'Gloat list'

From: Bruce Lane <kyrrin_at_bluefeathertech.com>
Date: Mon Jul 12 23:08:33 1999

        Ok... you can blame John Lawson for reminding me about this. I just got
back from my annual scrounge trip to the Bay Area. Said trip netted me a
good-sized pile. While not all of it is "classic," I figure it's worth

        * Upgrade components for my own system to K6-2/400, etc.
        * A Digilog 300 datascope. Haven't fired that one up yet.
        * My very first DEC Alpha system -- specifically, a 3000/600.
        * Two Wellfleet routers.
        * A Livingston 'Portmaster' IRX/Firewall router.
        * A stack of DEC'ish boards, including a pair of Dilog DQ132's, a DQ686,
and a pair of Sigma RQD11E QBus ESDI controllers.
        * A collection of pre-divestiture Bell System technical manuals (Station
Services, Key System Services, and Data Services). These are the white
paperbacks with the yellow/blue skunk stripes and the pre-breakup Bell logo.
        * A Sorensen 0-40V/25A power supply (Heavy!)
        * A nice tabletop VME chassis that still had a Force Computers 68040 CPU
board installed.
        * A big Cabletron network hub chassis with 60(!) 10Base-T ports in the
form of five 12-port cards. I got it 'cause the backplane is rated for
FDDI, and I figure that means I can also use 100Base-T on it if I can find
the appropriate card.
        * A pair of Sun SPARCStation IPC's.
        * Keyboard/Video/Mouse extender for PCs.
        * Adobe Acrobat 4.0 for around $80.

        That's all I can think of at the moment. Some of it is for future
projects, and some for current ones. All I can say is I'm glad to be back.
That was a long trip!

        'Til later...

Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho, Blue Feather Technologies
Amateur Radio:(WD6EOS) E-mail: kyrrin_at_bluefeathertech.com
SysOp: The Dragon's Cave (Fido 1:343/272, 253-639-9905)
"Our science can only describe an object, event, or living thing in our own
human terms. It cannot, in any way, define any of them..."
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