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Greeting from Pedro Reina

Postby PedroReina » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:08 pm

Hi all.

I'm Pedro Reina, 54, from Spain. My first and second computers were Sinclair QL. About ten years of hard use; I brought lots of expansions, software and magazines. I see in this forum friends from that time.

Then I brought standard PC hardware and since about 1996 I'm a free software advocate and use mainly Linux.

A few weeks ago a sold my QL hardware and QL magazines so a few retro computers lovers can enjoy the Sinclair QL I had in a closet.

But now I've instaled an emulator on my Linux box and I would like to refresh some of my memories. ¡Good times that with my QLs!

My bigger interest is in programming. Still in my website there is software I wrote for the Sinclair QL: applications and framework.


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Re: Greeting from Pedro Reina

Postby vanpeebles » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:11 pm

Welcome to the forum, you are also our 300th member!! *fanfare* Sadly no prizes though! :D


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Re: Greeting from Pedro Reina

Postby tofro » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:47 pm

Welcome, Pedro!

I like the red racing stripes on the QL manual in your pictures - Did Investronica add those?

Tobias


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Postby PedroReina » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:42 pm

tofro wrote:Did Investronica add those?

Yes, they did. Spanish touch, may be?


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Postby RWAP » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:48 pm

Love the look of that QL manual (I agree) :)

Would be interesting to know what was on those ROM cartridges - one is a version of QLC, but the other.... Maybe the person who purchased the stuff could do a dump of the ROM contents...


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Postby RWAP » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:50 pm

I have seen your software as well - some more to be added to the Sinclair QL Homepage if you don't mind :)


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Postby PedroReina » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:39 pm

RWAP wrote:Maybe the person who purchased the stuff could do a dump of the ROM contents...


I'm afraid of copyright issues, but if you think it's OK, I could ask him to do the dump.

Any clue what can be in that ROM?


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Postby PedroReina » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:42 pm

RWAP wrote:some more to be added to the Sinclair QL Homepage if you don't mind :)


Of course I don't mind :)


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Postby RWAP » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:41 pm

PedroReina wrote:
RWAP wrote:Maybe the person who purchased the stuff could do a dump of the ROM contents...


I'm afraid of copyright issues, but if you think it's OK, I could ask him to do the dump.

Any clue what can be in that ROM?


Copyright is a problem, but we are storing them for the QL preservation project - who is the buyer if you don't mind saying (pm me).... If necessary I would be willing to purchase the two ROM carts from the buyer.

Was there no manual or anything? Certainly I have never heard of hte QLC implementation.


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Re: Greeting from Pedro Reina

Postby PedroReina » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:17 am

RWAP wrote:If necessary I would be willing to purchase the two ROM carts from the buyer.


I'm quite sure that the buyer don't want to sell that ROMs, sorry.

RWAP wrote:Was there no manual or anything? Certainly I have never heard of hte QLC implementation.


Yes, the QL-C ROM has a manual. May be from Metacomco, not sure, 'cause I sold the manual too.

The JF one is a mistery to me in this moment.



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