Sunday, December 18, 2011

Quick on the mouse-stick

Saw the headline and had enough caffeine in me to jump into action and win the Internets:

Monday, July 18, 2011

AHA-2940 Under Windows 7

What's the most popular PC SCSI card of all time? 1541C? Maybe. Or it may be the AHA-2940 family. It's up there, anyhow. And what card did Microsoft (and Adaptec) drop support for in Windows 7? The AHA-2940. Fortunately, I found a workaround which appears to succeed:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Basement Electronics Lab of Dqqm, v.91b

Today's upgrade is the home-made equipment rack. My first project involving my new table saw. No fingers were lost in this operation:

From the bottom:

- Micronta DVM

- Tektronix 466 'scope

- A pair of low-amperage, noisy PSUs (will be replacing as soon as I can pick out a decent one)

- China-brand frequency detector

- Micro-Seven PBX emulator

And in the front is a Heathkit analog/digital lab/trainer.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Google Books and Magazines

Here's an interesting note...Google Books has a whole lot of magazines up now. One of them is Info World. I've had it come up in a lot of searches for old tech products and the articles have been very helpful. If you browse their Info World selection, the furthest you can go back is 12/22/86:

However, most of the articles that have popped up in searches have been from the early 80s - prime time for oddball hardware and non-standard systems. So where are those issues? Well, let's tweak that URL:

Looks like they now start at 12/11/78 - big difference!

They're still indexed by Google yet are not browseable. Intentional or just a bug in their catalog? I dunno.