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  1. chris

    Gearing Up for Summer

    Is a PB3400C acceptable? It's the oldest thing I have capable of connecting to the net.
  2. chris

    6502 in 2009

    I'm buying one - will tell you all how it turns out.
  3. chris

    Help getting Toast to burn

    Tape the toaster handle down.
  4. chris

    Interesting object...

    I dunno, it seems to have a very intuitive UI to me...
  5. chris

    Interesting object...

    Already been cracked open - no pics yet though. It's got, as the page said, a 68LC060 (the LC was somewhat surprising) and RAM in strange angled sockets. There's a main board and a daughter board, with slots that look more or less like PDS slots for adding more stuff (what precisely I have no idea) The HD is in a removable cradle with a standard USB-looking SCSI jack on the back.
  6. chris

    Interesting object...

    It works! After connecting it up to a TV and speakers, it displayed its screen. Inspection of the back revealed a serial port and an AT-style keyboard port. We hooked up a mouse and keyboard to these, and it detected and can use them! Found some info here: http://www.samysdv.com/dra-casa.htm
  7. chris

    Interesting object...

    At Computer Hardware club at my school a few days ago there appeared a mysterious black box, apparently from nowhere. Close inspection revealed it to have a SCSI hard drive in a removable bay and a FDD, as well as a tiny screen on the front and S-video in and out. Upon plugging it in and pressing the one obvious button, the tiny screen on the front displayed "Casablanca" and immediately the TV did as well. Hmm.. Google reveals this to be an Amiga-based non-linear video editing system, with a 68060 proc and 16 mb of RAM, as well as a 4gb HD which will be upgraded. More news later as it's found.
  8. chris

    Macintosh Classic

    Cool - they're very nice machines.
  9. chris

    Two conquests.

    Well, I was looking through the cabinets at Computer Hardware Club at my school, desperately looking for a new project since my last one, a Ubuntu file/web server for the club, had been resolutely refusing to develop any problems. Third cabinet I tried was golden. Two Mac IIsi, plus monitor! Joy! Turns out that: They were decommissioned school computers from the art department Neither had a HD One had a (gasp!) Ethernet card! And - One was dead as a doornail, the other was working beautifully (and now has a HD and will be browsing the text-only Web at some point in the future) The dead one had some kind of junk, not cap goo, ALL over the mobo - strange, as the case did not appear to be stained. So, I had a Mac IIsi case with a bunch of junk parts in it. Hmmm... what could I do? Went looking through the cabinets again... Success! A Celeron 466 SFF mobo! It quickly got 256mb RAM and a 3gb HD that were lying around, and I dug through the Pile-O-PSUs and found a 100w SFF one! A few instructive hours and about ten ceramic Dremel disks later, I had an ATX case for the mobo, complete with nicely drilled holes for the screws and a newly drilled grille for the PSU fan (all on the bottom, I was trying to not butcher the front, sides, or top) Unfortunately the PSU had to go in the front since it was still too large to go over the mobo, but I just ran the power cable through the inside of the case. Now, a few things about the case: The original power LED works - soldered on a standard connector. There's two fans where the original fan was and where the speaker was. The case looks perfectly stock from the front, top, and sides, horribly butchered from the back (extremely thick plastic there, very difficult to Dremel through) and a bit odd on the bottom. The power switch is where the old monitor extension cable would have gone. I would have used the original switch, but it was blocking the ports. The machine is now happily running CrunchBang Linux (a light Ubuntu derivative) and is our Bittorrent machine, complete with a 500gb external USB drive. Final stats: Celeron 466- silent fanless Two near-silent fans for airflow 256mb SDRAM 3gb internal drive w/CrunchBang Linux (may install a Mac theme as soon as I find one) 500gb external drive for Bittorrent. Original power LED, apparently stock case from the front. These will probably be upgraded if we get a better SFF board donated. I might wire a recorder to the power switch like the person with the motorcycle case did, with the Mac 'bong' recorded into it. I think that would be very interesting to have, just for authenticity Pix whenever I can get them.
  10. chris

    Acer Aspire One Battery

    I'm uncertain here... You only reject the tables that are higher than your shoulders? To be serious though: 'grats. I'm thinking about getting another battery for my Eee, though the current 6h battery life is quite good.
  11. chris

    A small conquest

    Very cool. Have fun with it!
  12. chris

    Apple IIc video cable type?

    All composite cables are the same. A red-red one will work or a white-white or a chartreuse-chartreuse.
  13. chris

    My "new" Desktop: Budget-Performace

    I'm somewhat confused by the above comments. I spent $40 on a 500watt PSU about 3 years ago and it's been working perfectly ever since. I don't remember the brand, but it hasn't had any problems. As for the OP, congrats! I have a more-or-less identical system, and it's great. Actually just installed XP on it over the Vista that was there, and it's really fast. A note though - OSX86 had problems with almost all nVidia graphics cards I've tried.
  14. chris


    Woot! I am in fact connected, through another BBS, with my Canon Cat. Power Station BBS provides a handy telnet service I've been using to connect to other BBSen.
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    Awesome - go for it. I've been looking for some new BBSen to connect to.