...also did not bring along the good camera[tm], again.
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Tried to drive the #unuscooter battery down to zero today:
When dropping below about 1/5th charge, acceleration is noticeably reduced, but top speed is unchanged (nearly 50km/h).
After the battery meter has dropped towards the red line, top speed is capped to about 35km/h for a couple of km. From there, both acceleration and top speed are further reduced - stopped when the scooter didn't go more than 10km/h anymore.
New office place... Not sure the cubicle walls are helping a whole lot.
This Seagate disk doesn't even spin up (and neither is detected on the SCSI bus). Last one for today...
Another addition to the stack of dead disks...
Bücherregale aufräumen bei meiner Partnerin: Was ist denn in dem verstaubten Karton da?
Oh, ein Stapel "Filmwelt"-Zeitschriften aus den 1930er Jahren...
Fragt sich bloss, was man mit sowas macht (außer weiter im Karton liegenlassen).
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Mal wieder Sonntagsspaziergang in Staufen...
They didn't get called "IBM Deathstar" for nothing...
...though what I really was looking for was that cute little 486SLC mainboard I know I should have, to install that old Novell DOS on. Found these two instead (AMD 386, and a 386 board with a 486DLC) - but they are going into the bin now. Not going to repair the damage from those corroded batteries on both of them...
Guess I should go find the power supplies, too...
Things that seemed worth salvaging ... a long time ago.
Are the scammers getting desperate or what?
Phishing for account data on the old INFRa domain I'm still using to run mail services for myself and a couple of other people...
Maybe I should clean out that shelf some day. Don't even know if there's installation media in there...
What the hell did I keep this directory for, and why did I get IDA sendmail sources in 2001? https://mastodon.infra.de/media/muIXF3Ru7HbSpPIIZng
Hey, only about 3000 strips to go. Also had to snip this out.
Today was not a good day for taking photos...
Aaaaahhh shit. I forgot there's a reason I never upgraded the "I quickly need something to connect an old SCSI drive to" PC past Wheezy - its Via C3 is not enough of a "586" to be supported by more recent releases. Just resets before even showing the Grub menu now... https://mastodon.infra.de/media/c9OXKNI8QESfRSIk-DI
Not much later, things had been moved to the other end of the room, whith a severely reduced PC zoo - thanks to OS/2, which made it possible to easily run several lines of the FidoNet hub on one machine (and it was still usable for other work, too).
Heh. Found this picture of the BBS operations desk in one of the "old files" folders, maybe 1996?
Looking at that I realized that I still have one of those monitors on my retrocomputing desk, and at least two others (including the Atari SM124) stored somewhere - and the minitower PC case in the center is in active use for my home server (though with none of the original components remaining)...
I did trash those stacks of c't magazines at some point, though 😉
The motor of this 3.5" floppy drive from a PS/2E turns just once, and then stops. I really need better debugging equipment.