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Quoth the server, "404"

Heh I found the above a while ago, and only thought of it now. I originally found it at the 404 Museum, but couldn't find it.

I uh, acquired an old DECpc LPv+ from work, along with 2x540mb Conner hdd, 16mb of memory and an ISA NIC.

My first thought was "MP3 machine!", and I had linux installed on it in a flash. Then as I got into it, I thought "gateway!" and then within a couple of seconds the word "OpenBSD!" came next. So I've been trying to get the NIC configured (a DEC Etherworks III DE205) under the OpenBSD install.

I eventually gave up, and found a PnP ISA NIC. The install worked perfectly once I got past a few hiccups (like when it asks you for the http/ftp PROXY URL, its not asking for a download server).

Given some time, I'm sure I'll have it set up sweet. The greatest thing about it is its size - its a tiny slimline case, 486DX2/66 but with PS/2 ports and onboard VGA etc. I'm very happy with it so far.

One project on the horizon, something that won't happen for a while but I would love to get going, is to get one of these and put a DVD drive, 5.1 capable sound card (Hercules or Creative) and DVD decoder card in it. Turn it into a multimedia machine. And stuff.

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 23rd, 2001 08:55 pm (UTC)
hey, guess what i own "And stuff" ask damian.

and second I am guessing you got the idea for the dvd machine from darryl's house.

we/he got that Tv out working sweet.
xian
Jul. 23rd, 2001 10:35 pm (UTC)
I actually got the idea the first time I saw a picture of that box in a brochure.

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