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by stephen_usher
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: Lightning VME open Order
Replies: 65
Views: 8390

Re: Lightning VME open Order

I must admit that I've never had any issues with uiptool, either with NetUSBee on the ST(e) or the version for USB ethernet dongles on the TT.

I've never got STiNG working on either and my MiNT is too old for the current MiNTnet stuff.
by stephen_usher
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Nova eGPU
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Nova eGPU

I'm not sure about that dayglow orange and yellow colour scheme. :-)
by stephen_usher
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: I doubt anyone's interested, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 93

I doubt anyone's interested, but...

I doubt that anyone's interested but I've just fixed the permissions on the Oxford University Department of Earth Sciences so that the download links from the original MiNTOS web page ( http://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/~steve/mintos.html ) work again. You may notice on the web page that it says that both m...
by stephen_usher
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Oh, look what I just found...
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Oh, look what I just found...

I must admit that I only got my 520STM + SF314 floppy as it was second-hand. £275 from Carron Computers on 16/2/88... I found that receipt last night as well. :-)
by stephen_usher
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Oh, look what I just found...
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Oh, look what I just found...

It helped a great deal that I was living at home and hence low rent! :-)
by stephen_usher
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Oh, look what I just found...
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Oh, look what I just found...

Steve wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:45 pm
Wow that was a lot of money back then, you must have been/are still quite wealthy :D
That was about a year and a half of saving from my first real job.
by stephen_usher
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Oh, look what I just found...
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Oh, look what I just found...

I've just found the receipt for my TT and monitor. :-)
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The blue splodge should say "Helston Computer Centre".
by stephen_usher
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Adventures in video card cooling
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Adventures in video card cooling

The biggest problem with that generation of Dell Precision workstations is the processor daughter board at the bottom. The thing gets flexed by the cover as it is put on and taken off and the square matrix of pins in the connector at the motherboard end start to not make contact properly, leading to...
by stephen_usher
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: 8 BIT CORNER
Topic: Not quite 8-bit: Acorn A4000 refurbishment
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Not quite 8-bit: Acorn A4000 refurbishment

:goodpost: Storing these old machines in the loft with a battery in is one of the biggest problems. I had a similar issue with an Amiga 500 that had an RTC card in it. Hard drives are also a pain when they fail. Shorting 12V is not good. Am surprised it didn't take anything else out with it. I was ...
by stephen_usher
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: 8 BIT CORNER
Topic: Not quite 8-bit: Acorn A4000 refurbishment
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Not quite 8-bit: Acorn A4000 refurbishment

OK, not quite 8 bit, more 32 bit really, but a part of another fine 80s micro lineage... I've been working recently getting an Acorn A4000 (Archimedes) back up and running after a nasty case of NiCd battery leakage and a dead hard disk (which I actually thought was a power supply problem, but I'll g...