Sunday, January 27, 2008

And here it is

Dec half-rack containing Micro PDP-11/73 and TS05 tape drive. On top is a bonus: a DEC VT05 terminal, about 15 years older than the equipment below it. I'm afraid to turn it on, lest it smoke and never live again. The PDP I hope to test out later today.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Ah crap

I just won my first[1] PDP-11 on ebay. It's a Micro 11/73 in the DEC half-rack with the TS05 9-track tape drive. Great. Another "first-floor only" machine. Where am I going to put this thing? On the other hand, it's a PDP-11, and that's pretty cool. Now I have to recruit some help to get it going.

[1] Except for the three Micro-11s I had in my old apartment and gave away because they were heavy. But we won't talk about that.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Thanks, Craigslist!

All in-box from the original owner. I don't yet have an external 3.5" disk (which I should be able to use to read Pro-dos formatted disks written on an old Macintosh,) but I do have one with my //gs. Will it work?