battery, and of
course a 1.2mb 5.25 floppy that seems to be working.
I'd now like to start sucking the rare images I have here on RX50 into a
TD0 format which can be converted to a .IMG format which can then be
used on the mighty GoTek's to allow people to run such operating systems as:
Micro RSTS 2.1
Micro RSX (I forget the exact version)
Micro-11 Maint disks
Ultrix 11 Version 2.0 (all 30 disks)
Before I start popping these in I have a question: I just did a test
using an XXDP floppy and the message I got included
Single sided, double density
Sector Size is 512
And then for each track from 1 to 82 (?) it said
"Data, No ID adding sector 110"
Is this right? Something else I might need to do for reading RX50's?
Marc Howard <cramcram(a)gmail.com>
[image: Attachments]May 10, 2023, 8:58 PM (15 hours ago)
I have some listings I want to convert to ASCII. They're line printer
output from a computer that existed from the mid-sixties to the early 70's
(Agage AGT series).
I can't find any OCR package that can take scanner output (either PDF or
JPEG) and convert it to text with roughly the same number of spaces between
words as was there originally.
Seems like it would be an easy task. The input is non-proportional text
from line printer output (actually it might have been printed on a Diablo
hytype). And yet all I get is most of the characters with either no or
single spacing between words. And it misses quite a bit of scanned
characters at that.
Anyone have any good experiences trying to do this? I've attached a PDF
scan if you have a way to do a test run.
Odd fault on my Rev D KIM-1 popped up while writing code this afternoon
(initially I thought I had a bug in my paper tape transmitter) - between $0280
and $029f, the upper 5 bits are stuck at zero. The rest of the address range
seems fine. In particular, $0080-$009f, $0180-$019f and $0380-$039f work correctly.
This doesn't smell like a bad RAM chip to me or I would think there would be a
bad bit throughout the entire 1K, so I suspect this is a data bus problem but
I'm not sure where to start looking. Any guesses from the group?
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Is there a list member in Japan or soon traveling to Japan? I want to
acquire something (not really vintage computer related) and the seller does
not take paypal and I can't get funds to them.
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I see some altairs have a metal escutcheon on the bottom with the stylized words "MITS ALTAIR 8800 COMPUTER" whereas others, the front panel is just the dark faceplate top to bottom. What is the difference? Would one have been a kit and the other sold fully assembled? Or maybe later units vs earlier units?
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