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Author Hi from central Alabama, USA

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Location: Al, USA
Joined: 18.05.08
Posted on December 19 2008 11:02
I didn't notice this forum when I registered with the site, better late than never!

I am a retired systems programmer, having used primarily DEC equipment, and later various PC's and PC servers (Proliant's). I was also the network administrator and security administrator (talk about all of your eggs in one basket...) at most of the places I've worked.

I did a lot of work with microprocessors early on, mostly in embedded systems, later building myself new personal computers (before THE PC came along).

I started with DEC PDP-11's in 1980, assembled for myself an 11/03 in a VT103 with floppies, etc. in 1981 - no big task, purchased a RT-11 license from my employer (a DEC OEM) and have been a diehard DECCie ever since. I got into VAXen in early 1982 on an 11/780 and wanted some kind, ANY KIND, of VAX for years.

I worked with banking systems (Remittance processing) and later with SCADA on a natural gas pipeline. I've collected some systems since retiring.

2-4105A w/Nemonix accelerators, including memory and FWSCSI upgrades
10+ 4000/60's, 4 with dual head video
3-4000/90's, 2 with Nemonix accelerators and Turbochannel SCSI
1-3100 VAXStation
1-3100 VAXServer

2-AlphaServer 1000A 5/400mhz
1-AlphaStation 200 4/100

I also have some tape drives (DAT and 9-Track), an InfoServer, a DECServer 300, and miscellaneous terminals (VT320, VT525's).

I made a PDP-11/53 (more or less) from a DECServer 550 and I have a PDT-11/150 from way back. These run RT-11 and are usually used with a terminal.

All of these systems worked the last time I tried them, but it has been too long. I need to get up-to-date licenses to check them all out. Sometime, sigh. The Alpha's work well.

This is a great site and I'm glad I found it!
Edited by ssj152 on December 19 2008 11:14
Author RE: Hi from central Alabama, USA

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Location: France
Joined: 18.03.08
Posted on December 27 2008 05:48

You have an impressive collection of Dec gear !!

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