>I was helping my Dad put some things to the local Goodwill today (good
>source of Monitors!) and one of the things there was an iMac for $200.
>I played around with it for a couple of minutes because it was displaying
>all of it's dialogs in french. This leads to two questions:
> 1./ is there a buried internationalizing menu somewhere,
> IE, could it be switched over to english?
If it was OS X, then maybe (I know you can install other languages, I'm
just not sure if you can switch between them once they are installed),
but if it was previous to OS X, then no, not to the degree that you were
seeing. Rather it must have had a French version of the OS installed. If
you decide to buy it, let me know, I can get you a US-English copy of
whatever OS version was installed.
> 2./ Anybody make PC drivers for the great USB keyboard and mouse?
My iMac USB keyboard and mouse worked on Win2k by just plugging them in.
They also worked on my PlayStation 2 (well, at least the keyboard did, I
don't remember if I plugged the mouse in to it or not).
Of course, I lost the right click ability in Windows while using my iMac
puck mouse, but at least the mouse (and keyboard) worked without
Give me a couple of Mocha-chino's and I get all crazy. Okay here's
another group of stuff.
Books at $2.00 each
Mastering Machine Code on your ZX Spectrum - Baker - 1983
MS-DOS/GW Basic reference manual for the Tandy 3000 Part #25-4103
Apple Numerics Manual - 1988
Assorted stuff priced accordingly.
PC Sentry - Diagnostic ISA card and manual from TriniTech Inc. $5.00
Beagle Bros Peeks, Pokes and Pointers Poster for Apple II $1.00
Microsoft Developer Network Subscription from 1996 & some 1997 (30+
CD's NT workstation, NT server, Operating systems, developer info. I
don't feel like listing all that's in it)(Naturally licensing is your
PCI bus isolation and test card from AZ-COM (allows you to isolate a
PCI card under test from the system) $5.00
Same as always. Just let me know what you want.
Robert Borsuk - rborsuk(a)colourfull.com
I need to remove several years of accumulated dust and
debris from the inside of an HP3000 Series 40. I will
remove the boards and vacuum the inside of the cabinet
(size of a washing machine), but was wondering what is
the best way to remove dust and dirt from the PC cards
in a way that will not damage them - mechanically or
My default would be to clean with a shop vacuum, but I
was wondering if that might cause static damage to the
components on the board? Would a high pressure air
compressor be a better choice?
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I just noticed your e-mail on the web. I wanted to inform you that Innocor
manufactures a direct, drop-in replacement for the TIL311 (INL0397-1)
featuring less power, brighter LEDs, lower cost and higher reliability.
Pls find the link to our datasheet.
If you have any requirements, pls let me know.
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 17:00:23
To: cctalk(a)classiccmp.org <mailto:email@example.com>
From: Joe <rigdonj(a)cfl.rr.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Subject: Re: substitute for TI TIL306/307 Display?
Reply-To: cctalk(a)classiccmp.org <mailto:email@example.com>
At 06:01 PM 1/1/03 -0600, you wrote:
>On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Joe wrote:
>> At 10:51 PM 12/31/02 -0600, you wrote:
>> >On Tue, 31 Dec 2002, Joe wrote:
>> > > Does anyone know of another display that can be substituted for the
>> > > TIL 306/307? Here is a data sheet for the 306/307 in case you have a
>> > > question about it, <www.alltronics.com/download/TIL306.pdf>.
>> > I don't know of an exact replacement offhand, but I thought these were
>> > still in production?
>> Are they? I think mine are about 25 years old. FWIW I went looking for
>> some at a large local surplus store and found one that I think is
>> prototype. It's built out of clear material instead of red and is marked
>> TIXL306 and is date coded 7204 (almost 31 years old!). I went through
>> several boxs and THOUSANDs of displays and only found one standard 306
>> and the one prototype.
>> > How many of these displays are you looking for? I believe I still have
>> > a few in my parts bin...
>> In addition to the one that I found in the store I need three of them.
>> Mine were in sockets and the dissimilar metal corrosion has eaten off at
>> least one leg off of each of mine.
>Oops, I have TIL311s, not the 306. I was thinking that the 311s were still
>in production. I guess the 311 with a built-in BCD controller must still
>be useful in current products.
The 306/307s also have built in BCD decoders. I've been trying to find a
data sheet on the 311 so that I can see what the difference is between it
and the 306/307.
It was a very popular song around 1981. Tommy Tutone's biggest hit, 867-5309
(Jenny). She was the young lady whose number was written ..."on the wall,
For a good time, call..."
> There was an 867-5309, which matches the name of a song that was popular
> some years ago.
> reported occasional calls from strangers asking for Jenny (who, I guess,
> a character in the song).
> Jeffrey Sharp
I've never seen a computer made by them either. Only thing I know is a bad
Doctor 1: "Can I borrow your Dictaphone?"
Doctor 2: "No, just dial with your finger like everyone else"
> Speaking of cleaning out the closets. I was helping clean out some
stuff from the estate of a deceased writer of computer and electronics books
and found a work book for a CPM course that Dictaphone taught. I didn't know
that Dictaphone even made CPM computers. This is a thin book and it's pretty
elementary but it might be of interst to someone that has a Dictaphone
machine or is a CPM collector.
Hi, anyone have info on an early 1980s gadget called
the Toshiba Memo Note? It was called the LC-1018MN in
Japan. The only data I've found so far is from the
site www.calculators.de, and I found some obscure info
about its use as a crypto platform. But I want more!
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I've been looking at a pile of disk that I'd
collected over a period of years. Most are the
typical 10 hard sectored disk, formatted in the
same way as HDOS uses. In the pile, I found a
few that are marked "format 96". These have the
10 plus index holes but they don't seem to be
the normal format. When I attempt to read them,
I can only read the first sector. All of the rest
don't seem to read. Does anyone know what this
was all about?
This would explain why I can't read other tracks but
doesn't explain why I can only read the first sector of
track 0. When I get a chance, I'll put a scope to the
signals to see if it also has some changes in sector length
or something. The 96 does match to the 80 track drives
as 96 tpi. This does make sense.
I don't really know if it actually read the first sector
completely correct though. It may have read the data and
then failed the checksum, if the sector data was twice as
long, it would still read the first 256 bytes correctly.
Putting one scope channel on the sync output and the other
on the data should make it clearer what they are. Having
double length sectors would make sense with twice the
tracks. This would require less modifications to HDOS
in things like directories.
>From: Joe <rigdonj(a)cfl.rr.com>
>Just as a guess I'd say that they're 96 TPI 80 track disks instead of 40 track
disks. I don't know but I'm guessing that the HK normally used 40 track disks
but that those disks came from someone had a mod to use 80 track disks. That was
pretty common on a lot of the early computers. I did that to my Sanyo and I had
a Kaypro that had the Advent Turbo ROM and 80 track drives installed.
>At 04:51 PM 4/29/03 -0700, you wrote:
>> I've been looking at a pile of disk that I'd
>>collected over a period of years. Most are the
>>typical 10 hard sectored disk, formatted in the
>>same way as HDOS uses. In the pile, I found a
>>few that are marked "format 96". These have the
>>10 plus index holes but they don't seem to be
>>the normal format. When I attempt to read them,
>>I can only read the first sector. All of the rest
>>don't seem to read. Does anyone know what this
>>was all about?