Not through any sense of nationality and being a collector of
an American brand anyway. The other day I was pondering life, the
universe and other trivia (programmers do a lot of pondering). When it
crossed the empty acres of my mind that there was very little discussion
of UK designed and manufactured computers. If we exclude ICL -> Fujitsu
and other main frames for now I can only think of a few:
RAIR Black box (I knew them very well as they were a
customer of mine whilst I was at DEC)
Newbrain (When I said "What I need is a
NewBrain" everybody agreed )
Digico (I worked on those) Had a hand
operated paper tape reader. You pulled the tape through the reader.
Does anybody have examples of these and any I may have missed?
in order to get another impression of what it means to build a machine room, have a look
at Bernd Ulmann's website: www.vaxman.de
In the menum, click on museum, then on machine room (it's a link within the text).
He writes alot about all the problems he got confrontated with while building and renovating
his machine room. It's very interesting!
> OK, I know some of you have done this -- Henk with his brick PDP machine
> room in the Netherlands, at least!
> Looking more closely into the power and other environmental
> requirements for my Onyx2 and other rack SGI systems, it seems prudent
> that I shouldn't attempt having these systems up and running without
> the appropriate environment.
> Fortunately the electrical isn't too bad -- 220 VAC, single phase.
> Its more the cooling and ducting part that has me wondering. At the
> moment, I'm not concerned with creating a building. I'm wondering
> more about what would it take to build a "machine room" inside an
> existing structure. Naturally, we're talking about building this on a
> "collector" budget and not what you would do if money were no object.
> Assume you have something like a warehouse with a concrete floor but
> no warehouse-wide cooling situation. Is it feasible to build a small
> climate controlled room inside this larger structure? Where do you
> get the necessary A/C equipment for such a thing?
> "The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline" -- DirectX 9 draft available for download
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as most of us know, the IBM PC and PC/AT (I think)
have extra rom sockets. If you want to obtain a dump
of an eprom, could you simply plug them into these
spare sockets and use Debug or whatever to capture an
image? Seems straitforward enough, but I figured it
wouldn't hurt to ask...
Luggage? GPS? Comic books?
Check out fitting gifts for grads at Yahoo! Search
> From: chrism3667 at yahoo.com> > AND NO PAYMENTS NECESSARY UNTIL 2008! WOOHOO!> > http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-CANON-CAT-WORK-PROCESSOR-Jef-Raskin_W0QQitemZ11…> > I might be selling mine soon. Need a house. Tired of> sleeping in the car LOL LOL LOL.>
You might want to hold off for a while. I suspect that the market is
reaching saturation. There just aren't that many that are expecting
to pay $600+ for a Cat.
For those that are interested in hacking the Cat or writing another
printer driver as I've done, look at the Cat info on the DigiBarn
web page. I've been doing other hacking since then for anyone
that is interested. I've found the video RAM and I'm thinking of creating
some graphics functions. Right now I just have a simple XOR to
each bit but I realize that a line drawing routine would be good as
If someone on this group wants to talk offline about the Cat,
let me know. It is a remarkable computer.
See what you?re getting into?before you go there
On an old Spenser Tracy, Kate Hepburn movie called "Desk Set" playing
on the Family Movie Channel. 1957
Looked like an IBM 700 series computer. Unfortunitely it was only
shown during the opening credits.
Story is about installing an IBM computer in a TV Studio. Mostly a
situational comedy. I am not sure I will stick around toii see if it
show up later.
HP9000 K class box with 2 jamaica arrays and 2 autoraids
all of which is mounted in 2 beautiful, 1.6 meter HP cabinets. All cabling
is included. Disclosure: One Autoraid has a bad controller. Several of
the drives were upgraded in one Autoraid to 36 gig drives. Besides the
one bad controller in one autoraid, all the rest is working.
Contact me offlist if interested. Gear is located in St. Louis, MO. I will
not store this for you ;) Nostalgic interest - this is gear that I sold new
to this customer as an HP9000 dealer "back in the day".
> From: "Patrick Adams" <padamsdesign at mweb.co.za>
> Subject: HP DraftMaster I
> Me have a big problem connecting a plotter to a computer, no1 is
> able to help me.
> Hopefully you can.
> I have a draftmaster 7595A
> deeply appreciated if you would offer your help.
What type of computer are you trying to connect to? Mac, PC, a
classic micro, mini or mainframe? Which port are you using, serial or
parallel? Are you using a network adaptor box to Ethernet? I think my
DraftMaster MX has Etherbet built in, but as far as I remember, when
we had a prototype of the previous model, it used an external adaptor
box. I've connected plotters to Apple ][+, Apple ///, Lisa 1, Lisa 2
and every type of Mac, and if you need a plotter driver for a Mac my
company can still supply one. Its not the connection that's
difficult, often its that your application does not output the data
in a format the plotter understands. Modern machines usually assume
the data is going to written into a pixel map (either within the
printer as with PostScript, or within the host computer) so that
later geometries can partially obscure earlier ones. It is even
possible to print from programs like PhotoShop, but it really works
the plotter hard, and while runs of a colour are fine, and single
dots come out with fibre pens, ball pens rely on movement to get the
ink flowing, so can't do dots. Draughting(drafting if you're over the
pond) pens are another game entirely.
I am replying to the digest, so its possible someone's already
You can tell how often I fire up the 3CT, because this is probably
It looks like UCLA AIX archive is being taken offline. Don't know about
existing mirrors at this time, but if you want it now's the time to get
it (before September 4).