- YO Dave! :)
> As a hobbyist and collector I focus my attention on machines thatLikewise, and I'm sure that goes for many of us on the list.
> I've had a personal connection with in the past.
>That means DEC machines primarily... I am also interested in Sun andI may actually be getting my Rainbow in another week or so. Probably
>HP systems and I have a couple of systems that probably qualify in
>some way as being vintage.
not what you were referring to, but I'm primarily an Intel guy. Some
peeps feel the early IBM-ish stuff isn't vintage, but I poopoo all
that rot at every oppurtunity. I like Sun :). Even started a group
for Sun and SGI stuff, but it's dead as a doornail presently LOL LOL.
There was/is an HP-Apollo unit on ebay, but I'll hold off on
something like that until I find one locally.
>I finally decided to take thishaving
> on after several years of needing CS/80 disks and not having them,
> and amongst HP collectors there appears to be some interest in
> this kind of package available as open source.As time allows, I'm interested in seeing what it would take to get
Linux to run on an R10000 based Indigo 2. Not likely in my lifetime,
but we'll see...
>...I hope I can contribute to MARCH in some way that offsets thedebt of
> gratitude I owe the folks on classiccmp.you only owe us your participation. Consider all debts cancelled :).
In 84, my father moved to the promised land, aka Silicon Valley, and
while he did the executive thing with various hardware and software
companies, I got heavily involved in the BBS scene (QuickBBS, shortly,
and Remote Access for several years, also very active in FidoNet) andFidoNet! :) My first real email experience, I loved it. I remember getting a 'point' address of my fav BBS based in the UK, the Red Rose BBS (Lancashire).<snip>
all my advanced students learn vi (I'm a vi bigot and I do realize this
makes me a Bad Person). They all learn command line C followed byNot at all, I use vi daily. Personal preference. Nothing wrong with emacs either, although I prefer vi.<snip>
So, long story short, I'm thrilled to be here and thanks for putting up
A great story, thanks for sharing.Welcome aboard!- Steve--Steven Toth - Kernel Labs