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Alexander Bochmann @galaxis@mastodon.infra.de

Tried to drive the 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.
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New office place... Not sure the cubicle walls are helping a whole lot.

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This Seagate disk doesn't even spin up (and neither is detected on the SCSI bus). Last one for today...

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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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...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...

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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...

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Maybe I should clean out that shelf some day. Don't even know if there's installation media in there...

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What the hell did I keep this directory for, and why did I get IDA sendmail sources in 2001? mastodon.infra.de/media/muIXF3

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... mastodon.infra.de/media/c9OXKN

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).

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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 😉

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The motor of this 3.5" floppy drive from a PS/2E turns just once, and then stops. I really need better debugging equipment.


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