classics I threw away or sold ... foolishly
swiftgriggs at gmail.com
Thu May 19 09:25:33 CDT 2016
On Thu, 19 May 2016, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> - my first Exidy Sorcerer, with 48K, every ROM PAC and every manual I
> could buy, and a lot of mods,
Those look really cool. I remember seeing them in computer mags when I was
uhhh, 7 or 8 years old. Drooled.
> - an SGI Indy which I sold for little more than the cost of shipping,
I still have 2 Indys. One R4600/200 and one R5000/180. I also have a
Challenge S with an R4600 in it. These are easy to warehouse, but I
probably need to hoard up some Dallas clock modules for them, since they
often go bad and lose their MAC.
> - a nice VT131, a VT102, and a couple of VT220s,
Hmm, I always thought the "paper white" terminals were the neatest of the
monochrome terminal ilk, but I'm not sure if any DEC VTs were ever made
> - a big collection of SCSI and IEEE-488 cables,
Oh man, I threw away a bunch of serial and SCSI cables at one point only
to have to buy the same ones again years later. Ugh.
> OTOH, I don't really have enough space for the stuff I still do have,
> nor enough time and energy to make it all work!
Agreed. I have some dream of building a nice man-cave with individual 2-3
workstations setup at any given time for me to tinker on and a full bench
off to the side to work-on/fix stuff. However, then I wake up in suburbia
and remember how much the price per sq/ft is, now that real estate is back
in the stratosphere.
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