my latest haul

ooh, i got all sorts of cool stuff from recycling. i got a microchannel ethernet card for our crazy novell server, a ps/2 85. now the the pay-to-print in middlebrook may finally work. but that’s boring. the fun stuff: a 21 inch sgi monitor. beautiful. but old. it was made in 1991. it needs sync-on-green, so i need an adapter or a card that will do sync-on-green. i also got a 17 inch sgi granite monitor. cool. the corners are warped and discolored. i’d should get one of those magnetic tools to fix it (or so i’ve heard). plus i got a 17 inch ibm monitor, i haven’t tried that one yet. it’s a nice workstation monitor though. plus a badly beat-up sgi personal iris. i also picked up a couple ancient ibm laptops, a thinkpad 360cs (a 486). and an ancient 386 pre-thinkpad: a black/white ps/2 note n51 slc (doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like ‘thinkpad’). unfortunately, the darling’s got a broken screen. it’s a real artifact though. it uses 30-pin simms, it’s got the microchannel bus, a black rubberized case, and is built like (and is as heavy as) a tank. obviously a thinkpad ancestor. much cooler than any of the other ps/2 laptops. (which were huge, white, and more brittle). pictures to follow soon!

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