Hobbies

THMS Web Site Problems?

I received a report that the THMS (The hobbyist’s Machine Shop) web site seemed to be down. I did some reorganization last weekend and moved all of my sites into more properly organized sub domains of tedatum.com. The correct link is http://thms.tedatum.com. Please make changes or bookmark this URL link. This has always been the “correct” link but some folks may have an old link to a sub directory under …\tedatum\thms\ Update: Http://TheHobbyistMachineShop.com also works!...

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$8.00 (64 bits)

You know… “two bits, four bits, six bits… a dollar!” I have been doing some research into the status of the 64 bit personal computer. I built one last year using an AMD dual core processor. This ramble is not inclusive of the “workstation” class of personal computers and applications. I was correct that the PC world was going to the dual processor on a chip route. My AMD box is very good at doing...

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Back to BASICs

Just for fun, I have been looking at computer programming at the application level. I have been playing with these machines since before personal computers became a main stream necessity for business and personal life. Well, let me diverge here. My spouse will argue about the necessity for personal life. She has allowed me to play with “Kenny Keyboard” for well over 35 years, uses one herself, but certainly doesn’t consider them a personal life...

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Apple OS X / MS Vista

It’s a lousy rainy freezing weather weekend. The workshop is too cold. The churches and most outside activities have shut down here in Dallas this Sunday because of the freezing rain. We are just not equipped in North Texas to handle ice. So I have been hanging out on my computers. Yes, plural. I have many more than just one. Most are PC type but I also have the first edition MAC mini. I am...

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