[rescue] Looking for a lunchbox sparc

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Thu Jun 9 13:23:09 CDT 2005

Someone generated the quantum flux that came across as... Jody Stephens
> I finally buckled down and started learning C. I am thinking that a
> minimal environment would help show me relative costs of various
> programming idioms better than my thinkpad. I've also noticed that I
> tend to be a lot more thoughtful if the edit->compile->test loop takes
> a bit longer than an eye blink. I also find that the less distraction
> (web browsers, blinking 24 bit graphics, backgrounds) the easier it is
> to focus. So I've decided to go minimal.
> I would use my IPX, but it is inexplicably missing it's NVRAM chip. I'm
> seeing prices of ~$15-$20 for new NVRAM chips, which seems a bit
> excessive. I seem to remember there being mention of people having,
> IIRC, "metric buttloads" of the lunchbox machines lying about. If that
> is the case I'd be happy to take a couple off of your hands for cost of
> shipping and your time. (LX || Classic || IPX) is what I'm looking for,
> I don't need a drive with it, but a working NVRAM would be great. Or if
> someone has a spare working NVRAM for an IPX that'd be great as well.
> If nothing else a Sparc 2 or Sparc 1(+) would satisfy. I'm
> located in Denver, Colorado USA. Thanks.

As a person who used to buy a lot of lunchbox Sparc systems on E-Bay -
you're better off buying the new NVRAM.  It'll be cheaper overall since
those damn lunchbox systems have just enough metal in them to increase
their shipping cost..

Mike Hebel
"Without balance and consistent growth the only option is to degrade. 
There is no other solution." - Anonymous

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