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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:43 pm

HJ, did I meet you at the Big Apple?
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby smj » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:05 am

Out of the 25 DEC, HP and IBM workstations I took to the consignment room, 9 sold (for a small donation) before the end of Sunday. When I went to eliminate the requirement for a $5 donation, I was told a guy was interested in any remainders. (Turns out we work at the same company. In the same building. On the same floor. So I just might be able to follow up with him...)

Turns out this gentleman wants to place these machines with programmers and students who've never known anything but x86, so they can experience other architectures outside of an emulator. That's a goal I can support, and is in line with the request made when I picked them up ("try to find them good homes"). Maybe I can even help him do that.

Oh, and I was floored by the "clear Apple prototypes" display that was only present Sunday. Glad I made a round of the exhibits to see if anything had changed!

And while the timetable is not definite, Erik Klein indicated that they would make the presentations available on the 'Net. The difficulty is in matching the raw video with a volunteer with the necessary skills and enough round tuits to get it done in finite time.
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby commodorejohn » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:09 am

Well that's awesome. Glad they're going to a good home, and that guy's goal gets a major thumbs-up from me.
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby HurricaneJames » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:43 am

ClassicHasClass wrote:HJ, did I meet you at the Big Apple?

It is possible. I do not know what anybody looks like, or even their real names. I assume by "Big Apple" you mean the Network Servers, not the prototype 17 Macbook Pro? Every time I walked by there was a huge crowd, so we probably spoke, but I doubt either of us would have known it.
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:50 am

Yep, the Network Servers were mine. I was pretty impressed with the interest level for a rather obscure Apple product, but they are (as advertised) rather physically imposing systems. :P
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby lkesteloot » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:39 pm

> built an IRIS GL -> OpenGL shim, and compiled them to run on an ARM tablet

Hi! Just to clarify, we wrote our own IrisGL library and developed an FPGA to rasterize the graphics. No OpenGL or modern GPU was involved. (The point was learning how to build our own GPU.)

> No flight/dog, though.

Well, that's why I'm here. I've spent a few days trying to get flight to work, but we seem to have found an old version that was part-way through a change. Does anyone have a more complete version, or more recent (but still IrisGL)?

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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby halfmanhalftaco » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:47 am

I really wanted that Solbourne, hope it went to a good home! Would have been a little awkward carrying it through TSA though.

Ended up taking one of the PA-RISC boxes in the "$5 donation" pile after someone was nice enough to offer to ship it to me. Not sure if he's on nekochan or not.
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:14 pm

The Solbourne was sold by me, and the "$5" pile was smj.

I put some of my photos up here:
http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2017/08/ ... t-are.html
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby halfmanhalftaco » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:25 pm

Nice pictures! It was someone other than smj who was kind enough to offer to ship the machine to me, though.

Was it you who was selling the HP Integral as well? or was that smj's too?

Wish I'd known so many nekochan folks would be there, I didn't even think to check here until after I got back. It was kind of a last minute trip for me.
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:49 pm

Not sure who had the Integrals. I was tempted by it, but they one they had on display had, uh, issues.
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:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby smj » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:06 pm

Sorry, I wasn't offering to ship anything. Too many machines to be doing that.

I was tempted by the Solbourne too, but like the Integrals I won my saving throw. However I was defeated when they cut the price of the VAXstation 2000 from $40 to $20. And now I can't figure out how to get the damn thing open to see what's inside...
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby Y888099 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:22 am

HurricaneJames wrote:But my wife is already upset that I am filling up our tiny bay area apartment with old SGI equipment


Girls (unless they are geek, but geek girls usually have moustache) don't like computers, no matter if you explain you reasons, they believe it's all resources wasted with computers.

They claim they must have 97191283719238719481648161827361872631841836138716418236182361 pairs of shoes, and lady bags, and clothes, but *you* can't have more than one machine.

Never got married, but I have collected a lot of experiences like that.

At the end, the conclusion is: if you want to live with a girl under the same roof, you have to find another place for your machines.

In the attic, or in a bunker somewhere, as far away as possible. I mean, the farther away you put them, the less you have to discuss about it.

At the end, you'd better change your mind as soon as you realize that a bunker costs you another rent to pay :lol:

lkesteloot wrote:> built an IRIS GL -> OpenGL shim, and compiled them to run on an ARM tablet


Cool.
I just wonder why Verilog instead of VHDL?
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby guardian452 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:37 am

Y888099 wrote:
HurricaneJames wrote:But my wife is already upset that I am filling up our tiny bay area apartment with old SGI equipment


Girls (unless they are geek, but geek girls usually have moustache) don't like computers, no matter if you explain you reasons, they believe it's all resources wasted with computers.

They claim they must have 97191283719238719481648161827361872631841836138716418236182361 pairs of shoes, and lady bags, and clothes, but *you* can't have more than one machine.


In our house, my wardrobe is bigger than hers, and we have the exact same model of computer. (among other things, we can share charging cords).

And no, she does NOT have a moustache :lol:

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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby Y888099 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:28 am

guardian452 wrote:And no, she does NOT have a moustache :lol:


LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Unread postby josehill » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:41 pm

Y888099 wrote:Girls (unless they are geek, but geek girls usually have moustache) don't like computers, no matter if you explain you reasons, they believe it's all resources wasted with computers.


When will you be applying for a job at Google? :lol:


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