Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PDP 11 and PDP 8 boards

Several boards from gold scrapper.  Most are in perfect condition as far as component condition, state of etch, etc.  One had a clipped lead on it under a wire which was from another board, not a pulled jumper.

I ordered several more, and am resisting the urge to buy a couple more to add to stock.  Seldom to see sanity in listings from seller, as far as pricing.


M8028 Async with Modem

M8192 KDJ11-A
KDJ11-A (Bitsavers) PDP 11/73


M8186 PDP 11/23 KDF-11A

Includes E57, MMU chip.

A-614 PDP 8 DAC

Sunday, August 16, 2015

desktop graphic control in linux ubuntu unity

Control workspaces for desktop, and hiding of the workspace control (switch to a single space)

gsettings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ hsize 1
gsettings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ vsize 1
Using the Dash or a terminal, open the dconf-editor application. Navigate to
Adding Nautilus to your desktop (more than just nautilus-open-terminal)


sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions -y

To add the menu item click on the Define a new action button and select the Actions tab. Enable the Display item in location menu option and in the Context label field copy+paste the following line:

Open Terminal Here

Enable Display item in the toolbar.
Copy+paste the following line into the Tooltip field

Open Terminal Here

Set icon (optional): Icon -> Themed icons tab -> Click Applications -> Select terminal icon -> click Apply -> click OK

Click on the Command tab and copy+paste the following line into the Path field:

copy+paste the following line into the Paramters field:

Parameters: --working-directory=%d/%w
When done save the action and close the config tool and reload Nautilus using the following command:

nautilus -q

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

git development notes

these are assuming using git at unix command line:

follow instructions to create an ssh id_pub and update bitbucket for that.  separate from project.

clone working instance in a directory.

git clone https://username@bitbucket.org/repository/project.git

To commit files, git checkout

git status
git add -A
git commit -am "my edits"
git push -u origin master