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post up pics of your "computing area"

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Reply 1880 of 1895, by pirozhki

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Hello. I thought I would post a picture of my "Dialup internet nightmare" of a computer area. it's nothing too special but consists of objects from 1979 - 2020

A list of components and stuff

-Main box
a relatively stock semi period accurate IBM PC300GL 6282-74U with IBM (Armonk) G42/6540-00N 14"crt monitor from 1997
it consists of
-1997 IBM KB-8923 (Chicony rebrand)
-1998 3Com UsRobotics 56K Winmodem
-Pentium MMX200
-256KB COASt cache
-32MB of PC66 148pin 16MB DIMMS
-1995 SoundBlaster CT2900
-2006 Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 80GB (due to BIOS limitations you can only use 8GB of it)
-2003 52x LG GCR-8521B cd drive
-small pair of speakers from about 2009
-some AMD Socket A heatsink (because of broken socket7 ZIF socket tabs)
-a Windows 95 and NT pc badge recreated by Geekenspiel on ebay
-1996 Windows 95 Osr 2.1

-Other stuff
-1984 Brother PN-4400 Word Processor(Hitachi HD64180RP6 6Mhz 8-bit CPU) spent 22 years outside in harsh Canadian winters and still works
-1995 UsRobotics Sportster 28,800 external faxmodem
-2020 Brother HL-5000D Monochrome Laser Printer (Parallel and USB)
-1979 Magnasonic (Samsung) TNT-59 5" B/W CRT TV AM/FM Radio (not much is known about this)
-2006 Motorola Razor 3c flip phone
-Hp envy 4520 (It doesn't deserve to be on here because it sucks but I put it on anyway

The Internet does actually work(kinda) the modems are there for faxes, E-mail, BBS browsing and to keep me from getting spam calls

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Reply 1881 of 1895, by Caluser2000

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Welcome to vogons . Njce tidy set up you have there.

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 1885 of 1895, by Caluser2000

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pirozhki wrote on 2021-09-14, 05:41:

Thanks! it's usually a huge mess.

Be careful. It starts with one then the whole neighborhood moves in....😉

Edit: Yes that is all my stuff. Not some fake post with another persons cropped pic....

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There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 1886 of 1895, by BitWrangler

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This is currently where the bits are wrangled... it was sorta meant to be my modern computer area, transitioning eventually to a study and reference area with all my sciency and tech pubs on the shelves, with probably a better desk . However, at the moment, I'm letting it organically develop a cyberpunk theme... but I'm not sure what it needs to add the final je ne sais quois... like these... https://imgur.com/a/37FiN ... more bundles of random wiring? a touch of neon? Less than 5 projects trying to happen all at once?

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2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 1887 of 1895, by pirozhki

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-09-15, 23:24:
pirozhki wrote on 2021-09-14, 05:41:

Thanks! it's usually a huge mess.

Be careful. It starts with one then the whole neighborhood moves in....😉

Edit: Yes that is all my stuff. Not some fake post with another persons cropped pic....

Yea you have to be careful with what you are acquiring . It's how I ended up with a radio from 1979. I found it at a thrift store saw it had a CRT and went "well if I don't buy, it will probably end up in a landfill or something" also nice PC AT.

Reply 1888 of 1895, by Caluser2000

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pirozhki wrote on 2021-09-16, 03:29:
Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-09-15, 23:24:
pirozhki wrote on 2021-09-14, 05:41:

Thanks! it's usually a huge mess.

Be careful. It starts with one then the whole neighborhood moves in....😉

Edit: Yes that is all my stuff. Not some fake post with another persons cropped pic....

Yea you have to be careful with what you are acquiring . It's how I ended up with a radio from 1979. I found it at a thrift store saw it had a CRT and went "well if I don't buy, it will probably end up in a landfill or something" also nice PC AT.

Thanks. That ok gal is a 10MHz Redstone Computers XT Turbo with EGA monitor. It was given to me by an Amiga fan who ran a small computer store about 1oomiles away.

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 1889 of 1895, by pirozhki

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-09-16, 05:04:
pirozhki wrote on 2021-09-16, 03:29:
Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-09-15, 23:24:

Be careful. It starts with one then the whole neighborhood moves in....😉

Edit: Yes that is all my stuff. Not some fake post with another persons cropped pic....

Yea you have to be careful with what you are acquiring . It's how I ended up with a radio from 1979. I found it at a thrift store saw it had a CRT and went "well if I don't buy, it will probably end up in a landfill or something" also nice PC AT.

Thanks. That ok gal is a 10MHz Redstone Computers XT Turbo with EGA monitor. It was given to me by an Amiga fan who ran a small computer store about 1oomiles away.

That is one convincing clone, thought It was a PC AT with a 3rd party EGA monitor. 😁

Reply 1890 of 1895, by henryVK

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Not exactly "my" computing area but I thought I'd show it off anyway since I spent Sunday afternoon there, messing around with my portable (which makes any area a computing area, really).

This is my wife's desk that I made. Well, maybe *made* is a bit of an overstatement because it's basically a big piece of wall-mounted plywood with linoleum cover and an old drawer and a leg. Mounting the drawer was actually the real challenge here because it's quite antique and not straight at all.

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Reply 1891 of 1895, by Forsa

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This is my study, with my dual 800 MHz P-III retro PC (512 MB RAM, GeForce 4 Ti4200 AGP graphics, SBAWE64 Gold ISA sound card, Intel 100 Mb PCI Ethernet card) running OPENSTEP 4.2. This has an Adapted SCSI 2940 card with a Jaz drive, a GoTek floppy drive emulator, a DVD-RW optical drive, as well as a CompactFlash to IDE adapter, so I can boot different vintage operating systems from different CF cards. I have cards with Puppy Linux, BeOS, OPENSTEP for Mach, Win98SE and Win2K Pro.

Below that is a 2012 model fully-loaded aluminium Mac Pro tower with dual Xeon processors, 64 GB RAM, PCIE SSDs, ATI Radeon RX580 GPU and so on. To the bottom right is my modern PC running a Core i7 9700K, 32 GB RAM and an NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics card. This is all on a MicroATX motherboard fitted inside a Corsair Carbide Air 240 black cube case which somewhat resembles a NeXTcube. Compact, quiet and powerful.

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Reply 1892 of 1895, by AlabamaRebel1861

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My main rig. Fun part about it is this isn't just a "retro" rig. This IS the main show. There is no modern computer off to the side. In fact this post was created right from the PC you see here. It's just a 500Mhz Pentium III system. Nothing super special or anything but for website authoring, email, web-news and a small tad of gaming it does a fine job.

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Reply 1893 of 1895, by gerry

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AlabamaRebel1861 wrote on 2021-09-29, 04:15:

My main rig. Fun part about it is this isn't just a "retro" rig. This IS the main show. There is no modern computer off to the side. In fact this post was created right from the PC you see here. It's just a 500Mhz Pentium III system. Nothing super special or anything but for website authoring, email, web-news and a small tad of gaming it does a fine job.
MVC-001S.JPG

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Reply 1894 of 1895, by digger

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gerry wrote on 2021-09-30, 08:14:
AlabamaRebel1861 wrote on 2021-09-29, 04:15:

My main rig. Fun part about it is this isn't just a "retro" rig. This IS the main show. There is no modern computer off to the side. In fact this post was created right from the PC you see here. It's just a 500Mhz Pentium III system. Nothing super special or anything but for website authoring, email, web-news and a small tad of gaming it does a fine job.
MVC-001S.JPG

pic didn't show 🙁

I didn't see the initial picture either, but it may have been removed by a moderator.

Reply 1895 of 1895, by Gmlb256

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digger wrote on 2021-09-30, 11:16:
gerry wrote on 2021-09-30, 08:14:
AlabamaRebel1861 wrote on 2021-09-29, 04:15:

My main rig. Fun part about it is this isn't just a "retro" rig. This IS the main show. There is no modern computer off to the side. In fact this post was created right from the PC you see here. It's just a 500Mhz Pentium III system. Nothing super special or anything but for website authoring, email, web-news and a small tad of gaming it does a fine job.
MVC-001S.JPG

pic didn't show 🙁

I didn't see the initial picture either, but it may have been removed by a moderator.

I don't see it either, I believe that he didn't post it properly.