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    I've done similar things, but with the Old Box...

    I've done similar things, but with the Old Box running terminal software and logged into a linux box with getty running on a serial port. Then copy files back and forth with rz and sz.
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    https://i.imgur.com/hz2DNeX.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/hz2DNeX.jpg
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    I wouldn't call myself an expert by any means. ...

    I wouldn't call myself an expert by any means. I'll be spraying the topcoat overtop a layer of sandable primer. The old paint will be scuffed up all over with 150 grit sandpaper so (hopefully) the...
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    Paint-matching a TRS-80 Model II?

    Anyone recommend a rattlecan paint that closely approximates that used on the TRS-80 Model II?

    My small-town local hardware store doesn't have much of a selection, so I'm going to have to order...
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    No, you can't. But if we had an 030 card with a...

    No, you can't. But if we had an 030 card with a MMU, it would be technically possible, if we wrote the device drivers.
  6. The H-89 / Z-89 is just an H-19/Z-19 serial...

    The H-89 / Z-89 is just an H-19/Z-19 serial terminal with a CP/M computer inside of it. (The Z/H versions were the same thing, just the H was the Heathkit kit version and the Z was the Zenith...
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    Yeah, it looks to me like a RAM card would be...

    Yeah, it looks to me like a RAM card would be fairly easy. The most complicated thing is the refresh logic, but if we used those 512k Alliance SRAM DIPs, then we could do away with all of that. I...
  8. I store the current time (in milliseconds) in a...

    I store the current time (in milliseconds) in a variable at the top of the game loop. (This doesn't have to be the system time; any millisecond-accurate timer will work. Some platforms offer a...
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    I've been thinking about this, too, but is near...

    I've been thinking about this, too, but is near the end of my list.

    My list is:

    1. 512k board for Model II.
    2. Faster z80 board for Model II.
    3. Some kind of clone hard drive controller that...
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    I used to run exim for the WVU math department,...

    I used to run exim for the WVU math department, but that was yearssss ago.

    It's really easy to get blacklisted, and really hard to get un-blacklisted. All it takes is one bozo on your network to...
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    You can peek in through the disk drive openings...

    You can peek in through the disk drive openings and see if you are snagging any wires, if your light is good enough.
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    FWIW, I have an Astec PSU in my Model 4 NGA and...

    FWIW, I have an Astec PSU in my Model 4 NGA and it also had cold solder joints that I had to reflow.

    If it still misbehaves once you check that, and all your voltages are good, I'd start poking...
  13. That is quite the pile of PSUs. :3 But.... ...

    That is quite the pile of PSUs. :3

    But.... non-black coffee! *gags!* ;D
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    Absolutely! My previous pickup was a 1984 F-150...

    Absolutely! My previous pickup was a 1984 F-150 with a 3-speed on the column. Same motor, but carbureted. Lower maintenance than the '93 in some ways, but that carburetor was always a pita to work...
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    Yeah, when the sense wires are borked up, the...

    Yeah, when the sense wires are borked up, the alternator won't start charging until it's been revved up hard at least once. Then it becomes self-exciting and keeps charging until you shut the engine...
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    Cards that will give you UMBs to load stuff into...

    Cards that will give you UMBs to load stuff into high memory are cheap nowadays, though.
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    Check the sense wires (the small ones, probably...

    Check the sense wires (the small ones, probably two of them) that go into the side of the alternator, and make sure that the connector there isn't messed up or something. It sounds to me like...
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    I'm still driving a 1993 F-150 with the 300cid...

    I'm still driving a 1993 F-150 with the 300cid straight-6 in it. I intend to drive the thing into my grave, if I can keep it from rusting to pieces before then.

    New enough to have fuel injection,...
  19. Great work!!! Thank you for your efforts!!!

    Great work!!! Thank you for your efforts!!!
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    Edit: Nevermind, I didn't see that you aren't...

    Edit: Nevermind, I didn't see that you aren't shipping. Sorry!
  21. I wonder if it depends on what compiler was used...

    I wonder if it depends on what compiler was used as to what the header looks like. I believe that my executable was probably compiled from BASIC PLUS or VSI BASIC source.

    Sure is looking to me...
  22. Thanks! I didn't think to try 'file', lol. ...

    Thanks! I didn't think to try 'file', lol. Derp!

    Hmmm, it must not be a VAX executable then.

    My header is:

    7C 00 28 00 38 00 44 00 00 00 00 00 30 32 30 31
    01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00...
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    Anyone want to sell me a 68k short board for...

    Anyone want to sell me a 68k short board for not-crazy money? All I can find for sale on fleabay are the dogear ones.
  24. Differentiating between a TOPS10 and VAX executable.

    Hey guys. I am sorry if this is a..... really strange post, lol. And I also apologize for my ignorance in this subject.

    I have some files that I am trying to fit into a timeline of the...
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    I have been wondering about this, too.

    I have been wondering about this, too.
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