[NTLK] Bootstrapping (Jeff Fischbach)

Gene Beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 29 08:23:34 EDT 2016

I've watched the evolution, but sadly haven't participated much in it on our old Newts lately.  Too many other projects.  I do keep them running, and until about 4 years ago used them to log our autocross notes.  We've since moved to a tablet that also runs our cameras and datalogger.  It would be cool to have it be able to access our network, though.

@Jeff, we actually live between Pearland and Friendswood, out in the county, near a little public airfield.  We're 10-minutes from 'civilization', but enjoy the peace and quiet of the country with all it comes with, including the occasional skunk or bunny in the yard.  And yes, it's a great community.


Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

On Aug 29, 2016, at 2:02 AM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:

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> Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:20:28 -0700
> From: Jeff Fischbach <jmfischbach at gmail.com>
> To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Bootstrapping
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> BTW, I have close friends in Pearland. Spent some time there a few years
> back. Seems like a great community.
> On Aug 27, 2016 9:19 AM, "Jeff Fischbach" <jmfischbach at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You're absolutely right. The problem comes in terms of evolving the use of
>> the device beyond stock. Effectively, the MP is a "walled garden". These
>> days, it's become difficult to interface with it. The community has clearly
>> done a lot, where Apple stopped it's updates.
>> In my case, I don't even have the proper cabling. But, that's just an
>> economic hurtle. For around  $60, I could ebay the MP2000 serial connector,
>> then interface that with a usb to serial adapter, and install drivers,
>> designed by enthusiasts via a transfer program, also designed by
>> enthusiasts. All to utilize a wifi card that makes the rest unnecessary and
>> obsolete.
>> Or, with proper drivers on a memory card, and an Ethernet/Wi-Fi card, all
>> that can be circumvented. It's a shortcut.
>> On Aug 27, 2016 9:05 AM, "Gene Beaird" <bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> I thought a MP2K would boot without a memory card installed.  Isn't the
>>> OS installed on the ROM built in to the device?
>>> Gene Beaird,
>>> Pearland, Texas
>>> On Aug 27, 2016, at 11:00 AM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:
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