found my Orinoco 802.11b card from upwards of two decades ago today after finding the driver cd yesterday

which is good because apparently they’re not easily online anymore, and it included win95 and dos drivers even. Time to tell my modern access point to use Pain Speed on one of its radios

Just ordered an eeprom programmer finally so I can do a dump of this thing’s brain

I have...a US minitel terminal now. USWest apparently for a time in test markets offered minitel services that were even connected to the French minitel network? I’m taking this thing apart because there’s the smell of something breaking down and I want to make sure it isn’t mouse piss or a blown cap

dog the bounty hunter is fabio's final form

we have a cricut maker so maybe something could be made out of paperboard instead. I cut up an iphone box but this is not tenable

the arduino mega’s length is exactly too long for the build area of my 3d printer, no enclosure printing for me

pleased to report that the Gas Station Chain Pizza from Iowa that just opened up near my house is every bit as good as I remember

bring back the ford tempo exactly how it was

@abundance these are the only custom keycaps I have ever liked

Ordered a proto shield pcb for this arduino mega. Turns out jumper cables and a poorly soldered din cable aren’t so reliable and I have to goof around with them a bit every time I try to load a prg from this as card on the c64. Also ordered a user port breakout, so I can put one of these esp8266s to use for something and get this machine semi-online

There's an sd2iec build for the arduino mega, and hey, it's relatively easy to get flashed and set up. next steps: build a better serial cable, get a nice housing, and put it all inside.

After trying and failing to get a firmware working on my sd2iec, am hour after digging out my arduino and sending a sketch to it I had Tron (with a lovely cracktro) running on it. Sucks to need a computer to send the files so maybe I can hack something together with an sd card reader and this sketch. (uno2iec)

@eqe thanks for spotting that key slot. I just compared a ps/2 connector with it and it looks like it's a bit larger than the mini-din shield, but smaller than a full-size. Was kind of hoping I could still make a franken-cable for it. I checked around for the part number (found it in the HMM for this model) but no luck. Still thinking I'm going to have to try and replace it with a barrel but I'd rather not if I don't have to.

@sinistar that's further than I got. Where'd you find that? I'm considering seeing if I can open it and just replace it with a barrel jack so I can use a more modern ac/dc adapter

Anyone have a guess of what the other side of this connector looks like? It’s a Thinkpad 300

finally broke my brain enough that ncurses makes sense

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