Still Crazy

Back in June 1996, I happened to get 3 models of PS/55. One was PS/55 5551-NAB, 486DX2/66 machine with 16MB of RAM, 200MB HD and Japanese Display Adapter /J. It run Win3.1J nicely.  When I hit and touched each keys of a 5576-A01 keyboard and examined the each parts inside the box, evil species slowly but securely had been growing up deep inside of my body and brain. After some period of incubation, the virus developed and dragged me down to Microchannel Addiction Disorder.

Now my 5551-NAB is just sitting on a shelf with am5x86-133, 1G SCSI HD, Reply SVGA, Madge Smart Ringnode and specially burnt BIOS ROM for 160MHz operation. I don't know how long I will keep MCA Virus within me. Anyway I'm still crazy with MCA ... after all these years.

In this section, article number shows year-month-date basically (not for numbered as 0x000x). Articles dated after 020819 will be placed at the top and old articles will go down. Articles dated before 020819 are not yet completed. These articles will be uploaded at random. I've been writing these articles collecting memories (and testing logs) scattered in my brain and hard disks. And for the former, a powerful defragment tool is needed.

MAD man's diary 

030102     Alone Again

021231     Stupid planning, maybe
021230     Monologue, actually
021228     And in the END
021020     Obscured by Clouds
021005-3  Cyrix and Lacuna part III
021005-2  Cyrix and Lacuna part II
021005-1  Cyrix and Lacuna part I
020819     Drive Rescue works great!
020800     The Dark Side of the Moon
020727     Ooops! HD in 6886 lost it's partition table (QaPlus/Pro)

010001     IBM LAN Adapter/A with SMC chip (@EFD4)

000320     Mod. 95/A. Finally got it!
000005     M70 PowerBoard Overclocking (by F355)
000001     SCSI investigation (PS/55)

991209     6886 (PC750 MCA) (Added on 10.13)
991020     Audiovation Under Win95B. Come Together, Right On, Over 5580 (Added on 10.13)
990729     6860 (PC720) (Added on 10.13)
9901xx     Through Ardent Tool of Capitalism to MAD MAX
990108     8641-0YS (PC Server 500)

980810     Cyrix5x86
980809     Windows98 and PS/55 (Updated on 2002.10.11)
980004     8228 MAU and ICS cable. TokenRing, one of "the Seven wonders" in junk PC market.
980700     BIOS Modification (other models)
980625     5560-W2B Modified BIOS and Clock up
980503     Reply PowerBoard Part #1  (Junk PowerBoard M70/M80)
980314     8640-MYR (PC Server 320)

971122     MicroChannel Enthusiasts Page
971101     Type-A Upgrade
971018     Differential story (Added on 10.13)
970802     5560-W1B arrived
970705     5580-Y0C arrived

960000     MAD began

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