Re: [midatlanticretro] Introduction
--- david_comley <david_comley@...> wrote:
> Just wanted to introduce myself and share with everyone what my
> interests are and what I can contribute to the group.
> As a hobbyist and collector I focus my attention on machines that
> I've had a personal connection with in the past. That means DEC
> machines primarily but I also have an interest in the Microtan 65 and
> the Commodore PET, neither of which has made it into my collection
> yet. I am also interested in Sun and HP systems and I have a couple
> of systems that probably qualify in some way as being vintage.
> I have a small array of current projects: one is a TTL CPU project
> that I am about four years into; I am working on an RTTY decoder for
> the Solaris operating system (for any hams with sparcstations out
> there); and the other project is a new Linux project to emulate HP
> hard drives using the CS/80 protocol. I finally decided to take this
> on after several years of needing CS/80 disks and not having them,
> and amongst HP collectors there appears to be some interest in having
> this kind of package available as open source.
> I'm located in Holicong, PA, just over the border from NJ. I post
> occasionally to the classiccmp mailing list (and have received a
> considerable amount of advice and information in return) and I hope I
> can contribute to MARCH in some way that offsets the debt of
> gratitude I owe the folks on classiccmp.
In 84, my father moved to the promised land, aka Silicon Valley, and
while he did the executive thing with various hardware and software
companies, I got heavily involved in the BBS scene (QuickBBS, shortly,
and Remote Access for several years, also very active in FidoNet) andFidoNet! :) My first real email experience, I loved it. I remember getting a 'point' address of my fav BBS based in the UK, the Red Rose BBS (Lancashire).<snip>
all my advanced students learn vi (I'm a vi bigot and I do realize this
makes me a Bad Person). They all learn command line C followed byNot at all, I use vi daily. Personal preference. Nothing wrong with emacs either, although I prefer vi.<snip>
So, long story short, I'm thrilled to be here and thanks for putting up
A great story, thanks for sharing.Welcome aboard!- Steve--Steven Toth - Kernel Labs