I dug my GIGI out of the pile this weekend, during a visit to my stuff
in Kansas City. I notice it is running out 4 bnc's and recall that the
Dec monitor I had at one time had that sort of feed. Is it as easy as 4
of 5 wires (sync on green maybe) to get it going?
I also have an aging cranky 24" Viewsonic which has BNC inputs, but when
it goes poof, I'd love to have this as someething I can still run with
an LED display.
I know there is a GIGI discussion in the archive somewhere and will look
for it to see if it had a monitor discussion associated with it.
I was sent this link with a film of an early 3D computer rendered
animation by Ed Catmull and Fred Parke:
I'd love to know more technical details and also if it really is the
first 3D film. Henri Gouraud published his techniques in 1971, this must
be a very early application at least.
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 7:11 PM, Robert Borsuk <rborsuk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I need to get rid of this drive. ?I don't have the TI990 computer for it anymore.
>> If I don't get any offers in the next couple of days I'm going to scrap it out (that said - this is not free).
>> It's a TI CD 1400 branded drive. ?Magnetic Peripherals 944B drive.
>> The unit weighs 175 pounds so it puts out of the standard shipping range.
>> Please send any offers off list. ?Drive is located in Port Huron, Michigan.
Too bad you don't live further northeast. That drive would go nicely
on either the 990/10 or the 990/12 at the RICM.
Are there any P112 users who have updated their P112 boot roms to version
5.1? I just got a batch of 5.1 roms from Terry Gulczynski and I find that
they won't boot CP/M 2.2 as downloaded from p112.sourceforge.net. I have
only a very crude understanding of what's going on under the hood, so I'd
appreciate some help in figuring out what's wrong.
dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
I went to fire up my DEC Personal Workstation 500au the other day and it
doesn't boot up any more :(
I don't get anything out of video or the serial console and the
diagnostic lights all go out (00) rather than displaying an error or
booting message. The battery in it was dead and I replaced it but to no
Anybody come across this before and know how to fix it?
I'm in the process of getting a mongrel Sun 3/400 machine running as a host for my Symbolics UX400. The UX400 support software requires SunOS 4.1 which I used to have on CD, but I now appear to have misplaced. (I have a copy of 4.1.4, but it only supports Sun4 machines
Anyone have a copy they could make an image of? (and yes, I've confirmed that this machine will boot from CD.)
I would like to find out the original prices of some of the DEC equipment I
have when it first came out, preferably the UK prices. I only have a couple
of catalogues but they don't cover all the things I am interested in. If
anyone has catalogues and could scan the pages with prices and options etc
that would be great. The equipment I am interested in are:
MicroVAX 3100 (Models 30, 40, 80, 95)
VAXstation 4000 VLC
VAXstation 4000 Model 60
DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP
DEC Professional 350
I have a small Hewlett Packard / Moseley plotter here, probably from
the mid/late 1960s? available. I was going to scrap it, but maybe an
HP fan might want this, as it comes from a not well known division of
the company. It looks like it can do 11 by 17, and seems to have
digital and analog inputs. Untested, a bit dusty and grungy.
I figure there is about 15 bucks of scrap in it, so if anyone wants it
for 10 bucks, please speak up now. Of course, feel free to offer more.
Off list, please.
Maybe 30 pounds, from 10512.
On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 20:36:58 +0100 (BST), ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony
> I havre no idea waht the official restrictuions are, but I've carried the
> following on British trains (on serparate occasions) :
> An IBM PC/AT (got the comment from a fellow traveller 'That's some
> laptop' ;-))
> A DEC RS02 + 2 large bags of UNibus boards and printsets
> A complete GT40
> An AR88 (RCA communcations receiver)
You *carried* an AR88 on a train??? They weigh, what, 45 kgs? You must
work out a lot...
I used to have a BC-312M. I really regret having got rid of it. That was
a nice piece of equipment.Not quite as heavy as the AR88 but quite heavy
enough to break your foot if you dropped it on one of them. The foot
would be severely damaged but not the BC-312M...