[vcf-midatlantic] What projects are you working on?

Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 14:19:03 EST 2020

Sounds like there are a ton of interesting projects going on!

I’m working on a bunch of things, as usual:
- waiting for parts to try to install OS/2 on the museum’s PS/2 model 70
- replacing failed Dallas chips on a variety of machines, including a
sparcstation 2 and 20
- making some YouTube videos; I finally took the time to publish one, and
now I have ordered some lights and a camera stand, to do it right
- repairing the keyboard membrane on my Atari 1200XL

Non-vintage, but I also wrote an published an Ansible role to use EntryDNS
to answer ACME challenges. I really enjoy working with Ansible!

- Alex

On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 02:44 Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > I'm curious what projects everyone is working on.
> I've been doing a lot of software projects in recent weeks -
> disassembling and commenting 6502 application code from the 70s and
> 80s.  On the bench, I just received (after 2+ months of waiting) some
> edge connectors to finish constructing the memory/expansion board for
> my SYM-1, and I'd like to turn back to Commodore-128 keyboard overhaul
> and button up a C-128.  The other keyboard project is testing a TRS-80
> Model 4 keyboard (from a unit I got at VCF East years ago) that I
> previously disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled but is once again
> exhibiting high-resistance keys.  Once it has a working keyboard I can
> close it up and play on the software side - I'd like to have a small
> CP/M machine handy and this is the current best candidate (I also want
> to do some comparison testing against the C-128 running CP/M).
> So a mix of kit building, keyboard refurbing, and PET archaeology, for now.
> I'd like to finish up several of these 8-bit micro projects so I can
> turn the wheel and get back to playing with PDP-11 hardware.  Several
> projects in that bucket I'd like to complete.
> -ethan

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