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New member Baert

Postby Baert » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:30 am

Hi all,

I'm Baert from germay. I came to this forum in order to get in touch
with qubide. This is my second visit here and I now noticed that I forgot
to introduce myself. So right now I will do that :)

My number one Sinclair computer is the zx spectrum, but in former years
a ql was out of reach for me. Nowadays I got one. I am still a ql beginner.

I am also commodore amiga and MiST fpga platform user. I have no
it related job, I'm a simple user.

Best regards - Baert


Best regards,
Baert
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Re: New member Baert

Postby vanpeebles » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:18 am

Welcome to the forum :) I took the same path of being a familiar speccy user then new to the QL. What are you hoping to do with your QL? Games? Programming?


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Re: New member Baert

Postby RWAP » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:38 pm

Welcome to the forums - I feel like one of the oldest hands on these forums, having been running a QL based business since 1986 (does that even pre-date Dilwyn?)

I started on a ZX81 I bought from my brother in 1982 and then bought a QL in 1984 and never looked back!


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Re: New member Baert

Postby Baert » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:10 am

Thank you guys :)
I also started with the zeddy, but mine was broken when it arrived.
At that time I got a great offer for a zx spectrum. It was really great!
Every piece of software, simple or sophisticated, was a happening
to me. I saw things I couldn't believe. I wish I could have those
feelings again. But I guess it won't happen. Now everything
is evolution, in the early eighties everything was a complete
premiere to me.

I don't know, what I will do with my QL. Maybe I port
my only self programmed basic Utility from the spectrum
to the QL. And I want to connect to a bbs via serial and
a modem (just for fun).

Best regards - Baert


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Re: New member Baert

Postby Derek_Stewart » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:08 am

Hi Baert,

I used to run a BBS on Fidonet with QBOX, PBOX on the QL.

I still have the BBS files from the 1990s, I was going to convert them to a web site using the same login process as a BBS via a modem.

I remember a friend developed an idea to connected to computers using 2 modem locally without any telephone network connection. The idea was to us the modems data speed and compression to produce reliable data communications between any computers with serial ports.

The idea worked, but the cost was too high, I think a UK electronics supplier sole a similar interface for less than we could produce.

Now, 20 years on it is now needed as we connect by LAN at over 20 times the data speed.


Regards,

Derek
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Re: New member Baert

Postby XorA » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:11 am

Derek_Stewart wrote:I still have the BBS files from the 1990s, I was going to convert them to a web site using the same login process as a BBS via a modem.


For the authentic feel you might want to look at Citadel BBS which can run over telnet for that dialup feeling or as web pages for the more modern look.


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Re: New member Baert

Postby vanpeebles » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:17 am

I'd love to be able to use my QL modem stack for something :)


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Re: New member Baert

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:37 pm

Welcome to our Forum Baert!

:D :D :D

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Re: New member Baert

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:51 pm

Derek_Stewart wrote:I remember a friend developed an idea to connected to computers using 2 modem locally without any telephone network connection. The idea was to us the modems data speed and compression to produce reliable data communications between any computers with serial ports.

The idea worked, but the cost was too high, I think a UK electronics supplier sole a similar interface for less than we could produce.

In the industry where I work, we still use modems. Not for connecting to the internet. But for connecting remote computers to a computer at the main building or for linking other computerised equipment (*).

We have a mix of types. By that I mean some are dial-up and operate over a telephone system (even if it is a private telephone system). Others are "private line" modem types that use a dedicated cable pair (two wire types) or by using two pairs (four wire types) between the two modems (with no exchange equipment at all).

Some of the stand alone consumer modems from the 1990's onwards can operate in the "private line" two wire mode.

(*) note these remote sites are actually industrial equipment buildings and don't have any internet connection. All these sites are connected by dedicated cables anyway.

Mark


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Re: New member Baert

Postby Baert » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:38 am

Yes, I think there will be a kind of modem usage. I love the idea :)
Thanks again for the welcome!


Best regards,
Baert

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