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Lots of old test equipment at work still doing real work. A few test systems running OS/2 24/7.
Guess I left off HPUX now that I think of it.
OS/2 Warp 4.5 & eCS 2.x
Windows 95, XP
RedHat EL4, EL5, EL6
Solaris (misc unknown versions)
AIX 4, 5, 6
Misc on Dish DVR, network routers, Oscilloscopes, and other misc imbedded devices...
Looks like a larger PIC would be able to drive it given enough I/O pins or some extra glue logic. The supplied interface needs a 16 bit parallel plus a 4w SPI for the touch sensor (plus a few control lines). A bit of a shame they did not bring out the mode control lines as the display controller appears to support a SPI interface directly.
Also no built in ROM so you'll need some allocation for the character font you want to use. Price is attractive at under $20 including shipping.
Search for '3.2 color lcd module touch' on ebay.
(LCD Controller = SSD1289, Touch Controller = ADS7843.)
It appeared from the small burn marks on the house wall near the Cable TV line that the cable was the primary conductor.
Cable and phone shared a common ground rod.
All devices connected to cable were toast. (3 TVs 2 VCRs and 2 Stereo receivers) Some on surge strips but no help.
Most all telephones and answering machines fried except 2 old AT&T tanks.
2 PC's plugged in were OK (on surge strips)
3rd PC external modem and attached serial port on the PC were fried (from phone line). On UPS w/surge.
One circuit breaker tripped and we replaced it as a precaution. Operated every other breaker to test them.
4 GFI outlets failed (on different circuits) the test check stopped working and were replaced. (still functioned for power but were unsafe)
Transformer on oil burner (did not find this until the fall when we turned the heat on)
Insurance company was great, no hassle on most of the items but I did have to have a couple large ticket items confirmed by the local appliance repair. Insurance covered the cost to verify.. Cost me the deductible to replace everything (full replacement coverage).
Mostly affected things attached to the phone line and cable. Not sure about the GFI units if they are more sensitive, These were standard in wall 15A outlet types.
OS/2 is still fairly well supported on modern hardware. I have it running on my main email system 2.5G AMD proc with a gforce 5500. Seamonkey/firefox is still actively ported/supported. The main component missing is the latest flash plugin. (There is even a port for open office 3 in the works). And yes, it runs fast (not all the bloat if the new OS's).
I agree with you on the WPS. I wish IBM would port it to Linux.
For a VM I have Warp4 running under Linux-Parallels as a supported client OS. Well worth the $50. I have win98se, Win2k and OS/2-Warp 4 sessions setup.
My truck is 8 years old and free and clear (91,000 miles). I fill up every 10 days (commuting to work and working around the house getting top soil and mulch etc). I spend about $25 to $35 every 10 days ($3 per day)
No train or bus service to speak of. We are paying a tax surcharge for the bus (that does not come to the town) and an extra $10 income tax ($6mil/600K people) for every man woman and child to subsidize a train that 12 people a day ride. The train station is 12 miles away and work is 14 so I'll stick with the car. And by the way the train is loosing money every year.
We pay road taxes as part of our fuel and 25% of it goes to other non transportation projects. The cost of running a car would be cheaper if the money went where it was ment to.