[NTLK] Roll call November 2012

Lord Groundhog lordgroundhog at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 09:32:30 EST 2012

~~~ On 2012/11/17 16:26, Scott Hoffman at hoffo at gmx.com wrote ~~~

> Hi all,
>        Since returning from lurking in the dark recesses of that "interweb"
> thing, I figured since I don't remember seeing such a query in recent memory
> (although mine is not at all that good - thank goodness for the Newt!) I'd
> post this question / statement for your consideration.
>        Who's still out there, and what hardware are you running?
> Specifically, Newton-related, including whatever device you use to synch data
> if applicable.  
>         My primary Newton: MP 2000U
>         Backup Newton: MP 2100, MP 130
>         Misc hardware: Keyboard, fax/modems, GPS, Bluetooth...
>         Computer gear: PowerBook G3 OS 9.2.2, Power Mac G5 OS 10.4
>          My apologies if this has already been posted, as I said, my memory is
> terrible and I don't remember seeing this recently.
>          Take care and talk with you all soon - Stay Green!
>          Scott

Primary Newt:   MP2100, my first love, and the MessagePad that never leaves
my side unless I'm in water.

Backup Newt:    MP2000U, which I'm making into a clone of my primary in
preparation for the day (coming all too soon) when my primary Newt succumbs
wear and tear and has to be replaced.  I prefer the 2000 body anyway so that
works out.  

Two other 2100s:  these are work-stations in my offices where they do
specific vital jobs.  One of them uses the Newton keyboard since it has to
be able to interact with a lot of different people.

A small selection of desktops and laptops from the early- and mid-'90s.  My
plan if I can make time for it is to network them around my 2 work-station
Newts.  Otherwise, they'll have to go.

Printers:   a StyleWriter 1200 and a StyleWriter (both of which recently
decided to stop working; I'll need to see if I can diagnose and fix at least
one of them.)

MacBook:  now 4 years old, running Leopard/SL; the new ones just don't
inspire me, and Lion and Mountain Lion don't either.

This is the computer that I use for backing up all my Newt-work, and also
for feeding stuff to Newt from the outside world if I can't do without it.
I synch them with NCX through a Keyspan 28.  My core workflow is my Newt to
this MacBook (and sometimes back again).

Mac Pismos:  FOUR of them, one running only OS 9.2.2, the others
dual-booting 9.2.2 and 10.3.



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*The Destruction Of Life As We Know It*
    might not be as relevant to Newtons
        as poutine.
               -- Lord Groundhog

(With thanks to Chod Lang)

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