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luvit at sub-16bit

i'm returning to 8-bit computing. i've moved many times in my career and had to painfully get rid of equipment each time.
finally, i lost the remainder of my vintage equipment in a flood during winter 2004/2005. i believe it will be as fun as i remember.
i'll post it here, where it will best promote clicking here to join vintage computer forums
Wanted: a 5161 Extender Card (pc-side), & an Epson FX-1000

  1. Floppy Disk Sleeves

    I bought 100 5.25" floppies.. and didn't want to pay for bland looking generic sleeves or plain white..
    Make your own floppy disk sleeve.. Below, you'll find inkjet friendly floppy disk sleeves to print-out.
    Some are only recommended for laser so the paper won't be saturated with ink.

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    I have discovered that *a few* of these PDFs look grainy when viewed in Google Docs, however they print ...

    Updated April 7th, 2014 at 01:43 PM by luvit

  2. my XT 5160 arrived today

    so, thee XT arrived today. pretty good shape.. too good, really.. the interior is way too clean.. very little dust trapped in front of chassis grill holes (the black round holes).
    i took some pics after wiping it down pretty good.. I'm really satisfied with the exterior condition.
    I can't fire it up until the remainder of my parts arrive.
    it has the 256K motherboard, but the cards appear to have lots of RAM.. i may setup an ESD station and pull-out the cards to see if I ...

    Updated March 16th, 2014 at 07:17 AM by luvit

  3. my 5160.. on it's way

    Here are pics and description of the XT 5160 I claimed on Fri, Feb 21. -- It should arrive this week.
    No monitor or keyboard. It was mis-advertised as a 5151.
    It had two hard drive face plates, so i'm gambling that it *may* have 2 hard drives.. lol.

    The description was:
    IBM 5151 without monitor. 14 Day Guarantee.
    Unable to fully test without monitor, but powers up and sounds post chime
    Works only with IBM 5151 12" transistor–transistor logic

    Updated March 16th, 2014 at 07:18 AM by luvit

  4. i've spent over a week, already, just searching and selecting

    i spent a lot of time carefully selecting units. i live in a very rural area where i MUST drive for hours to pickup hardware, which isn't much better than shipping.. so I opted to have each unit shipped.
    Shopping by price was the first priority, but then I had to compromise a little for a better looking unit that was a closer match to the specs i wanted. i've spent a week just making 3 selections -- i'll describe them in this blog and post progress. I should start seeing some items arrive ...

    Updated March 16th, 2014 at 07:19 AM by luvit