Just an Intro

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Just an Intro

Postby paulg » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:44 pm

Hi All

I posted last week in the hardware section but thought it good practice to come onto the forum with a proper intro.

I have been a BEEB user since the 80s, but never owned one. At the time my school was full of them and Computer Studies was always a mix of programming, Snapper and Chuckie Egg.

My computer history at the time was TRS-80 Model I, An Electron and then an Amga. Ultimately leading to a stream of PC clones. I currently use a Mac for most applications.

I recently got my first Model B and have been re living the fun of simple basic programming - I'm currently scouring the web looking for code to type in and fiddle with. I was so impressed by the Louis Theroux Bot on twitter I wrote my own in BBC Basic - the best Friday night I've had in a long time!

A week or so after my first BEEB arrived, I acquired a second - I was looking for a tape drive and found one supplied with a computer - a cheeky bid resulted in a win and now I have 2. Both Iss 7 from '84 about a month apart in age.

I've recapped the first and will be doing the second shortly.

Since signing up I've been whizzing around the forum learning a lot; In the early days I'll probably have more questions than answers!

Aside from computer I play a little guitar, write a little, read a little and take pictures.

Cheers

Paul

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Re: Just an Intro

Postby lurkio » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:12 pm

Welcome to Stardot!

You obviously have to show us the Therouxbot now!

:)

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Re: Just an Intro

Postby Multiwizard » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:04 pm

Hi Paul,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Re: Just an Intro

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:30 pm

welcome Paul :)
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Re: Just an Intro

Postby tricky » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:17 pm

Welcome,
we like photos, especially of working beebs ;)
Have you tried assembler on the beeb?

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Re: Just an Intro

Postby davidb » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:00 pm

Welcome! :D

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Re: Just an Intro

Postby flaxcottage » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:36 pm

Welcome, Paul. :D
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator

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Re: Just an Intro

Postby martinw » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:11 am

Welcome Paul :)

Martin

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Re: Just an Intro

Postby danielj » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:02 am

Hullo Paul!

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Re: Just an Intro

Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:15 am

Hi, Paul . . . Welcome to the Forum . . . Enjoy!

Dave H :D
Parts: UM6502CE, GAL22V10D, GAL16V8D, AS6C62256A, TC514400AZ, WD1772, R6522, TMS27C512, AT28C256
Products: ARA II, ABR, ATI, AP6, MGC, AP5 . . .
For a price list, contact me at: Retro Hardware AT dave ej hitchins DOT plus DOT com

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Re: Just an Intro

Postby DutchAcorn » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:20 am

Welcome to Stardot Paul, enjoy! :D
Paul


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