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Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Dngrsone, May 25, 2016.

  1. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone MDL Novice

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    Because I can't seem to resist joining a new forum every third month; here I is.

    Been working with and on computers since about 1980... in a previous life I maintained and repaired automated test benches built around 24-bit mainframe computers with 20MB hard drives. I also had the dubious pleasure of repairing those hard drives, including removing, replacing, and aligning the 18" platters and associated heads.

    Needless to say, I am familiar with the CLI in a myriad of forms.

    I am currently running Mint 17.3 KDE dual-booted with Win 10 on a Toshiba laptop. I switched to Laptop machines about nine years ago and so haven't built my own desktop machine in quite a while, though I still have a naked motherboard set up as a firewall appliance that I have to pull down and repair.

    During my spring-cleaning this year, I get to dust off all the old electronics from the garage/museum and figure out what I should hold onto and what needs to go to the recyclers... I've already sent off a half-dozens cells and a handful of PDAs; I've three or four towers to rummage through and probably recycle, and I'm undecided whether to hold on to my oscilloscopes or not: might be better off selling them and buying a digital scope that will take up much less room on the workbench.

    ... anyhow, I am obviously more hardware-oriented, than software, though I can usually muddle my way through a piece of code enough to get myself into trouble.
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Welcome to MDL!

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  3. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone MDL Novice

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    Thanks, Tito.
     
  4. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    Welcome to MDL :welcome:
    It sounds like you're talking about The 'Hawk' (Control Data 9472H) I've dealt with them many, many years ago. We had them tied to custom built CP/M systems that the engineers built. :)

    Anyhoo...enjoy your stay. :)
     
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  5. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone MDL Novice

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    Thanks, Michaela. Actually, I was working on the Harris H100, with two HP7906 drives...
     
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  7. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone MDL Novice

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    Hm, yes! Though it was packaged differently... had to thumb in a simple program just to boot using that front panel; though there were times when I had to thumb in larger programs that way to troubleshoot.