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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Shiunbird » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:41 am

jan-jaap wrote:I've been using an apu2c4 running pfSense for a while now and couldn't be happier.


Glad to hear! I've ordered for it already a Wi-Fi mini-PCIe card from China, two antennae, and a 32GB mSATA disk for the system and to store the eventual packet capture. My friend wants to have a all-in-one thing.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jan-jaap » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:09 am

Shiunbird wrote:I've ordered for it already a Wi-Fi mini-PCIe card from China

Mine's purely a router, I do wireless with a dedicated AP (currently an old router, but I plan to move to a mesh solution). I tried Linux based routers with AP functionality without much success before. Always something: either it needs an unavailable blob for proper (= full speed) functionality, or it doesn't work on 5GHz, or not in AC mode or whatever.

My internal LAN is segmented into several VLANs; e.g. regular LAN, admin LAN (e.g. FC switches, SAN gear, PDUs and other things my kids don't need to know about), SGI LAN (more relaxed re. the use of ancient protocols). I also use the third port for a third network port for a DMZ: that's where the external facing web server lives. The APU2C4 and pfSense make all of this work.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Shiunbird » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:54 am

jan-jaap wrote:Mine's purely a router, I do wireless with a dedicated AP (currently an old router, but I plan to move to a mesh solution). I tried Linux based routers with AP functionality without much success before. Always something: either it needs an unavailable blob for proper (= full speed) functionality, or it doesn't work on 5GHz, or not in AC mode or whatever.

My internal LAN is segmented into several VLANs; e.g. regular LAN, admin LAN (e.g. FC switches, SAN gear, PDUs and other things my kids don't need to know about), SGI LAN (more relaxed re. the use of ancient protocols). I also use the third port for a third network port for a DMZ: that's where the external facing web server lives. The APU2C4 and pfSense make all of this work.


I have more or less the same setup, segmented and etc, and use separated access points, routers, and switches. Nothing is the same device and everything is redundant. The only single-point-of-failure is my HAProxy box (Dodoid's mini Indigo), but I can do a quick intervention with my phone to move it to the virtual mirror in case it's needed.

The Intel board I bought should be compatible in ac mode with FreeBSD 11, so I'm going to give it a shot. This is for my friend, and he has a wife to please. My own box would probably have everything separated as well.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby uunix » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:32 am

It's a nightmare to get a decent [S]VHS player, I've wasted tonnes.. until now!!

£30 got me the below, which after a head clean is working very well. Fingers very muchly crossed.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:03 pm

I spent a bit too much on a mystery PC ($35)...I was enticed by the huge server-type case but inside it turned out to be a Pentium 4 gamer rig that doesn't boot properly. Why can't I get away from NetBurst machines, I've had like six of the things and even when I'm not looking for them I seem to end up with them!
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:24 pm

Let's see:

Amiga 1000 ($200 in the box!)
Lyra 3 Keyboard Adapter
Amiga PS/2 mouse adapter
Amiga 500 ($70!)
And some Gotek floppy emulators.
Keyboard for my yet to arrive 9821
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:27 pm

Those are some affordable Amigas! Especially if that 500 came with a mouse, power brick, and software.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:04 pm

No, neither came with a mouse or kb and I lack any software at the moment. I plan to make use of the Gotek floppy emulator and my Sega arcade stick for some classic Amiga games tho.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Irinikus » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:00 am

I managed to get another JavaStation. (a brand new unit that still even has the securing tape on it, plus the owners manual!)

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby miod » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:31 am

Irinikus wrote:I managed to get another JavaStation. (a brand new unit that still even has the securing tape on it, plus the owners manual!)

You're lucky. Be very careful with the purple "wings", the plastic notches which allow you to close them again after having opened them to plug the various cables, are very easy to break, especially as the plastic dries over the years. Be very gentle, never force the thing open.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Irinikus » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:33 pm

miod wrote:
Irinikus wrote:I managed to get another JavaStation. (a brand new unit that still even has the securing tape on it, plus the owners manual!)

You're lucky. Be very careful with the purple "wings", the plastic notches which allow you to close them again after having opened them to plug the various cables, are very easy to break, especially as the plastic dries over the years. Be very gentle, never force the thing open.


Do you also have one of these machines?

IMHO this simply has to be one of the most aesthetically beautiful pieces of hardware ever produced by anyone ever! :D

It has to also be one of the rarest pieces of hardware available today, as most collectors don't even know that such a thing exists! (Very few pics on Google and the pics that are available are only posted from a few sources.)

In this case, that's a really good thing, as I managed to bag this one (brand new) for 33 Euros!
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby miod » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:33 pm

Irinikus wrote:Do you also have one of these machines?

Yes, I own a Krups, and I also have a friends' MrCoffee on ``infinite'' loan.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Irinikus » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:49 am

miod wrote:Yes, I own a Krups, and I also have a friends' MrCoffee on ``infinite'' loan.


I will have to keep a look out for a MrCoffee myself, as this is also a very cool little machine.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby theinonen » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:49 am

I got carried away and bought some more ZX Spectrum stuff. ZX Evolution rev. C was feeling lonely, so now it has couple friends to keep it company. Pentagon 2.666le board and ZX Evolution rev. B are my newest toys.

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Pentagon 2.666le inside tower case and ZX Evolution rev. C on top of rev. B on the right side. These are all very nice systems for hobby computing.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby computron » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:16 pm

i have received my VIC20, it was dirty, i have cleaned it, plug it on a flat 19 inch TV , plug a 1530 k7 drive with a game , arcadia, and turn it on, and it work !!!!
So i have downlaod the whole TOSEC collection and build some disk images with games compilation, transfert these on an old laptop with a floppy and a real // port, connect a real 1541 disk drive and writed real 5 1/4 disk from .d64 image files... and it works again !!!!

Finaly i have buyed an ebay a 16Kb memory extention.....

a picture with his brother, the C64

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