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by fleetingthought
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Interfacing a Pocket CHIP to a joystick port
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Interfacing a Pocket CHIP to a joystick port

I would be concerned about the pocket chip sinking too much, maybe use something like a maxim 232 (i think) to translate the voltage between the two. I used one to talk to the 3.3v serial port on my I cybie.
PS I'm not so patiently waiting for a chip and a pocketchip.

Tom
by fleetingthought
Mon May 23, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Google maps - interiors
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Google maps - interiors

We had a couple of fellas wonder into our offices late last year with a similar story, after listening to their pitch, I came away with the impression that they were quasi-independent contractors interested selling adverts after they scanned your office space. I couldn't for the life of me figure ou...
by fleetingthought
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Tezro time
Replies: 45
Views: 3386

Re: Tezro time

Just a thought, but on the Tezro I recently purchased, the computer was sold as L1 only powering up. It was a quad board machine advertised with only 2 sticks of ram. When it arrived, it had a single 512mb stick in bank 0 top & bottom. I swapped out the 512mb sticks with 1gb sticks, buttoned it ...
by fleetingthought
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Octane 2 4Dwm
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Octane 2 4Dwm

Turns out flame 7.2 is installed on the machine and has a license number. No dongle though. Flame wants to connect to discreet to verify the license which blows up. I don't believe discreet lives at that address anymore. Did get the desktop to come back up and toolchest appears to be back to a norma...
by fleetingthought
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Octane 2 4Dwm
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Octane 2 4Dwm

Sorry for the previous post. Posted on my ipad, and it does a wonderful job of editing what it thinks I think I mean! I've done some poking about in the machine and see all kinds of tracks of flame this and sparks that but I wouldn't know without an arrow pointing at the executable saying 'try here'...
by fleetingthought
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Octane 2 4Dwm
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Octane 2 4Dwm

Just snagged an Octane 2 a few weeks ago, and have finally got around to getting it set up. I've gotten root access by resetting the password thanks my original Octane. The machine was originally part of a flame setup and has a very minimal desktop set up, even with toolchest trimmed of all but the ...
by fleetingthought
Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 289
Views: 17518

Re: What piontless thing ar you doing right now?

Nothing much. Finishing up glueing a Monroe 325 Scientist calculator back together that USPS did a number on and wondering if I should plan a 500 mi trip to pick up a PDP 11/44 and stuff.
by fleetingthought
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Tezro deal
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Tezro deal

jan-jaap wrote:Good to hear it's only a loving wife. For a moment it sounded like a terminal disease...


Sorry guys, didn't mean to imply some deathly illness :oops:
The wifey and I don't see eye to eye about this particular hobby of mine.

Tom
by fleetingthought
Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Tezro deal
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Tezro deal

Believe me, I attempted to work out any angle that would have allowed the Tezro in the house and they all ended with me sleeping outside, especially after bringing the new Fuel (thanks John!) in a few weeks ago.
by fleetingthought
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Tezro deal
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Tezro deal

I came so close to pulling the trigger on that deal, except I was pretty sure I wouldn't survive long enough to enjoy it. It still hurt to pass it up!

Tom
by fleetingthought
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB Fuel V10 Graphics Card
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: WTB Fuel V10 Graphics Card

John,

PM sent

Thank you,
Tom
by fleetingthought
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB Fuel V10 Graphics Card
Replies: 3
Views: 264

WTB Fuel V10 Graphics Card

Looking for V10 graphics card for my Fuel. Would ship to 72002 AR

Thanks,
Tom
by fleetingthought
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Wounded Indy
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Wounded Indy

The gentleman that I bought the drive from had it installed in an Indy to install 6.5.22, he asked for a listing of the hinv from my machine to set up the install properly, so I " think " I know the drive was a working boot drive from an Indy. I believe it's a cable issue. I've been gettin...
by fleetingthought
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Wounded Indy
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Wounded Indy

Was a good try but didn't get any response. Swapped to a non terminated 50 idc cable and set termination on the drive to on, get scsi controller resets. I'm going to try and track down a terminated 50 pin cable to swap.
by fleetingthought
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Wounded Indy
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Wounded Indy

I don't have a jumper on the block between the the scsi connector and the power connector. I've not tried adding a second jumper at the logic board block (didn't come with one, so I assumed it wasn't required). But I'll add a second jumper at position 5 and give it a try to see if the Indy will reco...

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