Computer nerd. Avid collector of retro computing gear. Ham radio operator. Gear head. Wannabe pastry chef.
Finally setting up my PowerMac 6500. Get to the installer desktop and notice something missing in Disk Utility…. The hard drive that was supposed to be in this machine.
And of course the clips on the case broke and the case cracked slightly. Oops.
While buying two NE2000 cards, this PowerMac 6500/250 fell into my hands. Oops.
Just because it’s a little easier, I’ve taken to setting up my DOS image on my ThinkPad instead with PCem.
I loved DESQview/X.
The unholy abomination that is my Compaq ProLinea 4/33 to install OS/2 Warp 4. The SB16 IDE port isn’t great, so we’re trying the main board IDE.
I have a SiiG EIDE card coming but this machine is getting a little full.
This is what happens when a computer is used in a workshop and then later just sits in a workshop, unused, for years.
It’ll take me a bit to get it cleaned up.
Free Pascal on an Amiga 500 with a Vampire accelerator is excellent. Also, the Cubic IDE Free Pascal plugin is stellar.
Umm. This cable is not supposed to have a twist in it. That explains why the PSU refuses to power on when this is connected to a drive.
It’s OS/2 (okay ArcaOS 5.0.6) on a ThinkPad T440p!
The finished machine: Zenith Z-100 with dual Goteks!
First 3D printed lower portion of a Gotek case done and working! I cracked the OLED display and had to replace it. Good thing I bought 10 of them and they’re inexpensive.
My Zenith Z-100 lives! Noctua fan to quiet it down, and two Gotek emulators. Boots just fine.
3D printing some cases for the Goteks now. I replaced the 7 segment displays with OLEDs.
I bought a bunch of OLED displays to upgrade my Goteks so they’re more useful.
Got my Zenith Z-100 today! Seems to be in full working order, other than a dead floppy drive. Ordered a Gotek and a replacement Noctua fan for it.
Today I got dad’s Akai AP-D210 turntable from 1982 working again with a brand new Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge. Apparently I destroyed the stylus on it when I was 6 (so, 1984). Oops.
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