About us

TalOrg is the home of a freelance developer, working on various software and hardware projects. We also do computer preservation work by collecting old and new computers, just about anything from 8-bit home computers to 64-bit servers.

You can follow me on twitter and my blog.

Software and hardware projects

We work on various software projects (C++, Qt, QML, PHP, etc), mostly for the more obscure mobile platforms (SailfishOS and BlackBerry 10) and also on embedded platforms like the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone , Arduino (AVR) and TI Laucnhpads (MSP430).

Tutorials

Various tutorials on various subjects. Some have been written previously on the authors blog.

Computer collection

Our current collection is relatively small, only about 130 computers and related devices, from various 8-bit Commodores to Macs, SGI workstations and Sun servers, Playstations and smartphones.

Warehouse resources where a bit limited for a while so the collection didn't grow very fast as there where no place to put them anymore. Luckily that changed in the autumn of 2014 when we moved to a larger house with a dedicated room with plenty of storage space, hopefully the collection will start to grow again.

Stay tuned for a more detaild pages about the collection, for now you can look at the list below:

Various ARMs

  • Raspberry Pi Model B
  • Raspberry Pi Model A
  • Raspberry Pi 2
  • Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Raspberry Pi Zero
  • BeagleBone
  • BeagleBone Black
  • PINE A64+
  • PINE A64+2G

Apple

  • Apple IIe

Motorolla 68k based

  • Macintosh Plus
  • Macintosh Performa 400 (aka LC II)
  • Macintosh Performa 475
  • Macintosh Portable
  • Macintosh IIci
  • Macintosh IIcx
  • Macintosh IIcx (no display card on this one, or memory, or hd)
  • Macintosh Quadra 700

PowerPC based

  • Power Macintosh 7100/66 (NuBus PowerPC)
  • Power Macintosh 7200/75
  • Power Macintosh 7300/200
  • Power Macintosh 7600/400 G3
  • iBook G4 12" 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4
  • PowerPC G4 SMP

Asus

  • Eee PC 901

Commodore

  • Commodore 16
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Commodore 64 (old)
  • Commodore 64 (new)
  • Commodore 128D
  • Commodore Amiga 2000
  • Commodore Amiga 500 + 512kb memory
  • Commodore Amiga 500 + 512kb memory
  • Commodore Amiga 500 + 512kb memory

HP

  • HP 9000/700 Model 712/80
  • HP 9000/700 Model 712/80
  • HP 9000/700 Model 710 (32Mb and some small disk)
  • HP 9000/800 K-Class K100
  • HP 9000 E45
  • HP 9000 D-Class
  • HP 9000/300 Model 310 and HP-IB connected MFM+Floppy (Unfortunately prom/bios says "Bad Hardware" for my only HD )

Digital/Compaq/Alphas

 

MIPS Based

  • DECstation 3100
  • DECstation 5000/133

VAX Based

  • VAXStation 2000 (No disk)
  • VAXStation 2000 (No disk)
  • VAXStation 2000 + MFM HD
  • VAXStation 3100/m38
  • VAXStation 4000 VLC
  • TK50 Tape drive
  • RZ55 SCSI disk (Large and heavy, about 300Mb )

Alpha based

  • Digital AlphaStation 200 4/100
  • Digital AlphaStation 500/266 (EV5, 266Mhz, 128mb)
  • Aspen Alpine Alpha (EV4, 275Mhz, 128mb)
  • Another Alpha (PC164, EV56, 600Mhz, 512mb)
  • Aspen (Durango?) Alpha (PC164, EV56, 500Mhz, 256mb)

IBM

  • IBM PC
  • IBM XT
  • IBM AT
  • IBM RT
  • IBM RS/6000 Model 355
  • IBM RS/6000 43P Model 140
  • IBM ThinkPad 380E
  • IBM ThinkPad

Acer

  • Acer Extensa 501T

Nokia

  • Nokia 770 + 2G RS-MMC
  • Nokia 770 + 1G RS-MMC
  • Nokia N810

Sinclair

  • Sinclair Spectrum 48 (original)
  • Sinclair Spectrum 48 (in a 128 case)
  • Sinclair Spectrum 128
  • Sinclair PC 200

Sun Microsystems

 

Motorolla 68k

  • Sun 2/120
  • Sun 3/60
  • Sun 3/60

Sparc

  • Sun SPARCStation IPC
  • Sun SPARCStation 1+
  • Sun SPARCclassic
  • Sun SparcStation ELC (motherboard only, running headless)
  • Sun SparcStation 5
  • Sun SparcStation 10

UltraSparc

  • Sun UltraAX
  • Sun Ultra 10 (motherboard-only, works)
  • Sun Netra AX1105-500 500Mhz Ultra-IIe
  • Sun Ultra 1
  • Sun Ultra 5
  • Sun Ultra 10
  • Sun Ultra 10 Creator 3D
  • Sun Ultra Enterprise 450
  • Sun Blade 150
  • Sun SunFire V440
  • Sun SunFire V240

Silicon Graphics

  • SGI Indy R4xxx + IndyCam (IP22)
  • SGI Indy R4xxx (IP22)
  • SGI Indigo2 R4400 250Mhz with GU1-Extreme graphics, 128Mb (IP22)
  • SGI O2 R5000 180Mhz, 128Mb (IP32)
  • SGI Origin 200, R10000 1x180Mhz, 128Mb (IP27)

Other

  • Basic 2000 (aka: Lambda 8300, Power 3000, etc)
  • Kaypro 2 (CP/M)
  • Dragon 32 (no power, untested)

Your basic x86 PCs

  • Amstrad PC (808?)
  • Philips PC (808?, similiar to the Kaypro 2 but x86, integrated printer)
  • Plus a bunch of various basic PCs

Various laptops

  • Laptop Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo-D, Celeron - 1.2Ghz, 256mb
  • Laptop Toshiba Satellite, Mobile Celeron - 650Mhz, 192mb
  • Laptop Compaq, Pentium-II - 350Mhz
  • Laptop Unisys 486SL-50Mhz, 8mb
  • Laptop 486SL-25Mhz, 4mb
  • Laptop 286, 1mb, 20mb

Phones

  • Nokia 7250i
  • Nokia N73
  • Nokia N900
  • Nokia N900
  • Nokia N950
  • Nokia N9 Magenta
  • Nokia N9 Black
  • Nokia Lumia 800 Black
  • Nokia Lumia 800 Cyan
  • Nokia Asha 302
  • Nokia Asha 303
  • Nokia Asha 311
  • BlackBerry DevAlpha B
  • BlackBerry DevAlpha C

Consoles

Sega

  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Megadrive
  • Sega Megadrive II

Nintendo

  • Super Nintendo (SNES)
  • Gameboy classic
  • Gameboy Advanced
  • Nintendo ES (NES)
  • Nintendo DS (NDS)

Sony

  • Playstation 1 (Original model)
  • Playstation 1 (Original model)
  • Playstation 1 (Compact model)
  • Playstation 2
  • Playstation 2
  • Playstation 3 (broken)
  • Playstation 4

Other hardware

  • a couple really old TV-game systems (pong, tennis, etc)
  • 3Com 2600 terminalserver
  • Lucent Pipeline ISDN router
  • HP 700/?? terminals