>Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:17:27 -0500
>From: ED SHARPE <couryhouse at aol.com>
>To: jfoust at threedee.com, cctalk at classiccmp.org, cctalk at classiccmp.org
>Subject: Re: George Keremedjiev
>Message-ID: <16738228ce4-1ebf-222a at webjas-vad240.srv.aolmail.net>
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>who? knows?? ?what? mail program? are? you using that? ?does that?
>In a message dated 11/21/2018 1:25:08 PM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk at classiccmp.org writes:
>At 02:03 PM 11/21/2018, ED SHARPE via cctalk wrote:
>>I? sold? him my? extra classic 8? with the plexi covers on it... sn 200? series....? we? kept? sn #18
>Side question: What process is turning non-blanking spaces into ISO-8859-1
>circumflex-A for you?
>I see '?' all throughout your emails.
I get CCTalk in digest form and see the "?" in Ed's posts. Almost all (but strangely not all) of his posts are like that. I might occasionally see a strange extra character in someone else's post, but only rarely and then they usually are some non-English diacritical mark.
BTW, we went through this about 6 months ago. Someone pointed out the strange characters in Ed's posts. No change resulted from that, however, and I doubt this thread will cause any change.
I'm trying to use the Compaq/HP Extended Math Library? (CXML) on a DEC
Alpha under AXP Openvms 8.4 - Hobbyist License.
Fortran 8.2 and CXML were part of the Hobbyist distribution I downloaded.
CXML complains that FORRTL is not present or the version is too low, (it
is not present - $Product show product - )
What am I missing?
I've been helping the MAME guys simulate a TS-2624, which is a block mode HP emulating terminal.
I had bought this a while ago, and never dumped the firmware. Unfortunately there is a large
NiCd battery right in the middle of the board that leaked all over. I've taken some pictures
which are up under falco on bitsavers.
If anyone has one of these, you want to do battery mitigation ASAP. I'm in the middle of replacing
every socket on the board since they were all within range of the leakage corrosion.
Also, I suspect the first generation of terminals all have similar hardware with different
firmware, so if someone has any of the other models (TS-1, etc.) we could get them simulated
pretty easily once the firmware is dumped.
I have the following manuals looking for a home, free except for postage/delivery. (Based in UK).
11/44 Field Maintenance Print Set (includes memory inverter, MS11-M, TU58)
RWP04 moving head disk subsystem maintenance manual
RM05 Disk Subsystem User guide + RM05 Fault Isolation Guide + RM05 IPB + RM05 Disk Subsystem Service Manual
DEC Station 220 Installation and Operations Guide
RA80 Maintenance Guide + RA81 Disk Drive Maintenance Guide + RA60 Maintenance Guide
MDM Microvax Diagnostic Monitor User's guide + Wartips (Warrington Support) - SID Registers, Boot lists, DCL Bits 7 Bobs.
Will happily give further details if required, otherwise these go into recycling
Regards Mike Norris
I have completed a scan of the December 1972 issue of "Communications
News" and posted it to archive.org:
Lots of great info and (mostly tiny) pics in here for fans of
terminals, modems, early online networks and the growing data
communications and computer telephony industries. And a big color ad
for a Silent700 ASR!
Google Books holds a lot of the other industry journals (the "______
World" types) but as far as I can tell, there are no other issues of
this publication online.
Third attempt - hope springs eternal!
Do any of you know where I could get hold of IBM 2321 "Data Cell" media?
If you do, I would like to get hold of one.
PS Apologies if I am boring you.
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Peter Van Peborgh
62 St Mary's Rise
Somerset BA3 3PD
01761 439 234
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> Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:41:36 -0800
> From: Alan Perry <aperry at snowmoose.com>
> Subject: Removing PVA from a CRT
> 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.
When we fixed the VR14 at the RICM, we were concerned about the safety
aspects of removing the PVA and just using double-sided tape to hold the
outer glass in place. We bought a thin sheet of Lexan at Home Depot, put
the outer glass on a cookie sheet with the outside surface down, put the
sheet of Lexan on top, and put it in an oven. When the temperature hit 420F
(if I remember correctly) the Lexan softened and conformed to the inside of
the glass. We trimmed the Lexan to size, reassembled the Lexan and glass to
the front of the CRT, and glued the steel mounting band in place. It looks
great, and is probably a lot safer than just leaving the PVA out.
I'm trying to throw a party, but like any good host I'm worried about
the food and entertainment and if anybody will show up. We already
know there is no food at the museum so I need really, really good
entertainment ... Right now we have seven exhibitors who have
formally registered. We really need a total of 20 to 25 to make this
work. We are still a few months away so I'm not in full scale panic
mode yet, but I can feel it coming. ;-0
If you are interested in joining the party again, please register. An
overview of what it means to be an exhibitor and the link to the
registration form can be found here:
If you participated last year and don't want to do it again, I can
understand that. To keep things interesting I'm trying to minimize
the number of repeat exhibits. However, you can still help in a few
- Know somebody who should join the party? Talk to them about
exhibiting at 2019. A little nudging and mentoring from a friend can
make it easier to bring new people in.
- Have an interesting topic you want to talk about? We're looking for
speakers too ...
- Can you volunteer a few hours? Many hands makes light work, and
also gets you into the museum for the weekend for free.
Have any leads on people I should talk to or ideas for making the show
better? Send them along ... I'd be happy to discuss.
One final note: Contrary to any previously sent communication, we are
not "selling" spots ... I'm actively trying to get rid of the
exhibitor fee entirely, and will guarantee that it will be no more
than $20 this year if it is charged at all.
VCF PNW President, CEO, and Executive Floppy Disk Shuffler