TFW you are digging through storage and find a hand-made patch cable that bridges between two obsolete standards for devices you no longer own (DB9 serial to ADB serial)

I lie, I still own the Cambridge Z88 the cable was built for. Four AA cells and it fired right up.

I haven't had a Mac with ADB in a long time though.

Just ordered a USB to DB-9 serial converter from Adafruit. There' s still a thriving community for the Z88 around, going to see just how far I can revive this old beast.

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@rafial Aaack! I remember those! *and*there is an ancient Mac with ADB ports under the piles of stuff somewhere...

@rafial I should put new batteries in mine. Last time I fired it was last winter but never managed to link it to one of my retroMacs…

@ennedia I'm impressed with how much support for it there still is online. There was a new version of the OS released as of 2016

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