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  1. Zombie 'puting: Resurrection of a Tandy 1500HD

    I originally wanted to acquire a 2820HD like I had when I got out of the Navy, but found this on ebay and got it for most-of-nothing...


    This thread (now blog) will chronicle the effort(s) to bring this beast back to working order, and beyond!


    Got it out of the box and, of course, it didnt do... anything. Yeah, big surprise. I had been told it didnt have a power supply or anything 'useful' other than it was in 'one piece'... ...

    Updated April 17th, 2010 at 07:06 AM by leeb

  2. 8 bit isa ems realtime card

    I have a 8 bit isa ems realtime serial card. It is a IDE associates Inc 384 combination rev b. I need to know the dipswitch and jumper settings, if anybody can help. Thanks!
  3. The BEST!

    I think all of those of us who are fans of "Obsolete Tech" have had a moment when all that is right and correct with the world has come to pass.An epiphany of function and purpose that has transcended the norm.
    Such an event has take place for me a few times.They are events that(For whatever reason)have stuck in my memory of a "Shining Golden Moment".
    I once undertook to rewire a Zenith 286 MB so that it could use non "Biosed" Hard Drives.There were 4 ...
  4. Test and Trials of Vintage Laptops

    AWESOME! I just downloaded some Windows 95 floppies (14 of them. I have a CD, but no drive in the laptop in question) for my Canon Notejet 486 laptop. Got it installed (the disks are preregistered to someone who worked at McDonalds), and grabbed my PCMCIA wireless NIC and driver disk. Came back, plugged it in, and loaded up the drivers, only to remember (duh) that I have to get the PCMCIA controller drivers installed first. d'oh! Well, the generic WIndows 95 drivers didn't work, and neither did ...
  5. Collecting 1

    With so many kinds of "Vintage PCs" to choose from.How then to select a focus?What to concentrate your efforts on?It's a question that just about any hobbyist has to face.There is just SO many things to get,that unless you have unlimited funds and a Warehouse for storage,just HAS to be faced.
    For me,I guess the whole thing broke down into a couple of basic groups.I've always admired the form factor of the AIO(All in One)PCs.My space is limited to a small bedroom,so I just could ...