I am updating the network cabling to my office, previously I had a single-gang keystone with 2x cat5e, and 1x cat5 (split out to 4x phone jacks) for all of my office. I have cut in a new dual-gang box and will be pulling two more cat6 cables, in addition to the 3x cat5e and […]
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We’ve recovered all the lost content, and even added a few more pages that we’d not gotten around to prior to loosing our hosting. We’ve still not heard a peep from our former webhost, and his site is still dark all these months later. Self hosting from our Raspberry Pi has actually been working quite […]
This all started on July 31st 2020 when our former webhost (azcappy.com) went dark along with all our content, we’ve restored some content, but the backups were older than we’d hoped, the most recent backup from January 2020 had the wrong database file, so we had to restore the database back to October 2019. I […]
My friend Ryan P and I picked up a few things for our collections over the past weekend from my friend Garrett’s BitHistory.org warehouse. The highlights being a nice Tandy 1000TX, a Commodore Amiga 2000, an IBM 5153 CGA monitor, some accessories (KB/Mice), some misc PC ISA/PCI cards, and finally a pink GTE Starlite phone for my […]
Finally got my Raspberry Pi 3 all configured to replace my old outdated power-hog Pentium 4 dial-up server. It’s running Raspbian Buster, with mgetty configured to answer the modems. I have a multi-port USB>RS232 adapter that the 4x 56k USR Modems are connected to. The Pi and RS232 adapter are both mounted on the plywood […]
Picked up four inexpensive 48-port gigabit layer-3 switches (Nortel/Avaya 5510-48T) to upgrade my network infrastructure, one is acting as the backbone switch in the house, and the three others (office, workshop, and entertainment center) are linked to it with dual gigabit LACP links. Also I have pretty well completed integration of the new Avaya Definity G3 […]
Spent the past weekend “geeking” out with my friend Ryan P and our friend Garrett of Bithistory.org. Ryan P and I drove from Minneapolis MN to eastern WI to meet up and spend the weekend playing with, and sorting through, retro computers and parts with Garrett.
I found this Teletype for sale in an antique store in Duluth, Minnesota. Seems to function in local mode, I need to get the cabling figured out and try to get it working in online mode. UPDATE: 9/2018: I was able to get this talking to a PC with the right combination of cables and […]
I spent some time last weekend cleaning up the cabling mess for our telephones and dialup server, now it’s not such a disaster. I ran all the telephone/modem connections to a 66 block rather than just hanging it all off the front of the phone switch. 12 of the analog phone lines off the PBX […]
This is now the single oldest piece of computer gear that I own, you can check out the page dedicated to it, which will be updated as I get it working, and learn more about it, but for now here’s a preview of the photos.