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15th Apr 2008 | 00:34

  • An active PS/2 to USB keyboard adaptor that doesn't work with my old :CueCat, so I can't use the :cc with my Mac.
  • An old laptop PC with a flaky CDROM drive that refuses to read most OS install media, so I'm stuck with ancient FreeBSD and no wireless support until I can upgrade.
  • The :cc's stupid habit of typing Alt+F10 before the encoded barcode data, which occasionally gives Mozilla the heebie-jeebies or even accidentally kills it.
  • LibraryThing in overload mode refusing to let me log in again.

On the other hand, one of my old bug reports reminded me how to get a SHARP PC-AR10 working with FreeBSD-4.X without much trouble, and when LT deigns to let me log in its import features are really easy to use.

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Matthew

from: emperor
date: 15th Apr 2008 08:14 (UTC)

Are you sure it's the adaptor not driving the :CC properly, rather than the Mac not talking to the PS/2->USB dongle usefully?

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 15th Apr 2008 10:23 (UTC)

I also have a PS/2 keyboard which works fine.

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jhnc

from: jhnc
date: 15th Apr 2008 09:24 (UTC)

What model laptop? Will it take standard slimline IDE drives? I've got a Samsung SN-124 sitting idle on the shelf that you can have if it's any use to you.

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 15th Apr 2008 10:34 (UTC)

That looks very plausibly like it would fit, and if it will read disks blown by my Mac that'll save me from lugging the computer nearer to a fast network connection... Thanks very much for the offer! Can you UMS it to me?

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jhnc

from: jhnc
date: 15th Apr 2008 11:36 (UTC)

Okay, it's in the postbox. Expect it'll go out this evening.
Have assumed your address à la lookup is sufficient.

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