Re: Updates at retroarchive.org...

2018-10-29 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/29/18 12:54 PM, geneb wrote: > Here's the Walnut Creek collection: > https://archive.org/details/walnutcreekcdrom It sure would be nice if you could get a comma separated list of metadata instead of a bunch of pretty pictures THAT is where IA is a colossal FAIL

Re: Anyone have HP 24612-90013 A-Series Diagnostic Operating and Troubleshooting Manual?

2018-10-29 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
It's likely we have it in the uncatalogued stuff we obtained when the 1000 division shut down but it's difficult to search through the paper right now. On 10/29/18 12:43 PM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote: > Does anyone have copies of these two manuals? > > 24612-90010 Introduction to the A-Series

Re: Updates at retroarchive.org...

2018-10-29 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/29/18 6:11 AM, geneb via cctalk wrote: > This is going to be a long term project that will end when I've either > exhausted the available CD-ROMs on the IA, or I > die, whichever comes first. ;) Even a full list of what CDs Jason has there w/o indexing would be helpful. Trying to

Re: 2 huge warehouses full of old computers

2018-10-29 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/29/18 4:24 PM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk wrote: > On 10/29/2018 2:53 PM, Electronics Plus via cctalk wrote: >> Thursday I visited Computer Fusion near Dallas, TX. They have 2 huge >> warehouses that they have been filling up since the 1990s. I saw a lot of >> old Sun gear, lots of 90s

Re: 2 huge warehouses full of old computers

2018-10-29 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/29/18 4:29 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > I guess someone has been looking at the site > Their inventory search broke. > nevermind, it spits out a 500 Error. Internal Server Error. if nothing matches

Re: i860: Re: modern stuff

2018-10-31 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/30/18 4:27 PM, Michael Thompson via cctech wrote: > I have a Quad-i860 VME board in one of my Sun systems. Do you have any of the software for it?

Re: i860, was : Re: modern stuff

2018-10-30 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/30/18 4:22 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > So, I'm curious - what's the 'most important missing thing' at the > CHM full-time processing staff

Re: does a reverse-engineering EDA tool exist?

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 9:18 AM, Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk wrote: > I’m wondering if a “bed of nails” could be built that would allow for > automated scanning of the traces to at least get the netlist. yup that's the latest iteration of what I'm working on 16 bit open drain drivers, low voltage

Re: does a reverse-engineering EDA tool exist?

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 9:18 AM, Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk wrote: > Now that I think about it, a flying probe may be easier for us hobbyists to > construct. The trick will be getting sufficient x/y resolution and not > having the two probes interfere when the two probes are close to each other. > I

Re: does a reverse-engineering EDA tool exist?

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/24/18 11:51 PM, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote: > - ICs containing multiple functional blocks (eg 6 x inverters.) These may be > used all over >the place in a schematic. You don't want to be forced into drawing them > together at any >stage of schematic derivation. Actually you

Re: does a reverse-engineering EDA tool exist?

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 9:48 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > > On 10/25/18 9:18 AM, Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk wrote: >> Now that I think about it, a flying probe may be easier for us hobbyists to >> construct. The trick will be getting sufficient x/y resolution and not >

Re: Scan of Micro Peripherals Inc MPI 91/92 Product Manual Avail?

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 4:16 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > > On 10/25/18 4:00 PM, Eric Smith via cctalk wrote: > >> If you need a sheet-fed duplex scanner for B-size, expect to spend a pretty >> good chunk of change even for a used one. >> > > I've been t

Re: Scan of Micro Peripherals Inc MPI 91/92 Product Manual Avail?

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 4:00 PM, Eric Smith via cctalk wrote: > If you need a sheet-fed duplex scanner for B-size, expect to spend a pretty > good chunk of change even for a used one. > I've been through several million pages with my Panasonic KV-3065CW duplex tabloid color scanner They can be found

Re: modern stuff

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 11:23 AM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr. via cctalk wrote: > Didn't at least part of the team continue the project as the BiiN / > 960MX? Yes. Eric Smith can explain the whole history if he chooses to. Here is what he has on line for the 432

Re: 70's computers

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 12:02 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: > You might be thinking of the AMT DAP, which used arrays of 1-bit processors. yup. I know we have one, just can't find it in the CHM catalog I have some docs on bitsavers

Re: 70's computers

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 10:45 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > Didn't at least one of the more popular MPU designs employ a serial ALU? > TMS9900? You've mentioned this a couple of times. Are you confusing this with the serial CRU I/O scheme TI computers used? I double-checked and the 960,980 and

Re: 70's computers

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 11:40 AM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote: > > >> On Oct 25, 2018, at 1:45 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> On this subject, is there no interest in serial ALU designs? At one >> time, if you wanted a low-cast implementation, that was the way to do >> it. Also gives you

Re: 70's computers

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 11:49 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > Dunno, the mind is foggy on this detail, since I never played with the > beast. But it seems to me that there was at least one "too slow" MPU > out there in production at some point. There is the moto MC14500

Re: 70's computers

2018-10-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/25/18 11:48 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > Arrays of single-bit processors have been tried. > CHM has one, I'm blanking on the company name. > We had one in Apple ATG. > Active Memory Technology DAP-500

Re: A very sad PDP-8/S

2018-11-03 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 11/3/18 4:34 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: On 11/3/18 1:00 AM, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote: I only received this machine on Thursday, opened the box properly on Friday and found it was missing such such major parts. It belongs to the ACMS (Australian Computer Museum Society

Re: Updates at retroarchive.org...

2018-11-03 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/31/18 6:13 AM, Adam Sampson via cctalk wrote: > Al Kossow via cctalk writes: > >> On 10/29/18 12:54 PM, geneb wrote: >>> https://archive.org/details/walnutcreekcdrom >> It sure would be nice if you could get a comma separated list of >> metadata inst

Re: A very sad PDP-8/S

2018-11-03 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 11/3/18 1:00 AM, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote: I only received this machine on Thursday, opened the box properly on Friday and found it was missing such such major parts. It belongs to the ACMS (Australian Computer Museum Society) but with the way things are going with them and their

Re: i860: Re: modern stuff

2018-11-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 11/1/18 12:22 PM, Kevin Bowling via cctalk wrote: > There were some good pics of the nsfnet T3 racks I linked onto nekochan > forums but that site is gone. Wish people would migrate back to Usenet. Community fragmentation and reliance on unarchived forums is a Bad Thing. I wonder how much

Re: IBM Xstation 140?

2018-11-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 11/1/18 3:13 PM, Kevin Bowling via cctalk wrote: >140 CPU Planar 33 MHz LSI R33020 193-273 http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/RS6000/193-273.txt

IBM Xstation 140?

2018-11-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Wondering if this is an IBM Xstation 140 with token ring Wonder what processor it uses.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/273538296972

Re: IBM Xstation 140?

2018-11-02 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 11/2/18 4:56 AM, emanuel stiebler wrote: > So is this thing on ebay the 140? Probably would bite, still have the > Eval Board for the R33020 and manuals somewhere ... > yes. I just bought an NCD19 from them, now I'm trying to find NCDware old enough to support it (it has a 68020). They

Re:printer and rape and disc subsystems...

2018-10-23 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
someone needs to turn auto-correct off

Re: source for smt probe clip

2018-10-27 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/27/18 7:37 PM, Eric Smith wrote: > EZ-Hook XKM thanks! https://sigrok.org/wiki/Probe_comparison is a breakdown. they note that Salae used to ship EZ-Hook but now ship a knock-off (no EZ-Hook name molded on)

source for smt probe clip

2018-10-27 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Has anyone seen a source for these clips? http://bitsavers.org/mysteries/salea_clip.JPG They come with the Salae logic analyzer, and are like the HP logic analyzer clips in that the wire is detachable, instead of the common style you can buy where you have to solder on a wire.

Re: i860, was : Re: modern stuff

2018-10-27 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
CHM has a rather large Intel Paragon system. I just recently snagged the software and manuals for it on eBay which we didn't have http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/X1644.99 and others http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/search/?s=intel+paragon

Re: ISO IBM 3708 documentation

2018-11-07 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/17/18 9:30 AM, Al Kossow wrote: > Does anyone have copies of the planning (GA27-3609) or configuration > (GA27-3726) > documents for the 3708 protocol converter? > Got around to dumping the firmware and taking pictures of the innards today. Amazingly, it has a 68000 in it All of the

Re: ISO IBM 3708 documentation

2018-11-08 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 11/7/18 7:54 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > > On 10/17/18 9:30 AM, Al Kossow wrote: >> Does anyone have copies of the planning (GA27-3609) or configuration >> (GA27-3726) >> documents for the 3708 protocol converter? docs are up on bitsavers now

Re: New to System/36

2018-11-11 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 11/10/18 6:59 PM, alan--- via cctalk wrote: > The BASIC, FORTRAN, and COBOL languages were not installed. Languages are difficult to find.

Re: Font for DEC indicator panels

2018-11-13 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 11/13/18 8:58 AM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote: > I am not aware of one, but I can hunt around. I'm also waiting on a > friend who might have an idea about the DX11 panel, which is a different > font from this one. Wasn't the DX11 a Systems Concepts product?

Re: Looking for optical grid mouse pad

2018-11-13 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
here's one https://www.ebay.com/itm/192719727693 do you know if it needs a original coarse or fine grid pad? I'm surprised you don't have any Sun optical mice kicking around.

Bill Godbout

2018-11-12 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
"drrt1...@gmail.com" posted on AFC this morning that Bill died in the Camp fire in Northern California on Thursday. Has anyone else heard about this?

desoldering (was Re: VAX 9440)

2018-11-12 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 11/12/18 7:24 AM, W2HX via cctalk wrote: > Hot air setup is the next thing. > I was doing some board repair this weekend, and used a mix of Hakko 472 vacuum and hot air equipment. I was having trouble clearing the holes completely with the Hakko so I heated the board with a 1" hot air

Re: dmk to imd problem

2018-10-09 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/9/18 12:39 AM, Fritz Chwolka via cctalk wrote: Hi, I have a lot of dmk images and tried to convert them to imd with dmk2imd.com. try the conversion in the HcX utility

Re: Ethernet names...

2018-10-02 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/2/18 4:45 PM, Eric Smith via cctalk wrote: > On Tue, Oct 2, 2018, 11:47 Bill Degnan via cctalk > I've never heard of an Alto being connected to an Aloha Network, nor of any > network inside Xerox being called "Aloha". > I just went back and reviewed every memo I can find that I have

Re: Altos 386/1000 boot/diags images?

2018-10-10 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/10/18 2:42 AM, Gordon Henderson via cctalk wrote: > So I'm a bit stuck. I've found some manuals online but they're not really > helping - I'll take it to bits later and see > if I can read the internal SCSI drive on another system but I'm not convinced > there is an issue with the

Re: Altos 386/1000 boot/diags images?

2018-10-10 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/10/18 7:00 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > > On 10/10/18 2:42 AM, Gordon Henderson via cctalk wrote: > >> So I'm a bit stuck. I've found some manuals online but they're not really >> helping - I'll take it to bits later and see >> if I can read the

Re: Altos 386/1000 boot/diags images?

2018-10-10 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/10/18 10:12 AM, Wayne S wrote: > There's a guy here in So Cal that has a bunch of vintage computers including > an Altos. "an Altos" is meaningless without the model number

Re: Altos 386/1000 boot/diags images?

2018-10-10 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/10/18 8:56 AM, Gordon Henderson via cctalk wrote: > I will - once I've worked out how to open it. Took the plastic covers off to > find an enclosed steel case. Tin opener? there are pictures of the one I have open at http://bitsavers.org/pdf/altos/386/photos

Re: A few more products added

2018-10-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Do you know of anyone who has any Telex Microswitch keyboards? I have a Telex 276 I'm trying to restore, and of course it came without a keyboard.

Re: Source code listings from REDAC PDP-based PCB layout system.

2018-10-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
I'm interested. PDP-15 software in any form is pretty rare On 10/1/18 7:33 AM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote: > I have a set of around 5 to 8 binders with printed source code listings > from a PDP-15 system. The listings appear to be from a REDAC SOFTWARE > LIMITED PCB CAD system. The name of the

Re: Scan of Micro Peripherals Inc MPI 91/92 Product Manual Avail?

2018-10-05 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/5/18 4:21 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > I seem to remember that there was a "combo" manual that covered the > 51/52, 91/82 and 101/102. Also, there was a 52M, but I never > encountered it in the wild. double sided 48tpi, with some micropolis-unique feature?

Re: CPT boards

2018-10-06 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
could be part of a 4200 or a VM http://www.ricomputermuseum.org/Home/small-systems-at-ricm/cpt-4200-series-typewriter since the date codes are early, i'd guess the 4200 Mike might be able to ID the boards On 10/6/18 10:48 AM, Jules Richardson via cctalk wrote: > > I borrowed a pile of scrap

Re: WTB: BA11-K Rack Rails

2018-10-08 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/8/18 9:47 AM, systems_glitch via cctalk wrote: > It's the BA11-K with the H765 power supply on the back end. I do have the > inner rails/latch system for tilting the box, they are plain aluminum. They're molybdenum-coated steel. Aluminum would never hold up in that application.

Milwaukee Computers MC-1200

2018-09-03 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Another small project off my plate. Ethan had asked me years ago to make copies of the software for this machine. It is pretty obscure, one full page add in Byte, and it sank without a trace. 6502, p-System, totally custom MFM-encoded floppy interface based on a Moto 6852 synchronous serial

ISO 70's and 80's coax and twinax terminal docs/brochures

2018-09-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
I've started to more aggressively archive material on old IBM and compatible coax and twinax terminals and was wondering if anyone has documentation scanned or squirreled away that I don't already have on bitsavers. Most of these have been scrapped by now, and surviving keyboards for them are

Re: ISO 70's and 80's coax and twinax terminal docs/brochures

2018-09-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/19/18 9:03 AM, Alexandre Souza wrote: > time for a ps2-to-3274-terminal-adapter? yes, or at least get all the 25-pin parallel keyboard protocols documented before a keyboard in thousands of dollars instead of hundreds. Bob Rosenbloom let me borrow a 3178 keyboard to document. I have

Re: Apple LaserWriter paper trays

2018-09-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/19/18 7:52 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: > On Wed, 19 Sep 2018, John Ball via cctalk wrote: > >> while I can find cassette trays for >> holding paper I cannot find the two brown paper trays that attached to >> either side of the printer. >> > I believe that the original/first Apple

Re: SPACEWAR! Switch Boxes for a PDP-12

2018-09-23 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/23/18 7:46 AM, Michael Thompson via cctech wrote: > Before we cave > in and buy some modern C toggle switches ugh use black arcade pushbuttons that is what the PDP-1 at CHM has been using for over 10 years

Re: Manual for Documation TM200 punched card reader

2018-09-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
I'm pretty sure I just saw a paper copy of the TM200 manual which is different from the M200. I'll have to dig around to try to find it again. On 9/22/18 7:52 AM, Kyle Owen via cctalk wrote: > On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:39 AM Guy Dunphy via cctalk > wrote: > >> By coincidence, today I started

solaris toolchains

2018-09-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
this info isn't jumping out at me what was the last bootstrapped toolchain (gcc et al) that works on Solaris 2.6? http://jupiterrise.com/tgcware/sunos5.6_sparc/stable/ ??

Re: ISO Moto Exorciser and EXORterm docs

2018-09-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/4/18 9:24 AM, Josh Dersch wrote: > On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk <mailto:cctalk@classiccmp.org>> wrote: > It would be nice to find more/better docs, esp docs on the EXORterm 150 > or 155. The terminal has a keytronics kb .ca >

Re: Floating point math in FORTRAN IV on PDP-8

2018-09-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/23/18 6:28 PM, Rick Murphy via cctalk wrote: > What you're getting means that the compiler, runtime, and libraries are not > from the same release. >     -Rick > wasn't there just a long discussion about getting Fortran IV floating-point to work on either the simh or vcf lists?

Re: Rayethon Computer AN/FYK9 CMI Store 33

2018-09-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
The only Raytheon I know of is Bob's 704 http://dvq.com/oldcomp/photos2/1k/704.jpg On 9/24/18 5:29 PM, Bill Degnan wrote: > A complete general-purpose system complete  with asr33 and XRAY compatible > papertapes would be awesome and pretty rare.  > Are there any complete 706 or 703s out there  I

Re: ISO 70's and 80's coax and twinax terminal docs/brochures

2018-09-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/19/18 10:02 AM, Guy Sotomayor Jr wrote: >> Bob Rosenbloom let me borrow a 3178 keyboard to document. > > Hmm. Isn’t that just a standard IBM 5 pin DIN keyboard? That’s all I have > for my > 3179s and I thought that the 3178 had the same keyboard (but I could be > mistaken… > hey, it

Re: ISO 70's and 80's coax and twinax terminal docs/brochures

2018-09-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
>> Bob Rosenbloom let me borrow a 3178 keyboard to document. typo, meant 3278

Re: ISO 70's and 80's coax and twinax terminal docs/brochures

2018-09-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/19/18 11:08 AM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote: > So would you be emulating the 3174's twinax connection and the functions it > provides?  Functionally being (what I think > is) a controller that would in turn communicate via TN3270 across the network > to Hercules? correct.

Re: ISO 70's and 80's coax and twinax terminal docs/brochures

2018-09-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/20/18 3:10 AM, Evan Linwood via cctalk wrote: I've started to more aggressively archive material on old IBM and compatible coax and twinax I'm not sure if this helps - they seem like they may be in the disposal chain though, might possibly be able to grab manuals if they come up?

Re: ISO 70's and 80's coax and twinax terminal docs/brochures

2018-09-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/19/18 12:04 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > I haven't heard any discussion about the Fujitsu coax terminals. There hasn't ever been much talk on cctlk about non-ASCII terminals. It's one of those things that never crossed my mind before having to deal with that world in the context

Re: SMD disk needed

2018-09-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
couple of problems.. The bit transfer rate went up as time went on, so the 8" >300mb drives have higher bit rates They also changed the tags to be able to handle more cylinders I think you're going to need to find an 11" Fujitsu Eagle or maybe a Super Eagle On 9/22/18 2:44 PM, Daniel

Re: looking for out-of-print computer book

2018-09-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
> I am trying to find an out-of-print tech book for a research project I'm > doing. The book is called Porting Macintosh Applications to Windows 95 and > NT by Greg Stone, dated December 1996, ISBN 0471118516, published by Wiley. > I wonder if the book was announced and never released. It's

Re: Rayethon Computer AN/FYK9 CMI Store 33

2018-09-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
sadly all that is there is some Data Products core memory with a couple of boards missing On 9/24/18 11:49 AM, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote: > It looks like a Raytheon 706 without the front covers.

Re: wanted back issues IEEE ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING bound or unbound... dtop us a line off list please.

2018-12-31 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/30/18 5:04 PM, Paul Koning wrote: > It might be helpful to state the policy (or choice, if any) explicitly so > people know what to expect. > I will return documents if requested. Originals may or may not be donated to CHM for archiving, depending on if they are duplicative or are

Re: wanted back issues IEEE ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING bound or unbound... dtop us a line off list please.

2018-12-31 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/31/18 5:20 AM, ED SHARPE via cctalk wrote: > Are these currently online? They are on bitsavers under afips for now The intent/agreement when I gave IEEE my scans was they were to be hosted by CHM, but that hasn't happened yet. They are also the entire volume, IEEE distributes them by

Re: SCSI for HP 9000/380

2018-12-27 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/27/18 1:35 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > > On 12/27/18 1:22 PM, Kevin Bowling via cctalk wrote: >> I'd like >> to use a SCSI tape to install on it. Also, HP 16 and 32 track tapes are NOT compatible at all with QIC. They have no EOT/BOT holes. If you put an HP

Re: WTD: 9 track open reel for PDP-11

2018-12-27 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/27/18 10:32 AM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote: > Table 1.2 Physical Specifications of this manual says 90 kg / 198 > pounds for a bare M2444AC outside of a rack: > > http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/fujitsu/tape/B03P-5325-0100A_02B_M244X_Series_Streaming_Tape_Drive_CE_Manual_May89.pdf >

Re: SCSI for HP 9000/380

2018-12-27 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/27/18 1:22 PM, Kevin Bowling via cctalk wrote: > I'd like > to use a SCSI tape to install on it. Series-300 doesn't support booting from SCSI/QIC tape It does support SCSI CD-ROM Docs are on bitsavers or the HP Museum sites

Re: WTD: 9 track open reel for PDP-11

2018-12-27 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/27/18 10:53 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > The 1260 (or later) will do 6250, but I can't recommend it--it isn't > terribly good at reading tapes that the Fuji does fine on. I suspect a > couple of reasons for this--the transport mechanism itself and the very > low speed at 6250

Re: WTD: 9 track open reel for PDP-11

2018-12-27 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/27/18 11:30 AM, Kyle Owen via cctalk wrote: > I have a bunch of tapes from some Harris minicomputer that I'd like to > digitize at some point. I finally got around to digitizing the paper tapes. Slash 6 or one of the other 24-bit machines they made? any of the tapes for the OS

Re: Motorola M88K books & user manuals (looking for)

2019-01-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 1/1/19 7:17 PM, Jim Manley via cctalk wrote: > RISC was never just about compiler and hardware simplification for improved > performance of the most frequently-executed instructions. John Cocke is rolling over in his grave.

Re: wanted back issues IEEE ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING bound or unbound... dtop us a line off list please.

2019-01-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 1/1/19 8:03 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > I thought Shustek was a person?) CHM Shustek Center in Fremont, where software and text is stored, and where I have my lab and office. Named for CHM's Chairman (Len Shustek)

Re: wanted back issues IEEE ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING bound or unbound... dtop us a line off list please.

2018-12-29 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/29/18 12:00 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > Stupid question, but doesn't IEEE CS already have these archived? of course they are we are speaking with paper obsessed siverfish lovers here though

Re: Osborne-1 with prototype-based motherboard

2018-12-29 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/29/18 12:53 PM, Brad H via cctalk wrote: > I reached out to Lee Felsenstein on it and he suggested it was related to > the boards produced for the 10 prototypes Osborne built I'm pretty sure I threw one of those out about five years ago. Will dig through the archive to see if there are

Re: Motorola M88K books & user manuals (looking for)

2019-01-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 1/1/19 7:58 AM, Carlo Pisani via cctalk wrote: > hi > As a second reference, I'd like to consider the first Motorola RISC: > 88K, which is very elegant and neat ISA; unfortunately, I have > difficulties at finding user manuals and books about it. >

Re: Motorola M88K books & user manuals (looking for)

2019-01-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Any chance of getting the list to add 'monthly digest' format? 12 doses of this a year would be about right. On 1/1/19 9:13 AM, Carlo Pissant wrote: > yes, but I prefer a printed copy > >> I have difficulties at finding user manuals and books about it. >>> >>

Re: wanted back issues IEEE ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING bound or unbound... dtop us a line off list please.

2019-01-02 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 1/1/19 8:53 AM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote: > On the bitsavers website it might be nice to add a > section where people can see what docs are available for pick up/rescue > opportunities. > I've added a section on the purpose and methodology of bitsavers on the bottom of the main

Re: SPACE WAR for PDP-11 - link issues

2019-01-02 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 1/2/19 2:26 PM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote: > Does anyone have a clue on how to get a proper link with FPMP-11 for these > two symbols? the source paper tapes for fpmp are at http://bitsavers.org/bits/DEC/pdp11/papertapeimages/20040101/tray07 TRAY07 dec-11-nfpma-a-pr1 8/72; fpmp-11

Re: uc04 + scsi2sd ?

2019-01-05 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 1/5/19 2:46 PM, Jacob Ritorto via cctalk wrote: > Hey all, > Anyone know whether the Emulex UC04 works with the sd2scsi? Nope. This card expects pre common command set disks with non-embedded scsi adapters. In a bad old days, you had to configure the scsi drive adapters with disk

Re: Interlan 2010 (QBUS) manual

2019-01-17 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 1/16/19 11:47 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > Does anyone have an Interlan NI2010 (the QBUS version of their Ethernet > interface) > manual? I found the brochure for the board, which gives the register layout http://bitsavers.org/pdf/interlan/brochures The main difference is the

Re: Telex terminal with keyboard

2019-01-17 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 1/17/19 8:04 AM, Electronics Plus via cctalk wrote: > https://www.recycledgoods.com/ibm-compatible-terminal-with-keyboard-model-2- > large-telex-277d-as-is/ > > > > Might be too expensive? I have been following it, the problem would be the shipping cost. It is pretty big and heavy.

Re: Houston stash sorting this coming Saturday

2019-01-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 1/14/19 11:20 AM, Electronics Plus via cctalk wrote: > The 2 sheds will be sorted next Saturday morning, early, in Katy, TX. Did this end up happening? I've not seen any postings or updates.

Re: Genrad 2511 Vibration Control System

2018-12-11 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
this before, but Tucker Electronics closed this past summer :-( who used to be a good source for manuals. I also was given a 2517 unit this morning. > On Fri, Dec 7, 2018, 6:16 PM Al Kossow via cctalk <mailto:cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > I doubt I'll ever find docs for it though. >

Re: Orphan HP Alphaservers looking for a new home

2018-12-17 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/17/18 4:27 PM, Richard Loken via cctalk wrote: > Anything > Tru64 Unix does VMS does better.  Anything Linux does Tru64 Unix does > better. > > Have I made my bigotry clear? > Spoken like a true VMS Jackass Some things stay constant over the DECades

Re: CDC floppy disks on Ebay.

2018-12-17 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
I suspected they were GE-PAC related. Ended up getting them, we'll see if they are readble He would have made 5x more if he wouldn't have ignored my offer, sucks to be him. On 12/17/18 12:48 AM, Camiel Vanderhoeven via cctalk wrote: > On 12/9/18, 10:40 PM, "cctech on behalf of Mattis Lind via

Spotted an NOS IBM 2314 disk pack

2018-12-18 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-computer-Wright-Line-Disk-Pack-Data-Processing-Accessory-in-Box-2314-6/323599528210 someone was looking for one in the recent past

Re: DG Nova 4 for pickup on Lon Gisland

2018-12-18 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/18/18 12:38 PM, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote: >> Unfortunately I got no docs or media with this machine. And it appears >> all that is up on bitsavers are tape images? Everything DG related on bitsavers has been on hold for a while until the licensing situation with EMC worked

Re: Project sonoko, x11 xterm home-made

2018-12-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
? buy a Neoware thin client for the box and power supply, and throw away the pcb if you really want to do your own board https://www.ebay.com/itm/Neoware-CA9-100-240-V-50-60-Hz-USED/222928084229 On 12/20/18 5:45 AM, Carlo Pisani via cctalk wrote: > to whom is interested, on DTB we are building

Re: Project sonoko, x11 xterm home-made

2018-12-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/20/18 10:01 AM, Carlo Pisani wrote: > don't waste other people's projects for your stupidity! you're the one who sliced open their finger, asshat

Want/Available list (was Re: Old HP stuff)

2018-12-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Isn't there some place this could go on a web page? there isn't much chance of someone trolling a mailing list after the first day or two of the post appearing Sellam seems to have come up with something with his Google spreadsheet. I don't know if something like that would be practical if a

Re: Want/Available list

2018-12-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/20/18 2:46 PM, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote: > I too want a web forum venue for hunting, acquiring and dispersing vintage > computing gear, with > a restoration/collector slant, ie not about the money, ie I'm poor, ha ha.

Re: Which DEC machine made use of th pre Flip-Chip board?

2018-12-21 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
yea, that was it http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/XD37.80 I didn't know we had this example in the collection, they were hybrids like IBM SLDs Do you know of any module part numbers that used them? On 12/21/18 2:40 PM, William Donzelli wrote: >> The original "Flip Chip" was

Re: OCR old software listing.

2018-12-26 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/26/18 2:55 PM, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote: > Scan them all as-is, put them up and 'crowd source' this list And TYPE the programs in again

Re: 8-Update

2018-12-16 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/15/18 11:36 PM, Rod G8DGR via cctalk wrote: > However I began to think would it be possible to create a close copy of an   > 8/e out of  modern parts. Redoing the CPU in obtanium TTL would be desirable.

Re: Another weird paper tape

2018-12-23 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/23/18 4:13 PM, Kyle Owen via cctalk wrote: > USA. It is indeed 7 tracks wide. I didn't realize that until I tried > dumping the tape today. First time I've come across 7-channel tape before. > 7-channel punches were available on the Flexowriter. MIT Whirlwind tapes are all 7-channel

Re: Origin of 'Straight 8' name

2018-12-21 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/21/18 10:03 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > "Straight-8" seems to be a fairly modern name coming from collectors > > I never heard it called that before then. Anyone feel like doing a alt.sys.pdp-8 search for it by date? I don't feel like going down the rathol

Re: Origin of 'Straight 8' name

2018-12-21 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 12/21/18 10:16 AM, William Donzelli wrote: > Or NGram. > didn't see anything meaningful, but "minicomputer" and "software" are fun minicomputer peaks in 1980

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