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LA600 and VMS


I recently won a state surplus auction that included a large amount of old DEC hardware.  Most of it was junk, e.g. old VT420s with screen burn, but there was a diamond in there:  a DEC LA600 MultiPrinter. This thing is a monster:  a wide carriage dot matrix printer designed for heavy use.  Amazingly enough, […]

Zenith Data Systems


I was recently given two Zenith Data System PC compatible computers: a 286 and a 386. I’ve just recently revived one of them, at least temporarily. I believe it has a flakey power supply. It’s non-standard to boot, which means I can’t just swap it out. I’m hoping to get these old PCs in working […]

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This is the new Weblog of Clark Hale, esquire. I’m currently a SUN Microsystems campus representative for Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Expect this to be mostly a place holder for when I lose access to my SUN blog.