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1  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: GEOS on Computerworld's top 10 "gone but not forgotten" OS's on: March 28, 2009, 11:01:54 AM
or on the subject where to find the manual for the 64 CP/M? mine had the original disks with it and the cartridge but no manual.

I believe this is what you're looking for Smiley
2  Retro Computing / 8-bit Apple discussions / Re: Post your non-Mac Apple collection! on: March 26, 2009, 10:17:13 AM
Have you got any pictures of the spartan? I've never seen one.
     Jeri Ellsworth has my Spartan right now; I'll pick it up in a few weeks when I see her again.
     As for photos of my Spartan, Larry Anderson used to have a couple at

http://www.portcommodore.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=photos:vcf_06:start

but his site is going through a reorganization, and the photos have not been reinserted.  I'll ask Larry to see if he can put them up again soon.

I found some pictures of it on applefritter.

   
3  Retro Computing / 8-bit Apple discussions / Re: Post your non-Mac Apple collection! on: March 26, 2009, 09:45:49 AM
(I threw away the bag because my cat pissed on it at some point and I could never get the smell of urine out of it)

Grin Grin Maybe a liiittle more information than we bargained for Grin Grin
4  Retro Computing / General Discussion / Re: What was your first computer? on: March 26, 2009, 09:40:40 AM
As I remember the 3032 was in Europe what was called 4032 in North America same as 3022=4022 and 3040=4040.

Yes I think that's true, I keep forgetting that Commodore for some strange reason sometimes used different names on their computers depending on where in the World they were being sold Smiley

But I never owned any of these except for an 8050 I now have connected via a Buscard II to a 64.

Did the 8050 use IEEE/488? Is the Buscard II an interface between the C64 and IEEE/488? I've never seen one of those, do you have any pictures?

     Ah, tricky!  Smiley  No problem then, because I have a 4032 and a 4040.

Of course you do, you have everything Wink
5  Retro Computing / General Discussion / Forum stats on: March 25, 2009, 05:28:55 PM
Hello Mr Quirk Smiley

I believe this forum uses the same software as the forum at Commodore128.org?

Over there, there are more forum stats on the first page:



I find the section "Recent Posts" especially useful Smiley

Is it possible to have them here too? Or is it different versions of the software? Or different packages?
6  Retro Computing / 8-bit Apple discussions / Re: Post your non-Mac Apple collection! on: March 25, 2009, 05:06:52 PM
     I have an Apple IIGS with TranswarpGS board.  I also have a Spartan (turn your Commodore 64 into an Apple II).

Have you got any pictures of the spartan? I've never seen one.

Does it plug into the expansion port of the C64? Then maybe it could be a challenge for Mr Adoreware to emulate it with the Extreme Cartridge II Wink
7  Retro Computing / Commodore 64 Programming / Re: Programming languages on: March 25, 2009, 04:43:31 PM
     I have a Comal 2.0 cart, but I never got into studying the language.

Robert, there was also a Comal cart for the C128 (picture). Have you ever seen a real one?
8  Retro Computing / Collecting and History / Re: First modem. on: March 25, 2009, 04:32:25 PM
My first modem was an internal 2400 baud modem built into a Mac Powerbook 100. That computer had a black and white screen. No, no greyscales or shades, just pure black and white Smiley

I connected to various BBS's in Sweden, probably highly unknown to the rest of the World Cheesy
9  General Category / Off Topic / Re: Leaving it all behind on: March 25, 2009, 04:24:40 PM
Have many items can become burden to some.  Living simple is probably the best thing.  Is there something called Collector's Syndrome?  Or maybe Completist Syndrome?  No doubt ebay must bring that out in many people.

I think you're right about eBay and living simply.  It's probably time for me to sell more stuff on eBay rather than buy it.

I find myself collecting things off ebay that I really don't need, but I do it because the stuff is so cool. Mostly Commodore stuff. All that stuff that I wanted so bad when I was a teenager, but couldn't have since I didn't have the money.

Do I need it? No
Do I use it? Not necessarily
Do I want it? Yes Smiley Why? I'm not a collector in general, but when it comes to Commodore stuff, yes I'm a collector. But I like doing it and it's sort of a self-fullfilment to be able do to stuff I couldn't do as a teenager. It probably tells me that I have achieved at least something, and that I think, enhances my life Smiley
10  General Category / Off Topic / Re: Digital TV - have you made the switch? on: March 25, 2009, 04:12:56 PM
It's nice that we embrace new technology Smiley

Sweden removed analogue broadcasts completely in 2007. The not so bright thing about Digital TV is that there are different technologies used for transmitting the signals through terrestrial transmissions, cable TV and satellite TV, requring different decoders for each one.

Same problem in the rest of the World?
11  Retro Computing / General Discussion / Re: New users: Introduce yourself on: March 25, 2009, 02:33:48 PM
Hi,
Carl here, from Stockholm in Sweden.

I'm a true retro computer fan who began using them back in 1980 when my father bought a Commodore PET 3032. I've always been into programming and began by learning BASIC on the PET and later on ML on the C64 and C128. Today I work with program development professionally but occasionally also for fun on the C128 Smiley

I have the following:

Commodore 64 "Breadbin" x2
Commodore 64C
Commodore 128 x4
Commodore 128D plastic x3
Commodore 128DCR

Plus various peripherals and software for the above. I also like all the peripherals that have been developed for the C64 in recent years. Like MMC64 and MMC Replay (reading and writing SD-cards with the C64). I also have one of those neat video to VGA splitters so that I can use the Commodore with my 19" TFT-monitor. And even a CGA to VGA converter so I can use the 80-column RGBI output of the C128 with my VGA-monitor Smiley

The latest addition is the SD2IEC, a 1541 emulator that uses SD-cards for storage media and can be used with both the C64 and the C128.

I also collect books, mostly for the C128, but also for the C64 and like to convert the more rarer books to PDF's (scan-OCR-PDF). It slow work though so it takes time.

One reflection from the 80's. When I was a teenager, I had all the time in the world to work with my Commodores, but I had very little money. Now, that I have the money, I've got so little time...
12  Retro Computing / General Discussion / Re: What was your first computer? on: March 25, 2009, 01:37:27 PM
The first computer I used was a Commodore PET 3032 that my father bought in 1980 for his small business (a toy shop). He also bought a dual discdrive 3040 and a dot matrix printer 3022. In total, about $3000.

That's where I learned everything there was to know about BASIC (at least the version of BASIC found in the PET 3032). I later moved on to a C64 (co-owned with my brother) until I finally could buy my own computer in 1986; a Commodore 128. Ahh... glorious days Smiley
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