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Life beyond SGI...

Unread postby Gerhard.Lenerz » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:45 am

Since the real SGI has been dead and gone for a while now. What do you do in your free time now?

I know to some of you SGI was a serious business, to me it had always been an exciting voyage to keep me occupied in my free time which now has come to an end for said while. During my active period of SGI collecting I've managed to have quite some serious UNIX fun and I've also managed to grab some very special gear. It was quite a fun ride while it lasted.

Still life goes on. Personally I'm going back to playing the guitar more seriously. Attached is my Guitar #11. :-)

On a related note: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nc7RmgMrlc Am I the only one thinking of a grown up version of Winnie Cooper of "The Wonder Years" while watching the front woman rock away? :-)
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Re: Life beyond SGI...

Unread postby recondas » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:27 am

Was the Flying V a birthday present? In either case, Happy Birthday Gerhard!
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Unread postby pierocks » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:51 pm

This is my new obsession (and the reason I haven't been doing anything with any of my computers as of late):
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It's a 1965 Triumph Spitfire.
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Re: Life beyond SGI...

Unread postby recondas » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:14 pm

pierocks wrote:This is my new obsession (and the reason I haven't been doing anything with any of my computers as of late)....It's a 1965 Triumph Spitfire.
Nice! Used to have a Valencia Blue 1969 Triumph GT6.
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Unread postby jan-jaap » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:13 am

I have a wife and kids. One can never spend enough time with them :)

There are still people messing with VAX systems; I expect to keep my SGIs around for a while.

If I ever get bored I might get myself a vintage Porsche 911 to restore or something like that.
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Unread postby smj » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:22 am

Nice Spitfire! I have a '70 Porsche 914-6 that likes to gobble up time/money/patience/skin periodically. And while I don't have a wife or kids, there's always something I should be doing to the house...
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Unread postby ItsMeOnly » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:02 am

Other vintage computers
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Unread postby ScutBoy » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:23 am

recondas wrote:
pierocks wrote:This is my new obsession (and the reason I haven't been doing anything with any of my computers as of late)....It's a 1965 Triumph Spitfire.
Nice! Used to have a Valencia Blue 1969 Triumph GT6.


And I have a 1964 MGB, but it will likely be going away in favor of my 'new' 1948 International Harvester KB-2 pickup truck.
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Unread postby Geoman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:24 am

ItsMeOnly wrote:Other vintage computers
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Re: Life beyond SGI...

Unread postby recondas » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:48 am

ScutBoy wrote:And I have a 1964 MGB
Nice - also once owned a 1969 MGC (at the time brit cars seemed like a logical idea - I'd picked up a whole chest of tools in the not-seen-much-on-this-side-of-the atlantic witworth/bsw sizes from a guy who retired from the local TriumpMC shop). The MGC was an odd beast - basically an MGB with an 3-liter Austin six shoehorned in.
ScutBoy wrote:but it will likely be going away in favor of my 'new' 1948 International Harvester KB-2 pickup truck.
What's the plan - Resto or rod?
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Unread postby kshuff » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:52 am

I too once had an MGB, biggest piece of shit I ever owned.
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Unread postby guardian452 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:58 am

I went from running 50-60 miles/ month to 50-60 miles/week :) (tho I only play footy on occasion now, 2x week max, you see... after 24 years my poor ankles are getting too old for daily abuse...)

and I'm only *taking a break from SGI's* as I live in an apartment without space to set them up properly.
married, graduated, starting new job. All within 2 months of each other.

I still plan to have a secret lab type room for projects where the SGI's can hide. Meanwhile, I could get a DCD to hook my octane up to the monitor I have now (apple cinema, dvi-only :( ) but I haven't felt like making much time to play with it lately.

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Re: Life beyond SGI...

Unread postby 87Porsche » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:34 am

Aside from a few leftover parts, I've been SGI-less for about 6 months now.

After a 10 year hiatus I've started biking again. Pretty much every other day after work and on weekends. Also going back to the gym, usually late at night.

I've also been increasing my vinyl collection 180 grams at a time. :D Get it? I kill me. Same goes for various audio/video components.

And PC gaming. Got burned out on that several years ago, but have started to get back into it again as of late.
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Unread postby fu » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:42 pm

guardian452 wrote:...married, graduated, starting new job. All within 2 months of each other.

triple congrats syb, save a slice of cake for us and boogie on down :)

(i'll manage to follow up with a decent pm when all this mess is over)

87Porsche wrote:I've also been increasing my vinyl collection 180 grams at a time.

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Unread postby skywriter » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:55 pm

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