Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Weird Stuff in My Closet

We are probably moving to Eagle in the spring, so I am starting to thin out stuff that I do not need. A Russian night vision scope, various power bricks for obsolete PCs, docks for obsolete PCs, a 100W car adapter specifically for laptops (what was I thinking?), IBM PC/XT Technical Reference, Microsoft C 5.0 compiler, Microsoft Macro Assembler.  (I presume these will run in the command shell of Windows 10.)  I will put up pictures and descriptions to give my readers first shot before trying eBay.

Some is useful: a spare docking station for the HP notebook that controls my mill and the power cord.  Nice to have a spare especially for something hard to replace.  I also found a USB-powered set of speakers with the tiny audio output jack.  I can now play music on that antique while milling.  They aren't great speakers, but in the garage next to a mill, high fidelity is not that important.

6 comments:

BFR said...

Curious, not critical: Why the move, and why Eagle?

Innocent Bystander said...

Looking at an Idaho map, it appears Eagle is only a couple dozen miles from Boise; what's in Eagle that's not in Boise (or vice-versa)?

Clayton Cramer said...

The 55 is no fun to drive at night, especially in a snow storm. It is also 25 minutes closer to an ER and the 8 zillion doctor appointments we have down in Eagle and Boise. The neighborhoods we are looking in don't have the oppressively bright Milky Way in summer, but still pretty dark.

Clayton Cramer said...

Eagle vs. Boise: traffic, mostly.

BFR said...

If you are not set upon Boise metro area/southern Idaho, hit me at my email for what we experienced after moving from not-to-far from you after a 20 year stint of the same issues you mentioned. (snow storms, long drives, etc)

Clayton Cramer said...

BFR: not sure of your email. Enail me at firstname@firstnamelastname.com