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An update to my dial-up ISP project. I got a two node modem pool working a PCI card to add more serial ports. Instead of my Verizon line, I patched these modems into my PBX running asterisk with a Grandstream ATA with 4 internal lines. The PBX takes incoming calls from a new voip.ms number and uses a basic hunt group to connect to caller to the next free line.

Got a dialup modem? Feel free to give a call and let me know what OS you are using, how it goes. Details at dialup.world

Had this for years, never any idea what it was. Decided to open it and turns out it is a 40 meg SCSI drive. I have a friend with SCSI gear that should be able to image it, so I'll add that to the to-do list.

If you spend a few days playing with modems it feels natural that you eventually create a dialup ISP.

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Wrote a new article: Running a Dedicated Quake III Arena Server for Dreamcast - famicoman.com/2021/05/31/2021- (For the three people in the world that would be interested in doing this)

Definitely! I've acquired a handful over the years as a rainy day project for myself and some amateur radio buddies. I haven't tested the range myself but we did have talks of replacing the antennae and or adding a linear amp, which would be super silly for these devices. LoRa is much more performant and practical these days.

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After watching the recent LGR video, I knew that I had a few Cybikos kicking around and decided to transfer over a terminal emulator and connect to a Raspberry Pi. Surprisingly the Cybiko Console software works on Windows 10 and gives you a boot log, some basic commands, and the ability to file transfer. Next step will be battery replacement and figuring out why some of these just don't work. And if anyone knows how to do an OS upgrade these days let me know.

So it looks like I can write fine to these EPROMs but the RC2014 won't boot with either of them. I suppose I'll order some more modern EPROMs to make sure that will work while I mull things over a bit more.

Can you tell I'm working through my mail pile? Wanted to test this new programmer I ordered.

The RetroSpy Game Boy Printer support works perfectly. Game Boy thinks that it is using an actual printer!

Installed two RCA jacks on the for audio and composite video. Reassembled things and it works great with composite video from the new jack. The battery terminals are fairly trashed, but I wasn't planning on using this on-the-go anyway.

Added the underclock and link port mods to the Super Game Boy. Apparently the SGB runs faster than the actual GB which causes issues with the bitrate on the link port. So far nothing explodes when I turn it on, but it won't interface with the Game Boy Printer. Need more troubleshooting.

This will get a much longer writeup but I've been fixing up a broken PXL-2000 that records video to cassette tape. RF output didn't work so I performed a composite video mod. Then the lens assembly was wonky so I modified that. Soon I'll add some RCA connectors and clean heads.

Someone needs to start a patreon where they work through a '90s VR book like Garage Virtual Reality or Virtual Reality Homebrewer's Handbook and hack a bunch of old HMDs and devices like the Power Glove as outlined in the book while working with software like REND386 in DOSBox.

Got some VictorMaxx StuntMaster headsets from the '90s and they're fairly easy to hook up to power, composite video, and audio when you don't have original cables. They are definitely just cheap HMDs, but they have novelty.

Upgraded my with an mod and a multi-region mod. I learned that I am much better at through-hole soldering than surface, but everything seems secure (except those kynar leads that I later removed) and in working order. The video looks excellent through an OSSC!

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