This machine hasn't been booted since 2014, a bad mouse blew the PS/2 port fuse and it sat in my repair pile, got moved to the new house, and finally got a new fuse tonight.

@ajroach42 Honestly, the most positive thing to come out of this year is that all the extra time at home has gotten me through a lot of my backlog of broken retro computers.


@lroop @ajroach42 What version of OS/2 is that? For a long time I pinned my hopes and day to day computing on that system.

@jeffnik @ajroach42 It's version 2.1. When I set this machine up I had a couple of old PCs running Windows but no OS/2 boxes, so I thought it would be appropriate for the IBM machine.

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Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830