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2005 Museum Updates
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Lisa Icon12 Jan 2005
Hello silicon.com readers - hope you enjoy the site! Remember, all of this stuff is real and just needs a good building to exhibit it all in!
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Lisa Icon12 Feb 2005
Hello to visitors from the Insight Customer Event yesterday in London! I had an excellent time so I hope you did too. Thanks to the Insight lads for helping me do the logistics of moving about 55 dinosaurs :)
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Lisa Icon27 Feb 2005
Some sad news - I've just learned of the death of Jef Raskin, originator of the Apple Mac and undoubtedly one of the people without whom I wouldn't be sitting here doing this now ;( 
 
RIP Jef. My condolencies to his family and friends, many of which were with him at the end.
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Lisa Icon07 Apr 2005
Thanks to Gareth "Mint, in box" Randall and his wife Suzanne I'm now home to not only my own ACT Sirius 1, the machine designed by Chuck "CBM PET" Peddle after he left CBM, but also a pair of Atari 800s....one has a not well 810 floppy drive and the other one is boxed. Thanks both! Good luck in the sun :) 
One of the mains smoothing capacitors in the PSU of the Sirius let all its Magic Smoke out last night and the house still smells! Heh.
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Lisa Icon07 Apr 2005
Also just in, my NeXTSTEP Academic Bundle arrives from Germany :D Yes some of the manuals are German but all the software is multilingual so my NeXTStation is now installing V3.3 of the OS plus toys.....*bounce*
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Lisa Icon14 Apr 2005
A few updates for you, hit the Inhabitants page and check the dates for stuff done in the last week. One of these days I'll rewrite the page so you can sort the inhabitants list by name or date.....
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Lisa Icon25 Apr 2005
Tons of updates, not least of which is that all index pages are properly named now....why I didn't do that the first time round I don't know :) New pix of the Apple Newton 120, Timex TS2068, Grandstand Video Entertainment Computer and others....
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Lisa Icon22 Jun 2005
Some sad news. Jack Kilby, inventor of the integrated circuit that powers whatever you're reading this on, died recently at the age of 81. Texas Instruments has a tribute page to Jack here
 
RIP.
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Lisa Icon15 Jul 2005
Thanks to Ian Castledine BD is now home to a working TRS80 Model II - thanks Ian! Just need to get my paws on some TRSDOS media......
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Lisa Icon11 Aug 2005
I've temporarily disabled the guestbook till I get a chance to add in some security measures to stop autobots from signing and spamming; I'm getting a dozen a day! If you'd like to say something in the meanwhile please use the email link :o)
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Lisa Icon27 Nov 2005
$gods I'm slacking! No update since August and not even pictures of the 2005 CGE in Croydon! I've got 'em, just not done anything with 'em. Also, lack of a digicam since then has meant no pix of new items like the Apricot FP, 6502 copro for the Beeb, another Atom and a SC/MP based EPROM programmer that came from Geoff Sore, Technical Director at Camputers Ltd - home of the excellent Lynx micro. More on that visit when I write it, thanks Geoff!
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Lisa Icon27 Nov 2005
Oh, also courtesy of CPT correspondent John Mustain is a few new pictures on the CPT page including the 'I must have one of those' Phoenix - a hi-res word processor that could have up to 5 CPUs! In 1983.....
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Lisa Icon12 Dec 2005
Some new Memotech toys to add today including the nicest boxed MTX I've ever set eyes on; not only is there a retail box for my full-sized FDX system, there's also an seemingly unopened MTX500 box with unwrapped tapes and untouched manual, a pair of homebuilt FDX subsystems that were/are a home network complete with ROMpacks for master/node communication, lots of docs and floppies and what looks like a complete cassette software set from Continental Software. Nice.
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Lisa Icon12 Dec 2005
Amiga 4000 news; the boot drive for this machine was a 2.5gb IDE drive that appears to have given up the ghost in the time it was in storage. What makes matters worse is the drive I'd copied most of the contents of the original onto kicked it's legs in the air and is also currently dead.....bah!
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Lisa Icon12 Dec 2005
Ah, It seems like I'm missing an update or 10....gah....I'd like to blame...things. 
 
Courtesy of Bjorn Rudolfsson comes one of the machines I've been after for a while, an Amiga 4000/040; bonus-wise this one comes with a CyberStorm 68060 accelerator and a CyberVision 3D graphics card. Thanks Bjorn :D Best of luck with the Swiss......
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