After stating that I expected TSX Plus to be available generally to the
collector community this week, I have had a number of folks request
access to TSX plus via private FTP.
Please be a bit patient and wait for me to post it to a new website I'm
in the process of creating. I now have full agreement from S&H to
generally release TSX Plus, COBOL, etc., to the collector community via
a simple download.
BTW: I have converted all of the original documentation, which was in HP
print file format to PDFs for easier and more general use.
Over time I will likely be able to release some of the utilities, etc.
that S&H used internally with TSX plus. Some time ago S&H gave me all
of their RL02 packs and a SMD drive with everything they had related to
the PDP-11 version of TSX. (They have a current version of TSX for X86
systems which is NOT free and is NOT part of this release).
Over time, there may be a project to scan the source listings and
recreate TSX Plus source code. (The source listings are available on
bitsavers.org (pdf/dec/pdp11/tsxPlus/listings/). Unfortunately, we are
missing the MACRO definitions in the source listings. Some of us are
working on that issue. (Note: All of the original PDP-11 source code was
accidentally lost by S&H).
I will also make available any software that other folks submit to me
related to TSX on my website.
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"
Does anyone happen to have documentation, schematics, or software for the
Quay 900? It's a system based on the Quay 90F/MPS single-board Z80
computer and two MPI double-sided 8-inch floppy drives.
The drives are MPI part no. 77618022, apparently a 9406 variant but not
listed in the drive manual on Bitsavers. I suspect the pinout is close to
the SA800/850 pinout (industry standard), but I was surprised to find that
none of the variants in the 9406 manual have a pinout similar to that.
> On Dec 17, 2014, at 7:35 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
> > I should have one, somewhere.. Bear or Earl probably have one as well.
> Apparently I don't have an XY472, or at least one doesn't show in
> inventory. I was totally ready to jump in and save the day, too!
I'll try to check tonight when I get home... spreadsheet says I have 8
Xylogics SMD controllers... have to see if any is an XY472.
Earl the Squirrel
Here's something you do not see every day.
There are four people interested in bringing a variant of PDP-8 to VCF
East next spring (April 17-19).
On the PDP-8 front, so far only David Gesswein is registered; others
will be soon.
It would be very cool if there were LOTS of PDP-8 computers at the show,
in honor of the original Straight-8's 50th anniversary. (We invited
Gordon Bell, who said he's unable to attend that weekend. Darn.)
So: if you've got a PDP-8 of any flavor, and you've always dreamed of
showing it off and/or attending a VCF, now's your chance. Paging all the
California and Boston people!!!! :)
Overall exhibits so far are here:
http://www.vintage.org/2015/east/exhibit.php -- we're expecting 30 or so
There will also be a dozen or more technical classes on Friday, April
17. So far only one is posted, but we've got most of the others almost
determined, and those will be posted soon.
Keynoters for the weekend are Ted Nelson (Saturday) and Bob Frankston
For any of you who are on more than one of these lists, I apologize
in advance for your getting multiple copies of this.
Now that I'm moved into the new place and the man cave (my basement)
is converging on a usable state and in recognition of the upcoming 50th
anniversary of the introduction of the PDP-8, I'm about to embark on a
project to restore a PDP-8/M I got a while back. Unfortunately, this one
is somewhat incomplete.. So I'm looking to start collecting some of the
bits I'll need before it's all said and done. The items I need are in descending
order of priority:
KK8E M8320 Bus load module
KL8E M8650 Async module
H851 Inter-module jumper blocks for the CPU boards
Storage device and controller
Power switch key
One front panel switch paddle
If you have any of those that you're looking to unload (especially
the M8320 or the M8650), let me know.
Obviously, I can live without the switch paddle and I should be able to
get a new key cut, but if anyone has extras lying around, I promise to
give them a good home. The truth is I don't expect to come up with
memory or storage devices for what I can justify spending. However,
it turns out I do have an Omnibus prototype board. So I'm planning
to use that to build a device to emulate a set of RK05s using an SD
card for storage, and if need be, I can put memory on there too.
Thanks in advance,
At 08:56 AM 8/11/2014, Jason Scott wrote:
>I'll work on finding and getting them on archive.org!
>On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 4:59 AM, Jacob Dahl Pind <rachael at telefisk.org>
>> Does anyone by change have either of the following walnut creek cdrom,
>> AB20 Amiga CD-ROM
>> Aminet CD-ROM disc, 6/93 , ( note this is not part of the aminet cds from
>> Urban D. Mueller)
I bet I have them both; the trick would be finding them.
They seem to have broken it sufficiently now that nothing is returned after the end of October.
Is there anyone indexing Usenet that has a clue? It seems like all that is left is for-pay
services for searching alt.binaries.