Virtual ProFiling

The last thing I needed to embark on the mission to put my X/ProFile into the Lisa 2/10 arrived today, a bunch of blank CF cards. I mail ordered them because it turns out nobody local seems to sell them this small anymore. The reason I was waiting for those […]

QX-10 ComMunication

Lots to catch up on here, but here’s one thing that I got fairly recently that I’m pretty pleased about. For some reason the Epson QX-10 seems to have faded into obscurity quite a bit more dramatically than some of the other machines of its time. As I’d mentioned before […]

A tale of /// drives

So, I got an Apple ///, and as reported earlier, it started up to the “RETRY” prompt successfully, but when I put any disks in the drive, it made a godawful racket. There was clearly something not quite right about the internal drive. As it happens, though, I just recently […]

A2S2-10087

There is a new “oldest Apple ][+ I have ever seen” (or at least, seen a label for). Prior to this, it was A2S2-11547. The new smallest serial number (on an Apple ][+, A2S2-) that I’ve seen is A2S2-10087: Board date: second week of October 1979. And: It’s in my […]

We don’t talk about three.

Today I got another label: It was attached to this: Yep. One more thing. Let us never forget the glorious victories of the past: World War I, World War II, ][+, //e, and //c. —What about ///? —We don’t talk about ///. (at 3:22 in the full version of “1944”) […]

A Labor of Labels

After going through a pile of label images that I’ve been collecting in the recent past, it seems like I can start to make some generalizations. They might be right. [Warning: a lot of these pictures have just been lifted from eBay auctions, most of them aren’t mine.] [Warning 2: […]

Plenty of space left

No further progress on the Lisa front (it’s turning out to be pretty hard to create a 400k floppy, but also I’m suspecting that the Lisa’s disk drive itself needs a bit of troubleshooting too). So, here’s the current spatial arrangement in my office. I think I will rotate the […]

Diagnosis: 1E1

Since the keyboard I had was missing some keys and was acting very non-keyboard-like, I procured a replacement on eBay, which happened to come up at an opportune moment and not cost very much. It was untested, apparently the seller still had the keyboard but no longer had a computer […]

Mysterious square #3 (nope)

More impulsive than I should have been I suspect, but assuming this works out properly, this leaves me with just one major thing left to collect. I give you what is probably the penultimate mysterious square: Nope, not this time. Turned out that the seller posted it by accident, with […]