[rescue] New acquisition... (AIX)
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Apr 4 07:43:21 CDT 2004
On Apr 3, 2004, at 7:43 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>> They really do. The only problem is the noise. :-(
> Noise? Bah! Music!!
> I have fond memories of my older electronic typewriter clattering away
> at a form letter. I love that sound. As far as printers go, it's
> probably only second to a well-designed pattern spewed to an
> ImageWriter in terms of pleasant printer-driven audio output.
> ImageWriters can sing quite well with appropriate output.
I love the sound that most large computer make, but it's the
irregularity of daisy-wheel noise that bugs me. If it were more
regular I'd have no problem with it.
Actually, that said, I could probably get used to it pretty easily.
I'm an adaptable sort, and I'd always smile when I see the output.
>> I wonder if NetBSD has a driver for an LPV11 board...Jon could
>> together a MicroVAX-II and use it as a print server, handling the
>> and whatever other printers he has. That would be *nice*.
> Or a PDP-11. I can't imagine where I'd find an 11-03, though.
> *stubs toe*
> Oh, there's one!
Don't plan on using that as a network print server. An 11/03 has a
16-bit address bus and no MMU. Feel free to send it to me, and I'll
send you a VAX. :-)
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL reboot and upgrade." -Jonathan Patschke
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