On Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 05:27:27PM -0500, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> I am glad you are recovering my well wishes to you from me and my family.
Any hints about where in the world this is?
On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 03:41:51PM -0600, ben via cctalk wrote:
> where as back then you made notes and paper printouts of your code
> that got archived in a back room.
Until the University decided to throw it all out to use the space
for their new Department of Basket Weaving.
fwiw, at one time
On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 02:56:36PM -0700, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> fsck off
While we appreciate your efforts, you're only one guy, and I think
you would have to agree that bits are vanishing faster than any one
person can keep up.
On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 09:58:58AM -0500, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
> Oh, and by the way, that is an UNWRAPPING tool in the picture, not a
> wire-wrap tool. (I have both.)
The one I have has wrap on one end, unwrap on the other end, and a
stripper in the middle.
On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 03:17:38PM +1000, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote:
> But I do still have the tool bag identical to the one in the foreground,
> in the same russet brown colour but the zipper canvas has dry rotted.
Oh wow, what a great resource page :-)
What I kind of meant to imply was
On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:16:34AM +1000, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote:
> That wire wrap tool is identical to one my dad had in his CE toolkit
I ... should take it from this that people don't just *own* these anymore?
This was an "essntial device" in my younger engineering days. Sigh.
On Mon, Oct 07, 2019 at 05:24:23AM +, null via cctalk wrote:
> This list is really going down the tubes.
ITYM "Integrated Circuits". Tubes is before the time of most of the
folks on this list, I think.
(ok folks, it's a joke ...)
On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 06:43:43AM -0500, Jules Richardson via cctalk wrote:
> Thanks for the clarification - they're not too far
Not too far???
I take it you've never driven Interstate 45 :-)
What it lacks in miles it makes up in aggressive driving ...
On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 09:36:20PM +, steven stengel via cctalk wrote:
> First, I have to rewire it from 220vac to 110vac.
I bought one of the 110-220 converters off ePay ("Superite"). It has
performed well for me for several years.
(IBM Power5s *really* want 220 if you have both power
I'm local. OTOH I have $ problems right now so I can't promise
to go over there, pick up stuff, and pack and ship it for free.
I do have a bid in on the biological sample cases.
(OK, it's a joke, but I do have one in on a rack)
On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 02:27:16PM -0700, Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk wrote:
> Between work and preparing for potential fire evacuations (they're
> expecting ~300 wild fires in my area this fire season: we've only had
> about 6 so far so I expect *a lot* more soon)
Yikes! Please stay safe.
On Mon, Aug 05, 2019 at 10:39:01AM -0600, Richard Loken via cctalk wrote:
> Athabasca, Alberta is about 1.000km North of the US Montana border
> and 10,000km from nowhere
And 2,248 miles from my house, according to Google Maps :-)
I'll bet it would be a pretty road trip but I think I'll have to
On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:12:22AM -0500, John Foust via cctalk wrote:
> So, to deal with my own hoarding / collecting, I'll strive to make
> a list of stuff I haven't touched in 10, 20, 30 years, and I'll
> post here to see if anyone is interested.
Same here -- but life keeps getting in the
> On Jul 9, 2019, at 10:00 AM,Tomasz Rola wrote:
> BTW, you would like a ride to the past? I would like a ride to the
> future. Although from what I have seen so far, maybe not...
I absolutely believe in the future of 2505 as shown to us by Mike Judge.
Please let me stay in this century.
On Sat, Jul 06, 2019 at 02:06:12PM +0200, Peter Corlett via cctech wrote:
> they've closed the West London Line this weekend, ostensibly for
> maintenance, but possibly just spite.
Thanks. I needed a laugh today.
On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 01:09:08PM -0400, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> This class machine (for example)
Heh. That's a name I hadn't heard in a while.
Your Tricord system was probably designed by a guy named Rick Nicholson
who I later worked with.
On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 10:54:58PM -0700, Ali via cctalk wrote:
> As I understand it DynDNS is still being offered as a service. Is it
> because there is no longer a free option?
There has not been a free option for seveal years. I switched to the
But now it seems that having been
On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 09:36:30PM -0400, Charles Dickman via cctalk wrote:
> Now that Dyn has been absorbed by Oracle I need a new DNS service for my
> vanity domain. I welcome suggestions for a replacement provider.
I was just investigating free alternatives myself earlier today. (I
On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 03:01:50PM -0400, Jacob Ritorto via cctalk wrote:
> You know, one of the reasons I'm still on here is for the anecdotes
On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 09:52:19AM -0600, Grant Taylor via cctech wrote:
> I think Google and their YAWNs
Definition, please? Wikipedia and Urban Dictionary are no help. A Google
search itself is nothing but false positives.
On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 09:28:03PM +0200, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote:
> Maybe of interest to someone?
Oh cool! I remember it as being a neat industrial design.
On Fri, May 03, 2019 at 02:26:41PM -0500, Electronics Plus via cctalk wrote:
> Original DEC things that have orange flippy switches-WARNING! Smells like
> dead rats and rat poop. Nasty condition! Looks something like this
I'd love to help
On Sat, Apr 06, 2019 at 10:13:51AM -0400, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote:
> And looking again, some of a System/370 pile (model 125)?
I hope all of this equipment can be saved, even if only for display value.
On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 04:23:32PM -0800, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> Although I would love to get an oversized cheap print reproduction
> of it, and cut out the faces to make a carnival picture taking set
> for Humane Society fund raisers. (few know that that idea of a
> picture with cutouts
On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 12:45:14PM -0600, Electronics Plus via cctalk wrote:
> Terminals included Harris, a huge Televideo,
Check the "huge Televideo" for actually being a CP/M machine. I was
involved with those for a while (sigh).
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 11:49:33AM -0600, Electronics Plus via cctalk wrote:
That looks like a job for many, many, people.
I'm in Austin but am due for a road trip to Houston I suppose. If no
one else in Houston can go check it out ...
Well as it turns out I have several boxes of databooks that I need to
get catalogued and listed. (My decluttering task was supposed to be
finished *last* year ...)
Here we have:
MC88100 RISC Microprocessor User's Manual
MC88200 Cache/Memory Management Unit User's Manual
Please pay shipping
On Mon, Nov 05, 2018 at 05:48:22PM -0500, devin davison via cctalk wrote:
> Soon to be picked up and brought home. Lots of documentation with it as
> well. Christmas came early, eager to get it home and set up.
On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 02:04:53PM -0600, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote:
> Yes, their business model is to sell a once common $10 part for $500
> because it's an exact replacement and the cost to warehouse it is dwarfed
> by the huge profit margin...
Before anyone scoffs, warehouse space is
On Thu, Oct 04, 2018 at 03:37:59PM -0400, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> oops sorry I mean I did not get it.
dang, and I already had my samurai sword nearly sharpened.
On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 11:42:52PM -0700, Pete Lancashire via cctalk wrote:
> Last call is there any interest ?
Would love to if you can change your mind on shipping?
Austin, TX, is kind of a far drive.
On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 11:45:07PM -0700, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> Looks pretty much like standard C until you get into the minutiae, such
> as "A character constant is 1 to 4 characters" and page 4-4 "Data Types"
> (9 bit characters and 36 bit ints and 18 bit short ints).
> So, it
On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 08:16:35PM -0700, Eric Korpela via cctalk wrote:
> I'm not religious, but I consider this a sign of the apocalypse.
I am glad I am far out of driving distance.
On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 04:05:10PM -0700, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> And yet, productive work was performed on it. Indeed the industrial
> variant, the 1710 was used for early process control.
There were a lot of highway improvements made in the US in the 1950s/
1960s using Bendix G-15s.
On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 09:00:35PM -0500, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
> It was an absolute DOG! It took several minutes for Emacs to load.
So, uh, I hate to tell you about the state of the art these days ...
cool post, thanks.
On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 11:55:04AM -0800, Josh Dersch via cctalk wrote:
> Small correction: there are three -- two upstairs, one in the basement (with
> CDC badging) :)
Well, get to work guys, I'd like to be able to sit at the IBM typewriter
one more time, just for old time's sake :-)
May I ask
On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 01:04:38PM -0600, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
> Wow, even a Bendix G-15 in there (although with Control Data logo).
Nope, look again, there are two :-)
> Talk about a restoration project!!!
AFAIK these are the only ones being restored.
The last time I checked, the
I've looked through a lot of these but had to stop because my eyes were
crossing. And my parents told me never to do that.
My count of the number of (pre-microcomputer) machines I have used: 5
so far. Maintained for a period of time: 2.
Does this mean you finally got that shipment in that you were expecting?
On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 07:07:23PM -0800, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> Back in the 70s, 4000-series CMOS was among the slowest logic around.
I really wish I still had one technical magazine that came out during
the late 70s/early 80s. (I don't remember which one it was, anymore.)
On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 10:00:53AM -0800, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> An all-ECL redesign (details escape me) resulted in no appreciable
> improvement in performance.
But I'm sure the local power company appreciated the extra revenue they
got from it.
(I recently donated the little chunk of
That reminds me, I still have one or two in the garage (yes, stored in
uncontrolled conditions). Maybe a manual as well. If anyone is
interested, contact me off-list.
I'm in Austin, Texas, USA.
On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 07:19:17AM +1100, Kevin Parker via cctalk wrote:
> not sure of that's a realistic expectation of what they're worth or not.
Put it this way: if you find out what they are smoking, please let me know.
On Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 01:51:25PM +, Jonathan Katz via cctalk wrote:
> Totally on the wrong continent but this needs to be saved!!!
Looks like there are already several users on Twitter who have stepped up.
(I would have drive up from Austin myself -- even though I need *less* stuff.)
I'll be happy to give away my Palm collection to anyone who will pay
shipping from Austin, TX, USA.
No, they don't work :-) But there's a Palm original, Palm III, and
(and yeah, I would, uh, kinda have to find them.)
The only thing I would ask in return is if you get them going,
There are a few lots that may be of interest to people on this list.
Disclaimer: I have no connection to any of this. I just browse proxibid.com
once in a while.
The overall link:
On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 02:01:10AM -0500, drlegendre . via cctalk wrote:
> Sorry about that. Trying to type from a hosp bed, had a broken hip that
> didn't heal and needed multiple surgeries. Been in for almost two months.
We, the list, are giving you the following direct order:
On Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 08:52:26AM -0500, Jules Richardson via cctalk wrote:
> Lots of early SCSI devices have no support for the Inquiry command, which
> trips up modern software which expects it - I don't know if it was simply
> ignored, or if there was a point in time where it wasn't present in
On Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 01:34:44PM -0700, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> My biggest problem with heavy the stuff is stairs.
So far, my algorithm has been:
- field-strip the SOB;
- if still too heavy, fall back to neighbor + 6 pack.
I forgot to mention a couple of weeks ago that I was taking a
road trip to get out the Texas heat. Now that I've fulfilled
my social obligations in Minnesota, I'm going to work my way over
to Cleveland and then Pittsburg. I do have the pickup truck with
me so if someone needs to move stuff
On Mon, Sep 04, 2017 at 09:21:06PM -0700, Ryan Finnie via cctalk wrote:
> - Two 2U BayTech RPC9E remote PDUs, 20 5-15R outlets each, L5-20P plugs.
> You can control these via serial (with an odd pinout), telnet, and IIRC
Have you given these away yet?
If not, can you tell me if they are
On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 04:55:48PM -0700, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> Not nearly as funny to watch as a Mergenthaler Linotype hot-type
> machine, I'll wager.
I got to see one in use my freshman year of college. The school
newspaper was still set that way (out of loyalty for the people
On Wed, Aug 02, 2017 at 03:59:30PM +0200, Christian Corti via cctalk wrote:
> Thanks god that I am not in the US, because here, even eBay has to follow
> local legislation. Or in other words, we have consumer rights [...]
But here in the US ... the government "of the lawyers, by the lawyers,
On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:01:08AM -0400, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
> I don't know if DEC was the first to publish software on CDROM; it
> certainly was fairly early.
Somewhere in my collection I have the first three BSDI releases (I was a
very early customer).
The first two, 0.3.3 and 0.9.1
On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:20:49AM +0100, Henry Bond via cctalk wrote:
> I have just got a couple of these out of the dumpster
Welp ... checking the following:
I can kinda see why.
(disclaimer: I have
On Sun, Jul 09, 2017 at 08:00:24PM -0400, Ed via cctalk wrote:
> ( we have xtra set for sale too... Large... heavy and many panel set)
On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 11:54:55AM +1000, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote:
> So, I've just joined and put up a few docs this Saturday morning...
ooh, F8 stuff. My pile of that is on my to-do list for this summer.
There may still be a chip in a
On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 06:27:57PM +, Rich Alderson via cctalk wrote:
> In order for this work to be done by volunteers, they first have to be
> vetted, and their work must be overseen by a professional (which costs
> those scarce funds).
Simply this statement would have answered my newbie
Is there no way that occasional volunteer effort could be used in this
or other tasks at the CHM?
On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 10:54:03AM -0700, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> They are trivial to access. You just have to cart your lazy asses to
I'll get down there just as soon as I've scanned in all my own stuff.
dang it you were too fast
On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 03:31:17PM -0400, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
> The listing says "Local pick-up only", and it's in Denver, Colorado.
OK Warner, better saddle up and ride.
On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 07:30:07PM -0400, Michael Thompson via cctech wrote:
> Dan and I did a rescue run yesterday and came back with four Data General
> systems; a Nova/3, a Nova/4, an Eclipse S/20, an Eclipse MV/4000, and a
> large assortment of test equipment and spares.
currently in Houston, heading back to Austin on Sun or Mon,
would need to hear about what they want within "soon", have
F-150, need vague excuse to go to Little Rock, Arkansas (power5)
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 07:41:25PM -0400, allison via cctalk wrote:
> *Vonada's Engineering Maxims* are a group of pithy observations about
> computer engineering
There's too much hard-learned truth in all that, to be funny.
If no one who e.g. worked for Sun steps up, I'll take it.
On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 09:15:27AM -0400, Ethan Dicks via cctalk wrote:
> I also saved what C-sized prints I could find, and the rest
> appear to be on Bitsavers.
I was given a pile of them many years ago. If there is something missing,
let me know. My project to declutter has stalled at the
On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 02:05:56AM -0400, Paul Birkel via cctalk wrote:
> Need some lovin'. Not near enough to here .
I would go to Iowa. Hell, it's not *that* far from Texas.
(OTOH I could only take one of them.)
Guess I'll have to sign up in the a.m. so I can see the pictures.
On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 06:19:41PM +, Randy Dawson via cctech wrote:
> It was in FreeBSD ports, in graphics but they removed it (why?).
portsjail% grep dore MOVED
graphics/dore||2011-05-02|Has expired: Upstream disappeared and distfile is no
So, someone would have to take
On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 08:32:41PM -0600, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote:
> One of the tenants of the ProCD case
tenets? You must have renters on your mind again. That NM place maybe?
On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 05:22:10PM -0500, Christian Gauger-Cosgrove via cctalk
> Don't forget what a machine room and the equipment looks like.
I think everyone has forgotten the most important part of the recreation.
There simply *must* be someone standing in the room to scream
On Thu, Mar 02, 2017 at 07:26:25AM -0500, allison via cctalk wrote:
> I just fire up the PDP-11/73 (RL02, RX02, RD52x3,), then Microvax-II/GPX,
> Then the PDP-8f
Right now in the server room here at the house it's at 77dB -- well,
right at the server rack; it's a bit lower where I sit.
On Sat, Mar 04, 2017 at 01:34:25PM -0800, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> terrible fluorescent lighting.
There's another kind?
On Thu, Mar 02, 2017 at 08:11:34AM -0800, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> It hardly took any time at all to get those to the point where it would
> accept, "LET THERE BE LIGHT"
"I'll ... have to think about it."
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