Hi all --
Anyone have any experience getting Data I/O's Promlink software (I have
2.6, 3.4, and 6.1) to talk to a System 19 programmer? I've read through
the documentation on Bitsavers but it doesn't mention Promlink at all
(it's possible that it predates the software completely). Promlink says
it supports the System 19, and I've configured everything (baud rate,
etc) on both ends but I don't know the magic incantation to use on the
19's panel to make it talk.
I dont know what an Ace is. What I thought I posted was a link to a PC 8000 in a wood cubby.
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 3:30 PM PDT Garrett Meiers wrote:
>I've always wanted a Franklin ACE. I love the wooden case. I
>recently acquired a Northstar Horizon S-100 system which has a wood cover.
> Although, it's in really rough shape.
>There is a guy across the street that does wood-working. I am thinking
>about removing the innards, taking it over, and having him make a nice look
>replacement cover for it. (Hanging on to the original, of course).
>On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Chris Tofu <rampaginggreenhulk at yahoo.com>wrote:
>> that's what it made me think of. Sorry, cluttering up the list again.
I have to juryrig a video cable for an Amiga 600. 23 pin male on the back. What I happen to have in my stash is a, IIRC, Amiga 1000 floppy cable, clipped at one end, mail 23 pin at the other. Where do I find a female 23 pin thingee to drop into that hood? Anyone got one? Stateside.
?Will I be successful in cutting down a 25 pin plastic receptacle and drop it in? I see db25s at digi-key.com (http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en/cable-assemblies/d-sub/1573638?k=2…) but I don't see 23 and don't recall ever seeing them otherwise.
> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:10:20 +0100 (BST)
> From: ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell)
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: new member
>> > I notice you haven't included any of the 'classic'
>> they are unofficial on my wish-list, but until a hardware emulation
>> version is made, i'll wait
> Why? they are not _that_ large (a calssic PERQ is one of the larger ones,
> it's about the size of a 2-draaer deskside cabinet). They are also not
> _that_ hard to keep going...
> Runniong the rela hardware, at least for me, is the fun part of this
> hobby :-)
I enjoy the expanding my computer knowledge,
but I do like seeing, touch classic hardware and show it off to people
> No, that is a perpetual 'discussion'; here. It only becomes useful when
> (as I did), you explain _why_ you consider a particualr machine to desrve
> that title.
> Even the defintiion of 'computer' is ont always clear (and I do not mean
> things like 'The person who operates a calculating machine' which was,
> IIRC the original definition). While soem things are clearly computers
> and others equally clearly not, there are plenty of borderlien cases...
ok another debate that is unsolvable without of a true definition :)
> Yes, there are parts? -- mostly transformers and mechancial parts --
> which can be hard to fidn for such older mahcines. But often they can be
> repaired (transofrmers and motors can be rewound) or made in a good home
> Yes, but working hardware may not stay working. You will have to fix
> things sooner or later. AS I said, there are plenty of people here to
> help you, with knowledge of just about every computer ecver made. But
> unless we're at _your_ bench, we can't do it all...
I can plug in/remove boards
but I prefer to out-source my repair work
A fellow has a Kaypro II here he wants an offer on. There are manuals
and a modem, cables, works, floppies and high expectations.
Any idea what to offer him?
I see numbers from 50 to 600 on epay, but figure this is a the low end.
He was asking 400, and is possibly the first owner. If I find out it
is an estate sell out I can probably handle it, but if it is an original
owner, I figure i should have a good idea what to offer with some backing.
any discussion appreciated.
It looks like it has has booted and run cpm from one of the screens full
> I found some strange ICs from Monsanto. They are type MQL105, in
> original Monsanto packaging.
Out of idle curiosity... look like an optocoupler? Opto-driver? Or LSI? Maybe LSI in a flatpack? Or something completely different?
I know that MQL is still seen today on some Micrel optodriver parts. May be coincidence.
> But for the more genericized meaning, I can't see any reason a similar
> device couldn't be made and filled with a different gas mixture so as
> to produce a green instead of red/orange glow. (It might require some
> circuit redesign, as I suspect it means using higher voltages....)
OK, I have started the clock. Shall we place bets on when someone digs
up real Burroughs Nixie that glows green?
In the electron tube collecting world, weird "never" types are always
popping up. Just the other day, someone discovered one instance of
this (specifically, a type 41 from Speed that is not the same as the
industry standard 41), and stumped the experts.
So, it would not surprise me if Burroughs made some Nixies, perhaps as
custom devices, low-runners, or even just lab animals, filled with a
krypton-neon mix (yes, green).