This is what I had for my first PC:
The COMPAQ Lugable!
This one pictured here is not one of
my actual computers, but I still own two of them! This was
the grand-father to the laptop, and was the subject of the
ground breaking law suite between COMPAQ and IBM which broke
the monopoly on companies other than IBM being allowed to
manufacture and sell PC computers with the Intel 8088 chip set
and it's successors. PC, (Personal Computer,) was after all,
an IBM brand name.
These came with a 10 Mb Hard Drive,
and a 5.25 Inch Floppy Drive. Both of mine had the "Expansion
Board" which included more memory and a Serial / COM Port.
The memory consisted of several rows of 64 bit IC chips,
(Remember the Commodore 64? It used one of these same chips,)
any of which would blow on occasion, causing a parity error at
boot. I would keep a medicine bottle containing extra chips
to make repairs when this happened. I networked the two
computers together via the COM Port and a Null Modem Cable.
This allowed not only file sharing and messaging, but also
allowed me to execute programs from one machine or the other.
The screen on this example is
showing XTREE. This application, and it's successor, XTREE
Gold was the world's BEST DOS utility. You could run
it from the hard drive, or from a floppy disk. Before the
start of my IT career, and for the first few years as an IT
Professional, XTREE was the most commonly used tool in my bag
of tricks. I used it well into the Windows 95 era.
Kansas City, Missouri
On 7/9/2018 11:29 AM, Siegfried
use the double sided tape that is used for mounting mirrors
in the bathroom (with the small foam layer in between)
that sticks very good and has some flexiness
Am 08.07.2018 um 23:58 schrieb
Yeah, I was already planning to put one there.
The double sided tape is a great idea. Thanks!
On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 7:49 PM Clint Bradford
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some really good double-sided adhesive tape, and consider
an additional Zip tie on the inside of the grip - right at
the arrow (pun intended) is pointing.