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by Kyodai
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Lexicomp Gradebook (EGS) 2000
Replies: 18
Views: 10071

Re: Lexicomp Gradebook (EGS) 2000

I must admit that recently I didn't have the time and money to search for DOS Palmtops so much. Kids, Family, other expenses, you name it. Also since I'm from Germany there's many sellers who won't be shipping to my place anyways. But even though there was a wave of them selling recently - which I h...
by Kyodai
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Lexicomp Gradebook (EGS) 2000
Replies: 18
Views: 10071

Re: Lexicomp Gradebook (EGS) 2000

I'm already curious how you will like the Gradebook. Unfortunately time didn't preserve many of these devices, even less accesories and barely any information. Keep in mind these are from a time when the internet was not really common. Your gradebook is the 2nd one in the world I ever learned of - a...
by Kyodai
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Lexicomp Gradebook (EGS) 2000
Replies: 18
Views: 10071

Re: Lexicomp Gradebook (EGS) 2000

Well if you boot from PCMCIA I don't really see the need for RAMDisk, I mean 1 GB storage is already a lot. Does yours also have 2MB of RAM? Not sure but I thought they might also have sold these devices with 1 MB of RAM. Given the nature of the Gradebook software I fail to see how they utilized the...
by Kyodai
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Lexicomp Gradebook (EGS) 2000
Replies: 18
Views: 10071

Re: Lexicomp Gradebook (EGS) 2000

Hi Jon, welcome to the forums. The Lexicomp Gradebook 2000 can boot from PCMCIA. To use a CF card you have to use a PCMCIA to CF adapter, these are available rather cheap from ebay. Since it sports MS-DOS 5.0 it can access up to 2GB- which is a lot for these babys. The ROM installation will turn som...
by Kyodai
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Counter measures against chinese DDOS attacks
Replies: 0
Views: 4998

Counter measures against chinese DDOS attacks

Well actually I'm not even sure if this was a DDOS or just some badly configured spider? Anyways, last weeks we have had our CPU and memory usage always at 100% due to a myriad of seemingly normal hits on the forums. You might have noticed loads of HTTP 500 errors due to the overload situation. I fi...
by Kyodai
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Mini computers
Topic: Mini, low power computer options?
Replies: 3
Views: 12348

Re: Mini, low power computer options?

Yeah shame that such low power computers aren't made any more. But yeah most people expect backlight, wifi,3G, fast processor and so on, so battery life has to suffer. At least today there's some amazing laptops -while it won't fit in your Pocket I do like the Lenovo T480 - which gives over 17 hours...
by Kyodai
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Mini computers
Topic: Mini, low power computer options?
Replies: 3
Views: 12348

Re: Mini, low power computer options?

Yeah the "low power", "AA Batteries" and "a weeks usage" kinda limit it to DOS palmtops automatically. So here's my ten cents. No final wisdom, but let me share a few thoughts... - Tandy Model 100, Amstrad NC100, AlphaSmart: These have great keyboards. They are good for typing and if you just wanna ...
by Kyodai
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New counter measures against spammers
Replies: 0
Views: 13798

New counter measures against spammers

Well since lately we get "Hit and run" spammers pretty much every day I had to implement some more counter measures. So from now on newly registered users CAN NOT post links. It sucks I know but lately I had to delete spam on a daily base. If you feel you need to post urls and your account is not en...
by Kyodai
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: DOS Palmtops
Topic: Let's build the perfect palmtop with todays tech...
Replies: 7
Views: 16461

Re: Let's build the perfect palmtop with todays tech...

Yeah a pretty dim super-power saving mode would be neat. About Teletext - I do remember that in the 80s there were some teletext addon modules, but I guess these days if you wanna find an all-in-one chip you'll have to go for a TV receiver chip with teletext i fear. Well or create a custom chip or c...
by Kyodai
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Other Gadgets
Topic: Credit card sized radios!
Replies: 0
Views: 15362

Credit card sized radios!

Well one of my passions.Been collecting for a while and I got quite a few. Well credit card size as in "Dimensions of a credit card but obviously much thicker". I just started listing the ones by Casio, Citizen and sony. They do have some nice models. No photos (yet?) but at least kinda basic infos ...