• Trying to get Linux on a PowerMac 7200. #imustsucceed

    03 Mar | 13
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    A real live functional PowerMac 7200/75 This is the first part about getting Linux installed onto an old Mac. You can read the second part here . What started out as something that I thought would take an hour or two tops has turned into a major challenge! I had this idea that I would put Linux on an ancient PowerMac 7200. After doing some searching to see if current distros supported such an ancient thing, it appeared that Debian does. However I'm not beginning to wonder if...

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  • It's not stupid, it's enhanced!

    26 Feb | 13
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Last year I was messing with an Apple IIe from early 1984. It was one of the oldest and didn't have the 65C02 processor and BASIC commands had to be typed in uppercase. A few programs like ProTERM wouldn't run because of the age of the computer. Since the only thing needed to enhance it was a 65C02 and a few EPROMs I already had on hand, I thought why not. After putting in the 65C02 things stopped because I didn't want to fight with my EPROM burner. MiniPro TL866 on the left,...

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  • Hey Git, Designers Aren't Programmers!

    20 Feb | 13
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    We've been using SVN for a long time for managing web sites we develop. I built a custom web front-end to SVN called SiteMgr so that all the designers and programmers have an easy way to do updates and commits, push things to the live site, and work from multiple branches. It also includes an easy way to look at old revisions of specific files by just choosing from a pulldown list. Because we develop our websites using MVC methodology, we keep the server side program separate from the...

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  • Thinking about a Retro Computer Week

    14 Feb | 13
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I mentioned on twitter I was thinking about doing a Retro Computer Week where the only computer at my desk would be something old and primitive. I already have several antiques already I could use. NeXT, Apple IIe, Apple IIgs, TI-99/4A, and an HP150. I might also be able to find a dual floppy Mac SE, an Atari 800, a Sinclair T1000, and maybe even a Heathkit H8. A Commodore 64 would be neat too, but I don't have one and don't know anyone that does. The computer at my desk would be my...

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  • Giving away a $25 Google Play gift certficate

    18 Jan | 13
    • in Misc • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I've got a $25 Google Play gift card that I'm giving away on Twitter! You can use it towards millions of books, songs, movies, apps, and more from the Google Play store. Redeem on the Web or Android devices, no credit card needed. All you need to do to enter is retweet my message and follow me . At 8pm Pacific tonight I'll pick one random winner from all those who have participated. I can either mail the gift card to the winner (and I'll probably include some vinyl...

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