> he happened to drop that he had a A/UX tape that he could not read as his tape
> drive had "gone goo" It turns out to be A/UX 1.1 (!)
I really hope he didn't discover this by attempting to read the tape. If so,
he now has goo on the tape, and it will be extremely difficult to recover.
FWIW, I have an image of A/UX 1.0, made in the days when the only way to get
a copy was to go over to Bubb Road with a disc and have the original A/UX
group clone it for you.
I have been looking for Sipke de Wal's SC/MP emulator and of course found
the note about his death in 2004
Looking at the fragments of his website still available in the internet
archive and on Google, I see he had a lot of interesting pages and
downloads many relating to old computers and processors. There are still
many sites on the internet that link to his website that hasn't existed for
2 years now.
It seems a pity that all that work has now disappeared when the storage
requirements and bandwidth, to maintain such a site, are quite modest. I
would be happy to host a copy of his site if it could be
reconstructed. I've reconstructed his SC/MP webpage (but still don't have
a copy of his emulator).
So a number of questions:
- Did anyone here download anything from his site that they've still got
(webpages or files) ?
- Does anyone have contact with his familiy ?
- Did anyone know Sipke well enough to know whether he would approve of the
resurection of his website?
Any help appreciated.
Hello all. I am new to this list, and while I've posted comments before,
that was without formal introduction, so here goes.
I am a 16 year old high school student who works with computer daily. I
perfer to work with older systems (386s are fun!) because they are just
so damned reliable. Mainly, I do software development, but when I have
time, I uhh... can't remember.
Ahh, what the hell...
You can just call me segin.
The real problem with C++ for kernel modules is: the language just sucks.
-- Linus Torvalds
I got a BA-356 with 6 drives ad it came with a dual channel
I want to use it as a single channel tray, and according to
the user guide it needs a jumper connector.
Anybody have one left over by any chance??
A friend of mine (in the UK) has some OS/utility CD-ROMs that he has no
use for, and I don't either. AFAIK he'll give them away for the cost of
Here's a list :
> >> IRIX 5.3 for indy
> >> IRIX C++ 4.0
> >> IRIX F77 4.0.2
> >> IRIX 5.3 for R4400
> >> IRIS development 5.3
> >> IRIS exec env 4.0
> >> SunOS 4.1.1
> >> Solaris 2.3
Please contact :
alanb at chiark.greenend.org.uk
if you're interested.
I'm prototyping an LED display thingie and was trying to find a
representation of how folks used to do letters on a 7-segment display.
The two historical examples I came up with were the KIM-1 and a Byte
magazine article between about 1977 and 1981. I know there are
several modern Windows fonts out there, but as they differ somewhat, I
was hoping to be compatible with what was commonly done in the late
To that end, does anyone have some representation of the KIM's
7-segment renderings or does anyone have a pointer to that old Byte
article about displaying ASCII on 7-segment displays?
Looking for datasheets, user guides, dev tools, etc.
for the SMJ68689
and TMS9996 processors.
All the 68689's were supposedly bought up by Uncle Sam
some years ago
when they went out of production, as a critical spare
for missiles or
whatever, but some do turn up on the remarket from
time to time, and
there seems to be a (very relative) glut of them right
The 9996 seems to have been a part TI used strictly
internally and never
marketed, to my knowledge. It would appear to be
basically a 9995 with
an non-multiplexed data bus, ie. full 16 bit data
path, but I haven't
been able to confirm this yet. It's not where I can
get at it easily at
the moment, but I have an XDS emulator system
(non-working at the
moment) for the TMS320C30 DSP that uses a 9996 for the
IIRC, it's a 64-pin DIP like the 9900.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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>Subject: RE: FW: Third round of Diskette Experiments completed (results)
> From: Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com>
> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 18:23:34 -0700 (PDT)
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>On Fri, 29 Sep 2006, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> There were some really terrible 5.25" DSDD (360K) disks marketed. One type
>> was sold by Control Data (StorageMaster). If I see one of those in a
>> . . .
>> "Elephant" brand 360Ks can be problematical in the same way, as can the
>> "Precision" brand.
>Just about every brand produced some bad batches.
>The Verbatims right before "Datalife" were pretty bad. Was the trademark
>"Datalife" created just to try to reassure us that they were no longer
>going to jopardize the life of our data?
>The worst 360Ks that I encountered was Roytype (Royal Typewriter).
>Within a few minutes after writing and verifying, they would be blank
>again. Hmmmm. could also get something like that from the wrong
It all started back when with the 3M Blackwatch audotape.. Great stuff until
it was around afew years then it shed binder like mad.
It takes a bit of majik to get the oxide coating to stick to the mylar
the other factor was that of all the brands I think the base material
only came from three or five makers like 3M, BASF, Nashua, Dupont maybe
others. The key is if a maker lost the receipe that could show up
as their brand and five others or maybe only the others!