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by GIJoe
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: Battery in Octane PVO card?
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Battery in Octane PVO card?

one thing to look for is that these boards might not be compatible with Vpro equipped octanes - in case you have one of these. I recall I had an octane compression board that caused kernel panics in such a system and it turned out that it did not play well at all with the Vpro board.
by GIJoe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Apple to stop using Intel processors in Macs, reports say
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Apple to stop using Intel processors in Macs, reports say

if it's going to be an incompatible architecture are we going to go back to those dorky CPU-speed-comparison videos then? oh well. apple only became interesting to me after they went intel due to sudden app availability/ease of porting and speed, would be a shame to see them switch again to some nic...
by GIJoe
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: iMac Pro review
Replies: 2
Views: 271

iMac Pro review

a look at apple's attempt of keeping the pro customers on board while coming up with a new workstation design to succeed the trashcan: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/imac-pro-review-not-a-consumer-machine-but-not-quite-perfect-for-pros-either/ looks like all our prayers have been answered. ...
by GIJoe
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Softimage Tutorial #1
Replies: 28
Views: 1493

Re: Softimage Tutorial #1

good to hear about mirai! this is probably the last remaining platform where you can still run it as intended. (on windows, the renderer stopped working with XP if memory serves). about blender: i think i mentioned this before but it's insanely customizable. technically no need to learn the defaults...
by GIJoe
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Softimage Tutorial #1
Replies: 28
Views: 1493

Re: Softimage Tutorial #1

consider mirai (nichimen/izware). ;) a very neat plaything. look it up on youtube if you don't know it yet.
by GIJoe
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane Dual 400. EMXI Card. Arrived. Problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Octane Dual 400. EMXI Card. Arrived. Problem.

now now, don't just stop there. you've just had your taste of a faster system -> dual-600 is the way to go. :)
pick up a V8 or V12 while you're at it.
by GIJoe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: BASH the SGI font logo
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: BASH the SGI font logo

i agree that the revamp is tainted by sgi losing it's way. i'll never be able to unsee this: http://www.arke.de/TC/homer/homer_sgilogo.jpg strange choice that they threw every design element out that they were known for and replaced it with a pretty generic looking sci-fi font that looks like it cam...
by GIJoe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: sgi vr hardware reccomendations
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: sgi vr hardware reccomendations

i would guess headset displays were just too crude in those days and that AR was more popular - in particular crystal eyes stereo glasses combined with a tracker. using those i played around at uni with something called the workbench, a bit like a holodesk out of a sci-fi movie hooked up to an indig...
by GIJoe
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane video setup (not mine)
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Octane video setup (not mine)

floppy drive! indeed. :) interesting - whatever they may have used that for. is that perhaps for fetching data off some old camera? i recall some had builtin floppy drives. and yes you can run a ghetto setup. a whole bunch of drives, the enclosure, proprietary disk sleds and whatever-shielded cables...
by GIJoe
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane video setup (not mine)
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Octane video setup (not mine)

just curious what kind of drive is installed in the middle bay - is that a Jaz or Zip? https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/IYcAAOSwmwtaQ~MQ/s-l1600.jpg without the disk array the smoke install is probably useless - these drives should be pretty hard to come by nowadays. besides, you can run this software...
by GIJoe
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane 1.5 + Irix 6.5.26 + Wacom (sharing a great feed back)
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Octane 1.5 + Irix 6.5.26 + Wacom (sharing a great feed back)

intuos mice (pucks) are some of the most useless things ever, no loss there. they only work on the tablet surface itself, the ergonomics are shocking and the feel of pushing them around is not exactly like a mouse. they have a sort of carpet stuck to their underside, not very smooth. i have intuos m...
by GIJoe
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: TEZRO WANTED please
Replies: 27
Views: 1173

Re: TEZRO WANTED please

if it's only intended as a collector's item wouldn't it make sense to go for something compact like an o2(+) instead? that can be put on a book shelf even. tezro ... well, you'll have to throw all the books away to make it fit. :p besides, i'd expect the big chunky cases to scratch and break quite e...
by GIJoe
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Imwheel for Irix- ported! download link in thread
Replies: 52
Views: 4346

Re: Imwheel for Irix- ported! download link in thread

just stumbled upon this post. i've found the imwheel build in my backups: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=06035193102806836134 the archive was created on a mac - you might have to mess with permissions for the executable. hope it still works! check the readme and the imwheelrc for how t...
by GIJoe
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Which SGI box is your favorite and why?
Replies: 51
Views: 3049

Re: Which SGI box is your favorite and why?

I ended up inheriting your noisy machine! :mrgreen: SGI really didn't consider noise when they created their masterpieces! (Especially the long term effect it has on your ears!) rest assured it isn't even a particularly noisy one. my backup dual-400 V8 i had at the time put out the same kind of noi...
by GIJoe
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Which SGI box is your favorite and why?
Replies: 51
Views: 3049

Re: Which SGI box is your favorite and why?

in terms of first impressions it's bound to be the purple indigo2. i used one back in uni: a top of the line R10k maximpact with more memory installed than our entire student PC pool at the time (still had softimage bail on me due to insufficient RAM though ;) ) and it had a neat video-IO board, too...

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