[rescue] Basement Cleaning

John Carr jcarr at poethecat.com
Sun Aug 31 10:07:15 CDT 2014

On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 08:32:47PM -0400, Barry Callahan wrote:
> Huh. You're in Royal Oak. I'm in Troy.

Oh - that's pretty handy then. I don't mind a road trip to deliver it,
but I'm all for a _very_ short road trip. :)

> If nobody else speaks up for the TRS-80 stuff, I can take it off
> your hands. Not sure when I'll get around to rehabbing it, as I
> still have yet to work on the H-89 That I've got. Once I find the
> toits, I'm pretty sure it's got bad caps in its power supply. It'd
> be an interesting addition to my collection, but I don't have any
> particular emotional attachment to the Tandy line.

I definitely have an emotional attachment to Tandy (my dad was really
biased toward Radio Shack, so our first computer was a CoCo, our
second a 1000EX, our third a 1000SX, etc.), but I know that I'll
likely never have time to give this machine any attention. I've had it
since my wife got it from her dad in '01. It's been sitting aside ever
since in the "someday" pile. If you can find some time to get it
working, awesome! If not, maybe I'll knock on your door later when I
get time. :)

> Jason T. in Chicago is scanning a pile of Sun docs that I threw at
> him a while back and posting them on
> http://chiclassiccomp.org/docs/index.php ... if you want, I can see
> to it that your stash makes its way to him for similar treatment.

Ooo. That'd be great. I already found the "Writing Device Drivers"
one over there, but I didn't check to see if it was a complete set. I
didn't look to see he had the others yet either. I'd definitely like
to make sure that they get scanned and used though.

> I wouldn't mind taking that Ultra 2 off your hands. The system I had
> set aside for myself when my boss purged the boneyard at the office
> got swept away to the scrappers with the rest of the pile, after
> nobody spoke up for it.

Oh no! That stinks. You're definitely welcome to it then. I have a few
miscellaneous SBUS cards that may be useful in it if you want me to
take a look. IIRC, I have at least one 100Mb card, SunPC, and a few
graphics cards. I haven't dug them out in awhile.

> You wouldn't happen to want a Sun Blade 2000, would you?

Ugh. Do I? Hell yes. Should I? Hm. I'm trying to pare down the
collection; this temptation isn't helping! :)  Honestly, Oracle has
made having Sun boxes not-fun since I can't get a hobbyist license or
patches for Solaris. I think that for now, I'll pass. It hurts to say

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