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by Shiunbird
Wed May 24, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Inventory/Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Inventory/Catalog

Then you deal with an LDIF file for import/export.. backups and sharing It may be more intuitive for inventory purposes than an Excel spreadsheet or a filesystem directory layout. You can always make a screenshot of the Device Manager. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Keep it simple. For me, that mean...
by Shiunbird
Wed May 24, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Interesting read: A-EON Amiga X500 review from Ars
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Interesting read: A-EON Amiga X500 review from Ars

Regarding browsers... I guess it helps if you have full-time employees working on the problem. I really like the idea of the programmable chips as well. I bet some people will find great use for it/them. The review is not that great, though. I miss the old style Ars reviews. I was curious about numb...
by Shiunbird
Tue May 23, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Inventory/Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Inventory/Catalog

OMG the directory approach is brilliant, and I'm ashamed to think that I've never thought of it before, and has many advantages compared to Excel. Imagine the following two files /computers/intellistation/dev/1gb-samsumg-ram-serial_number and /computers/intellistation/dev/scsi/20gb-ibm-scsi-hd-seria...
by Shiunbird
Fri May 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: 3D Print Octane front door?
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: 3D Print Octane front door?

Dodoid wrote:I actually sell Mini Indigos like that right now (http://dodoid.net/indigo) :) . Miniatures of later systems are planned but they're not really in development yet.


Sorry for hijacking the thread, have you received my private message? =)
by Shiunbird
Fri May 19, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Bytefest and vintage collection
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Bytefest and vintage collection

Jirka, is this yours? https://swarmik.tumblr.com/about I found the page whilst looking for information on the Bytefest. Shame on me, I found out about Bytefest only after 8 years in the Czech Republic. http://www.bytefest.org/english-info2/ A vintage and retrocomputing festival. Anyone here from Cen...
by Shiunbird
Wed May 17, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: SGI WATCH
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: SGI WATCH

Oh wow, the golden one is a gorgeous watch.
by Shiunbird
Mon May 15, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: PCI quirks on linux
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: PCI quirks on linux

I don't know 1% of what do you - and I was never able to successfully compile the kernel in any of the 4-5 PPC machines I've ever possessed, so I can't help much.

But I wish you luck, really. It sounds like you are going through a painful endeavour.
by Shiunbird
Sun May 14, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: eBay, not mine: HP 9000 C8000 new in box
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: eBay, not mine: HP 9000 C8000 new in box

Btw, my point is: a good seller should provide customer care. Assistance means answering questions, being informed and provide information! They don't. Sometimes they just don't know. I got my IntelliStation new in the box from a company in the Netherlands that handles getting rid of things from co...
by Shiunbird
Sun May 14, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: eBay, not mine: HP 9000 C8000 new in box
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: eBay, not mine: HP 9000 C8000 new in box

I guess at this point it's more of a collector's item than anything else, and it's part of the deal to get it up and running.
Although I concur, dealing with clueless sellers can be a pain. I'd probably bite if I had the money to spare.
by Shiunbird
Sun May 14, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: PCI quirks on linux
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: PCI quirks on linux

I guess the deal with IBM is... buy an IBM-branded expansion card, with an IBM hardware part number (made by IBM or not), get an IBM technician installing it, have a support contract.

But I have almost zero experience with anything non-x86 besides power, so I can't say.
by Shiunbird
Sat May 13, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: IRIX for x86
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: IRIX for x86

I haven't logged into my LinkedIn account in years, and I doubt that him, being retired, would be logging in often either. But I'm bold enough to dare asking, if no one with more SGI-mojo here is willing to take the chance.
by Shiunbird
Fri May 12, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: IRIX for x86
Replies: 4
Views: 240

IRIX for x86

I bumped into this: http://mattst88.com/blog/2009/04/09/IRIX_for_x86_and_the_700MHz_O2/ I looked around to see if it was already not posted, but after 15-20 minutes couldn't find it so... You all probably already know, but posting anyway. (I'm reading all I can to decide what to buy when I'm ready t...
by Shiunbird
Thu May 11, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 230
Views: 13555

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

josehill wrote:It's in such moments that one begins to understand the temptation to abuse pain medications.


Have you ever had morphine?
Your heart beats twice, the pain is completely gone and it feels like magic.

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