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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
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scarbro2008
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Posts: 4
Location: Snellville, Georgia
Joined: 15.02.08
Posted on February 15 2008 13:55
I've worked on DEC equipment since 1972. First system was a DEC PDP-8. Since then I've gone up through the numbers of
PDP's : 8-9-10-11-12-14-15-16 (Yes there were PDP 14's and 16's - Industrial controllers).
Then in 1980 I got a VAX 11/780. 6 of them to be exact.
I maintained a seismic data processing center with the VAXes pulling data off of tri-density Telex tape units and sending the data to FPS-100's and Varian plotters. Wuff-Wuff-Wuff...feel all that raw i/o crunching power !!!
I'm on the equipment maintenance side of things. I program when I have to or when I think I can make it work better.
My current employer thinks my time would be better spent learning about HP-UX and the boxes it runs on instead of OpenVMS. I have the OpenVMS
CSE and the HP-UX CSA certs.
I also like turning old VAX VLC boxes into interesting cases. Current case involves using a Apple iMAC case and a LCD display. Real trick is converting the RGB synch on green to a real VGA output for the LCD screen. LM1881 circuit seems to work so far. I also have a AXPPCI SBC
VAX 3100-40 & Alpha 400/266. OpenVMS 7.3, VMS 5.5, and Tru64 and RH linux are up at one time or another.
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malmberg
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February 17 2018
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