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Commodore MPS-1200

07-Apr-18

I recently purchased a Commodore MPS-1200 dot matrix printer. I have wanted one since I was just getting starting on my Amiga 2000. However, they are rare and even more rare in decent condition. Really, I wanted the MPS-1250, but the MPS-1200 and MPS-1250 are practically the same printer. The major difference between the two […]

SCSI2SD (Part 2 of Resurrecting the VAXen)

01-Oct-15

Link to Part 1 Almost all my SCSI drives have died.  This is the way of things, I suppose.  Replacements are difficult and expensive to find, and will probably not last much longer anyhow. Looking for alternatives, I found SCSI2SD, that emulates a hard disk using MicroSD cards as the backing store.  Someone’s already got […]

Resurrecting the VAXen (Part 1)

01-Oct-15

Subtitle:  An exercise in frustration. Years ago, I bought several VAX workstations with the intention to use them to learn VMS.  For the last few years, I’ve been too busy to fool with them for any length time, but now I have some time to try again.  As with any old hardware, it’s can be […]