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by commodorejohn
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Music?
Replies: 117
Views: 9811

Re: Music?

I listen to a lot of music (there are a few genres I can't stand and won't touch, but not many,) but I'm particularly big into '60s-'70s classic rock (and '60s pop-rock, before "pop" split off to become its own boring, written-by-committee thing.) Everything from the Monkees to Chicago (th...
by commodorejohn
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A cure from casualware?
Replies: 91
Views: 5782

Re: A cure from casualware?

I need to play around with RiscOS on my Pi some more. The more Windows goes down the tablet toilet, the more I really want to find an alternative, but I've been burned with Linux too many times to consider that route. What I've seen of RiscOS impresses me greatly. It'd take some getting used to to n...
by commodorejohn
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...
Replies: 39
Views: 4177

Re: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...

No, I got mine from an eBay seller who posts them periodically for quite cheap. (Ah, here.)
by commodorejohn
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: visit to Fujitsu
Replies: 20
Views: 3940

Re: visit to Fujitsu

Nothing is dead and gone until the last devotee dies and all of the books are burned, man. Unless that happens, it's all just wax and wane. Right now, sure, there aren't many people paying attention to anything at the lower level. But there's still call for assembler optimization in performance prog...
by commodorejohn
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: visit to Fujitsu
Replies: 20
Views: 3940

Re: visit to Fujitsu

Don't get me started, man.
by commodorejohn
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: visit to Fujitsu
Replies: 20
Views: 3940

Re: visit to Fujitsu

Any last outposts of alternative architectures in this era of creeping x86/ARM duoculture are worthy of my respect. You're the guy running NT on Alpha, aren't you? Then no. :lol: And running VMS on VAX...and RT-11 on PDP-11...and Kickstart/Workbench 3.1 on Amiga...there's room for variety, is what ...
by commodorejohn
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: visit to Fujitsu
Replies: 20
Views: 3940

Re: visit to Fujitsu

Any last outposts of alternative architectures in this era of creeping x86/ARM duoculture are worthy of my respect.
by commodorejohn
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Age structure of our members
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: Age structure of our members

I'm 27, and I'm a little surprised by how many people are in my age bracket here.
by commodorejohn
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...
Replies: 39
Views: 4177

Re: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...

Hmm. The controllers I have on hand are an Adaptec 29160N (doesn't seem to be in the HCL,) and an Adaptec 2930CU (is in there, but this specific card is from a PPC Mac - any idea if it would still work without the x86 BIOS emulation?) I may just have to nab one off eBay.
by commodorejohn
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...
Replies: 39
Views: 4177

Re: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...

That bad, huh? Hmm. I have a couple PCI SCSI controllers, I'm not sure if they're in the HCL though.
by commodorejohn
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...
Replies: 39
Views: 4177

Re: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...

Okay, so it passes its memory test and boots into AlphaBIOS setup without issue, and it gets along fine with the video card I've got in there at the moment. I'm having trouble, though, because it does not seem to want to recognize the hard disk. It's the only IDE device attached, at the moment, and ...
by commodorejohn
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Opera goes to the dark side
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: Opera goes to the dark side

Huzzah for creeping assimilation into homogeneity.
by commodorejohn
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...
Replies: 39
Views: 4177

Re: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...

Oh, also: do Alphas have the same expectation of 512-byte sectors on CD-ROM drives that my VAX does? Or did that get dropped when they added IDE support?
by commodorejohn
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...
Replies: 39
Views: 4177

Re: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...

Alphas will run any initialization routines that are in PC-sourced PCI cards, so they'll do anything a video card needs to be brought up and set up PCI bridges properly. Alpha's BIOS emulation does not extend to BIOS calls, so your cards will still need AXP drivers. My advice - check the HCL, but i...
by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...
Replies: 39
Views: 4177

So I nabbed a 164LX Alpha board...

I've been wanting to get an Alpha system for a while now, and I finally nabbed a 21164 + 164LX CPU/motherboard/RAM combo off eBay. Given that it's an ATX board with onboard IDE, that's most of the essentials right there and getting a case/PSU/drives is dead simple, but since I plan to make this a Wi...

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