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Re: Stuff and Things.

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:35 am

atari030 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:41 am
Its coming good down here. Melbourne can vary between a few days or a few weeks. NZ just add four weeks to be safe..... It isn't really a black hole, more of a giant capacitor.
Lol, I like the analogy. My parts from Aus have been sitting processed by the air carrier for 5 days, I'm just guessing that for smaller stuff they will be filling an air transport container and processing once it's full.

I guess we'll see. The part from NZ has been 'in transit with airline' for 18 days now and there has never been more than 7 days between updates. That's worrying.
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Re: Stuff and Things.

Post by atari030 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:33 am

NZ's South island to here took six weeks, from the UK to AU from Exxos was a month. I think it just depends how the wind takes it. Tracking has been abysmally wrong too, I wouldn't hold too much to that.

I want to get more from the Exxos store but decided to finish my PSU recapping before embarking on yet another project that might take weeks for deliveries. I have a box of HV caps coming from WA to finish the ST's. I need to stop checking the mail box... a watch box never arrives.

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Re: Stuff and Things.

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:20 pm

More A8 goodness arrived today, my Pokey MAX!

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It's going in my 800XL to complement the VBXL and U1MB and will give me stereo out (Essentially dual POKEY) via the 1088XEL compatible video out. If I like it, I might get another for my 65XE, though I may just get a dual pokey board for that as I'll have a spare POKEY from the 800XL. We'll see!

As for my vLA81, a ZX81 ULA replacement, that's looking like lost in the post, thankfully the chap who makes them has offered to send another.
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800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Stuff and Things.

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:20 pm

Had no idea that the little cut out at the front of the MSTE and TT matched a bump on the bottom of the keyboard so you can make them one piece like this:

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@Icky Spot the blatant product placement :)
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Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Post by stephen_usher » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:35 pm

Hehe. I noticed this decades ago. :-)

It's a pity that the cable gets in the way a bit though.
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Re: Stuff and Things.

Post by Cyprian » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:36 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:20 pm
More A8 goodness arrived today, my Pokey MAX!
I'm also going to buy PokeyMax for my lovely 800 XL
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Re: Stuff and Things.

Post by Icky » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:46 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:20 pm
Had no idea that the little cut out at the front of the MSTE and TT matched a bump on the bottom of the keyboard so you can make them one piece like this:

@Icky Spot the blatant product placement :)
I love the TT / Mega STE keyboard not a cheery switch like the Mega though.

Perfect placement @rubber_jonnie, just where it should be. Reminds me I need to add some more placement myself.

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Re: Stuff and Things.

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:49 pm

Icky wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:46 pm


Perfect placement @rubber_jonnie, just where it should be. Reminds me I need to add some more placement myself.
You sure do!

On another note, the vLA81 I ordered mid-October, which I thought was lost in the post, arrived today!! That was pretty much 6 weeks today, very pleased it's here now :)
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
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Re: Stuff and Things.

Post by stephen_usher » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:02 pm

:dualthumbup: :yay2:
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:48 pm

And here it is in person:

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I just hope my message to Charles got through before he sent me a replacement, as we both thought it was lost!!
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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