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  1. SGI Indigo2 Power Supply Repair Service

    I have a number of Indigo2 power supplies that need to be repaired.

    It's certain recapping is required, but some additional debugging may potentially be required.

    I have not had much luck...
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    WANTED: Sharp PC-6220 286 laptop

    Looking for laptop, battery and charger at least.

    Other peripherals (num pad, dock, trackball) a plus.

    Thank you.
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    Absolutely love Thinkpads. Have a couple of T60s,...

    Absolutely love Thinkpads. Have a couple of T60s, T220, a couple of T420s, the Thinkpad 25th Anniversary Edition and a Carbon X1.

    I've upgraded the 420s and 220 with matte, high quality LCDs....
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    Used to, back in the mid 90s. Ran a relay service...

    Used to, back in the mid 90s. Ran a relay service in fact, with multiple phone lines and hundreds of connected nodes.

    There was a DOS application called waffle that was quite popular in those...
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    Here are some pics of Desqview/X and Puppy Linux...

    Here are some pics of Desqview/X and Puppy Linux running on the Gateway 486 I restored a couple of years ago:

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    More on the story here:...
  6. Thank you. This was super weird. I left it...

    Thank you. This was super weird. I left it powered on for a while and it started working. That usually happens with weak caps, but the symptom in those cases is an inability to power up. Not sure...
  7. Apple IIgs woes - unreadable screen, snow

    I started up the IIgs after a few months and was greeted by this:

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    I reseated the memory card, tried again, same result. Any idea what might be happening?
  8. EDS was a used electronics discount store in the...

    EDS was a used electronics discount store in the Dallas metro area. Unfortunately, they went out of business. There was a very large sale event that went on for a few weeks prior to their closing....
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    What a great post, Mike. Thanks for sharing your...

    What a great post, Mike. Thanks for sharing your story. Really enjoyed browsing through the photo gallery of your 5160/Inboard PC. The very first computer I owned was an XT clone with the...
  10. Thanks! I'll download those disks over the...

    Thanks! I'll download those disks over the weekend.



    Thanks again. That's very kind of you. I'll probably need some help!

    Luckily, I did get the display and keyboard with it. No mouse, but...
  11. I was pleased to find a great intro video to the...

    I was pleased to find a great intro video to the 6300 on YouTube. Turns out it was produced by Trixter :-)

    I haven't tried turning this system on yet. After the Tandy 1400 refused to power up, I...
  12. I know. I was able to get it off without damage,...

    I know. I was able to get it off without damage, but that wasn't a particularly smart move on their part.
  13. My sentiments exactly. Just looking at the...

    My sentiments exactly. Just looking at the wonderful photographs and videos Matt/aysel has produced, mixed in with the penchant I've always had for the Amiga, makes me want to put together a maxed...
  14. Nope! Didn't see any SGIs there. There are a...

    Nope! Didn't see any SGIs there. There are a couple of Sun workstations, but I didn't need the E450 (too big and heavy) or another SPARCstation 10. They still have a NeXT display. But that was about...
  15. 7 new systems; AT&T 6300, IBM Powerserver, Libretto, Tandy 1400LT & more

    Wanted to share some recent acquisitions. Pictures now, stories later.

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  16. A great project! And the system is looking...

    A great project! And the system is looking absolutely beautiful.

    Really enjoyed the tour video you did explaining your 'commodore cave' setup. Would love to see a video intro to this particular...
  17. Adventures in alternate OS installs on the...

    Adventures in alternate OS installs on the Gateway continue...

    I was able to get RedHat 6.1 to boot and make it into the X-based setup program. Of course, the 1GB drive has just about 120MB left,...
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    I would agree with you. Adding insult to injury.

    I would agree with you. Adding insult to injury.
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    A Commodore PET Smartphone?

    http://www.wired.com/2015/07/commodore-smartphone/?mbid=social_twitter

    The Commodore PET is now an Android smartphone running an emulator.

    A nod to the name, but a bit of a travesty, really,...
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    That would be very cool. I was thinking of using...

    That would be very cool. I was thinking of using your mTCP utilities in less efficient ways (SYSTEM) with QBASIC programs, but inbuilt extensions will be so much better.

    In my early teens, I wrote...
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    What 70 years of computing sounds like

    Great article with some interesting Soundcloud clips!

    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/this-is-what-70-years-of-computing-sounds-like
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    Mike, Thank you very much for the new release....

    Mike,

    Thank you very much for the new release. I've used mTCP on my Gateway 486, am looking forward to getting it going on the PC-10 8088 and maybe it'll even work on my newly acquired Jr?

    Also...
  23. Thanks, Trixter. Will grab those patches and the...

    Thanks, Trixter. Will grab those patches and the PDF. Appreciate the links.

    I'll get a chance to work on this some more over the weekend. Am pretty sure at this point the mechanical...
  24. Sadly, no spares. I am just glad the Mountain...

    Sadly, no spares. I am just glad the Mountain View CHM is preserving it. And you are right, this was a rare app for the 8051... three 40Mhz RD89C51s working in concert, to be specific!

    I have one...
  25. Always sound advice. The heads were ok, but I've...

    Always sound advice. The heads were ok, but I've watched the seek over and over and determined that there appears to be a minor slip in the drive. The heads end up in an unexpected place and that's...
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