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by ClassicHasClass
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

VCF is back at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on August 5 and 6. I'll be demonstrating the Apple Network Server 500 with some client machines and the cleaned up Shiner prototype. I'll also be cutting loose a few more items on the consignment table. Haven't decided yet. Last year commod...
by ClassicHasClass
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 271
Views: 15313

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Converted a PowerBook 540c to a SCSI2SD since its SCSI 2.5" drive blew. It took a bit of fiddling in MicroNet Disk Utility to make it format, and I had to find an external Apple CD-ROM that worked, but it is now running 7.6 happily from a microSD card.
by ClassicHasClass
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Possible clone Sparc Station 5 hdd?
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Possible clone Sparcultra 5 hdd?

I just came here to post I read the thread title as "Sparcula 5."

I'll get my coat.
by ClassicHasClass
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Games on AIX
Replies: 40
Views: 1863

Re: Games on AIX

Last but not least, I tried the later AIXquake versions. These require replacing the libXext.a that comes with Harpoon with the one in the package, which to my relief didn't cause any problems. quake.sw.wimp is just a teensy bit faster than quake.sw, but both run at a pretty decent pace and certainl...
by ClassicHasClass
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Games on AIX
Replies: 40
Views: 1863

Re: Games on AIX

Let's have some Abuse.

http://www.floodgap.com/iv/3427

Oddly, go_abuse does not work, but running xabuse manually does. It does not need the UMS runner, but it does use UMS, and that all works fine (except no sound, of course).
by ClassicHasClass
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Games on AIX
Replies: 40
Views: 1863

Re: Games on AIX

It's here! It's queer! It doesn't want any more bears! http://www.floodgap.com/iv/3426 Yes, this is Quake running on an Apple Network Server 500 with AIX 4.1.5. I dug out a new drive since this is going to be a demo unit at VCF and put a vanilla install of Harpoon AIX on, and here we are. Allegedly ...
by ClassicHasClass
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 271
Views: 15313

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

So today we started with [...] And now we are at [...] Good progress! Do you want to replace the mainboard, or do you want to keep it as a (dead / for display only) prototype? No, I've decided to keep the mainboard. Being an Apple prototype it has all sorts of interesting markings on it and names t...
by ClassicHasClass
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 271
Views: 15313

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Today dragged the Shiner (Apple Network Server) prototype out of storage for cleaning for display at the Vintage Computer Festival in August. The logic board had already died from a Maxell PRAM battery bomb before I got it, and the prior owner seemed to have stored it in a damp environment because a...
by ClassicHasClass
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Raymond Smullyan
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Raymond Smullyan

:-(

I just finished To Mock A Mockingbird, too ...
by ClassicHasClass
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 554
Views: 16943

Re: your latest purchase

Our cat isn't allowed in the server room either, but she is allowed in the office (since the laundry room she lives in adjoins it, there's really be no realistic way of keeping her out anyhow).
by ClassicHasClass
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 554
Views: 16943

Re: your latest purchase

A Moment V2 telephoto lens and case for my Pixel XL.
by ClassicHasClass
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Raptor Engineering announces TALOS II
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Raptor Engineering announces TALOS II

Don't expect it to be commodity PC cheap. You're still going to pony up for this, but POWER9 is kick-ass and it'll be worth it. I've got my pennies ready. Take all of my money.
by ClassicHasClass
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation
Replies: 21
Views: 2262

Re: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation

Yup, I'm in line for one. It will be the scale-out POWER9 variant, per my discussion with Raptor.
by ClassicHasClass
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 271
Views: 15313

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

pentium wrote:Spent the day first admiring the new four camera setup I installed, plus a PTZ camera that's way up on the antenna mast so I can see clean across the valley.


I'm more interested in the HP equipment I see on the side. Are those K-class cabinets I spy?
by ClassicHasClass
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Monitor suggestions for high-DPI experiment
Replies: 26
Views: 658

Re: Monitor suggestions for high-DPI experiment

Yeah, TenFourFox isn't going to like that. There's not a whole lot I can do there. Sorry. :|

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