Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

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Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Postby xpdualcore » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:49 pm

With Robs help (and turning off my VPN!) I'm finally here!!

I've inherited most of my late fathers computer bits and a Sinclair QL in particular.

ATM its still at my mums but am working on getting it down here shortly so I can't tell what revision or even more importantly if it still works! More details will follow...

I can remember as a teen playing an adventure game he bought at a computer show in London but that was ages ago. It was our first computer... I used Commodore PETs and mainframes (with card readers and teleprinters) at Tech College so it was his pride and joy!

So I guess for now I'll just mouch about and try to learn as much as I can!!

Thanks for having me here..

Peter


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Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:16 pm

A warm welcome! What did you do on the adventure game? Can you remember which one?


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Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:27 pm

Hi Peter,

xpdualcore wrote:I used Commodore PETs and mainframes (with card readers and teleprinters) at Tech College so it was his pride and joy!


I used to work with ICL mainframes, card punches and teleprinters. George 2 on the 1966 and then, shock horror, interactivity with VME on the 2966/3925/3945s.

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Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:23 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:Hi Peter,

xpdualcore wrote:I used Commodore PETs and mainframes (with card readers and teleprinters) at Tech College so it was his pride and joy!


I used to work with ICL mainframes, card punches and teleprinters. George 2 on the 1966 and then, shock horror, interactivity with VME on the 2966/3925/3945s.

Cheers,
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Did you climb inside? :lol:


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Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:01 pm

Once or twice, yes. We had a water coolant leak on the 2945 one morning. That went well!


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Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Postby Sparrowhawk » Wed May 20, 2020 2:45 pm

Hello fellow moonraker (obviously I'm an import, not even being born in the UK). Which end of the county are you? I'm almost on the far western edge, almost literally a stone's throw from BANES.


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Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed May 20, 2020 6:08 pm

I'm from way up North, Elgin in the county of Moray. I worked in Aberdeen on mainframes, then moved South to Yorkshire to work with databases.

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Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Postby Sparrowhawk » Sat May 23, 2020 7:40 pm

Lol! I was asking OP.

I kind of figued you might be a Scot, Norman. Can't think why, just a hunch :D

Moonraker is a term for a Wiltshire person.


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Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Postby vanpeebles » Sat May 23, 2020 8:16 pm

I thought moonraker was the one where Jaws is on the space station :D


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Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Postby Sparrowhawk » Sat May 23, 2020 9:23 pm

If you recall, the space station was called Swindon-SN1 ;)


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