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About netfreak

  • Birthday 08/28/1983

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    BC, Canada
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    Fast cars, audio production, video post-production, animation, antique and rare computers and software.
  1. Any point in using a CD-ROM drive on an SE?

    Yeah I think I cd booted a 475 and Color Classic recently but my SE/30 sad Mac bombed right away. Thought I was doing something wrong and didn't consider it simply wasn't supported.
  2. Yeah after I had no other ideas I tried a full wash. Didn't help.
  3. Got a Classic I wanted to try the ROM boot trick with so it has no internal hard drive installed. I noticed both before and after recapping the board it never reaches the blinking question mark point of the boot process. Basically only goes as far as having the mouse show up then just sits there (mouse still moves around). Tried it both with a good battery and without a battery, doing reboots after power applied, hitting various key combinations. The board looked good with no visible damage so I'm not sure what exactly is causing this. Any ideas?
  4. Yeah I've got a lot of Macs I should recap at some point so I'll try on the less rare ones. I have two of the IIe cards but it doesn't look like I've got the cables. I'll probably look into buying one at some point.
  5. Just checked the one I have left and it's with "color" on the label. Yeah I plan on recapping a bunch of my boards over the winter. I also have a local guy who has done solder work for me before in case I end up being real bad at it. Might just pay him to do the more valuable boards like the SE/30.
  6. I think they were just "color" but I'll check when I get a chance. I also sold one to a friend but didn't really notice what the spelling was.
  7. Yeah I checked the compact Mac internals already and zero battery leakage but the SE/30 and probably the Classic will need to be recapped. They don't LOOK bad but there's some glitches in operation. I'll probably pop open the PB 180s at some point and I'm currently using the 3400 as a floppy ripping system going through all these old disks I've got.
  8. I picked this lot up few weeks ago for $100. Had to drive a few hours to grab everything but I wanted to make sure it didn't end up thrown out or something. Lots of goodies were included such as a box of SCSI drives, stacks of floppy disks, Apple IIe cards for LCs, spare components (LC575 boards, CC board, RAM sticks, 040 CPUs). The PowerBook 3400 came with a bootable CF card, max RAM upgrade, floppy/CD/ZIP modules. Both Color Classics work but one seemingly has a dead drive. The Classic also had a dead drive. The SE/30's drive is good but doesn't appear to be bootable for that system, so I'll be hooking up a CDROM and doing an A/UX install or something. The PowerBook 180s both work. One has a 40mb drive and maybe ~10mb RAM, the other has an 80mb drive and 12 or 14mb RAM. The 3400 is probably my favorite part of the haul since I used to own one a long time ago and regret selling it. It's also the most convenient for going through the endless stacks of drives and disks to archive and add to my software collection. Also included a StyleWriter II and StyleWriter 1200 but I'll probably give one of those away as I don't have any real intention of buying ink to use them.
  9. SCSI Zip drive

    The SCSI Zip has a switch on the back for termination on/off. Also a switch to toggle between ID 5 or 6.
  10. Actually i'd drive in, reverse out, then drive in again just to prove to them that you mean business. No chit chat, no fancy movie lines, just drive in, out, back in, get out, quietly walk up to your server, take it, back in the truck, reverse out and drive away. Take pics. Their building alarm system is shared with the money counting/storage place next door so police response would be fast. I would get in and get out.
  11. I can guarantee I will be back online should the DC shutdown, but I may have to spring for a dedicated server somewhere remote and have to upload the entire archive myself. I just don't want to have the DC close and not be able to get my colo gear out, because if that happens I'm going to drive a stolen truck through the front of the building to get my server.
  12. OK... So I had planned to take the hard drive back to the datacenter today but this morning I discovered that one or more of the investors for the datacenter are petitioning the courts to begin bankrupcy proceedings. At this time I've decided to hold off putting the drive back in as it contains quite a bit more data which I do not have backups of. I will also be doing backups of the data still on the server right now just in case. I'll see how this unfolds before deciding on the next course of action.
  13. The good news: -rw-r--r-- 1 netfreak netfreak 116617937538 2009-08-01 04:56 preterhuman_downloads.tar.gz The bad news: I can't take the drive back to the datacenter until staff are back there tuesday so the server will have no files for a few days.
  14. I thought about doing that but since I have to make the archive at my house onto my home file server, I'd have no way to get it back to the datacenter as the server file drive is quite full. Some weird hardware problem prevents more than one USB hard drive to be plugged into the server, and the files drive is already taking up that spot.
  15. Just a heads up files on my server will be offline for a while today as I do this at my house: nfs:/mnt/usb_hd/elitep/server# tar czf /nfs/drive4/preterhuman_downloads.tar.gz downloads If it finishes before the datacenter staff leave, then I'll have it all back online. Otherwise it'll be sometime tomorrow around noon.