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by Gyro Gearloose
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GandALF
Replies: 35
Views: 7447

Re: GandALF

:roll: Every single chip on the 1541 electronics board is either still in production or have an equivalent component available from a different company... except ONE. If somebody were to make that ONE SINGLE missing circuit then it would be possible to make new boards or make improved boards. ;) If...
by Gyro Gearloose
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GandALF
Replies: 35
Views: 7447

Re: GandALF

No I meant it somehow feeds in raw head data so the drive makes noise as it moves its head and runs the motor... Oh well, that would require a lot of data... Is it a newer and better 21 second backup that uses wi-fi? Is it an adapter to use an 8 inch mechanism for a truly bizarre experience? *that* ...
by Gyro Gearloose
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GandALF
Replies: 35
Views: 7447

Re: GandALF

You put it in a 1541 and it makes the drive behave like there's a disk in the drive so it makes all the noise and activity of a drive without needing media?

Damn it, tell us!
by Gyro Gearloose
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GandALF
Replies: 35
Views: 7447

Re: GandALF

eslapion wrote:Finally got the GandALF PCBs in Montreal!
Eh? What happened to "weeks"?
by Gyro Gearloose
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Commodore w/Modern Monitor
Replies: 28
Views: 8357

Re: Commodore w/Modern Monitor

Super good. I have a ViewSonic VB50HRTV which works well feeding an old NEC 4:3 LCD monitor. That's dated!
by Gyro Gearloose
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GandALF
Replies: 35
Views: 7447

Re: GandALF

Correct! It was an AS/400 and a bunch of PC workstations. By the incredible hacking skill of pressing ESC twice I got into a AS/400 menu of some kind and I was able to reboot any workstation and send broadcast messages. I thought this was all great fun. I remember there was one loudmouth there I did...
by Gyro Gearloose
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GandALF
Replies: 35
Views: 7447

Re: GandALF

Hey you don't need to tell *me*, I used to work for UPS customer service. I was the schmuck who got an earful from the customers on a daily basis. I also much prefer USPS when it comes to the border. I've been lucky with DHL so far; don't know why. I ordered some crap and it got here fine, no surpri...
by Gyro Gearloose
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GandALF
Replies: 35
Views: 7447

Re: GandALF

This is the magic number you need to show customs: HS Code: 8538.90.2000 It is in here: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/trade-commerce/tariff-tarif/2013/01-99/01-99-t2013-eng.pdf With this information, Canada Customs knows it is dealing with someone who knows what's going on. They will quickly release th...
by Gyro Gearloose
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: RS232 - A fork in the road
Replies: 12
Views: 4668

Re: RS232 - A fork in the road

dudz wrote:. again if TTL levels are ok, just wire up directly to the port.
TTL levels? Who cares! Just slap anything on there, and design by customer feedback.
by Gyro Gearloose
Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GandALF
Replies: 35
Views: 7447

Re: GandALF

You can clear your own... It's not hard. You'll have to call UPS and get the paperwork, then work it out with customs, and send the cleared papers back to UPS. Ugh, or just complain to OSHPark, they might make another batch and send it DHL, they're OK that way apparently.