Monthly Archives: November 2009

NaBloPoMo – A Tale of Two VAXes or Digital Equipment Corporation VAXstation 4000 VLC

Well I have two VAXstation 4000 VLC computers.  One with good video and one without.  So I had to find out which one.  Well both were configured as microvaxes without a built in console.  Next was to remember how to … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Digital Equipment Corporation VT510 and VT525 – End of the Line

The VT500 series were the last terminals produced but Digital Equipment Corporation.  There were 3 models.  The VT510 monochrome single session,  the VT520 monochrome multi-sesson and the VT525 color multi-session.  They were introduced in 1993 (VT510) and 1994 (VT525).   DEC … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Digital Equipment Corporation VT420

The Digital Equipment Corporation VT420 terminal was released in 1990 and probably discontinued around 1993 or 1994.  It was a Text and ANSI graphics only terminal like the VT320 and VT220 before it.    It added a 50 line display capability … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Digital Equipment Corporation VT320

The VT320 was the replacement for the VT220.  It was released in 1987 I believe.  Mine was made in 1990.   It was smaller than the VT220 with a flatter screen better international character set support.  Gone was the 20 mA … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Digital Equipment Corporation VT240

Well VOX managed to kill my post so lets try this again. The Digital Equipment Corporation VT240 terminal was the monochrome graphics capable version of the VT2xx series terminals.  The VT241 was the color version.  Both were the same base … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – DEC VT-220 Part Two or How to Connect to the Internet without a Computer

Well finally figured out why I could not get the modems to work.  Seems like there is enough limitation of audio bandwidth or noise that you can't use a V.34 modem on analog line with DSL superimposed.  After editing register … Continue reading

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Helping with the Laundry

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NaBloPoMo – Digital Equipment Corporation VT-220

The VT-220 was a followup to the VT-100.  It had the same screen size (I think they are the same).  But it was way smaller.  The VT-220 was introduced in 1983.  What a difference 5 years made.  It also had … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Digital Equipment Corporation VT-100

Back in the day, before the internet,  you had terminal emulation.  What was the most common emulation required?  VT-100.  Well here is an actual VT-100 terminal.  The VT-102 expanded version.  The VT-100 series terminals were introduced in 1978 and replaced … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Modems

Well,  the internet could not have started without what is now the curse of those without broadband.  Yep analog modems or if you prefer, modulator – demodulator.  Here is a collection of some of the modems we have used over … Continue reading

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