[rescue] restorations and keyboards

Dan Duncan dand at pcisys.net
Tue Feb 3 13:36:57 CST 2004

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> > Uh oh... You don't think less of me for using a dremel tool to cut
> > away the floppy mask and give one of my SPARCclassics an internal
> > tape drive, do you?
> Wow.  That's a -useful- mod of the original case.  How'd you find a
> drive small enough to fit in there?

Had it lying around, of course.

It's a 2 gig drive, but the internal hd is also 2 gigs, so...

This was my primary mail and web server up until about a year ago
when the hard drive died.  I replaced it with a Toshiba magnia
running netmax (I plead insanity.  This should be obvious.) for a
time but what a piece of junk it was.  So I hacked in the tape drive
(small Conner SCSI tape drive using QIC-3080XLF tapes) and migrating
back to the classic is on my list of things to do.

I have to admit I took some pride in hosting 5 virtual domains
for email and web and running a number of games[0], a leafnode
server, and other little amusing things on a fairly old piece
of hardware I got for $20.  (Take that, Windows boy!)


[0] 2 MUDs and a dopewars server.  The MUDs were fairly generic
out-of-the-box configs but the dopewars server was HOT.  I customized
everything in a Simpsons theme and used to get TONS of players
including some kid from Brazil or Portugal who kept getting the
high score until I would cheat to get a higher one.  I mean, I
had to keep him working for it, right?

#  Dan Duncan (kd4igw)  dand at pcisys.net  http://pcisys.net/~dand
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