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by Shiunbird
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Things to buy....

I'd also love to find a 4k monitor with a 16:10 aspect ratio (3840x2400 resolution), but again nobody makes such a monitor at the moment. If you don't mind old, you can join the club of the T221 lovers. =) The thing is a delight to own, operate and look at. Besides the rather high black levels and ...
by Shiunbird
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(

I had a bad experience two or three months ago, and eBay refunded me all my costs and didn't even ask me to ship the equipment back. I ended up keeping a few USB cables and very good dual-link DVI and VGA cables for free. So you can try that. If it's fully destroyed, eBay may refund you and let you ...
by Shiunbird
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

This one has to illustrate the stories of all our lives, no matter whether you started dealing with computers in the 50s or in the 2000s:
https://m.xkcd.com/927/

It is so relevant I get to use it to make a point at work at least once a month.
by Shiunbird
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Computer with a real serial port

Thanks for all the suggestions. The Dell Latitude seems to be a good deal, although a bit too big. It costs next to nothing, though. Brainfarting me has not thought of PCMCIA. I will see if I can get something that works with my PowerBook G4. If it does, I'm sorted. Otherwise, I'll probably check th...
by Shiunbird
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Low power home network setups
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Low power home network setups

Very good thread idea! A few more details on my setup (what stays up 24/7): 2x HP MicroServers (the latest AMD Turion one, and one Gen8 that I upgraded with a Xeon). Both running FreeNAS. Consumption is around 25W for the AMD and 45W for the Xeon. The AMD one is my Nextcloud server (full of customiz...
by Shiunbird
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Computer with a real serial port

Gentlemen, I'm desperate to get a computer with a real serial port (no stinky USB-Serial adapter). I have computers with serial ports, but none weighting less than 20kg. When I was a teenager, I had a nice 12-inch Dell Latitude CPi A Series, Pentium II 300, two batteries, lovely machine. My sister r...
by Shiunbird
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz

Yeah, I'm looking to sell mine because I'd rather have a 15 inch... I still want to get a 12-inch to be my carry-everywhere computer, but it's getting harder and harder to find one in decent shape. A friend of mine had a pristine one, he bought it new and used to babysit it better than he babysits ...
by Shiunbird
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Spectre and Meltdown

I'll try on my 9111-285 once I'm back to Europe. @vishnu: My firewall currently is Dodoid's box. =p I'm not sure whether the Odroid box is affected though. The problem with non-x86 things is the super high energy consumption. Hardware I have laying around, but my power bill is already too high as it...
by Shiunbird
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30322

Re: your latest purchase

I always wondered what kind of software is optimized for it, and whether you can find it today and give us a show!
by Shiunbird
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30322

Re: your latest purchase

itsvince725 wrote:I bought a Macintosh IIfx. Wicked fast!


Very cool! Please document your adventures with it somewhere. =)
by Shiunbird
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz

If you ever get the PowerBook, I have working parts (since I accidentally ruined the display connector of the mobo of mine, and decided instead to get a 15-inch), and if you are on the path of doing a restoration: I have a Bluetooth 2.0 module, optical drive, 1GB RAM stick, the modem, a Second Skin ...
by Shiunbird
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!

How did you spot that? Wow.
by Shiunbird
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...

escimo wrote:Found...IBM workstation for smoke "finishing"


OMG... that screen... drool....
by Shiunbird
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: 8-bit Pseudocolor on Solaris?
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: 8-bit Pseudocolor on Solaris?

I'm still waiting for our old school UNIX multiplayer match of Quake/Doom. =)
by Shiunbird
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...

Fascinating. I also enjoyed many many many hours just going through manuals, and I love how most things in the past were properly documented to begin with. When I was a kid, my parents took me to the farm almost every weekend and there was no computer there, so I would take with me all the IBM manua...

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