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 Post subject: One of Micks Work Stations.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:04 pm 
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Hi,

I thought that maybe some of you may (or may not) be interested in my Hobby.

Please see attached pic of one of my Workstations.

The lower "A1200" in the desk drawer is actually a Raspberry Pi2 Computer mounted in the empty A1200's case, the system is amazing because the whole computer is about the size of a CD Disk Case.

This system also has a device called a Keyrah which converts the A1200 Keyboard commands to suit the Raspberry Pi computer and back again.

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The "A1200" on the desk is the one Geoff Bladon (RIP) gave me and is held together with BluTak and has a massive 32 Meg of Memory with a 6 Gig IBM 2.5 inch Hard Drive installed inside it. Also the network card sticking out the left side is held together with Red Electric Tape :)

This is the system I normally surf Rocknet on.

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The Black small Tower to the right is a Linux sys which my mates in LAG built for me and has the latest Ubuntu software installed, it's a modern computer which covers all my modern needs.


I have a similar set up in my bedroom.

I hope I haven't bored you but it's my hobby which has kept me partially sane since my discharge nearly 20 years ago.


Regards, Mick D.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:29 pm 
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Well I'm not bored... :niceone: :niceone: :niceone:

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Hi Ginge,

Thanks mate.

I'm running the Pi2 on the HDMI Port on the back of the TV/Monitor.

The A1200 Motorolla 68830 CPU + 32 Meg Card (Geofs Computer) in on the SCART Port on the back of the TV/Monitor.

The Ubuntu Tower in on the VGA port on the back of the TV/Monitor.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:54 pm 
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Mick:

My best "brag" in the world you dig into is an old Compaq laptop sold in 1992/3. The battery is fucked but it runs Windows 3.0 over DOS 6.2 and boots to the command prompt in around 7 seconds today... It has a tiny trackball on the right side of the 9" screen with the buttons on the back of the screen - therefore on the outside of the laptop.

It's a cool little throwback but not like some of yours...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:06 pm 
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AmigaNut wrote:
Hi Ginge,

Thanks mate.

I'm running the Pi2 on the HDMI Port on the back of the TV/Monitor.

The A1200 Motorolla 68830 CPU + 32 Meg Card (Geofs Computer) in on the SCART Port on the back of the TV/Monitor.

The Ubuntu Tower in on the VGA port on the back of the TV/Monitor.


Regards, Mick D.




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:50 pm 
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Coatsy:

You must be really short.... This "technology" is positively ancient... The secret is adapting to it...

I, like you, grew up with black and white TV... Damn, that was wonderful... I still remember the first time I saw a colour TV... :faint:

Now look... You can be lying on a beach in Buttfuck, Nowhereland and someone will call you... It used to be that unless you were in your house that conversation was impossible.

It's all a matter of perspective and acceptance... :wink:

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AmigaNut wrote:
Hi,

I thought that maybe some of you may (or may not) be interested in my Hobby.

Please see attached pic of one of my Workstations.

The lower "A1200" in the desk drawer is actually a Raspberry Pi2 Computer mounted in the empty A1200's case, the system is amazing because the whole computer is about the size of a CD Disk Case.

This system also has a device called a Keyrah which converts the A1200 Keyboard commands to suit the Raspberry Pi computer and back again.

---

The "A1200" on the desk is the one Geoff Bladon (RIP) gave me and is held together with BluTak and has a massive 32 Meg of Memory with a 6 Gig IBM 2.5 inch Hard Drive installed inside it. Also the network card sticking out the left side is held together with Red Electric Tape :)

This is the system I normally surf Rocknet on.

---

The Black small Tower to the right is a Linux sys which my mates in LAG built for me and has the latest Ubuntu software installed, it's a modern computer which covers all my modern needs.


I have a similar set up in my bedroom.

I hope I haven't bored you but it's my hobby which has kept me partially sane since my discharge nearly 20 years ago.


Regards, Mick D.



The only comment that I have Mick is thank God that I am a Luddite, :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:20 am 
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Iwork mainly from a cheap laptop from Tescos. For my recent birthday my kids got me a tablet +keyboard and those and my mobile phone are "harmonised".Which meand I usually have good coms. The impressive bit for me was when I took the minutes of a meeting on the tablet and they were already on the laptop when I got home!!
It impresses the hell out of me.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:27 am 
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Say again all after:- Hi.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:33 am 
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Jeeez Mick, a Pi2 is practically state of art technology. I have a Pi2 attached to the telly so that I can watch “stuff” from the inter-web.

Been playing with Pi’s since they first came out and have been impressed with the improvements to both the hardware and software. Currently have a Pi3 attached to a monitor running Raspbian Jessie with PIXEL (best setup yet).

When you consider how cheap the hardware is and the software is free, it really is the big spotty dogs bollocks.


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