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  1. Time to wake up

    Vintage computers Eh!

    Its been a mad winter with very little computer action but I did get a new kitchen which took over the whole workshop and prevented access for months.
    But it did spur me on to build some new racking at the back of the garage to store machines not currently being used which has freed so much work space that I can now see the wood for the trees.

    My intel Multibus machine has had its new high flow fan fitted and the 286/10 card is running cooler ...
  2. Dialing up through a cellular phone...

    So in preparation for a long trip across the CS/US I have been experimenting with adapting a cellular phone to a RJ11 line for use with modems. I think i've finally got it. At this point through a long series of adapters my computer can dial into the internet using my cell phones 2.5mm audio jack.
  3. The HP Omnibook 300 from 1993 - Random Accessed Computer Memories,March 27th 2021

    [ The HP Omnibook 300 from 1993 in 2021 - Random Accessed Computer Memories, March 27th, 2021 ]

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    Some 5 or so years ago, while scouring the net for an Atari STBook (I still haven't found one mind you) I ran across a post here on VCF where user AdamAnt316 posted about his Omnibook 300 find, sharing his story and some beautiful pictures. Having my interest piqued for a number of reasons, in particular the fact that it had a lot of similarities ...

    Updated March 26th, 2021 at 11:27 PM by MindThreat

  4. The Apple Quicktake 150 from 1995 - Random Accessed Computer Memories,March 24th 2021

    [ The Apple Quicktake 150 from 1995 - Random Accessed Computer Memories, March 24th, 2021 ]

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    About a month ago, I stumbled upon a very alluring Apple PowerBook with color portable Stylewriter 2200 package that glistened the eyes. Maybe it's because I've never owned an Apple laptop but I'm certain it had more to do with the "matching set" sex appeal of it all. It had a few problems so I was on the fence and as a result, missed the ...
  5. Replacing the power supply in a Commodore PET 8032

    Picked up a CBM 8032 with a bad transformer a few years back. Posted about how to fix here

    and finally got around to cleaning up the wiring and permanently mounting the parts. Here's the parts list

    Mean Well LRS-150-24 (
    XL4016 Buck Converter x 2 ( ...
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