Monthly Archives: May 2021

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About twenty years ago, I bought a used IBM Model M keyboard with a PS/2 connector. I believe it cost me around $5-$10 plus shipping at the time. A good investment, given that this sort of keyboard is probably worth … Continue reading

Posted in IBM, Keyboard, PC hardware | 5 Comments

Archival Puzzles

Every now and then I attack the large amount of floppy disks in my basement and run a bunch of them through Kryoflux. This time it was a shoebox full of OS/2 related floppies. Among them was a very incomplete … Continue reading

Posted in Archiving, IBM, Kryoflux, OS/2, Pre-release | 30 Comments

DOS SMB Client Performance

Recently I had the need to use several different DOS VMs that all used a SMB network client. Although I did not use networking heavily, I noticed that there are massive differences in performance between the VMs. Copying a circa … Continue reading

Posted in DOS, IBM, Microsoft, Networking | 3 Comments

It Was a Problem Back in the Day

Several years ago, I found out the hard way that old versions of DOS have trouble with hard disks with more than 17 sectors per track. To recap, DOS versions older than 3.3 may hang when booting from a hard … Continue reading

Posted in Bugs, DOS, ESDI, Storage | 26 Comments