The FirstComputer that TimRiker ever worked on was at Penfield High School in Penfield, New York. From what I've been able to determine it was a HP-2114B model. It used a form of time shared basic, but it was not a dual cpu model cabinet. It was running a time shared basic environment. Perhaps the "TIME-SHARING EXECUTIVE" mentioned in the sales brochure? There were no "accounts" on the machine. Everyone used the same program storage space. This is unlike any version of HP2000 (ie: HP-TSB) release TimRiker has seen so far.

TimRiker acquired a bunch of old HP hardware including an HP-2116A that he is in process of restoring. Check the Gallery for pictures and updates as work progresses. Adding some notes on HardwareNotes

The system config as best recollected:

The admin was a Dick Stover who has since passed away.

Here are some useful links:

Hacking HOWTO:

emulator progress

I grabbed the sources from:

and the perl assembler from:

patched 22255-08.txt thusly:

-     STBFAD2    SAVE ADDRESS
-     P WCONT    MOVE IN AND PROCESS
+      STB BFAD2    SAVE ADDRESS
+      JMP WCONT    MOVE IN AND PROCESS

and asm21 thusly:

-    } elsif ($str =~ s/^([a-zA-Z.?%\#\$][0-9a-zA-Z.?%\/=\#\$]*)//) {
+    } elsif ($str =~ s/^([a-zA-Z.?%\#\$\&\[\/@\^\!][0-9a-zA-Z.?%\/=\#\$\&\[\/@\^\!]*)//) {

fixed a few other things in the assembler and it's now working! see MsuBasic for details.:)) More info in the docs:

RikerWiki: FirstComputer (last edited 2014-02-26 18:47:12 by TimRiker)