Once you've put your soul at ease regarding use of pakgen, and found a
copy, and built it (it is a C program), you might find the following
repository streamlines the process of application.
I was looking for an old post on comp.lang.forth, and was surprised to discover that the group doesn't appear to be hosted on google groups any more.? Searching the group pulls up a "banned group" message, and selecting the "continue to the group" button shows 0 messages in the group.? This appears to be due to spam showing up in the unmoderated group.
Google bought Dejanews years ago, and, as I understand, was the defacto main usenet repository.? Is is all really gone, or just temporarily hidden?? How long ago did this happen?? Is the full comp.lang.forth archive available anywhere? ?
I wonder if it's time to set up some NNTP mirrors and gather as much historical usenet content as possible.? Much of the overall content is garbage, but there's some priceless stuff in there, and even more that will become interesting in light of future developments.
I've got a Morrow Microdecision 3 on the bench and gather it often
shipped with the MD-60 terminal, but for the life of me I can't find
what emulation that terminal uses.
Lacking the native terminal, what emulation should I be using?
Greetings. It has been an interesting day. Rather late in the day, a buddy
notified me of a local thrift store that went under, and mentioned there
may be some computers on site up for grabs. Upon arrival, the place was a
mess, but the folks there were friendly and gave me the tour, everything
had to go, the shopkeeper skipped town and left the place full of junk for
the Building owner to clean out.
I found a TRS 80 Model 12, a vga commodore branded monitor, commodore
cassette drive, among some misc 5.25 floppy disks. There may be more, I
need to go back for another sweep in the morning.
The computer is extremely big, taking up an entire kitchen table,rivaling
the space that is taken up on my desk for a pdp 11. I am looking to clear a
space to work on it without dropping parts.
The machine looks to be clean, However i am missing the keyboard.
The machine does not power on or show anything on the screen. I do hear a
high pitched hiss, so there may be some kind of power supply issue. I was
not aware of this model of machine, I am curious if anyone has a spare
keyboard for sale.
I am not familiar with this model, it has 2, 8 inch floppy drives on the
front. I am curious about the format of the disks, would it be possible to
use another computer with an 8 inch drive to make a floppy to start the
machine, or do the drives use an odd difficult format that would be
impossible to write?
I'm trying to copy files off my Otrona Attache 8:16 using FastLynx 3.3, but I keep getting an error 708 when trying to push SL.EXE to the Otrona over the serial port. I am wondering if the reason for the error is that the Otrona does not have a C: drive. Therefore, I would like to try to use Assign.com to assign C: to A:, but the Attache version of MS-DOS 2.11 does not include Assign.com. Does anyone have a copy of the MS-DOS 2.11 version of Assign.com they can send me?
I intend to restore a pair of boards that used Intel Ceramic Leadless Chip
Carrier (CLCC) parts. Unfortunately the socket covers were tossed when the
boards were scavenged for their chips. The sockets and attached clips are
themselves just fine. eBay item # 252830664338 is an example of this style
of 68-pin socket. Item # 362702811275 is an example IC in CLCC form.
If anyone has a par (or even just one) of these covers lurking in their
odds-n-ends collection somewhere I'm interested in putting them back into
service. Thank you for taking a look!
The LGP-30 has been discussed here (often fondly) a few times so I thought this might be of interest. Adds a bit of fame to the little guy that I wasn't aware of.
I was reading the wikipedia web page on chaos theory and found this passage:
"Edward Lorenz was an early pioneer of the theory. His interest in chaos came about accidentally through his work on weather prediction in 1961. Lorenz was using a simple digital computer, a Royal McBee LGP-30, to run his weather simulation. He wanted to see a sequence of data again, and to save time he started the simulation in the middle of its course. He did this by entering a printout of the data that corresponded to conditions in the middle of the original simulation. To his surprise, the weather the machine began to predict was completely different from the previous calculation. "
Join us on August first for a virtual VCF event!
We can't safely meet in person so we are going to do what we can online.
The good news is that you can tune-in via YouTube and ask questions of the
presenters via email, enabling anybody in the world with a modest Internet
connection to participate.
The event schedule can be found at
http://vcfed.org/wp/vcf-west-event-schedule/ . It will be a long day so
tune in for what you can, and then find the rest available on YouTube
As noted, in another reply, the DEC VT-5xx terminal series was mfg. by ADDS.
Boundless Technologies (former ADDS) shutdown sales a few years ago.
They will service & supply parts, as long as inventory of proprietary parts exists.
1916 State Route 96
Phelps, NY 14532
Phone (toll-free): 1-800-231-5445
CONTACT PAGE: http://www.boundlessterminals.com/support.html
We will continue to service and repair Boundless products at our Z-AXIS facility (Rochester, NY area)
until spare parts are no longer available.
While Boundless expects to maintain their website, in the near future, they HIGHLY recommend that you download ANY Manuals you might need in the future.
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 14:36:06 -0400
From: Paul Koning <paulkoning at comcast.net>
To: "cctalk at classiccmp.org" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Subject: Broken VT510
I recently brought home a VT510 that has been sitting in my office, rescued from a lab from way back when it was a DEC office (ZKO). Unfortunately, when I plug it in and push the power switch, nothing happens.
Rather than just open it up and poke, I was hoping others here might have some experience with that model. Are the schematics anywhere? Not on Bitsavers as far as I can see. Are other terminals at all similar? The newest schematic I see is for the VT340.
It would be nice to get the terminal working again. Alternatively, a wild idea would be to use the CRT in place of the "screen fungus" infested VR201 CRT I would like to repair. Any chance of that working?