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by SiliconClassics
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Wanted : Intergraph TDZ 2000 or studioZ
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Wanted : Intergraph TDZ 2000 or studioZ

Not sure if you've seen this already but there's a TDZ 2000 currently on eBay for a good price.
by SiliconClassics
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 55
Views: 1732

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Telling people to get one of these as a first SGI means you don't know your bulbous dorsal appendage from a depression in the planet. Hamei, you are one of the smartest guys on Nekochan and I respect not only your opinions but also the colorful ways in which you present them, but in this case I beg...
by SiliconClassics
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 55
Views: 1732

Re: Best workstation to start with?

I'll repeat what I've always said: IMHO, the O2 is the most convenient introduction to the SGI platform. It has drawbacks - delicate skins, flaky CD-ROM drives and memory, and pedestrian performance. But those are far outweighed by the fact that you can use it with a thrift store kbd/mouse/monitor, ...
by SiliconClassics
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: Gallery gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Gallery gone?

What happened to the image gallery?
by SiliconClassics
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 705
Views: 22831

Re: your latest purchase

Picked this up from a Craigslist seller in CT a short while ago - it's a Mac Plus with 4MB RAM and a Kensington System Saver. Works great.

Macintosh Plus 1 MB.jpg
by SiliconClassics
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: "Intergraph ZX10" problem with AGP Pro / Wildcat 7110
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: "Intergraph ZX10" problem with AGP Pro / Wildcat 7110

This might not be a welcome suggestion but I'd recommend another model of Wildcat. I used a 7110 in a Dell P4 workstation for a while and it eventually broke, giving similar symptoms to the ones you've described: blank screen and BIOS error beeps on boot. Not a very reliable board. The ZX10 systems ...
by SiliconClassics
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: YAY! My twins are starting to look twinly.
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: YAY! My twins are starting to look twinly.

That combination of twin O2s and Softimage book really brings a tear to my eye. Looks like you've got the beginnings of a nice little render farm :)
by SiliconClassics
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 705
Views: 22831

Re: your latest purchase

My lastest car... NICE. I drove a BiTurbo once and it was surprisingly fast. Love the aggressive look too. But man, the reliability issues would scare me off. How will you handle it - do you have a shop or a good mechanic? And have the issues been solved over the years? Such a cool car if it can be...
by SiliconClassics
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 705
Views: 22831

Re: your latest purchase

Recent eBay purchase: Cinema 4D XL 6, a mid-level 3D animation package from 2000. Was available for both Mac & PC. Popular in broadcast and was roughly on par with packages like LightWave and ElectricImage. A 3D artist named Phil McNally used it to create a personal animated short called "P...
by SiliconClassics
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Nice job and excellent information! Thx, at some point I'd like to pull my deskside Onyx out of mothballs and do a proper review of it. The big iron needs more exposure on YouTube. Did one of your Acclaim Indys include the N64 development board? I wish! Looks like several had the boards installed a...
by SiliconClassics
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Thanks, I think my stuff is not quite up to LGR standards but I'm trying. Some decent tunes would probably help a lot. Bought a boxed set of royalty-free music to lay down in the background but most of the songs sounded like elevator music or 1990s corporate training video junk so I left it out.
by SiliconClassics
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

And in case anyone is interested, here are some of the pics in the video that aren't generally available online: Introducing Indy.jpg Indy Rear - Byte Magazine Jan 1993.jpg (this one didn't make it into the final cut) SGI Announces Low Cost Computer.jpg Challenge Promo Photo.jpg InPerson Screenshot....
by SiliconClassics
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7
Replies: 11
Views: 310

SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Finally finished that YouTube retro-review of the Indy that I've been working on since the winter. Hopefully even seasoned experts on the blue pizza box will discover some previously unknown facts & photos of the Indy in this episode. PS - With apologies to Goldbug for using his sig full of SGI ...
by SiliconClassics
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 705
Views: 22831

Re: your latest purchase

ClassicHasClass wrote:Nice IndyBag!

Thx! It's the last purchase I needed to make to finish my Indy YouTube retrospective.

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