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Commodore BASIC test program

by billdeg - 12/21/2016
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Looking for a nice screen save type graphic for your Commodore 64 and probably many other platforms? 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND (1));:GOTO10... [ read more ]

Visual Technology Inc Model 1050

by billdeg - 03/31/2010
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Last Post: [ XEBEC Drive Controller Overheating? ] 12/16/2016
The Visual Technology Inc Model 1050
I have a perfectly working Visual Technology 1050 system with Winchester hard drive option. There is however one problem. I have three keyboards and they're all bad. The problem is similar to that of the Processor Technologies SOL Terminal Computer and other keyboards made with a foam contact pad in each key. About 25% of the pads have turned to dust. To format the Winchester drive I was forced to swap keyboards just to get certain keys to print on the screen. I needed all three keyboards to initiate the hard drive format! There has to be an easier way.
The Visual Technology Inc Model 1050 keyboard.
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Atari 1200XL (1983)

by billdeg - 12/13/2016
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Atari 1200XL Pitfall!
The 1983 Atari 1200XL computer, with Pitfall! cart in use. Click image for larger view.
Here is a closeup of the Pitfall! screen. It looks more or less the same as the Atari 400 and 800 systems' display of the same cart. In fact my testing shows that one could use any 400/800 cart in the 1200XL. Click image for larger view.
Close up view of the Atari 1200XL. Click image for larger view.
I got this compute... [ read more ]

Televideo PM/286

by billdeg - 06/22/2009
Total messages in this thread: 4
Last Post: [ Set up Process ] 12/12/2016

The Televideo PM/286 Computer with 8 user ports. The PM/286 is a near IBM AT clone with notable features such as a 286 processor with external switch to change from 8 mhz to 6 mhz (should you be feeling a bit slow that day) and cassette port for backup storage.
This model has a high resolution color CGA card, a Novell controller and a 8-port user controller. I have a complete batch of the system software, and I would like next to return this system to original condition. The manuals make it clear that this is an MS DOS based system. I put the computer in the same class as the ear... [ read more ]

IBM System/360 Model 44 Pamphlet

by billdeg - 12/09/2016
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IBM System/360 Model 44 Pamphlet
Pictured is the cover of the IBM System/360 model 44 pamphlet brochure from 1968/69. The System/360 model 44 was oriented specifically toward scientific applications, but otherwise its code and instruction set was compatible with the /30 through /75 models. Click image to download PDF.
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UNIVAC Proposal to Philip Morris 11-1968

by billdeg - 11/18/2016
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Model calling for backups. UNIVAC 9300 system. Click image for larger view
UNIVAC 9200 brochure
UNIVAC 9200 brochure cover. Sperry Rand liked their UNIVAC product models making phone calls. Or maybe they're calling product support. Or maybe Sperry Rand hires its product models to also work in their customer support department. Click image for larger view

I picked these images from the brochures included with the following proposal to Philip Morris dated November 1, 1968. I really love the pretty, hot, psychedelic photos of women and their UNIVAC 9000... [ read more ]

Computer Products Co. Card Inventory

by billdeg - 03/04/2014
Total messages in this thread: 2
Last Post: [ Request for Pictures ] 11/02/2016
Thread date is last update date. MAKE OFFER(S) Computer Products / CP A Fort Lauderdale Firm that makes controller cards for engineering purposes. These cards may have been used in a DEC A/D system in the 80's. PART NUM / DESCRIPTION / (QTY) 021-177 LL GATE CARD (2) 021-058 OPTICALLY ISOLATED INPUT 006-019-0 A/D CONVERTER 021-161 4 CHAN RGTR D/A CONV (2) 021-0027 DIGITAL OUTPUT 021-0176 021-5229 021-0032 021-0205 RELAY BOARD 021-5232 RELAY BOARD 021-5389-0008 PANEL SWITCH BD 021-5235 PANEL LIGHTS 021-100 PANEL LIGHTS 021-0016 021-0004 TERMINATOR? 021-099 DIGITAL INPUT TEST --- EXTENDER PD --- CONSOLE RIBBON CABLE CONNECTOR ... [ read more ]

Photos from this site on NeXTstation

by billdeg - 10/30/2016
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Honeywell DDP-516 photo from vintagecomputer.net displayed on NeXTstation color monitor.
NeXTstation color desktop networked via TCP/IP, running Omniweb2 browser, open to vintagecomputer.net and displaying Honeywell DDP-516 photo. Click image for larger view.
NeXTstation color desktop networked via TCP/IP, running Omniweb2 browser, open to vintagecomputer.net
NeXTstation color desktop networked via TCP/IP, running Omniweb2 browser, open to vintagecomputer.net. I used website search to locate a photo of the NeXTstation boot screen. What you se... [ read more ]

CompuPro S-100 Computer

by billdeg - 08/28/2009
Total messages in this thread: 9
Last Post: [ Compupro Disk Images ] 10/29/2016
I have ben working on a CompuPro S-100 8086/8085 256K RAM system with dual Qume 842 disk drives and a Qume terminal. Pretty beefy. I am working through some disk formats to see how that goes... More Pictures... [ read more ]

Photos Miscellaneous

by billdeg - 10/17/2016
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photos infocom pen
Can you identify these? Pink Floyd Relics, InfoCom Invisible Ink Marker, Knight Radio Broadcaster and Amp. Click image for larger view.
Knight Radio Broadcaster and Amplifier
Knight Radio Broadcaster and Amplifier from early-mid 1960's.
I have had this for years, did not know it was a kit. Curious, I bought new tubes and next to try it. How far does this broadcast and on what band...to find out.... I found... [ read more ]

Revolutionary Force Bombs IBM Office

by billdeg - 10/05/2016
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Revolutionary Force Bombs IBM Office ... Computerword March 18, 1970. IBM Offices Bombed in protest of the Vietnam War. Click image for PDF.
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Winnebego Handheld Code Scanner

by billdeg - 09/27/2016
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The Winnebego Handheld Programmable Code Scanner circa. 1998. Click image for larger view.
The Winnebego Handheld scanners were among the many other peripherals advertised in the back pages of mid-90's Byte and PC magazines. I was reading the Sept 1995 Byte and I noticed a competitor's ad did not have an Internet address1. Turns out that very few Byte advertisers encourage their customers to "check out our web site" in September 1995, business had not yet adopted web pages. I left Zeneca and started my web design company on October 9th 1995. It seemed at the time like there was a huge market for this thing called the web, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity fo... [ read more ]

Odyssey 200 Ad

by billdeg - 09/22/2016
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Advertisement for the Magnavox Odyssey 200 Home Video Game. The other side / not pictured: ad for the Odyssey 100.
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Realtronics Card Punch Interface

by billdeg - 09/20/2016
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Photo of an interesting interface for a card punch from late 60's early 1970's. These devices were sold by a company called RealTronics. Click image for more photos.
Cover removed. Note the large two-character Nixie tube display. Click image for more photos.
This control unit appears to be a current loop device, similar to a teletype. The RealTronics system consisted of a PDP 8i with third party hardware. I assume "Real" pertains to RealEstate, but I could only guess. ... [ read more ]

SiliconGraphics Workstations

by billdeg - 09/14/2016
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SiliconGraphics O2
Three SGI O2 workstation computers. Note the variation in the labels. The left-most unit is driving the display image, Doom for SGI within the IRIX 6.5 operating system. Click image for more photos of this system.
SiliconGraphics Octane
The SGI Octane is often referred to as the O2's big brother. It has the same rounded footprint, but it's about 40% larger and more powerful. This system boots, but I am missing a hard drive sled. Click image for more photos of this system.
SiliconGraphics Indy
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