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I've got a 25-diode 3-bit adder designed, but I haven't been able to test it at the system clock because I blew up my function generator's 50-/600-ohm output stage while measuring a 2N2222 switching speed (one of the hazards of testing with non-standard logic levels).

 

I've repaired most of the output stage, only two 1/4W resistors in the emitter followers were so toasted I have no idea what their original values might have been (they were charred, as was the circuit board underneath). I have to trace out the schematic and figure out what their values should be.

 

-Bobby

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Hi, All

Real Cool Web Site 8-).

 

Well I have been retro computing for the last 5 years daily.

I work for a small company as the IT person and have kept the retro

network going, which is a DOS server running Novell Netware 3.2 and

5 workstations running Windows95. Server is a 350mhz Compaq,

workstations are 233mhz off-brands. We have just upgraded to newer

Dell gx270's and XP and have spend this month getting the old

software to run under XP and have just succeeded.

 

At hone I keep a fully loaded A/V 6400/200 on my network with an

600mhz Imac and a 3gig pc.

 

I also have a Packard Bell XT, Tandy 1000lt, 386sx machine and a

Mac Plus with a modem to access the internet, all of which is running fine.

[:D]]'>

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Nice job Equant.

 

However - in the "About" menu, under the Apple - it says About RCWW2007 instead of 2008.

 

Then again, I'm sure my Talking Moose version slaughtered the pronunciation of people's names and nicknames.

 

I'm bummed I didn't get a single comment about it though.

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However - in the "About" menu, under the Apple - it says About RCWW2007 instead of 2008.

 

Ah bugger! I'm so bad about things like that. I just wanted to get something posted! I guess I *should* fix it.

 

I'm bummed I didn't get a single comment about it though.

 

Not only that, I commented on something of yours and made it clear I didn't even read your blog post! ;)

 

I appreciate your nod of recognition. Maybe not completely gratifying, but you were named in my post about my app. Anyway, it was a blast to see the moose after many many years.

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Then again, I'm sure my Talking Moose version slaughtered the pronunciation of people's names and nicknames.

 

That's okay, Moose aren't that well known for their public speaking abilities... anyone know the history of that? I'd assume it was inspired by the Fawlty Towers episode withe the "talking" moose head.

 

I'm bummed I didn't get a single comment about it though.

 

I neglected to include it in the last progress report... sorry!

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I agree - wonderful job Luddite, it was great fun.

 

I can't decide which part of the retochallenge winner's presentation I like the best.

 

The lucrative prize money; the presentation of the golden 5 1/4" floppy by the Swedish bikini team, or the previous year's winner presenting the vintage Apple rainbow colored jacket, just like the Masters in golf - only more colorful.

 

But seriously - are we going to vote on the winners? (I know, it's not about the winning...and we don't have that complex points system from years past...)

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Hey, it's Super Tuesday here in the states.

 

Time to vote.

 

No, not for the presidential primaries - for the retrochallenge!

 

I promise - a floppy in every household, defragment the national hard drive, and uh, strong network security. Yea, that's the ticket.

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Hey, it's Super Tuesday here in the states.

 

At the risk of getting completely off topic:

 

Why does it take so long to have an election in the US? Considering there's only two parties involved it seems a rather complicated affair.

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Hey, it's Super Tuesday here in the states.

 

At the risk of getting completely off topic:

 

Why does it take so long to have an election in the US? Considering there's only two parties involved it seems a rather complicated affair.

 

Some of the procedures and timeframes are left over from colonial times.

 

Some states like Florida aren't happy with it either - and they are trying to buck the system. The parties don't like it though...

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