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Hello

Postby wmh71 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:55 am

Hi, just picked up a ql from a garage sale and hopefully going to revive it :D


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Re: Hello

Postby vanpeebles » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:06 am

Welcome to the forum!! :D


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Re: Hello

Postby Cristian » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:37 pm

Werlcome back to QL universe! From which planet do you come from?


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Re: Hello

Postby wmh71 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:04 pm

Cristian wrote:Werlcome back to QL universe! From which planet do you come from?


I’m from the UK, Dorset


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Re: Hello

Postby SinclairSociety » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:10 pm

wmh71 wrote:Hi, just picked up a ql from a garage sale and hopefully going to revive it :D


Welcome!

I am also new to QL and hope to enjoy discussing it here.

Welcome aboard!

TJ


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Re: Hello

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:09 pm

wmh71 wrote:I’m from the UK, Dorset


Aha! Planet Dorset, I have visited there and loved it.

Welcome to the QL world - what are you interested in doing/learning with your new found QL?


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Norm.


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Re: Hello

Postby wmh71 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:28 am

NormanDunbar wrote:
wmh71 wrote:I’m from the UK, Dorset


Aha! Planet Dorset, I have visited there and loved it.

Welcome to the QL world - what are you interested in doing/learning with your new found QL?


Cheers,
Norm.


Well, I’ve always been a spectrum user, but I remember when the ql came out thinking I’d like one of those. Took a few years but now I have one! Really looking forward to getting it up and running (with some help on the way)


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Re: Hello

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:48 am

I bought a ZX-81 to catalogue my record collection. I had to teach myself Basic and eventually wrote a database system that worked, and started loading my data. Hmm "Out of memory"? What's that all about/ I have 1KB, how much do I need? I moved up to a 56K RAM extension soon after that!

Then I got a Spectrum (16KB), interface 1, two microdrives (from Boots the chemist of all places) by trading in a guitar that I had no hope of ever learning to play (to a music shop, not to Boots!)

I could only afford the QL when the price dropped from £400 to something like £199. Sadly, the week after that, they started giving away free Serial 8056 printers with the QL for the same price! :cry: I now have three originals (2 without microdrives, one with) but all have dead keyboard membranes which I'll get around to fixing at some point, but I do all of my QL work on QPC these days, running on Linux, under Wine.

I suspect I might just be a Sinclair addict!


Cheers,
Norm.


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