The collected works of sincil

Lager: Heineken, Stella, Kronenbourg 1664
Beer: Flowers IPA
Spirit: Jack Daniels and Coke
hamei wrote:
unixmuseum wrote: On my list to Santa Claus, there is:
- Open Office 1.1.3

yup. By all reports, this is a big improvement over the one we have

Yep, I agree. It's a big improvement!
I would like to see Abiword 2.2 and a Worms clone! Worms of Prey ( ) looks good! :D
Hi Dawnview,

Firstly apologies for not replying to your PM.

Secondly, I'm not running it any more on my SGI machines because the performance is not so good.

THe binaries that I have are out of date and will not work. I received these from erikDOTtrauschkeATfreenetDOTde.

If you email him, he may be able to supply you with updated binaries.


dawnview wrote: Thanks sincil,

What hardware were you running it on? I have an Octane with dual 300s, but I won't bother if its not going to be worth the effort!

I emailed erik but haven't heard back from him.



Dual 315MHz, 1MB.
If your box is on doing nothing else, you might as well give it something to do.

When I say the performance is not so good.... well.... for dual 315's, performance was good. However when I saw how fast my Pentium 4 box was at crunching units, it kinda extinguished my enthusiasm.

Coupled with the fact that you have to update BOINC and the seti client every now and then, it was just more hassle that it was worth to me.
I smoke weed all the time I use my computers at home. I like!
Have been under the influence of lots of other stuff whilst using my computers on occasions, but those drugs are best taken in other places.
Hey, I'm going to be in the NL when this years Retrocomputerdag is on (9th April in Schiedam)

Anyone else going to be there? Probably not much SGI, but still should be good (I'm an Atari console nut anyway :) )
Ouch, after no-one selling any cheap sgi gear around near me for ages, bloody typical it pops up when I am due to move in a few months.

Would love to liberate some stuff off you, but unfortunately my common sense is saying no. :cry:
Dubhthach wrote: Like most irish people i'll cheer for who ever is playing against england .... :lol:

I always like the irish to do well in their games, except against us of course :)

Then you must be enjoyed these famous goal from Maradona!

Yeah, great goal from the big fat cokehead :P

C'mon England - crouchy boy for golden boot I say! :lol:

Indigo2, teal with vertical stands.
R4000 100MHz, 32MB, XZ graphics
No hard disk/sled

Works fine, good condition except front flap loose.

Free to pickup from Crewe, Cheshire, (J16 M6)
Will post with for £9.99+VAT to anywhere in the UK only.

nekonoko wrote: I had three pints of Boddington's last night as my celebration ;)

Ah, the cream of Manchester! :D

Congrats to Nekochan! Here's to the next 4 years and beyond! 8)
Still play Poker.

I used to play a lot of Magic.
Started just after Revised up to about Visions.

Sold off most of my valuable cards (ones over $40 or so). Still got many of my cards though (5000+), plus a binder full of rares.

I still pick it up and play with mates every now and then, but haven't bought any new cards. Still play with type 1/type 2 rules, none of this new-fangled nonsense.
I can do you:

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jupiter 1# hinv -v
Iris Audio Processor: version A2 revision 4.1.0
1 133 MHZ IP22 Processor
FPU: MIPS R4600 Floating Point Coprocessor Revision: 2.0
CPU: MIPS R4600 Processor Chip Revision: 2.0
On-board serial ports: 2
On-board bi-directional parallel port
Data cache size: 16 Kbytes
Instruction cache size: 16 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size 512Kbytes on Processor 0
Main memory size: 64 Mbytes
Vino video: unit 0, revision 0, IndyCam connected
Integral ISDN: Basic Rate Interface unit 0, revision 1.0
Integral Ethernet: ec0, version 1
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version WD33C93B, revision D
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
Graphics board: Indy 8-bit

2GB drive running 6.2 (no media). Indycam included. No keyboard/mouse
For £15+post (about a tenner probably).

Just browsing the web this evening and I stumbled upon a site created to remember a British TV kids show from the mid 90s: "Bad Influence".
This was a video game show shown just after the kids got back from school. It focused on computer and console game reviews, but also had short features on things like CD-ROM, the Internet and Computer graphics.

There's many interesting episodes and snippets to download from the website, including a couple with SGI features: - Creating graphics using an Onyx Reality Engine 2 (10mins in, with a Theme Park preview before it!) - Silicon Graphics Report

Some of the vids are hosted on the site, whilst some are on Megaupload (ugh!). Anyway, I found it interesting watching these and other vids on the site - and I remember some of the episodes from when I watched them first time round :)
You could also try posting a message on the Macintosh 68K Liberation forums. Quite an active forum.
You are right, that IS an impressive read! Love the detail he's included in his writeup. Some fine fettling has gone on there.
Updated video: