It's been quite a hiatus, but I'm finally back with more!
Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer
Advantech I.Q. Unlimited Computer
Heath ZKB-2 keyboard
EMP MM-102 Manual Mini Modem
Lexicon LEX-12 Direct/Acoustically Coupled Modem
Univsersal Data Systems 103 LP Modem (boxed)
Univsersal Data Systems 103 LP Modem
Morrow Designs Micro Decision
HP 9111A Graphics Tablet
SyQuest SQ3270S Cartirdge Disk Drive
IBM Type 3363 Optical WORM Drive
Macintosh SE FDHD
Macintosh PowerBook Duo 2300c
Apple M1242 Adjustable Keyboard
Pertec Computer Corp. Univac Keypunch Keyboard
HP Thermal Printer Paper pack
HP 110 Portable w/9114A, 2225B and original HP carry case
Anderson Jacobsen AJ 1233 Acoustically Coupled Modem
Ven-Tel MD212 Plus Modem
Mass Micro Systems Dual 45MB SCSI Removable Hard Drive
Novation Cat acoustically coupled modem
DEC DF02 Modem
IBM 5140 PC Convertible
Iomega The Bernoulli Box II PC2/50 Adapter Kit
Zenith SuperSport Lap Top Computer
Zenith SuperSport 286 Portable Computer
Compaq Armada 1500 series laptop prototype
Compaq LTE 5000 series laptop prototype
The New Arrivals Niche is your guide to the goodies:
Please contact me directly by e-mail if you want to inquire about something:
sellam.ismail at gmail.com
I apologize for my absence, I got tied up with life issues. To those who
are waiting on me to send them something, I did not forget about you and
will be sending you an update via e-mail. If I owe you something and you
have not heard from me then by all means please contact me ASAP so I may
Just in case anyone isn't aware, and who gets duplicate characters input because they have some un-steadiness, and are using a Windows/10 PC (I think 7 as well) there are some options in
in the "Ease of Access" settings "Filter Keys" settings => "bounce keys" that may help with your typing. These set a configurable delay that will ignore repeated keypresses for a very short period of time.
The default is 0.5 of second but its configurable. You need to enable "Filter Keys" to see the "Bounce Keys" option. There is also a "slow keys" option.
I hope this helps, and I am sorry if you knew this already and it doesn't ....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of ED SHARPE via
> Sent: 26 November 2018 18:30
> To: lproven at gmail.com; cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: George Keremedjiev
> i use email i use and suggest you use a delete key. no loss no gain...
> In a message dated 11/26/2018 11:16:07 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
> lproven at gmail.com writes:
> On Mon, 26 Nov 2018 at 17:54, ED SHARPE < couryhouse at aol.com> wrote:
> > pay attention it us,probaby my hand which adds,Xtra spaces as stated
> > before, please feel free to use the delete key
> Are you saying that you have motor control problems, such as Parkinson's
> Disease or something? If so, I am really sorry -- but you have never said that
> before, to my recollection.
> But you have never commented to anyone who has asked why you don't
> switch to a proper local email client, which would fix the quoting and so on.
> Do you not have access to your own computer, or something? If so I am sure
> someone could give you a machine, if that would help...
> Liam Proven - Profile: https://about.me/liamproven
> Email: lproven at cix.co.uk - Google Mail/Hangouts/Plus: lproven at gmail.com
> Twitter/Facebook/Flickr: lproven - Skype/LinkedIn: liamproven
> UK: +44 7939-087884 - ?R (+ WhatsApp/Telegram/Signal): +420 702 829 053
i use email i? use and suggest? ?you? ?use a delete key.? no? loss no? gain...
In a message dated 11/26/2018 11:16:07 AM US Mountain Standard Time, lproven at gmail.com writes:
On Mon, 26 Nov 2018 at 17:54, ED SHARPE <
couryhouse at aol.com> wrote:
> pay attention it us,probaby my hand which adds,Xtra spaces as stated before,
> please feel free to use the delete key
Are you saying that you have motor control problems, such as
Parkinson's Disease or something? If so, I am really sorry -- but you
have never said that before, to my recollection.
But you have never commented to anyone who has asked why you don't
switch to a proper local email client, which would fix the quoting and
so on. Do you not have access to your own computer, or something? If
so I am sure someone could give you a machine, if that would help...
Liam Proven - Profile: https://about.me/liamproven
Email: lproven at cix.co.uk - Google Mail/Hangouts/Plus: lproven at gmail.com
Twitter/Facebook/Flickr: lproven - Skype/LinkedIn: liamproven
UK: +44 7939-087884 - ?R (+ WhatsApp/Telegram/Signal): +420 702 829 053
I have a VAXStation 4000/VLC which I would like to try to use as a
workstation. I have a keyboard and mouse, but can't find any connector for
the video port in the UK, and the only thing I can find in the USA is this:-
which comes in at around $100 by the time I and import charges, VAT etc and
its rather more than I wanted to pay.
G4UGM & EA7KAE
<p.s. Another keyboard would be useful, the one I have is from a VT
terminal. Would also like a TK70 to fill the hole in the VAX/4000 300.>
> From: Camiel Vanderhoeven
> I have a fully working Ardent Titan with some interesting software on
> it - the bundled version of MATLAB, and BIOGRAF, a molecular modeling
Neat! Excellent! Do you have the source for any/all of the software on it?
this is what I found:
These ROMS can
be read on an EPROM programmer as an MC68766 part,
as long as the programer strobes CS or OE when reading
each consecutive address. Most will do that.
They can be directly replaced with pin-compatible EPROM
MC68766 or MCM68766C35 but these are obsolete though
easily available as surplus parts for about 10 dollars
each. The SCM90448C might also be a direct replacement.
Modern EPROM 27HC641 aka M27HC641 can be used and is pin
compatible, as long as you cook the data before burning,
because A10 and A12 (if I remember correctly) are swapped.
Hope this helps.
While sorting through my pile of 3270 terminals I came across a little
plastic box with 2 x 9-pin rs232, 1x25pin printer port and one VGA port. On
taking the lid off it seems it's a terminal for NYCE made by TCL but I can
find no info on the net.
I put a few pics of it here:-
I can't seem to get into ant set-up menus, and I am sure it used to show
these, Does any one have any documents on these?
Searching on google is hampered by the fact there is a TCL language.
G4UGM & EA7KAE
I recently picked up a Rainbow 100. The PVA between the safety glass and the CRT on VR201 that came with it has broken down and failed badly.
I have seen videos and read about removing the safety glass, cleaning out the PVA, and reattaching and resealing the safety glass.
All that I have seen basically sticks the safety glass on at its edges and leaves a void where the PVA had been. It seems to me that the PVA was providing some implosion protection. Would it work to replace the PVA and attach the safety glass to the tube with an optically clear adhesive sheet? I have seen that this exists, but have never used it before.
Also, I have never worked on a CRT before. I am trying to find a local person who can observe me and stop me from doing something stupid. If I can?t find someone, what am I more likely to do wrong? How can I be sure I discharged it before touching it?
Finally, a VR201 specific question. I booted the Rainbow over the weekend and, looking through broken-down PVA, I could see the Rainbow has booted and I could enter DOS commands. I could also see white retrace lines. What is the likely cause of that on a 35-year-old CRT?
I had a Sparcstation 4/330 with optical mouse, without the pad. Of
course I wanted one, and eventually found one, but in the interim, I
did what an old hack suggested and printed myself a grid on paper.
Works peachy. The spacing of the grid will determine the tracking
speed of the mouse. Graph paper works if you get a fine grid. Try
Just to get you on the road til' your pad gets to you. My old hack
told me they had a problem with the pads disappearing and had a file on
their network for folks to just print themselves one for the day.