Re: Discord

2019-11-15 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/15/2019 10:04 PM, Adrian Stoness via cctalk wrote: well irc seems to be broken on windows 10 for me It's working fine for me.  I need to figure out how to get it on Android though. jim On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 11:28 PM jwest--- via cctalk wrote: I didn't think many people would

Re: getting your data from yahoo

2019-11-04 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/31/2019 9:38 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: someone just posted this on twitter they seem to have sent an email to everyone and didn't bother to mention this https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/getmydata I got a link from them 24 hours later.  So far the main difference between my own

Re: getting your data from yahoo

2019-11-04 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/1/2019 6:33 PM, Rich Alderson via cctalk wrote: What tool do I use to look at the contents of this verschlagener file? Rich, with some degree of luck, Thunderbird will process it.  At least it used to.  the mbox format is pretty much what they used to use. I create a folder of some

Re: Estate sale -- Univac Terminal Keyboard

2019-10-29 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
Someone really wanted a keyboard for a Univac Terminal in the last year, year and a half.  Added to subject line to maybe attract attention of who was searching. Someone in Europe though, IIRC? thanks Jim On 10/29/2019 7:15 PM, Jeffrey S. Worley via cctalk wrote: This link was posted on an

Re: Yahoo Groups going away

2019-10-23 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/17/2019 6:52 PM, Cameron Kaiser via cctalk wrote: Yeah, it sucks. The Tomy Tutor users group has been there for years, and I guess we'll jump over to groups.io. I managed to archive everything last night. What's your strategy for archiving material off YahooGroups? Their Files and

Re: Yahoo Groups going away

2019-10-17 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/17/2019 8:02 PM, Ali via cctalk wrote: The groups are free as long as you use less than 1GB of storage. More storage costs. Unfortunately, since this past February, you also have to pay in order to have Groups.IO do the moving of your messages, files and photos. No freebie for that

Re: Yahoo Groups going away

2019-10-17 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/17/2019 6:08 PM, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote: Cameron said Yeah, it sucks. The Tomy Tutor users group has been there for years, and I guess we'll jump over to groups.io. I managed to archive everything last night. What's your strategy for archiving material off YahooGroups? Their

Re: Strange DEC stuff.

2019-10-16 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/16/2019 1:09 PM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote: An ex-DEC engineer offloaded some strange stuff that was going to the skip. I just thought I could have a look. But what is it? There is two backplanes marked KA14 and BE14. I thought it was the PDP-14, but I am not sure really. Bitsavers

Re: Lars Hamrén / Computer Automation Museum Project

2019-10-16 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
My contacts went dead with him, and all the emails no longer work for me.  I reached out to him a couple years ago. He managed to get Martin Richards machine from Cambridge University on which a lot of BCPL and other development work was performed. There was no communication of him having

SEL mainframe

2019-10-13 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I think this is the guy who has the warehouse full of crap in Texas that was going to be scrapped, but now has its own facebook group. If you find and join the group, there are photos of it there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/433516373950693/ Vintage Computer Warehouse Liquidation

Re: General Automation SPC 16 on eBay

2019-10-12 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/12/2019 11:18 AM, dwight via cctalk wrote: Wow, Look at all the drives. It looks like it even has a Diablo hard drive. I don't know what the drives that are below the 5.25 drives are?? Dwight The Compaq system and the switch on top probably have zero to do with the drive.  I suspect a

Re: IBM MST extender cards

2019-10-11 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/10/2019 10:49 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: https://www.ebay.com/itm/352810055470 are these extender cards for IBM MST modules? Always love having strands of wire (4.5" long) with a FRU. Somewhere a friend has a bag with 2 paper clips, and a FRU for that, as well as another one

Re: LISP implementations on small machines

2019-10-04 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/1/2019 7:23 PM, Mark Kahrs via cctalk wrote: The first implementation was done for the 7090 by McCarthy (hence CAR and CDR --- Contents of Address Register and Contents of Decrement Register). If you want to see a tiny implementation then look for the PDP-1 implementation done by L

Re: Tandem Minicomputers

2019-09-30 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 9/30/2019 9:39 AM, Paul Berger via cctalk wrote: On 2019-09-30 1:27 p.m., Diane Bruce via cctalk wrote: On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 10:57:25AM -0500, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: On 09/29/2019 11:46 PM, Jason T via cctalk wrote: Well I said no more computers I can't lift, but exotic systems

Re: FTGH: Pioneer DRM-602X 6-CD changer

2019-09-29 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
Pioneer's engineering for their digital products was in Torrance I think.  We dealt with a rep and I ended up with one of their 3 x 6 pack 18 disc changer boxes.  But they would not part with anything at all useful.  The only document I ever pried out of them was how to make my fancy SCSI

Manx entry update

2019-09-22 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I looked for an image or record of the PDP8/L reference card, and one of the entries which showed up was for manx. I don't know how to contact the maintainer for manx but figure if someone can comment here it would be better than me ratholing and still not figuring it out. Anyway I found

Re: Shipping from Europe to USA

2019-08-22 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 8/22/2019 6:23 PM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: The machine was later returned to the US and was used as a "test mule". At Microdata, we were touring the country on a mission to fix some bugs that customers were having, and happened to  be in Dallas when a problem with one of a customers

PDP 11/34 systems available in CA

2019-08-20 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I have three PDP 11/34's available in the LA area for sale.  i have two full systems, plus  a system with 2 RL02s, and a TU10 tape drive. I'd like to sell all of them.  There is an extra RL02 as well.  All for pickup, or freight drop. please reply off list.   I have $2000 in the lot.

Re: Latest Additions to the Virtual Warehouse of Computing Wonders Sale Inventory

2019-06-28 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 6/28/2019 1:13 PM, Randy Dawson via cctalk wrote: Anybody try business with this guy? His prices are 10X off the chart I've visited his home, and stuff there, and other locations, he has a lot of great stuff.  I don't know the prices being commented on here being high, maybe so.  He

Re: Teletype cheap

2018-11-24 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/24/2018 6:14 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: But, can you reproduce that smell? An emulator might be capable of the same output, . . . but it just doesn't SMELL the same. The sweet smell of 3 in one and WD40.  Slightly hot.

Re: IND$FILE

2018-11-19 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/19/2018 7:49 AM, Jim Brain via cctalk wrote: I know it's a minor nit, but as someone who has used IND$FILE on OS/390 (zOS), I always wondered why it was called IND$FILE. Wikipedia has just a stub: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IND$FILE FILE I tend to understand, but I was never very

Re: IBM 3270 Emulation Adapter (ISA)

2018-11-18 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/18/2018 11:00 PM, Patrick Finnegan via cctalk wrote: I'm wondering if anyone knows where to find a copy of some software to make an IBM 3270 Emulation Adapter (the short ISA one) useful. I hear that IBM's PCOMM/3270 2.0 - 4.0 or so will work (on DOS) with the card. Pat I hope you see

Re: Bill Godbout R.I.P.

2018-11-12 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I got to meet him a few times @ the San Mateo electronics swap meet.  It was the huge version before all had petered out into small events. He loved to auction off the good stuff, and would bring both Godbout branded and Compupro stuff.  The latter was as solidly tested and engineered of

Re: MSDN CD disposition

2018-10-31 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/31/2018 5:24 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: On 10/31/18 5:09 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: Since there is nothing on them that would identify you, there are a number of people who would gladly help you to properly dispose of them. I wonder how many MSDN subscribers held onto

Re: PDP, Data General & more (TV show Maniac)

2018-10-31 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/31/2018 5:29 AM, Stéphane Tsacas via cctalk wrote: TV show Maniac (available on netflix), S1E2 @28.48, at least a PDP 11/40, 11/05 or 04, RX01, PDP-8, and 2 Data General Eclipse, DEC doc binders, and maybe an IBM front panel and more. See https://imgur.com/a/L3iA9CD

Re: VAX Lisp, Macsyma, Maxima

2018-10-27 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/24/2018 4:07 PM, David Coolbear via cctalk wrote: Does anyone know if any of these are still available for OpenVMS VAX? This was posted on the Multics thread in February. Eric Swenson got the original-ish MACSYMA built and running in ITS. It's frankensteined together from a mix of

Re: Identify old PC

2018-10-18 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/18/2018 10:37 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: On 10/18/18 9:56 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: The sides are not square like any Imsai I saw, and there is a monitor on top, which is also in a slope case.  I don't recognize it, but as I said the Altos look like one of the 58x (I

Re: Working with Old Tapes

2018-10-18 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/17/2018 11:05 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: Bake the tapes first, preferably with a lot of moving air before attempting to "clean" a tape. I looked to see if someone suggested a temperature / time, didn't see it.  Can you suggest what would work. Also, I've got some friends

Re: Old Univac Tape and Printer Maintenance Manuals

2018-10-13 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
Bill Donzelli may have things in the part of the Univac load he has either in OKC or at his place. I gathered all the documentation on the remains of a stolen Univac III system I could, along with all the tapes. Muffed an opportunity to get the tapes to Al K for digitizing, will organize

Re: DG/UX install media

2018-10-11 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/11/2018 2:33 AM, Torfinn Ingolfsen via cctalk wrote: On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 11:06 PM alan--- via cctalk wrote: However I have not been able to read the ISO images - as they don't appear to have the proper magic/headers for ISO. Can anyone else work their file-type-foo on them

Re: early ANSI C drafts, pre-1989 standard

2018-10-07 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I have a filing cabinet with a lot of the early material that I saved.  Our company was a member, and I was the representative from the beginning.  If interested I can dig in and find out what I've go. If any group will preserve it I'd be glad to share.  I don't think the committee would

Re: Does anyone recognise these boards please

2018-10-06 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/5/2018 5:38 PM, Kevin Parker via cctalk wrote: Be most grateful if anyone can advise here please. Rescued a TRS-80 MC10 from deceased estate recently - it was headed for the bin but got saved. The original owner was a bit of an electronics hobbyist and his brother-in-law tossed these

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

2018-10-05 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/5/2018 4:04 PM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote: On Fri, Oct 5, 2018, 6:43 PM Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: On Fri, 5 Oct 2018, steve shumaker via cctalk wrote: I've scanned something called the "MPI Flexible Disk Drive Interfacing Guide" for the Model 51/52 floppy units Is that the

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

2018-10-05 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/5/2018 3:43 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: On Fri, 5 Oct 2018, steve shumaker via cctalk wrote: I've scanned something called the "MPI Flexible Disk Drive Interfacing Guide" for the Model 51/52 floppy units Is that the same as:

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

2018-10-04 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/4/2018 8:34 PM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote: I got a request for a scan of the Micro Peripherals Inc MPI 91/92 Product Manual. I have the manual, I will scan it and post if no one has a copy. But I don't want to go through the effort if it exists somewhere already. I noticed on

Re: 6809 Monitor

2018-10-02 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/2/2018 12:51 PM, Lawrence Wilkinson via cctalk wrote: On 02/10/18 21:24, tim lindner via cctalk wrote: Does anyone have source to a 6809 monitor program? I'm looking for something I can make work in a CoCo. Functionality I'm looking for is something that will let me read and write to

Re: Unknown US manufacturer - try again

2018-09-12 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 9/12/2018 10:59 AM, Peter Van Peborgh via cctalk wrote: Guys, See these photos: https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35682272_10216634445119982_2 53889771863015424_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0=74459af2e9232dd433046b2a9d43dedd=5BC F55A0 and

Re: CLASSICCMP vs. RackSpace or Gmail

2018-02-05 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 2/5/2018 9:07 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote: Is anyone able to get email from this list via either CLASSICCMP or RackSpace?  When I first changed over to using the heal...@avanthar.com address, I was able to receive email from the list for a short time.  I've even tried to subscribe

Re: Apollo Software

2018-01-23 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/23/2018 7:24 AM, Daniel Seagraves via cctalk wrote: On Jan 23, 2018, at 9:14 AM, jim stephens via cctalk <cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: On 1/23/2018 6:30 AM, Daniel Seagraves via cctalk wrote: The Saturn software, which is what actually flew from Earth to the moon, The navi

Re: Apollo Software

2018-01-23 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/23/2018 6:30 AM, Daniel Seagraves via cctalk wrote: The Saturn software, which is what actually flew from Earth to the moon, The navigation and guidance was in the CM and LM processors.  The Saturn IBM firmware is lost, but was under command of the LM and CM computers, and is running on

Re: Sun3 valuations?

2018-01-22 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/22/2018 7:07 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: On 1/22/18 5:24 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: Worth noting my 3/260 has a monochrome graphics port x/2x0 CPUs produce 1600 x 1280, ECL 200 MHz dot clock video. CRTs for them are pretty much impossible to find. I have the originals

Re: Sun3 valuations?

2018-01-22 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/22/2018 3:32 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote: On 01/22/2018 04:06 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: So did we ever get an answer to the original question (the value of a Sun3)? All I saw was 'you'd have to pay to recycle them'. I've not seen an answer to that question.  I have seen

Re: Sun3 valuations?

2018-01-21 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/21/2018 2:47 PM, Kevin Bowling via cctalk wrote: I have some sun3/vme systems Several 3/60 3/260 sparcstation 4/370 SMD disk array for 3/260 The 3/260 and 4/370 have some oddball boards for data (cosys) and video acquisition (Aviv). I also have some spare sparcstation 10s and 20s. I

Re: Adaptec 1522A SCSI Support (was re: New TestFDC Results Registry)

2018-01-19 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/18/2018 5:44 PM, Jason T via cctalk wrote: On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 6:58 PM, Adrian Graham via cctalk wrote: I could, but I guess by the time I’ve sourced a replacement I might as well have bought an AHA-1522A instead, I have a couple of scouts out looking for

Re: Adaptec 1522A SCSI Support (was re: New TestFDC Results Registry)

2018-01-19 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/19/2018 12:08 AM, TeoZ via cctalk wrote: Didn’t early SUN gear have SCSI floppy drives? There is a SCSI floppy drive branded with Tadpole, I think. thanks Jim -Original Message- From: Fred Cisin via cctalk Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 9:18 PM To: General Discussion:

Re: Which Operating System for my DCC-116 E / Entrex 480 / Nixdorf 620 / Data General Nova 1200 clone ?

2018-01-15 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/15/2018 5:16 PM, Jay Jaeger via cctech wrote: On 10/4/2017 3:33 PM, Dominique Carlier via cctech wrote: Hi all I start here another topic concerning my research about a new Operating System for my freshly restored DCC-116 E. http://www.zeltrax.com/classiccmp_forum/second_boot/04.jpg

Re: Spectre & Meltdown

2018-01-13 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/13/2018 3:24 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: (I'm unaware of any punch-card attacks, but trojans were possible when people used prior subroutines) When I was using cards with our campus 360/50 MVT system and you could submit probably anything, a friend in EE (we were squatters in the CS

Re: DECtape madness

2018-01-13 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/13/2018 6:20 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: So why are reels of DECtape selling for unbelievable prices on eBait? The ones in the post are from Bill Donzelli.  I'd imagine he's happy.  I looked at acquiring another one, but they went way high as you pointed out.  My friend with some

Re: GT-40 etc.

2018-01-13 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/13/2018 10:15 AM, Ali via cctalk wrote: I'm going to disagree with Al, though - I don't think it's going to go for that much, it's 'local pickup only'. That's going to severely limit the bidder pool. For us non DEC aficionados why is there potential for the system to go for insane

Re: Any interest Risc 6000/250

2018-01-10 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/10/2018 5:37 PM, Stefan Skoglund via cctalk wrote: ons 2018-01-10 klockan 11:30 -0800 skrev Pete Lancashire via cctalk: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qqEF53fVbpNhYoTX2 In storage, if any interest will find out what's in it and the condition. Location Portland Oregon Price cheap/trade

Re: ADDS Envoy terminal question

2018-01-07 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/7/2018 6:43 PM, Evan Koblentz via cctalk wrote: Does anyone have an ADDS Envoy portable terminal, circa 1972-1976? If so, then please let me know if what if any are the U.S. patent numbers cited on it. Thanks, Evan Is this the portable 5" version?  I will look if that is what you're

Re: Spectre & Meltdown

2018-01-04 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/4/2018 12:34 PM, Ed Sharpe via cctalk wrote: what about  xenon processors?? ed# In a message dated 1/4/2018 1:18:14 PM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk@classiccmp.org writes: There is no difference between them and any other intel x86 or x64 processor as far as the flaw

Re: RepaIr stepper motor of an 8 inch drive ?

2018-01-02 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/2/2018 2:07 AM, jos via cctalk wrote: Cannot see any marking as to who the druive supplier is, it might have been Datapoint themselves. FWIW, the datapoint systems I've had (no longer) had CDC guts.  At least I bought a number of MMD 160 SMD drives and other scrap from a datapoint

Re: Boot RXS

2018-01-01 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 1/1/2018 10:35 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > From: John Welch > SAV -- SOFTWARE CONFIGURED FOR ENABLE HARDWARE WHICH DOES NOT RESPOND. > HALTED. > Does anyone have any hints on how I can guess what I need to add? Well, Able made a thing called an 'Able ENABLE'

Re: To the 2901 bit slicers out there

2017-12-28 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 12/27/2017 8:35 PM, Randy Dawson via cctalk wrote: Since I know there's tons of PDP/11 geniuses here, and other gurus with a NOVA 4, and a Tektronix 4052 guy (I have the 4051): What have you done, with microprogramming this part? In your architecture, have you changed the microcode,

Re: Miss categorized DEC box on ebay

2017-12-21 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 12/20/2017 10:27 PM, Bob Rosenbloom via cctalk wrote: PDP 11/03? LSI-11? Maybe someone can use it. Nice blue color. VINTAGE-DIGITAL-INSTRUMENTS-COUNTER-HG-ELEMENTS/ https://www.ebay.com/itm/302392510749 Bob The ad says it weighs 150#  That box is heavy, but is not a 150# item.  I

tumble tiff to pdf converter

2017-12-20 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
Has anyone tried to build tumble on Ubuntu 16?  I've used the libtiff, libpbm and the like that are included in the current system as installed, and there are problems now with the tumble_pbm.c code parameters (line 237 specifically). I had built up and saved a build with my own downloaded

Re: DEC indicator panel mounting details

2017-12-19 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 12/19/2017 2:36 PM, Josh Dersch via cctalk wrote: On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 2:25 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 2:15 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: On 12/19/17 10:49 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: Could someone who has

Re: Looking for AMP / TE coaxial connectors - Memorex 651 drive

2017-12-12 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 12/12/2017 2:22 AM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote: A quick Internet search returns this link: and they both claim to have this part in stock and sell it in arbitrary quantities, although they do not seem to do

Re: Looking for AMP / TE coaxial connectors - Memorex 651 drive

2017-12-11 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
Isn't Element 14 the UK version of Newark? On 12/11/2017 6:28 PM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: It is a AMP 202515-1 housing. I buy some M-style connector housings from Newark in the US, and they sell them in single quantity. I think Newark has EU branches as well.  This housing is a smaller

Re: RX02 Difficulties

2017-12-08 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 12/8/2017 4:34 PM, Charles Anthony via cctalk wrote: On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 4:30 PM, Jerry Weiss via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: On Dec 8, 2017, at 5:17 PM, Aaron Jackson wrote: = 3) Try and contrast to the other drive as previously covered. This will

Re: NeXT hardware about to be recycled in Texas

2017-12-05 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 12/5/2017 6:23 AM, Mark Linimon via cctalk wrote: 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

Re: Altair Peripheral Emulator

2017-11-29 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/29/2017 3:36 PM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote: On 2017-11-29 6:27 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: On 11/29/2017 3:15 PM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote: On 2017-11-29 4:59 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: On 11/29/2017 1:47 PM, drlegendre . via cctalk wrote: Help me out here.. I

Re: Altair Peripheral Emulator

2017-11-29 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/29/2017 3:15 PM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote: On 2017-11-29 4:59 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: On 11/29/2017 1:47 PM, drlegendre . via cctalk wrote: Help me out here.. I don't find any manuals, just .tif images of cover pages. The hint is the size, I suspect.  You need a multi

Re: Altair Peripheral Emulator

2017-11-29 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/29/2017 1:47 PM, drlegendre . via cctalk wrote: Help me out here.. I don't find any manuals, just .tif images of cover pages. Sorry didn't say how I converted.  I have the Imagemagic package including "convert" loaded on several linux boxes.  Convert .tif  .pdf does the

Re: Altair Peripheral Emulator

2017-11-29 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/29/2017 1:47 PM, drlegendre . via cctalk wrote: Help me out here.. I don't find any manuals, just .tif images of cover pages. The hint is the size, I suspect.  You need a multi page TIF viewer, or download the entire file and find a TIF to PDF converter and run it thru there. The

Re: Altair Peripheral Emulator

2017-11-29 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/29/2017 1:24 PM, Jay West via cctalk wrote: Links I have found so far are all dead: http://home.comcast.net/~forbin376 This one has the text for APE intact (web page text), and the links to the Zips were scraped

Re: DR-DOS

2017-11-20 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/20/2017 4:27 PM, Liam Proven wrote: On 20 November 2017 at 18:57, jim stephens via cctalk <cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: The archive.org snapshots may have had the blank images, but they also seem to have grabbed the archived downloads as well. This is an arbitrary link to th

Re: DR-DOS

2017-11-20 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/20/2017 6:35 AM, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote: On 17 November 2017 at 19:02, Tomasz Rola wrote: Please excuse me if my remark is unnecessary, but if I read you right, you have: 1. Downloaded "empty" disk image - which apparently boots enough to display two dots No.

Re: Sync on Green RGB video

2017-11-18 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/18/2017 3:44 PM, william degnan via cctech wrote: On Nov 18, 2017 4:09 PM, "Douglas Taylor via cctech" wrote: I have a couple of vaxes that output 'unique' video, Alpha 3000 300, Alpha 3000 400, Vax 4000 VLC, and Vax Station 3100 M76. The Alpha and VLC each

Re: ModComp II on Ebay

2017-11-13 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/13/2017 7:52 PM, Tony Aiuto via cctalk wrote: That's an incredibly bad set of pictures. The system gave me the impression it was built up with transistors. Any possibility of that?  I don't know the history of the Modcomps to speculate, but that might put it out of the range of what

BBS'ing and early discussions.

2017-11-09 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I wonder if there is any better archive of the original DejaNews and peoples personal archives than Google Groups. When the Google Groups took over I know a lot of stuff I had participated in was dropped for not reason from Googles take on the import of data. And the BBSs I used were

Re: looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA

2017-11-07 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/7/2017 7:53 PM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: They looked like giant purple snowballs. The droppings destroy the paint on your car, however.  Irvine is covered with them.  There is another tree with a red flower that has the tendril type bloom, I couldn't find what they were called. 

Re: Sun part available, new old stock

2017-11-07 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
FWIW, this is a lot of Pci dual and quad ethernet nics, a mounting kit and a couple of fiber channel adapters. done by googling each number, no further investigation. I think there was on sbus nic Nice if you need it. thanks for passing along thanks jim On 11/6/2017 11:22 PM, Electronics

"Left a home full of computers" Craigslist ad

2017-11-06 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I don't know anything but the ad copy the poster placed. I'd think there might be more to the story if someone is in Southern New Hampshire and can contact and perhaps visit.  Londonderry, north west from Lawrence, Lowell, Ma. https://nh.craigslist.org/sop/d/teletype-printer/6369045622.html

Re: looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA

2017-11-03 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 11/3/2017 2:20 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: Is there a reason to AVOID mentioning the Poqet? There is one and two accessories for sale right now.  I'd forgotten about it till I stumbled over it searching for other stuff. POQET-PC-Prime-model-PQ0181-SN-01817766

Re: Image de-warping tool, and Multics/GCOS panels

2017-10-27 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I move it to my android device. CS Scanner application will let you do that easily.  add it to a cs scan document, then save that doc as a image (jpg) file. Convoluted, but actually less hassle with the operation of selecting the parts you want to mess with than other applications i've seen

Re: Is it really that quiet out there?

2017-10-20 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
Last one of those was a couple weeks ago.  Then there were a bunch of backed up ones. List has been steady and in real time (from what I've seen). thanks Jim On 10/20/2017 11:30 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: Lately, I've received message "belches"

Decus tape

2017-10-17 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I wonder if anyone knows where the actual content of these tapes are located? I have a Digital Pathways TCU 50-D card which requires a couple of routines, and figured it was worth asking while searching. http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/computer-science/history/pdp-11/decus/110625.html

Looking for Nova 1200 guts

2017-10-11 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I would like to see if anyone has a processor, basic i/o and a memory board for said system. Thanks Jim

Re: Aaron Nabil & pdp-8.org

2017-10-06 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/5/2017 11:28 PM, Vincent Slyngstad via cctalk wrote: From: "Zane Healy via cctalk" Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 9:09 PM I’m not sure if Aaron’s website was offline prior to the last couple days or not, as I honestly don’t remember the last time that I

Re: The origin of SCSI [WAS:RE: The origin of the phrases ATA and IDE ]

2017-10-05 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/5/2017 11:50 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: On 10/05/2017 11:18 AM, Tom Gardner via cctalk wrote: I suspect this might start another discussion, but as I understand it Apple had little to do with the evolution of SASI into SCSI. Shugart Associates published SASI in 1981 and took it

Re: 8" magtapes

2017-10-05 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/5/2017 8:53 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: On 9/29/17 8:56 AM, Henk Gooijen via cctalk wrote: Now I'm looking for 8" mag tapes/reels that will fit! http://www.ebay.com/itm/311973810676 even a good brand. 2400' as said 10" reels for that auction. 1200' 8" 600' 6" The Kennedy 9800

Re: OmniUSB - further boards to make

2017-10-03 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/1/2017 4:17 PM, SYLVIA MCMAHON via cctalk wrote: Hello Philip, I registered interest in purchasing a Omnibus USB interface some time ago. Is this project still alive? Regards, Baz Sent from my iPad I forwarded Philipps information to this person offline. thanks Jim

Re: The SPERRY UNIVAC UTS 40 system + 8406 double-sided diskette subsystem : Restoration

2017-10-02 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/2/2017 9:13 AM, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote: Everything would be perfectly fine if most of the time I did not have at startup an error at line 9. of the POC test: SERIAL I / O CHANNEL B: FAILED I doubt the US unit you bought was used with a floppy running CPM. It most

Re: Manx?

2017-10-01 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/1/2017 1:11 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > From: Rob Jarratt > I have just tried accessing Manx at manx-docs.org, but it seems to have > disappeared. Anyone know what has happened to it? It moved. Now at: https://vt100.net/manx/ Noel It also is

Re: HP 900 model 300 monitor

2017-10-01 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 10/1/2017 12:24 AM, devin davison via cctalk wrote: I found another HP machine at the scrapyard today. I have another similar model that boots up to HP basic. I do not see an exact model number anywhere on it, all i see is Hp 9000/300 on the front. It appears similar to the other machine i

Re: Alspa ACI-2 Info?

2017-09-26 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
There is a 40 pin connector to which you can connect a Corvus drive. I lost my systems, but may have the media with the BIOS for that somewhere.  I've got a corvus subsystem with it on it, but no Alspa. I'd love to have one again if you part with it. Mine was lost in a storage theft. thanks

Re: HP 7970E - interest to split?

2017-09-26 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
For generic drives of either 800 or 1600, there were Pertec formatters that drove the three cable Pertec interface (read / write / motion) and was compatible with the P1 P2 parallel formatted interface. The ones I had were one format or another.  And they had to be strapped to the speed of

Re: DEC board maker KT or K

2017-09-25 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
them. Paul On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 9:52 PM, jim stephens via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: I have a stack of boards I'm trying to figure out. They may be a bunch of boards made for a user of DEC PDP 11s or 8s as addons to their own lines as embedded systems, or they may have had

Re: I forget does this take attachments or inline images?-Ed#

2017-09-25 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 9/25/2017 8:31 PM, Ed via cctalk wrote: I forget does this take attachments or inline images?-Ed# No images on either list, sorry.  Post somewhere and share. Thanks Jim

DEC board maker KT or K

2017-09-25 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
I have a stack of boards I'm trying to figure out.  They may be a bunch of boards made for a user of DEC PDP 11s or 8s as addons to their own lines as embedded systems, or they may have had some other sales. KT in the etch, and in one case KT Memories with a stylized logo. I put the photos on

Re: HP 2108A key

2017-09-25 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 9/25/2017 1:46 PM, Mike Loewen via cctalk wrote: On Fri, 22 Sep 2017, Christian Corti via cctalk wrote: On Thu, 21 Sep 2017, Sam O'nella wrote:  Should be easy but my mobile google fu is failing. Didn't Jay and a few  others know if a vintage computer key database/site somewhere? Would

Re: WTB: SMD drive

2017-09-18 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 9/18/2017 12:22 PM, Camiel Vanderhoeven via cctalk wrote: (these are only 68 MB disks, the smallest disk supported on the Convex is the 300 MB CDC drive) Are these EMD drives?  They had the higher rotational rate, and included up to 1.2gb drives in the line. Our controller and CRC chip

Today's WTF sale find

2017-09-17 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
One card, piece of cardboard, 65 bucks. I managed to snag 12,000 cards recently for about $20 / box. vintage-ibm-box-mainframe-computer-punch-cards-early-1970s-punched-hollerith-/ http://www.ebay.com/itm/322745650297 It was stored in climate controlled conditions, you know.

Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle - Firsts

2017-09-15 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 9/15/2017 2:25 PM, Brent Hilpert via cctalk wrote: (~mid-80s, well before opening of the 'net to public access), some guy-off-the-street came into the uni. comp sci department wanting a connection to the arpa/internet I had to finesse my way onto the internet pre Software Tool and Die. 

Re: Rainbow Disk Imager

2017-09-14 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 9/14/2017 3:51 PM, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote: As you might tell from this thread, floppies, reading them, and their formatting stir way too much passion in me (for which if it was too much I apologize) Warner Really fantastic timing for what a friend and I are doing.  On the topic

Re: Rainbow Disk Imager

2017-09-14 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 9/14/2017 9:19 AM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: You have some .dsk images of SSDD 96tpi for 11/73. I have some also, and would love if there is a writeup of a known working procedure to use as a reference. Having a list of programs and systems is great, but I'd also like to know a few

Re: Convex C220 lives

2017-09-13 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 9/12/2017 6:09 AM, Laurens Vets via cctech wrote: You can still see a version of it via Google Cache: https://www.google.ca/search?q=http://www.vaxbarn.com/index.php/other-bits/603-convex-c220=UTF-8=Search=fe=browser-ubuntu=en_rd=cr=0=Qdy3Wa6fE4ie0gLVl56gAw &

Re: Odd Ebay auction showed up today...

2017-09-04 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 9/4/2017 11:47 AM, Robert via cctalk wrote: As best we can tell, he's moved all the good stuff to a new account, vintagecomputerstore, operating out of a location that's nearby but not the same. At one point several years ago i sent along a correction to his absolutely correct and perfect

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