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Delurk : Hello

Unread postby Rhodamine » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:27 am

Just wanted to introduce myself, I've been lurking on the Nekochan boards for a while and finally got around to joining.

I'm based in the UK and have been interested in Silicon Graphics / SGI since 1993, when I sat in front of an INDIGO at university and was won over by their sheer style and power. Since 2002 I've been collecting, reaching about 11 machines as one point. Space constraints have forced me to rationalise to 6 machines and following a recent house move I'm slowly bringing all my machines back up.

Nice to meet you all, Adam
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Re: Delurk : Hello

Unread postby uunix » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:48 am

Welcome Adam, where about in the UK?
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Re: Delurk : Hello

Unread postby Rhodamine » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:57 am

In Bristol, where abouts are you?
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Re: Delurk : Hello

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:03 am

Welcome. Based on your username, would you say that's an Indigo to dye for?
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Re: Delurk : Hello

Unread postby Rhodamine » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:15 am

:) very good, made me chuckle.
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Re: Delurk : Hello

Unread postby uunix » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:13 am

Rhodamine wrote:In Bristol, where abouts are you?

Stourbridge
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Re: Delurk : Hello

Unread postby Rhodamine » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:21 am

In the great scheme of things that's pretty close - just a quick jaunt on the M5.
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Re: Delurk : Hello

Unread postby uunix » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:51 am

Just gone past Bristol on the way back from aixminster.
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Re: Delurk : Hello

Unread postby Vladio » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:26 pm

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Delurk : Hello

Unread postby hjw3001 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:30 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Delurk : Hello

Unread postby ajw99uk » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:33 am

Rhodamine wrote:Just wanted to introduce myself, I've been lurking on the Nekochan boards for a while and finally got around to joining.

I'm based in the UK and have been interested in Silicon Graphics / SGI since 1993, when I sat in front of an INDIGO at university and was won over by their sheer style and power. Since 2002 I've been collecting, reaching about 11 machines as one point. Space constraints have forced me to rationalise to 6 machines and following a recent house move I'm slowly bringing all my machines back up.

Nice to meet you all, Adam


Welcome!

My first experience of SGIs was also while at university about the same time, or maybe a bit later (1994/5?): a couple of days at Biosym Inc seeing visualisations of various chemical structures on a Personal Iris and a teal Indigo2, such a huge step up from wire-frame on an emulated Tek terminal! (the computer doing the emulation was an Archimedes with something like 786x288 resolution). Tried to stretch the IT budget to get an Indy or I2 but could barely get beyond the lowest spec, which was not adequate to run the visualisation software. So hopes of SGI ownership rapidly faded ...

But it did make an I2 the obvious starting point for getting a "real Unix" box in 2011, though I wish I had known to go for a purple one! I'm up to ten machines at the moment - two RPis, four Acorns, three SGIs and an unusual x86, though only the RPis, Fuel and one of the Acorns are now regularly used (the second RPi having more or less superseded the x86 for Linux).
Fuel; Indigo2; Inspiron 531 WinXP/Win10/debian-buster; Inspiron 4100 debian-buster; RiscPC Kinetic/448MB/RISCOS4.39; RPi B/256MB RISCOS5.23; RPi2 Raspbian-buster; A5000/33MHz/FPA11/8MB/RISCOS3.11; A540/25MHz/FPA10/16MB/RISCOS3.11 or RISCiX1.21


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