Are list messages being actively archived and put online anywhere these
days? I have a shade over 68,000 messages in my classiccmp folder, going
back to 2008, and Thunderbird is about ready to explode.
I need to have a clear-out; can I delete them because they're available
somewhere, or am I better off keeping a snapshot of what I have? I'm sure
other people have offline copies too, but I'm more interested in them being
immediately accessible should I want to refer back to something I know I've
seen in the past. If I remember right, the archives on classiccmp.org
itself have always been a bit patchy.
(Thunderbird question: If it is sane for me to keep them, do I just need
the 'classiccmp' file at ~300MB, or do I also need the 'classiccmp.msf'
file at ~36MB? I'm not sure if the latter's perhaps just an index which
will get regenerated in its absence anyway?)
My insatiable terminal collecting habit has cost me another couple
square feet of space. By way of a well-spotted Craigslist ad, I have
acquired an IBM 3278-5 terminal:
I'll need a terminal controller, so it'll be a long time before this
term sees a mainframe session again. But it does power up and I'd
like to at least test the local mode, so I'll need a keyboard, too.
A few have appeared on eBay recently and sold for much more than I
expected. Apparently there are a lot of 'boardless terminals out
there. Aside from waiting patiently for one to come along cheap, what
are my options here? The keyboard connector is a 25 pin and I believe
it uses a serial protocol. Are there other IBM keyboards that may
work? Any that can be adapted? For terminals, I have a 3178 keyboard
(p/n 6052141) with the 15-pin connector.
I know there is a 3278 -> PS/2 adapter project out there but it was
intended to go the other direction, to use the 3278 keyboard on a PC.
Perhaps it can be adapted to go my way?
PDP guys and girls,
There's a nice looking PDP 11/34 with tape drives, disk drive for any one
close to Menlo, CA on a certain auction site for $300, bet it won't last
long. I'd be telling about my new 11/34 if I in driving range.
I've got an HP 85a that didn't fare well in it's recent travels to me. The
flyback transformer broke away from the video board breaking 4 of the 6/7
leads (this was apparently an early flyback, it had a U shaped threaded rod
secured with nuts & washers on the backside of the video board that broke
at the outside bend). The unit did boot and run before it's trip so its
worth repairing. I've not been able to source the transformer (or the
video board) at anything below just buying a complete machine again.
Anyone got a lead on one or know of a transformer that could be substituted?
Just picked up a HP 9836 sans monitor. After doing a little research on
monitors for these, I've discovered that it ain't quite plug and play.
I've scrounged through the HP Museum site (and google, google, google....)
trying to determine pin outs, sync, anything to determine what might be
substituted. Has anyone been there done that, have a hint what might be a
direction which direction to begin in?
On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, <cctalk-request at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Message: 21
> Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:22:15 -0400
> From: David Riley <fraveydank at gmail.com>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Subject: Re: Available: VAX 4300 and 4400 in Minneapolis - pick-up
> Message-ID: <118C1042-EE80-42BE-AFB4-7F8FBF100285 at gmail.com>
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> On Aug 1, 2014, at 11:53 AM, Sean Caron <scaron at umich.edu> wrote:
> > Good lord that is a gold mine. I don't think he actually intends to sell
> > for $1 but still... Why doesn't this ever happen in MI?? LOL.
> I dunno, is it worth a 9h drive? Might be. :-)
> - Dave
> If I could afford the gas to drive there from Seattle, I'd be there.
Let's see, 3,400 miles round trip, 10mpg, $4/gal?. <sigh> I have a 4300
and it's a sweet machine. Please, someone make sure these don't go to
scrap! -- Ian
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS
The Information School
University of Washington
Madness takes its toll - please have exact change.