Classics long overdue a Boot.

Ian Finder ian.finder at
Thu May 19 18:25:55 CDT 2016

You parted a Crimson into wall hangings just because the PSU blew? They're
super easy to work on.

Sometimes this list makes me {m,s}ad.

On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 3:24 PM, Sean Caron <scaron at> wrote:

> On Thu, 19 May 2016, Austin Pass wrote:
>> On 19 May 2016, at 22:09, Todd Killingsworth <
>>> killingsworth.todd at> wrote:
>>> Ah!  I've always wanted to play with a Crimson... ever since I saw them
>>> being used for visualization at the Army Corp of Engineers back in the
>>> early 90's.  I was working in a different group and never got to use
>>> them.
>>> Not even sure where to look for one nowadays.
>>> Todd Killingsworth.
>> They're a pretty spectacular machine, in physical presence as well as
>> function (esp. with RealityEngine GFX).
>> We had some building work done recently, and the Crimson was protected
>> under a custom felt lined dust sheet made by a removals friend of mine
>> (made from a cut-down piano cover for anyone interested!)  When steels etc.
>> were being installed in a particular area, the workmen were instructed to
>> move it *with extreme care* to the furthest, cleanest point before
>> proceeding. They carried this out for 3 weeks with extreme diligence. One
>> of them - the youngest - when leaving admitted to taking a peek under the
>> dust cover and googled what he found. Asking me about it, he wasn't at all
>> surprised that I was so attached to a 24 year old gigantic workstation and
>> forced his colleagues to watch Jurassic Park to show them "that giant
>> b*stard under the dust sheet we've been hefting around!"
>> -Austin.
> I almost had a Crimson but the power supply blew up. It was a pretty basic
> model (just fitted with LG1 graphics, intended as a file server) but I was
> sure to keep all the boards. The IP19 is a looker. I use it to decorate in
> my databook room :O All those big ceramic PGAs!
> Best,
> Sean

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