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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Do you own some ancient IBM artifact or just an old gem? show us!

I'll start with my January 1995 IBM POWERdisplay 20 Trinitron monitor.

It looks grimly, but is in very good working condition, bright and vibrant, even convergence is good after all these years, it's just a little bit off in the corners.
IPS screens suddenly seem irrelevant :D (not really this baby is BIG and power hungry).

I'm very sensitive to CRT flickering, so I have run it at a modest (custom) resolution of 1200x900@87Hz, lower refresh rate then that and I see flicker, even at 85Hz.

Watching smooth 3D graphics at 1024x768@100Hz is amazing!! if you are a kid who has never experienced a 100Hz quality Trinitron monitor, you have missed out on something wonderful.

I decided that this monitor is now so old, that if I want to use it, now is the time, I'll run it to death and hope it'll be a long run.

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Edit: thanks for moving this to the correct forum.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:43 am 
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Nice CRT! I do love the waves IBM monitors had, that logo on top left is like the one on a Model M keyboard.
Nice cans as well, are those Superluxes? Must be having a sweet time there with that set up!! 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:53 am 
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Thanks :)

Ah yes, I'm surprised people haven't talked about their old PS/2 keyboards yet :D
That Model M looks like it might have been sold with the same systems as the POWERdisplay monitors.

The headphones are AKG K240DF's, first introduced in the mid 80's, as far as I know, the first "diffuse field equalized" headphone to reach the market.
http://www.akg.com/K240+DF-1289.html?pid=1661

Here is a listing of what I have in my system, and pics too, if anyone is interested:
http://www.head-fi.org/u/115701/adda

Edit: lovely, but not mine

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:16 pm 
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Nice gear.

I hear you about the CRT flicker, it used to give me some nasty headaches.

Love the keyboard in your second post. Looks sturdy enough to bash users with and still pound an e-mail.

Yes, I am a BOFH.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:11 am 
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Temetka wrote:
Nice gear.

I hear you about the CRT flicker, it used to give me some nasty headaches.

Love the keyboard in your second post. Looks sturdy enough to bash users with and still pound an e-mail.

Yes, I am a BOFH.


Thanks!

Well as long as yo don't bash your users with CRT monitors :D

But don't worry, there are much worse things then a BOFH (from the users perspective), and that would be a burned out admin, who simply doesn't care anymore.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:05 am 
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Adda wrote:
Thanks!

Well as long as you don't bash your users with CRT monitors :D

But don't worry, there are much worse things then a BOFH (from the users perspective), and that would be a burned out admin, who simply doesn't care anymore.


Sometimes it feels like it's getting close to burnout time for me and other times I simply love my job. It's the users and their silly little requests that bother me. But getting to play with HyperV clusters, SAN's, NAS's and so on makes the other problem worthwhile. The biggest helper is my PFY. Without him to intercept 85% of the user questions I am sure I'd be on the run from the long arm of the law by now. "Bean counter found dead in office, server motherboard sticking out of his skull" would surely be the headline, I think.

That being said I love IT Management, project planning and implementation. What I love even more is being a consultant. I get taken out to lunch and dinner, get free gear (and a lot of t-shirts), do a lot of talking and spending (their money). I love not being trapped in a cubicle. In a given week I will travel to about 8 different cities to meet with my clients and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Glad you caught the BOFH reference. Not that many people know what I am talking about whenever I drop BOFH references. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:21 am 
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There's more to BOFH than meets the (casual observer's) eye: http://bofh.ntk.net/BOFH/

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:09 pm 
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RealBlackStuff wrote:
There's more to BOFH than meets the (casual observer's) eye: http://bofh.ntk.net/BOFH/


Pure awesomesauce right there. Thanks for the link.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:16 am 
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Oh my would you look at that KEYBOARD (also the 24" Sony Multiscan GDM-W900 Trinitron monitor).

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:13 pm 
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It doesn't get much better then this, the 21" IBM P275 FD Trinitron monitor.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:03 pm 
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Personally, I'd probably prefer the IBM P200/201/202 though:

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From what I have seen, the older Trinitron monitors, that are only flat in the vertical plane, have brighter and more vibrant colors.
The flat FD Trinitron monitors usually do higher resolutions/refresh rates, have better image geometry, and are not as old.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:31 pm 
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The IBM/Lenovo ThinkVision C220p 22" Monitor must be the last CRT model before people started throwing these things away, rather then buy them.

I don't think it's a FD Trinitron tube, but rather a Mitsubishi Diamondtron tube in there (very very similar).

Lenovo still has a page dedicated to this monstrosity:

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail. ... MIGR-54141

Edit: there is one monitor of interest I forgot to mention, the 21" IBM P260 FD Triniton.

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To Adda:

Hello, what's there for headphones? Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:08 am 
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Those are fully restored AKG K240DF's, with all new drivers and plastic.

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