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Andysworld! Advent Calendar - Dec 14 - Andysworld! Traditional Norway Spruce Real Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

There are no “Norwegian Blues, pining for the fjords” nesting in my Norway Spruce!

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Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 on VMware ESXi 5.0

Friday, August 26th, 2011

I’ve categorised this blog post as Vintage, well I think Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, deserve Vintage status, it’s over 15 years since it’s release, and I still remember the day, when I was the only Senior Analyst in a new job, that had installed Windows New Technology, so the first task of the day (week) was to sit with a pile of floppy disks, because they had not purchased the CDROM version, and install on 10 computers, I was still waiting for my “Top Secret Security Clearance” to be approved, so I was locked in the Datacentre! On reflection now, it would seems a very odd place to lock someone on a Ministry Of Defence site, that did not have clearance! If I needed to take a comfort break, I had to be escorted around the site!

Windows NT 4.0 License Agreement

Windows NT 4.0 License Agreement

If you’ve never read the Windows NT 4.0 License Agreement, it states 8. “…. Java Technology is not fault tolerant and is not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as on-line control equipment in hazardous environments or nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems…..”.

So Windows NT Workstation 4.0  is not supposed to be used for a messaging system? (best not say anymore about that!).

Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 install so fast in a virtual environment, after many many many, manual installations and deployments on physcal servers and workstations, installation is over in 60 seconds. (it’s just rather anyonying that SP6 is require to install VMware Tools!, all of 32MB!).

Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Microsoft Windows NT Server Version : 4.0

Microsoft Windows NT Server Version : 4.0

You are probably wondering at this point, why am I installing and testing Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 on VMware ESXi 5.0!

Ah, well good reason, Boot Ferrule Man, who works in the Semiconductor Industry, one of their semiconductor robots, lets call him “Cheese”, which is controlled by an NT 4.0 PC with SSD installed in 1995, has gone wrong! So I’m just testing the media! (well okay, ISOs, the media is archived!).

Told you it had a reason!!!

and final shout-out, All the very Best Steve. I wish you and your family well.

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Adventureland

Monday, May 10th, 2010

adventureland_cover(before leaving for work this am, I thought I’d have five minutes on this classic!)

I think I’m in real trouble now. There’s a fellow here with a pitchfork and pointed tail. …Oh Hell!

Obvious exits: none

O.K.
You lost *ALL* treasures.

The game is now over!

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Salavaged from the tip BBC Micros BBC Masters Spectrums

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

A friend of mine is moving house in a few months, and has decided not to take vintage computers he’s collected over many years, and he was going to scrap them and take them down the skip, unless homes were found. So I collect a car load of vintage stuff

BBC Micros, BBC Masters, Telextet, Prestel and 6502 2nd Processors

BBC Micros, BBC Masters, Telextet, Prestel and 6502 2nd Processors

I collected the following:-

  • 10 BBC Micros ‘Beebs’
  • 4 BBC Masters
  • 3 Cumuna dual 5.25 floppy disk drives (horizontal)
  • 2 Cub Monitors
  • 2 Spectrum+3 128k
  • 2 Cherry Teletext keyboards
  • Teletext Adaptor
  • Prestel Adaptor
  • 6502 Second Processor

Teletext, Prestel and Second Processor for BBC Micro

Teletext, Prestel and Second Processor for BBC Micro

Prestel Adaptor

Prestel Adaptor

6502 Second Processor

6502 Second Processor

Teletext Adaptor

Teletext Adaptor

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