--- ajp me <ajp166(a)bellatlantic.net> wrote:
From: Ethan Dicks <ethan_dicks(a)yahoo.com>
...Except for the monsterous holes he blew in the side to mount additional
fans, and the holes in the front he added for external console baud rate
switches, it resembles its original form once again.
The fans and switches were a common mod and handy too.
Common, yes, but he didn't have to do such a hack job. This guy even soldered
wires to the pins in the DLV11-J connector rather than buy a DEC connector.
He soldered a coax cable to the bottom of the (expensive) third-party graphics
board because he didn't want to get a 1/4" coax connector.
I still have the Heath serial board with the wires and switches dangling from
it. Maybe I'll start a web page for ugly user hacks. It reminds me of the
"joke" that says in part "the... scariest things in the universe are... a
programmer with a soldering iron." I used to work for him. Great guy,
brilliant, but he will never win any awards for finesse.
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