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Re: ebay Stuff
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2020, 03:17:56 pm »
Business card CD's are still a thing


Oh my! I though we have evolved from these kind of thingies ... but apparently not.
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« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2020, 03:20:18 pm »
*gg* the [ ] around the Click me link were intentional. Usually I do these as they should "simulate" a button.


Nothing wrong with the [] ...
Code: [Select]
http://"https:// just ain't correct way to start URL.
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Re: ebay Stuff
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2020, 09:38:22 pm »
Yeah, that irregular CD Shape was a thing on the 90's, I have a Green Day single in the shape of a brain. It came with a warning that it may not work on some CD-Players.

I think that it is good to use that CDs on the CD-Players that the lid opens on top and you can fit the hole exactly on the place. The CD-readers that have a tray may cause problems and you have to put it exactly in the middle so the hole fits. It may be a problem on CD-players that suck the CDs in (like a MacMini / Nintendo Wii / Wii U kind), but I have never tried on one of those.

Anyways, maybe one day we will have that CD image on the Internet Archive to see what OS/2 stuff it contains.

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Re: ebay Stuff
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2020, 10:05:54 am »
Bought it. :D - Thought it is THAT obscure, I need to have a look.
Should be arriving soon. Let's decide if or if not to put it into the archive after a short content check. : ]

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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2020, 09:30:32 pm »
Be sure to use an ancient CD drive or a software tool which reduces drive speed from something like 52x down to 4x or the disc will likely be destroyed because of unbalanced mass. If the drive has no spindle to click the CD on, the risk is even higher.

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Re: ebay Stuff
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2020, 12:53:18 pm »
Hi

It is the first time I see the OS/2 2.1 stress ball. Too expensive.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SEALED-1980-90s-IBM-OS-2-PC-DOS-6-1-SWAG-PROMO-PROMOTIONAL-STRESS-BALL/293497714022

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Re: ebay Stuff
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2020, 02:32:15 pm »
And it's "just a balloon with sand in it" for $99? LOL

I did see they relisted that OS/2 watch for $.99, but still have really high shipping on it.

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Re: ebay Stuff
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2020, 03:37:44 pm »
And it's "just a balloon with sand in it" for $99? LOL
Not just sand....relaxing sand.  ;D ;D ;D

It is fun (and relaxing) to look for these OS/2 items on ebay from time to time.
By the way, I try to keep some images of some these things on the OS2World Gallery (under Merchandise).

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« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2020, 09:37:59 pm »
Japanese indeed! : ) - Would be a nice collectable. *__*
I definitely need more space to store all these... :>

Btw.. anybody know what THIS is?
Front:
Internal:

- Click

Question is also... due to the weird form "factor" of that CD.... is it safe to put that into a production drive? ; )

Moderator's Note: Fixed hyperlink

In fact there have been at least two Volumes of this No Limit! CDs, both of them have been sent to me by IBM as a registered Warp User in 1996, if I remember correctly.

 It was one of the attempts to Show Users that there are at least some OS/2 Applications und Supplements around, to have something to Show in the Competition with Windows 95.
EDIT: Volume 1 in 1995 and Volume 2 early 1996, both before Warp 4 arrived.
Both of them are still in good shape. I guess Volume 2 was build to have wholes where there is no Colour on the CD as well, but due to Users reporting Problems with Volume 1 in CD Drives with more than 4X Speed the cancelled the cut process, I guess.
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Re: ebay Stuff
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2020, 08:45:31 am »
Oh dear.. 4x speed drive? Who still has such stuff? When remembering correctly, my slowest drive ever was a Mitsumi 6x in 1995, but that is long gone. :/
Currently my slowest drive is an HP Writer 8x read [picture], which still works.
But I'd rather not shread that historical writer, or the cewl CD. Is there an ISO of these CDs around? Would ease the process.. ; ) - Atleast for volume 1, which I do now officially own. (I'd be happy when it would finally arrive.. grrr)

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Re: ebay Stuff
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2020, 09:42:30 pm »
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Re: ebay Stuff
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2020, 09:14:20 am »
Awesome! *__* - But shipping to US only : /

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« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2020, 03:22:35 am »
Congratulations if anyone here won the item! I had my back turned to my computer on the last minute to tweak with something on my workbench and before I knew it I missed my chance to bid  ;D