RE: [midatlanticretro] Introduction
- Welcome, David.Just wanted to introduce myself and share with everyone what my
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Subject: [midatlanticretro] Introduction
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