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What a wild ride this has been.

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cadillacmike68
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Re: What a wild ride this has been.

#31 Post by cadillacmike68 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:21 pm

I suppose I deserve to be left out of the know for never reading the off topic threads.

Very sad to hear about everything that has happened to you, but I'm glad for the recent bit of good news.

My wife and I are still using the T61 6463 WS systems that I bought from you in 2013. They are both working well, maxed out to 8GB RAM and 500GB HDDs.

If you still have a T61p with a WUGA / 1920x1200 screen with a good mobo, I'm very interested. Other than that I'll contact you about a couple more 4:3 replacement system boards and anything else you might still have that hasn't gone to the dumpster - when you get back home.

Hoping you do continue to improve.

Best Regards, Mike.
600, 600X
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 1@ 1GHz SXGA+ 4 more; T23 2647 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+ 3 more
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
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Re: What a wild ride this has been.

#32 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun May 24, 2020 1:55 am

Slightly OT:
cadillacmike68 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:21 pm
I suppose I deserve to be left out of the know for never reading the off topic threads.
When I switch my browser on in the morning, it starts with Homepage forum.thinkpads.com and a few others.
First thing I then do is click on the "Unread posts" button, top right under your username.
Then I start reading posts from the last of that list upward.
If you do this every day, you'll always be fully informed about what's going on on the Forum.

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Re: What a wild ride this has been.

#33 Post by OliverSparks » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:01 am

the puppy must have already grown)

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Re: What a wild ride this has been.

#34 Post by atagunov » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:33 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:55 am
First thing I then do is click on the "Unread posts" button
"Active topics" top-left works well enough too!

TuuS, hope you're enjoying your rides whatever they are.
All of us should be enjoying ours.
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Re: What a wild ride this has been.

#35 Post by crashnburn » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:20 am

TuuS wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:59 am
ajkula66 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:02 pm


And you're actually able to start that trip with a new lease on life... :thumbs-UP:

Best wishes to you and may the upcoming holidays bring joy to your face once again.
Thank you George

I'm currently near Houston Texas traveling with my new service dog. His name is Boss dawg and he is an unusually large Boxer pup, just 10 months old and his training is working out great so far. After the holidays I'm going to spend some time in the deserts of the Southwest and ultimately visiting some family in California before heading back East again.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years
If you need any tips/ food / restaurant suggestions around Houston - do ping me - although with Covid maybe its safer to cook at home or reheat!
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Re: What a wild ride this has been.

#36 Post by TuuS » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:28 pm

Thanks for all the wonderful comments guys. I've been having a rough time with this lockdown and trying to get all my medical ducks in a row but I'm surviving.

I was in Houston over the Christmas holidays and again in February on the return trip. Next time I'm in Houston if you are available maybe we could do lunch. I travel to the Southwest each winter and would enjoy meeting any ThinkPad fans who would enjoy having a sandwich or just talkin about thinkpads'.

Cadillac Mike, I'm glad you enjoyed the laptops I provided you and feel free to message me anytime anywhere. I would love to see your Cadillac if I'm in your area and let me know what you're interested in and I'll see what I can do. I do currently have a very nice widescreen t61p that I converted to Intel graphics. It has a very nice 1200 by 1600 screen. I don't know if I have any 0808 or newer models. I had a few in my collection and one of our regular members bought all of them from me last year. It's possible I may have another and if I uncover it I will offer it to you first.

I still have a couple cases of the standard 4-3 motherboards. I haven't advertised them much lately because they will be sold out soon which is kind of sad as it has giving me something to focus on other than medical issues. However all good things have to end sooner or later and I am thrilled for the privilege of being able to provide these to the community.

Thank you for all your kind words thoughts and prayers.

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Re: What a wild ride this has been.

#37 Post by cadillacmike68 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:51 pm

hi Don, thanks for the nice words. I do hope hings improve for you.

Which Cadillac? - probably the old DeVille Convertible.I still have it; it's running pretty good.

On that T61 - 1200x1600 is a strange number for screen res. Is it 1600x1200? but that's not a widescreen? I might want one or two of those last 4:3 nvidia boards as well. I'll get back on that.

One question: Will those boards take a penryn CPU without flashing the BIOS? My eventual goal would be to get them all to Middleton BIOS but the less BIOS flashing the better, don't want to brick something. I'd also have to find some penryn 2.4 or 2.5GHz CUs.
600, 600X
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 1@ 1GHz SXGA+ 4 more; T23 2647 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+ 3 more
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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