I found a bit of time in which to work on Angry Red last night, mostly to re-familiarize myself with the machine.
It’s obvious I’d done some work (software-wise) on the system, although I don’t remember what my overall plan was. Angry Red pre-dated my current project management system by a couple of years, so what few project notes I kept are scattered about on fast food napkins or scribbled on discarded printouts.
I vaguely remember installing Trumpet Winsock a few Retrochallenges ago, so I could dial in to my account at SDF. I remember being able to connect via PPP, but not getting any internet programs to work (gopher, telnet, browser). The project was probably shelved when life interfered and I was forced to drop out of that particular Retrochallenge (heh).
Of course, I won’t be able to dial out from my house, as we no longer have a phone line. But that’s the great thing about having a portable computer, I can dial out from elsewhere if need be. I might try to do just that later in the week, and troubleshoot the connection.
Speaking of connections, I dug out my old Xircom Parallel Port/Ethernet box from the depths. I’ve had it for about a decade but never used it. Hell, I don’t even remember why I bought it… probably for use on a computer I no longer have for a purpose long-forgotten. I did manage to find the drivers way back when, even burned them to a CD! Now, once I find that CD I’ll be able to use the unit with Angry Red.
More updates to come throughout the day.
(CJ’s note: Which didn’t happen, as MOTD was down all day yesterday)