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  1. 5 isnt gnd, 7 is, so it should be 7 --7 and then a branch off to 5 cts
  2. Opry, keep me informed as a last resort option, I don't NEED it per se, but I'd rather pick it up instead of the garbage truck. I still havent finished playing with the first load of stuff I got from you
  3. so you are saying there is still time to make one? I just gotta find a willing partner
  4. Ideally it should do both, in case you are using some esoteric method that is such spaghetti code that t cannot be unwound easily assume the next person that maintains your code will be looking at it 20 years later, and is not comfortable in the dialect of the code you are running (been there, currently doing that, should order the t-shirt)
  5. this appears to be a good idea let me know how it progresses or, as the facebook printer groups would say "stl?"
  6. but but but dual casette? (still working on mine)
  7. I live next to a firetruck factory https://www.piercemfg.com/
  8. I work from home, so my lifestyle has literally not changed
  9. my PEB had a floppy drive, but it isn't working correctly, I was thinking of getting a disk emulator anyway Lotherek and Gotek are the choices in the FAQ, any updates, comments, recommendations?
  10. I've gotten over a month, depends on the LED just fyi
  11. cable management/control was the plan this morning set up so now it *should* be able to run two TI 99 4A's, two Raspberry Pi's, the peripheral expansion box and two tape drives all at once. need to add to it to get three more TI 99 4A's, maybe another Pi, and a second monitor, and bluetooth keyboards and mice for the Pi's then decide WHAT to do with all that slow, decrepit hardware
  12. I saw it too, had to find the right search term (computer power controller), find the one with the switches i liked, and then search AGAIN for the proper model, then picked on up on ebay installing/cable management today, as I have 5 TI's a couple PI's, a PEB, and two tape drives to set up. might need to get a second one. need to get a shopping list for all 5 TI's as i think I am short power supplies/video cables/monitors maybe another AV switch too
  13. over Xmas I dragged my monitor that I use for my TI to my parents house (has both rca and HDMI) for some Raspberry Pi work, and forgot to bring it back. while I'll get it back next time I visit (when snow melts), I really should find a replacement/backup monitor. my original monitor was an element 19" pawnshop find that worked with the TI, currently the only ones I can find cheap-ish are security cam monitors that go for about $70. anyone know of anything cheaper? I am also scouring our thrift shops regularly, but so far the only one I liked was $50 and had corrosion on the screws, meaning storage in a damp space. Ideally i'd need about 5 of them, but I might just end up running 4 TI's off a RCA AV switch
  14. I had this argument in with myself in '92 when I first chose the TI I had compared the consoles and the personal computers at the time and decided that having a device with a keyboard was the equivalent of a game console with 36+ buttons on it. a tape drive allowed you to store stuff, while cartridges did not(except a few) the reason why I didn't go with an atari 400/800 was that the cartridges were not backward compatible(and I think title count was low) the C64 didn't appear to have a cheap storage setup, and the unit looked like it was "just a keyboard" (this might be my only regret) TI had cartridges sold at nearby stores (kmart and shopko had them in larger amounts than C64/apple selections) TI had 16 colors and used a common TV apple cost too much, needed a dedicated monitor IBM cost waaaaaay too much, needed a dedicated monitor instead of a TV I got the 99/4a my neighbors got a NES(and thought getting a job pushing button was completely absurd) I have a job in IT now
  15. both times I went to college, back in 90-29 for ASEE and just recently in 2012-14 for ASCS admittedly outside of school? rarely, as I ended up using a computers calculator (switched to scientific mode)
  16. just quicker it is a PC isa card for 8088 and 8086's (maybe 286 and 386) notice the missing gameport? jumpers were for enabling the spare rs-232 and IRQ selection for the serial ports usually when you'd find these you'd swap them out for ones that had all the ports (PRN, S1,S2,joy) with silk screened jumpers so you could drop it in and not have to worry about documentation maybe a camera angle from the other side so we can see all the jumper silk screening might help. I am betting the 2 pair are IRQ selection and the single jumper select is second serial enable
  17. those serial/parallel cards were a nightmare. 10,000+ variants, and if the jumper settings were not silkscreened on the board, you have to hope that instructions were included
  18. I did that once(well, more than...) first thing I noticed was "what's that smell?" one time i noticed the noise THEN I noticed the obvious
  19. just about all web browsers are doing this if you don't have the ssl certificate(or a wrongly configured one) I work at a place that handles a few thousand websites and have been working on this for years
  20. is there a thread here about Pico ATXconversion?
  21. looking at the book, I'd say it is compatible*, but one needs to know what they are programming inorder to make a suitable fix *extended basic compatible
  22. My creality has not had any level drift issue, I leveled it and forgot about it, have not seen any issue with wheels wearing out. my mini was a 4 bolt kit, so not sure if it really is a "kit" a dual head delta? you can assemble a space shuttle with your eyes CLOSED I have a delta collecting dust as well. the creality mini meet all my needs I have a MP maker select 2 that works nice when the frame doesnt shift (still investigating) that is also a good "set up and forget" printer when the frame does flex (I moved it, it shifted, overhauled it move it again, it shifted again) I say again the creality mini meets my needs so the MP sits collecting dust too I also got mine over a year ago, and I think the christmas popularity of the creality caused them to forgo some QA, JUst got back from EAA AirVenture and they got 3 enders in a row running, I think if you get them set up right they are flawless, but getting them from 90% to 100% is the trick prusa fixes all that with ABL, but i think that is a crutch (that might be needed for enders)
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