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Nice...the VGA card I got off eBay is indeed an 8-bit capable card. The computer refuses to post without a CGA card, but that’s fine. No, not leaving it hooked up to a flat panel if I can help it.

Got so annoyed with trying to adjust this Epson monochrome monitor I took the case off so I could more easily reach the trimmers :|

Leading Edge XT clone progress: onboard video was disabled because it was missing a jumper on J10. And this Epson TTL display works!

should mention the keyswitches feel super great, it's a fantastic keyboard

I definitely don't have the will to have a budget for a real IBM XT, but I definitely have a place in my budget and in my heart for this cute XT clone. This is as close as I'm going to get to my childhood Canon XT clone.

writing down all my projects here so I don't forget:

bought an XT clone, need to figure out a CGA video solution

ordered stuff to make an AVR "microcomputer", looking forward to messing with NTSC video output

trying to track a specific piece of clip art called "phonefem", from print shop deluxe for DOS. so far it's refused to work in either wine, or on a pentium thinkpad that I have. might be a job for the XT once I have it working

So here’s the actual model number. And the broken key was actually an LED. Anyone know a museum that would be a good home for this thing?

Here's a fun stack: A MIDI mixer that includes color?! I didn't know there were ways to add color to Hypercard, I think?

I found another piece of writing presented as a Hypercard stack, and I can't help but draw an at least superficial comparison between these stacks' formats and today's e-readers, what with both being monochrome and somewhere lower resolution than standard computer screens

Someone asked me what Hypercard is, and I struggled to find a good way to describe why it was so empowering. The thing I missed is that everyone's connection was personal, subjective.

My experience was a tool to make small games and bits of juvenile art, mostly at a computer camp over the summer. This author described using Hypercard for writing professionally:

@derek Its an early Contron / ITW Licon keyboard from the early 1970s - a real find.

The 55-5000xx which I can't quite read will tell you what it was for. Not a layout I've ever seen documented though.

@derek searching the licon number turned up a catalog for ITW Switches, which started out as the Licon division of Illinois Tool Works. page iv

@derek This is new to me too so I’m very curious if anyone can ID this. It has partial features of a 3270, but home key side is very different

I’m guessing it’s industrial because the patent number linked to “George C. Devol”

If that’s the same George Devol who made Unimate’s first robotic arm, an industrial control system makes sense

something IBM 3270-series maybe, but blank custom user definable keys? POS or call center application? idk I'm out of my depth here

When I talk to other people I know who like to get old machines, a lot of them have no intention to do a specific task with them, really just want to have them for the sake of having them. I played simcity classic in OS9 on a g3 ibook on my couch for hours tonight so you can guess my feelings on that perspective

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Color Graphics Adapter