It's taken me far too long to get these things prepped and posted, so
why not a holiday release? Some historical reading for your post-meal
time on the sofa:
The tl;dr version: I was given some message board dumps from one of
the original hack/phreak scene BBSes, covering a portion of its short
run in 1980-1. That led to obtaining some more, which I've cleaned up
and compiled into a PDF. I feel they're an invaluable insight into
the "state of things" back then, not to mention just a fun read. Some
familiar names in this lot...perhaps even some we know...?
Happy $holiday(*) and enjoy...
> From: Jason T
> I was given some message board dumps from one of the original
> hack/phreak scene BBSes ... That led to obtaining some more, which I've
> cleaned up and compiled into a PDF.
Thank you for saving, and making available, this valuable historical data.
These machines are still available in Newmarket UK, I'd like to save them
even if it means me hiring my own truck next week. Paging Jim Austin, got
room for them in York?
Owner of Binary Dinosaurs, the UK's biggest home computer collection?
Happy Holiday (Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukka, Yule, Newtonsday...) to all my fellow listmembers.
Hope you can enjoy a few holidays and have some (perhaps also classic computer related) fun.
My best wishes also for the upcoming year 2015.
Sellam ibn Abraham VintageTech
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintagetech.com
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I was recently playing around with my old ML 182.
Due to it's oki rom, it has some what limited use, as even windows 3.1
doesn't support it.
There is an IBM rom for the printer mentioned as a kit (310-324-01),
that will turn it into an IBM graphics printer.
Does any one have, or know where to find this rom image?
Thanks, and merry christmas everyone.
I just got my copy of the Core memory book. Very nice work.
I noticed there is what I think may be a mis-identified system in the
front. It shows an Apollo system of some sort, but identifies it as an
Apollo Guidance computer. I went back and forth a few times and
convinced myself it was wrong.
It is a very nice book. I've got a few of the systems photographed,
which is nice as well.
Classic Computer Fans,
My IBM 9406-270 came with an internal MLR1 tape drive. I recently acquired
a tape to test it with. I was able to initialize the tape and save/restore
a small test library without errors. I ran a read/write reliability test
and that failed. It said it was a 95% chance that it's a hardware problem
and a 5% chance it's a media problem. The drive is asking to be cleaned.
I'm hoping that it's a media problem or that the drive just needs to be
cleaned. Does anyone have an MLR/SLR cleaning cartridge and/or any MLR1
media to spare?
What's the definition of a legacy system? One that works!
Errare humanum est, ignoscere caninum.