[rescue] Re: scrap sparcbook

Mike Parson mparson at bl.org
Thu Nov 4 19:21:44 CST 2004

On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 08:08:00PM -0500, velociraptor wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 14:42:48 -0600, Mike Parson <mparson at bl.org>wrote:
>> A friend of mine is (kinda) working on doing this with his old
>> Powerbook Duo and one of the small docks that has ether and scsi with
>> a lot of empty space in it.  Not batter-powered, but have a single,
>> self-contained wireless doc for his PB.
> Yay for Franken Macs!
> Two whole full-length NuBus slots underneath unless you need one for
> better video.  NuBus USB card for the wireless adaptor, or hacking a
> slot in the side for a PCMCIA USB adaptor?  (Assuming he's putting a
> Duo in the dock.)

It's not a full DuoDock, it's one of those 3rd party mini-docs, an
"ether doc" ?  This is more to make his portable computer a little
more useful while portable.  The doc still fits in his computer bag.

> Pretty cool.  Docks are a cheap.  The biggest problem with Duos is
> finding RAM and working batteries (though it's fairly straightforward
> to rebuild them).

He's got decent RAM (48M?), but his battery is as dead as the one in my

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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