blinkenlights for everybody (?)

From: Ernest <>
Date: Sat Oct 27 01:43:38 2001

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> []On Behalf Of Gooijen H
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> Subject: blinkenlights for everybody (?)
> Hi all.
> Some weeks ago there was a thread about blinkenlights and consoles.
> It was mentioned that a simple piece of hardware (just a few
> resistors two transistors and 16 LEDs) connected to the printer port
> of a PC can be brought to life when you run Ersatz-11.
> Well, it took some time for me to decide whether I should go 'public'
> with a project I intend to embark on.
> In short: a *_full_* console on a PC that runs Ersatz-11.
> The reason to announce the project is to get feedback. Am I on the
> right track. Have a look, on this page (part of my website) you can
> find a small ZIP file that contains the draft document that descibes
> it.
> Any comment is appreciated.
> - Henk.

Holy smokes! That is COOL. I would love to have a blinking lights display
for my computer under RH linux, especially if the lights are actually
telling me something -like the HD led flashing when I open a program, or
bandwidth lights on my hub. I love that stuff.

Received on Sat Oct 27 2001 - 01:43:38 BST

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