Should we be surprised at how and why classic-computing, this site in
particular, is so popular amongst the hobbyist/experimenter community
today? There is a modicum of control that?s lacking in today?s
computing, or computing-like, technology. Granted it?s ?easier? to
use/employ, nearly by all; everything, or almost, done without
consumer input but turning the infernal beast on. Or, maybe not with
the ?intelligence agents? been employed today! And even our computers
I dare say going this route. Automatic updates, etc., etc.,
happen?Making a computer or otherwise do what you want it to do,
rather than say an Apple or something akin, is fast becoming a thing
of the past. Freedom. Let?s hope it?s not pass? either!
Call me odd, but my absolute, top favorite computer is my MicroVAX in a
BA123 chassis. If the house were burning, that would be the one computer I
would try to retrieve. Sadly, last night, the daughter snapped the corner
off the louvers on the top left of the chassis. Unless some kind sole has a
replacement part, I plan on gluing the pieces back on. My question is,
cyanoacrylate or epoxy?
It's running! Telnet to 22.214.171.124 to take a look and help me test it.
You can use the standard Windows telnet program, Putty, Linux, or
whatever you have handy.
Around 10 users can be on at the same time. When you sign on (no
password required) there will be a little menu to help you waste some
time. Some things you can do are see who else is on the server, view the
machine type, ROM BIOS date and DOS version, check the TCP/IP statistics
to see how much traffic it is handling, etc.
There are some upgrades since the last time I ran this test (in Dec 2007):
- The TCP/IP stack is much better
- I'm doing 'telnet' negotiation to figure out the terminal type, turn
echoing on, etc
- Crude line editing has been added
Right now it is running on my PCjr using a Xircom PE3 10BT. I plan to
leave it up as long as it runs, or three days, whichever comes first. It
is a PCjr so if there is a momentary delay, don't panic - it's probably
just doing disk I/O.
Backspace is a little dodgy .. it really wants ASCII 8 and a lot of
terminals and emulators do ASCII 127 instead. Try variations with the
shift and control keys if it doesn't work.
OK, I've got an HP X-Y display with the older power cord connector,
where the three pins are round instead of two being blades and the
only the ground pin being round. The entire plug socket is also
rounded instead of angled.
I've tried to find a relevant picture on the interwebs, but you try
googling "power coord connector" sometime and see if you can find the
older oddball you're looking for...
Hopefully my description alone is enough to aid someone in identifying
the exact standard/specification for this kind of connector.
I'm looking for cords that fit the connector. I will try to remember
to take a picture with my phone on Wednesday when I am down at the
museum, if we can't figure it out by then.
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline" free book <http://tinyurl.com/d3d-pipeline>
The Computer Graphics Museum <http://computergraphicsmuseum.org>
The Terminals Wiki <http://terminals.classiccmp.org>
Legalize Adulthood! (my blog) <http://legalizeadulthood.wordpress.com>
Not totally out of line with Al and Bitsavers, but the total set (every issue) was up for for a few months as a lead-in to subscribe before Nature Magazine acquired it.
Lots of great computing articles, not to mention the advertizements.
Did it land somewhere?