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Around December, 2005, I bet taiji_jian a banner reading "Pag is leeter than Bana" that he couldn't refurbish a COMPAQ Armada LTE 5250 that had been retired by the Kansas Department of Transportation around 2003, and restore it to network-capable condition.

Well, not only did he do it (using the original hard drive and a parallel cable), he was able to take a couple of additional decomissioned COMPAQ notebooks (another LTE 5250 and an LTE 5300) and cobble together a 802.11b wireless-enabled Windows 98 laptop. It even runs an NES emulator for those late night Zelda parties. ;-)

Well, I'm a TEUNC of my word. He's earned it!

Edit, 08:40 CST Mon 10 Nov 2008: Cross-posted from teunc...



Thus is fulfilled the prophecy of one mo' leeter than banazir.

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Banazir

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taiji_jian
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Well *THAT* took long enough. And, I had Debian with X running on it too. ;P
banazir
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Debian with X
Yeah, that was actually leeter than the NES thing (which was Win98 or something, wasn't it?).

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Banazir
taiji_jian
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Debian with X
Yeah, Win98 with Nesticle! That was actually a fair challenge too. Debian has boot floppies and can install over a network connection, so I just set up a point-to-point with a parallel cable between Brixtomp and XPBOX.

Win98 is on a CD and Brixtomp has no optical drive. I had to track down a DOS PTP file transfer thing to get the Win98 install files on to Brixtomp.
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