Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Sat Nov 10 19:22:00 CST 2007
On Saturday 10 November 2007 19:40, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 10 Nov 2007 at 17:42, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > Indeed. Assuming that I run CP/M-80, that is. This strikes me as a
> > nice opportunity to do some hacking, and to maybe start out with that
> > but to end up with something a little further along, given the
> > constraints of the hardware (address space, etc.). ZCPR has some nice
> > ideas, for example, but I'm not sure I like the way some of those
> > things got implemented. Ah well, first thing I need to do is figure out
> > how I'm going to use it, stuff it in a box with PS, and hook it up with
> > a serial cable. Then go on from there.
> Doesn't anyone hack into "Freecycle" giveaway TVs anymore for video
It's been a *really* long time since I considered the idea of converting a tv
to a monitor... These days monitors are *not* a problem. :-) Back then,
I didn't have much in the way of monitors kicking around, and had not (yet)
heard of freecycle. We're talking over 15 years ago here.
> True, they're probably hot-chassis, but an optoisolator or three will take
> care of that. My TV Typewriter used an old tube-type Zenith portable TV for
> a couple of years until I glommed onto a real monitor (some surplus
> Four-Phase units).
I'm sure that as far as that goes I can manage something. It's figuring out
some of this other stuff that has me stalled for now. CRC? BIOS? Hooking
up 3.5" drives? A HD? We'll see how far I get...
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ablest -- form of life in this section of space, a critter that can
be killed but can't be tamed. --Robert A. Heinlein, "The Puppet Masters"
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