FINALLY! @Sohl beat me to bare metal by inches.
In my case, the problem was that I had to set the PCI slot to be a bus master in the BIOS. Without doing that, it would just freeze when I tried to run the packet driver. It's "been a minute" since I've had to worry about PCI settings in BIOS! This is using an old D-Link DFE-530TX card I found lying around. So now, I've commented out the "FDNET" stuff in FDAUTO.BAT, and am just running the packet driver in FDAUTO.BAT with "C:\NETDRV\DLKFET.COM -l2 0x60". (That -l2 flag tells is which PCI slot the card is in and probably isn't necessary, but since it worked, I'm leaving it). Then, running DHCP gets an IP address and all is well. Using a BBS on vintage hardware running directly to gigabit fiber is definitely a new experience for me!
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Well that didn't work well! lol! My data connection took a nose dive! I'll get it sorted and we'll tru this again tomorrow. :)
A casual "May the Fourth" live video
How I described this interview back when I first released it in 2019:
“I get to hang out with the papa of Nerdcore, MC Frontalot, to talk about his new album, Net Split, his break-up album (sorta) with the Internet. We then talk about 300 baud modems on C64's and other things that prove how old we are. In other news: I love my job.”
Worth noting: I still love my job.
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OMG! Released... EARLYWHUUUT?!?
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Went to my dad's house and picked up some more stuff. (A lot more. But y'all probably don't care about most of it.)
On the left, my Tandy monitor from my 1000. Now, if I can only find the keyboard.
On the right, the SVGA monitor we upgraded to when we upgraded to a 486x66 DX2. I really wish I could find that computer
This is really astonishing to me that both of these survived. My parents had a flood back in 2010 and I thought all of this was in the basement. But my dad found these, and a few more monitors, stacked up in my brother's closet. I have to go back tomorrow for the remaining monitors.
Just ordered these boards. This is my proof-of-concept for resistive touch-sensitive buttons on a PCB, like that thing @Sohl found on Hackaday.
Mostly what I'm doing is torturing the board house here:
My prediction is that all the individual buttons will work (except the two-half-circle one), the LED on L1 will work but not L2, the small buttons will be too small to press just one, and the matrix will work but ghosting will be a problem.
Just got the email that the fab accepted my ...
Linux, Alternative OS, & Retro Computing News - Oct 2, 2022
The Article & The Podcast -- all in one place! Fancy!
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