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Richard Alexander (CGH Services)

Postby NormanDunbar » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:08 pm

I've had a request from someone claiming to be Richard Alexander of CGH Services fame, to join the Ql Wiki.

Since we have had spamming users to deal with recently, I tend to try and do as much background checking as I can before I assign write privileges. However, I've come up against a slight problem, and maybe someone here (or on the QL Users list) can help.

The request came from an IP address in Carmarthenshire in Wales on the 9th January at 00:57 (I'm assuming GMT/UCT here but I might be wrong). The email address used to register is in the blackchip.plus.com domian. And this is where my problem begins. I've checked for the domain "blackchip.plus.com" and come up with nothing.

Does anyone know Richard? Do you know if he is indeed "blackchip.plus.com"? And why is the email address wonky?

I hate the idea that I'm holding up a genuine QL fam, but I also had to deal with a few uncircumcised gentlemen (complete pricks) recently, signing up and spamming pages with garbage and adverts and scams. Someone, me, had to remove those pages and reinstate the unadulterated ones.

Any information gratefully received and if you are the real Richard Alexander, my apologies!


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Re: Richard Alexander (CGH Services)

Postby NormanDunbar » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:31 pm

Ok, it seems that the user is legitimate, that's good news. I had a quick response from Darren Brannagh on QL-Users list.

Unfortunately, the email's domain isn't yet valid:

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norman@Hubble:~$ whois blackchip.plus.com
No match for "BLACKCHIP.PLUS.COM".
>>> Last update of whois database: 2021-01-16T15:26:25Z <<<


So, if you are "listening" Richard, you will probably not be getting emails with your login details I'm afraid. However, I have amended your user to have write privileges.


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Re: Richard Alexander (CGH Services)

Postby Sparrowhawk » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:51 pm

I corresponded with Richard a lot back in my uni days, when I was writing my Dreamlands game (published by CGH Services) and when writing articles for the various magazines he published.

The location sounds about right, as he was based in rural Wales, although I can't recall quite where. Cwm Gwen Hall I think is what CGH stood for (White dale?).
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Postby Sparrowhawk » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:52 pm

I should have read the second post properly. Sorry, you are already on it. :?


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Re: Richard Alexander (CGH Services)

Postby NormanDunbar » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:16 pm

No worries, thanks.

It's all sorted and it's even possible that the email he registered with, is working!

One of those days.


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Re: Richard Alexander (CGH Services)

Postby RichardCGH » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:48 pm

Greetings all

Yes it me.
I signed up to the wiki as I didn't recognise some of the titles it claimed I published as CGH Services.
I suspect some are PD disks / progs ?
TBH I don't have a definitive list but if anyone can check the list I'd be grateful.

Anyway still around, took a LONG break from QLing, but curious to see what people are still doing with them or the emulators.


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Re: Richard Alexander (CGH Services)

Postby NormanDunbar » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:10 pm

Hi Richard.

Sorry about the confusion. And welcome to the Wiki.

Have fun.


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Re: Richard Alexander (CGH Services)

Postby dilwyn » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:51 pm

RichardCGH wrote:Greetings all

Yes it me.
I signed up to the wiki as I didn't recognise some of the titles it claimed I published as CGH Services.
I suspect some are PD disks / progs ?
TBH I don't have a definitive list but if anyone can check the list I'd be grateful.

Anyway still around, took a LONG break from QLing, but curious to see what people are still doing with them or the emulators.

Well, just to embarrass you a little on your return, I've attached a scanned copy of your catalogue from 1992...so get going on the Wiki... :twisted:
cgh nov 1992.pdf
CGH Nove 92 catalogue
(247.05 KiB) Downloaded 48 times


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Re: Richard Alexander (CGH Services)

Postby RichardCGH » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:44 pm

Thanks for the CGH Services catalogue.

I'd forgotten just how many issues there were of QL Technical Review : 7 !
And so much Public Domain stuff.

Looking back I can see how I exhausted myself - editing / publishing 2 zines , running a large Public Domain Library, Publishing and selling a wide range of software.
And trying to sell various other items of hardware (that never took off.)

Had a lot of fun doing it but financially it wasn't worth it and physically it did lasting damage.

Oh well, we live and learn.


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Re: Richard Alexander (CGH Services)

Postby vanpeebles » Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:36 am

RichardCGH wrote:Thanks for the CGH Services catalogue.

I'd forgotten just how many issues there were of QL Technical Review : 7 !
And so much Public Domain stuff.

Looking back I can see how I exhausted myself - editing / publishing 2 zines , running a large Public Domain Library, Publishing and selling a wide range of software.
And trying to sell various other items of hardware (that never took off.)

Had a lot of fun doing it but financially it wasn't worth it and physically it did lasting damage.

Oh well, we live and learn.


I loved reading your Adventurers Forum magazines! All these years later and still a great read.



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