InfaZorak

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Interests

Vintage Computers
Case Modding (PC and Mac)
Audio / Video equipment
AV editing
Photography

Biography

I have a collection of vintage minicomputers (microcomputers, either you prefer), Apple, Macintosh and PC's. I started collecting around 1997. Most of my friends thought I was nuts for wanting to keep old hardware around. I don't care. It's cool gear.

Here's a list of the vintage machines I own;

Apple IIgs Woz edition - Working
Apple Macintosh 512k - Working
Apple Macintosh SE -* Working (I had two, but scrapped one for parts as I accidentally blew out the VDU. It's been shelled and as soon as I figure out a good project for it, it will become something nice like a terrarium or something)
Apple IIci - It's on the blink. Needs some work.
Apple LC III - I wouldn't call it vintage, but it's a 68k, that's vintage enough nowadays. Wworks great too. Got it for $5 at a thrift store
Compaq Portable II - Working (somebody loved this baby. Decked it out with a hard drive and more RAM. Neither were stock)
Compaq Portable III - Working (Traded a 486 motherboard and video card for this one. Think I got the better deal)
Commadore VIC 20 - Unknown condition - the little red light comes on Wink
Commodore 64 - Rough shape and unknown condition - again little red light comes on Wink
Gateway 2000 Colorbook 386 - A friend gave me this one. Needs some TLC. Haven't gotten around to working on it
IBM PC model 5150 - WORKING!! This is my jewel. Somebody REALLY loved this thing. It's got an AST SuperCard and it's memory banks have been decked out. ALso has a hard drive. Won't boot though.
IBM PCjr - She works!
Toshiba T1000LE - Working. I had one of these through 7th 8th and 9th grade. Took all my school notes on it. The original one's floppy drive crapped out. I bought this one on ebay.
Toshiba T3100 SX - Someobdy at the phone company rescued this one from a telco box at a train station. They don't know how it got there, so they donated it to the school I worked at. They couldn't use it, so I saved it fromt he scrap heap.
Sinclair ZX81 - Unknown condition. I can't figure out how to power it up and get it connected to my TV. I think it's PAL anyway.

and an abacus, just for good measure.

I also have a fondness for computer case modding.

I also share my birthday with the first IBM PC (model 5150).

AIM messenger ID
mrfiberoptique
Job title
Network Operations
Name
Dan
City
Atlanta
State, province or region
GA
Gender
male
Country
USA

History

Member for
13 years 35 weeks