5 May 2002 mattr   » (Journeyer)

Made some progress somehow yesterday hacking on this activity report thing in between games of NetHack. I must blame lev for making me think of NetHack. Saw the blurb about wop on lev's site, and soon I was wasting time in the dungeon again. Lousy games, all, but it's such an entertaining game nonetheless!

Now I'm stalling though. Just switched monitors on my G3 - gave it the newer, borrowed monitor I'd been using on the 7100/66, since the 7100 is rarely on anyway these days and the G3 benefits much more from a better monitor.

Eventually perhaps I'll do something else with the 7100 entirely. It's a pain, apparently, to run Linux on such Macs. mkLinux runs on some old NuBus Macs, but if I remember correctly, not mine. Even NetBSD(!) won't run on that Mac, last I checked. One day maybe I'll learn enough to help make 'em work... just gimme a few years. ;)

Since I'm babbling about the old machines, might as well add that my Amiga's quite sad these days. I was a bit too impatient, I think, attempting to add RAM a month or two ago. Had the ZIP banks fully populated with 256x4 chips, but one bank had issues when originally installed back in the day, leaving me with 5MB total - 2 chip, 3 fast. Finally splurged (after 10 years or so...) on some 1M ZIPs, but I wound up with no fast RAM at all after removing the 256x chips and installing the 1M chips. And oh, the horror of installing those ZIPs... Makes me not want to deal with it ever again, but I still want more RAM... She deserves it after all these years, by golly...

Hm. Think I'll play a game of NetHack and get back to work... Right.

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