[rescue] Perverse Question

Michael Free mfree80286 at adelphia.net
Sat Jun 7 19:55:49 CDT 2003

scrap and a grab bag from a local computer shop. They were 1m 3 chip 30 pin
simms from dead systems that were sold totally unguaranteed and frankly
needed a swipe from a fiberglass pen once or twice to get contact on the

On that system, the most expensive thing I had was the case... everything
else was scrap and throwaways. Even the monitor for the longest time was a
Hyundai 14" with blown channels... I used it as a monochrome monitor with
red pixels :) I'm surprised that I didn't burn down the house, the plastic
on top of that monitor was often too hot to touch....

Mike Free
Ah, the wonders of being 16, po', and an incorrigible computer geek....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim H." <lists at pellucidar.net>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: [rescue] Perverse Question

> On Sat, 7 Jun 2003 20:32:43 -0400
> "Michael Free" <mfree80286 at adelphia.net> wrote:
> > Instrument 386SX16 that I was running 8 megs ram on. $5 for the board
> > and$20 for ram back in 1994 :) That was my very first self-owned
> > self-built PC. But, it was replaced and so because a toy like
> > everything else.
> Where did you get your RAM?  I was happy to get RAM at $40/M in 94.
> That is in the era I was running an sx/20, running WINFW 3.11 in
> enhanced mode in 3M of RAM.  Actually had Windows, MS Office, Word
> Perfect and tons of shareware shoehorned into a 105M Kalok drive, after
> trimming all unneccessary files.  Back when memory management mattered
> on a home PC.
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