hey do you have any ideas about using relays or some thing connected to a parallel or aerial port to control the power to an outlet, you know like a dimmer switch controlling motors ETC
if you have any thought or ideas I'd be glad to hear them.
At least in the UK anyway. The recent flurry of DECUS complaints on here
made me wonder what had happened to my own membership - sure enough it
expired last month so they're wanting another 25 english pounds off me.
Thing is, is it still worth it to be a member? I haven't been to the
seminars etc for *years* and don't have a requirement for hobbyist kits or
anything like that......
Adrian Graham MCSE/ASE/MCP
C CAT Limited
Gubbins: http://www.ccat.co.uk (work)
<http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk> (The Online Computer Museum)
Claude <claudew(a)sprint.ca> wrote:
> Sometimes I think I may be the only vintage computer collector in
> Quebec, Canada.
Look on the bright side, at least the competition is slim. Some guy
here locally had overheard me talking to someone else about a stash
I knew of and had already contacted the organization. He went there
pretending to be me and made arrangements to haul some stuff off.
By coincidence I called the place later the same day as his initial
visit. My contact was all confused until she realized that she was
being duped by this person. I ended up telling her to let him have
the first stash (old intel boxes) to which she replied she would and
save the other (and better) stash for me. She let him load the junk
and then gave him a piece of her mind and sent him packing. In a sense
he did me a favor, saved me from having to haul the junk along with
the good stuff.
> When I mention I collect vintage computers, people look at me like I am
> due for a trip in the "wacko wagon"...
Hey, they thought the same thing of the dude who collected bottlecaps,
now they wished they had picked them up off the ground themselves.
> Those who feel sad for me can send me their Lisa's, TRS model IIIs and
> Next boxes ;->
NeXT: You want Cube or Slab, Plain or Turbo?
I was thinking about the possibility of building a miniature C-64... you
could probably squeeze the whole thing into an FPGA, but the VIC II and SID
chips might be a problem. It'd probably be easier to use an off the shelf
embedded controler and adapt the VICE emulator. A 2 or 3 inch color LCD
would make a nice monitor, but fabricating the miniature keyboard could be
difficult. You could always use a cheap membrane-style keyboard, I guess.
How about a 1541 disk drive that takes smartmedia cards?
Speaking of VICE, in a fit of boredom I set up an AlphaStation with VNC to
launch remote C-64 emulation sessions, sort of a C-64 ASP. You just fire up
your VNC client, point it at the server, and you get an emulated C-64 with a
bunch of old game disks. I haven't had it running since I moved over the
summer, but if anyone's interested I can fire it up and publish the address.
From: Megan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2000 3:52 PM
Subject: RE: storage media
>"IBM used to send out its salesmen with little 1/24
> models of their Mainframe installations to do site
> planning on the desktop first before bringing in the
> actual HW. With Moore's Law and the progress of
> miniaturization, you could Build a system that big
> now that actually works."
>Only with more power.
Imagine putting together a little model of, say, the
PDP-10 system on the back cover of one of the PDP-10
reference manuals, but build an imbedded x86 machine
into the model, with one serial line... run linux on
the the embedded machine and Timothy Stark's pdp-10
emulator running TOPS-10...
Former RT-11 Developer
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| Compaq Computer Corporation | addresses need '@' in place of '!' |
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| (603) 884 1055 | required." - mbg KB1FCA |
OK, calling all Unix people...
See the other post on the status of the Tek Unix system - I got that going
with another disk and it booted to single-user mode, complaining about
filesystem errors. I ran fsck and it worked this time on the new disk (I
vaguely remember before that it used to give up halfway with the old failing
Lots of errors, to which I just answered 'y' to each one (if that was the
wrong thing to do then say - I still have an image of the old, corrupted
drive). I now have a clean filesystem, and lots of stuff in /lost+found
Any ideas what the next step is? Do I just have to look at the contents of
files and directories in /lost+found (they're all numbered rather than named
- by inode or something?) and try to figure out what everything in there is?
(there's a lot of files there - I suppose I'm quite lucky the system even
booted) That's going to be painful (and probably impossible for some of the
data) - presumably the original filenames have been lost in the corruption?
I'm only used to fsck on linux where it always seems to sort itself out -
I've not had to rebuild a filesystem like this before!
I have two apple II computers, a IIgs (Rom 0- no operating system)and
an Apple IIc. Both have floppies and both have the latest 8 bit apple DOS.
Neither have modems or any communication software. I am trying to get
software from my PC to the apples using a Mac Classic II as a bridge. I can
get Shrinkit and BinCSII to work on the apples but I need .txt files to work
Unfortunately, somewhere between the PC and the apples, the resource
fork designating the file type gets garbled so BinSCII can't recognise the
.txt files. Does anybody know where I can find a Macintosh image file of an
Apple II disk with Fazz or another attribute changer on it? Does anyone know
of another way to get files onto the Apples with the tools I have?
Also, where can I find a copy of an early OS for a Rom 0 IIgs?
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Does anybody have information about how the Apollo Domain xx00 series goes
about netbooting? I didn't recognize any standard boot protocol...
Is it possible to teach it to user BOOTP/TFTP/RARP stuff or maybe the HP
remote boot thingies?
Wasn't Bill Yates listed as a co-author on the original Altair article in
P-E with Ed Roberts?
Richard A. Cini, Jr.
Congress Financial Corporation
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 840-6259 (facsimile)
From: John Allain [mailto:John.Allain@Donnelley.InfoUSA.Com]
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 12:10 PM
Subject: RE: Popular Computing on eBay for $150+
Hey, issue 2 has an article in it by
"William Yates and Paul van Baalen"
IIRC. Can anyone back up that these guys exist?
Seems like a pretty interesting co-incidence.
I'm referring to of course
"William Gates and Paul Allen"