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by Trippynet
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 15
Views: 223

Re: How do you explain....

Well there's two parts to it. First of all as others have said, it's a hobby. Thankfully my wife understands my hobby and doesn't mind my man-cave (within reason). For what I do with them, allsorts! I enjoy playing around with IRIX, scripting in Perl, trying to port/compile certain apps (despite my ...
by Trippynet
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?

I would expect to see *something* on the L1 port on the motherboard, although I do vaguely remember reading that Fuels don't like booting without graphics (could be wrong here). Are you using the correct serial settings for it? And are you sure it's specifically a null-modem cable that you are using?
by Trippynet
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Hot Mix 16 Online
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Hot Mix 16 Online

Nice, thanks! I enjoyed all the section on motion tracking. Interesting that they mention a lot about NDI's Optotrak in there - my wife still has a working (and regularly used) Optotrak 3020 in her lab, and I remember seeing IRIX as one of the supported OSs for it originally.
by Trippynet
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Web browsing from IRIX using headless chrome?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Web browsing from IRIX using headless chrome?

I also wasn't able to get any success with WRP. If there's a working alternative, it'd be neat to use something such as Netscape or Dillo to render via an image map from another machine (or similar). It'd certainly work for a lot more sites than Firefox 3.0.19 can manage, and at quicker speed too.
by Trippynet
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS Budapest (not mine)
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: FS Budapest (not mine)

It's a very silly price really for what is a very low spec Indigo2. If it is an R4000 as they say, it'll be 100MHz as that was the only R4000 used in Indigo2. Plus just 32MB of RAM, a 1GB hard drive and Elan graphics - for £855!! In comparison, Ian sells a similar system with twice the RAM, a 36GB H...
by Trippynet
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 410
Views: 12291

Re: your latest purchase

Raion-Fox wrote:Do you get creatures from the Cenozoic era asking for 'Tree Fiddy', Trippynet?


Thankfully no, although if I were in Inverness, it'd be a different story :)
by Trippynet
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 410
Views: 12291

Re: your latest purchase

Well not a computing purchase, but my wife and I have just bought a house here in Scotland. Already identified which room will be the man-cave, looking forward in a couple of months time to transferring all my systems across and getting everything freshly set up again once we get the keys!
by Trippynet
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Part 5 of my History of SiliconGraphics series is done! Any thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Part 5 of my History of SiliconGraphics series is done! Any thoughts?

It is a fair point, as Belluzzo was also involved in another major shift of strategy during his time which mas often been credited as leading to SGIs downfall - he settled with Nvidia. It was the lawsuit SGI was widely expected to win, and could have meant a steady licensing revenue stream for SGI's...
by Trippynet
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Which is the fastest solution for storage?
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Which is the fastest solution for storage?

Depends on how much storage, and what it's for :)
by Trippynet
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 903

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

Well it's a workaround I guess, but it's also kind of cludgy to have to keep disabling Windows Update to prevent this. If only there was an option similar to Windows 7 to "notify of updates but let me choose when to download and install them"...
by Trippynet
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 903

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

I've never had a problem with windows 10... ... the inability to turn off automatic updates, which have kicked off a reboot at *really* inconvenient times before. Like when datalogging a long process or controlling a cnc machine. So in that sense, it's doing it's job as designed, just a really shit...
by Trippynet
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 80
Views: 1784

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

If I had been consulted in that particular tossing, I'd have made it clear I wanted that, because those were always sort of rare. Ah well. Easy come, easy go, unlike my N64. To be fair, we are talking about at least 16-17 years ago here. I was in my teens at the time and didn't think as much. Withi...
by Trippynet
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 80
Views: 1784

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

I think many people have thrown away the odd thing and later regretted it. Many years ago, I threw out an old, broken Ferrograph reel-to-reel tape recorder (looked like this ). At the time, it was ancient, it didn't work (the sound was all garbled), and it was taking up a lot of space. I felt annoye...
by Trippynet
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 Hard drive compatibility
Replies: 18
Views: 338

Re: Indigo 2 Hard drive compatibility

I'm not aware of it being possible to connect a hard drive directly to the backplane connector in an Indigo2. I know someone looked into it a bit back, but I don't recall them having any success. Raion-Fox is correct, you need to use the hard drive tray with a 50->80 adapter. The adapters aren't exp...

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