I received a tip about a Flexowriter Selectadata system available
for rescue in southeast Wisconsin.
The unit is a Flexowriter model 2201 with the model 2314 Selectadata
and the metal table. From what I've googled, these are 12 cps, 7-bit
devices. I'll receive pictures later today. It sounds like it's intact,
with full docs, under dust covers, perhaps much like this one:
I plan to give the owner an honest estimation of its rarity and value,
and let them decide if they'd like me to have it. I'm somewhat tempted
to keep it, but the angel on the other shoulder tells me to stop
collecting more stuff.
Anyone care to give some advice?
Hi! More XT-IDE V2 PCBs have arrived. They will cost the same as before
($12 each). However due to unforeseen extreme price increases in shipping
by USPS I am forced to change shipping costs.
Shipping in the US will be $3 for a single PCB and $2 for each additional
PCB. Shipping internationally will be $10 for a single PCB and $3 for each
additional PCB. This is for the bare basics USPS first class postage with
no tracking or insurance. The builder assumes all risk of delivery as per
I apologize for the large price increase on shipping but this is out of my
hands. The USPS is in dire financial trouble and is raising prices on
shipping. It affects us all and is most unfortunate. These boards are
provided "at cost" so there is no margin to absorb any shipping price
increases. I have to pass them along.
If you would like one or more XT-IDE V2 PCBs please send a PayPal to
LYNCHAJ at YAHOO.COMhttp://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showwiki.php?title=XTIDE+Rev2
There are about 28 XT-IDE V2 PCBs left. At least 10 are committed at the
Thanks and have a nice day!
Hi folks. This is very much off-topic, but I know several people here use
this sort of stuff either at home or at work.
I've picked up one of the Prologix GPIB-ETHERNET bridge boxes, and I've
been writing an instrument control library in the R language to control
GPIB-interfaced instruments via the Prologix unit. I've been writing
instrument drivers like a madman; these are the ones I have working so far:
HP 3325A synthesized function generator
HP 3458A 8.5-digit multimeter
HP 54111D digitizing oscilloscope
HP 70900A spectrum analyzer
HP 8505A RF network analyzer
HP E1406A and E1301A VXI command modules
E1411B VXI digital multimeter
E1416A VXI RF power meter
E1445A VXI arbitrary waveform/function generator
Racal 3271 VXI RF signal generator
This is amazingly powerful stuff when combined with the mathematical,
statistical, and graphical plotting capabilities of R. I've started a
mailing list for discussions amongst people using the Prologix units (not
restricted to my work with R), and our efforts to get them running with
different instruments. If you're interested in that stuff and want to be put
on that list, drop me a note privately and I'll add you.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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> Subject: Re: Flexowriter rescue
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> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 4:02 PM, John Foust <jfoust at threedee.com> wrote:
>> At 10:48 AM 3/28/2013, myself wrote:
>>> I received a tip about a Flexowriter Selectadata system available
>>> for rescue in southeast Wisconsin.
>> Well, so much for model numbers over the phone! I received two
>> pictures of the units:
>> Considerably newer than that Bitsavers flyer; more Mad Men than
>> The Man In the Grey Flannel Suit. She says she has docs and a roll
>> of pink paper tape.
Yes, that appears to be the same as the one I had almost 40 years ago.
I've a HP 82321C Viper board (ISA) with manuals and software which I want to
This one I had for spare but I only need one for spare..
It will ship worldwide and weight will be about 2 kg.
Item is located in NL.
At 04:01 PM 3/29/2013, you wrote:
>It depends what you're trying to monitor or
>graph. We use nagios for system checks and to
>page out if services are beyond a threshold or
>if a service fails but that's mostly system and simple app checks.
People talk about a program called "What's Up" or
"What's Up Gold" but it seemed a little basic way back when I looked at it.
We use Nagios extensively, but we've gone a
little beyond basic checks. We wrote some
plug-ins and adapted others. One of the simpler
ones is to do an http GET of a page and verify
that 1. the page can be retrieved and 2. it
contains the words "<processname> is alive."
We also issue SIP commands and make sure our
Asterisk servers are alive, and send TNS PINGs,
which indicate that an Oracle database server at
least has basic connectivity to the Oracle process.
I found the configuration process a bit
cumbersome, so I store the hosts file in a CSV,
edit it with Excel and a simple macro, and run a
script to install it. The script even restarts
the Nagios process for me, after checking my new
hosts and services files for proper syntax.
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>Subject: RE: Anybody ever heard of this application/company?
>What open source tools that run on php and mysql would do the same things?
>I haven't but what were you wanting to accomplish? These are often
>companies using opensource tools and reworking the front end to make it look
>like their own ware.
>Subject: Anybody ever heard of this application/company?
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Well I got the PSU repaired in the MV/2500 I'm trying to resurrect; now
I'm on to disk problems.
On start-up I get
Model # 8932; System Processing Unit (SPU)
AB, FAILED; ERROR 6:252:74
I know that Break (CMD-ESC) will take me into some sort of primitive
boot environment but I have no documentation (or knowledge) of available
* Try to get the MV/2500 system media on 130MB CTD format
* Try to get low-level documentation on the MV/2500
* Find out how to attach a PHU to the MV/2500 (no, it's not obvious!)
* Find out for certain if I can put non-DG SCSI disks in the MV/2500.
The two disks in there appear to have DG-originated BIOSes...
Can anyone help or answer any of the above?
Thanks in advance,