This Wiki will be a place for detailing the items in my collection. The goal is to document information about the devices I have for both personal reference on their condition, location, and plans as well as detailing information in a more complete way that may be referenced by others as well.
A dealer in Pennsylvania that specializes in components for classic and retro electronics, from computers to televisions. They have an old-school website, which befits their wares, so if there's something rare and esoteric you need, start looking here first.
A collection of manuals for Tandy and Radio Shack branded stuff. Size of archive: Over 12,500 separate documents.
The Internet Archive Manual Library is a collection of manuals, instructions, walkthroughs and datasheets for a massive spectrum of items. Manuals covering electronic and mechanical products, instructions on mixing or blending items, and instruction sets for software and computer items are all included.
Having the manual for an item can mean the difference between that item being useful (and therefore not immediately junked) and being forgotten, or replaced with similar products. They also give insight into the intentions and goals of the companies making these products, as well as avenues of troubleshooting and repair.
envs.net is a minimalist, non-commercial shared linux system and will always be free to use.
We are linux lovers, sysadmins, programmers and users who like to build webpages, write blogs, chat online, play cool console games and so much more. do you wish to join a small shell user space?
Monocle is a pocket-sized open source AR/wearable computer interface in a single coin-sized device. Incorporates Bluetooth, a 720p camera, a capacitative touch sensor, an on-board microcontroller, an FPGA, and a micro-OLED heads-up display. Weight: 15g. Wireless charging (like Bluetooth earbuds, plug the case into a USB port, then set the unit in the case).
Runs Micropython as its firmware: https://github.com/brilliantlabsAR/monocle-micropython
A site that starts with explaining NAND gates and from that basic principle teaches you how to build a complete computer.
A complete textbook on computer architecture and assembly language programming, as a website, in easy-to-digest pages.
LYNX's goal is to create a customizable computer control system that accommodates the individual needs of each user. The project stands on two pillars: open source, which provides all necessary files and instruction for self assembly, and the shop, where the tool can simply be purchased.
I got to wondering... Could we have built an 8080 microcomputer, like the famous Altair 8800, but in a pocket-sized package? No "wizard behind the curtain" modern chips to make it work. It had to be built with vintage parts and through-hole techniques; just as it would have been back then. It must be user programmable; not simply running a fixed program like the HP-35. And, it's got to have a real front panel, like the Altair with its classic switches and blinkie-lights!
The kits are linked near the end of the page.
Another variant of single-board computers that folks like to call Pis these days. Cheap, lots of different sizes and features. Shipped from China. Has both ARM and x86 boards. Not compatible with RasPi cases. GPU acceleration for AI/ML tasks specifically supported.
Official wiki: https://wiki.radxa.com/
CPU History Museum for Intel CPUs, AMD Processor, Cyrix Microprocessors, Microcontrollers and more.
I don’t want this to be Vega’s Opinionated Big Ass Book To Give You An All-In-One Education, both because VegaOpBABTGYAAIOEdu is far less catchy, and because I don’t even think it’s possible. The more I write on this the more I value input of others and other resources I find, and the more happy I am that I called this project Opinionated Guides.
A Guide. That’s what I want this to be. I want OpGuides to be a resource that’s like your friend you can come back to for advice on where to go next, and I think that’s something the internet really needs. Search engines are were awesome for finding information, but only when you know what to look for, so I figure OpGuides can be a sort of curated information source, with the crappy results filtered out, the best resources I know of included, and a healthy mix of entertainment in the education so that it’s not a chore to read.
This site is dedicated to preserving the history of early computer security digests and mailing lists, specifically those prior to the mid 1990's. This includes the Unix 'Security Mailing List', through to the Zardoz 'Security Digest' to the Core 'Security List', i.e. those preceeding BugTraq. These forums are a valuable insight into the embryonic development of the field of computer security, especially as it relates to the Internet, and the development of the Doctrine of Disclosure. Goes all the way back to the RTM worm in 1988 at the very least.
Greyprints for 3d printing a modular hard drive rack. Modular. Mount a bunch of standard PC hard drives vertically. Bolt some fans onto the side to blow air across them and keep 'em cool. Seems like this would be an ideal setup to use with some hot-swappable drive connectors.
Downloaded to Windbringer. Fab, rivet into Leandra's chassis to replace the awkward steel drive backet that requires pulling out all the cards.
The Break Into Chat wiki was created to preserve the history of these and other BBS door games, after editors on Wikipedia began deleting door game articles.
The BBS Wiki is a project to document everything related to BBSes. This is a wiki, so anyone can create or edit a page. So far we have created 172 articles. It's a little lightweight right now, but it has some fairly rare information.
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