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Derek Biddis
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Hello, I am a keen acorn owner and hope to take part in the forum.

Postby Derek Biddis » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:20 am

Hi,
I am retired. Moved house recently and had a loft room built. The loft is filled with my stuff (some say its my toy room). Model railways OO and N gauge and acorn computers. Recently I have been a over enthusiastic bidder on eBay, with the result I have lots of acorn bits, most of it not working. With plans, big plans, for next year. I was informed I had cancer earlier this year and today am in chemo cycle 10, so I spend quite a lot of my day at my laptop or in my room. During my career I worked in R&D as a software engineer. I hope to find things to do with the acorns that can enable me to use my skills. I was never a hardware engineer but in the future I plan to have a go at hardware. My first task is getting my acorns working. I was a techie and enjoy talking techie. I also enjoy helping others with advice. Hope it will be useful. I enjoy making the computer program rather than playing with the end result. My big challenge is to build an ECONET ring. Hope to contribute to the forum and need advice from those who know things - I will be learning!
Derek

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Postby Multiwizard » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:35 am

Hi Derek,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


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

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Postby danielj » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:41 am

Hi Derek :)

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Postby DutchAcorn » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:35 am

Welcome to Stardot Derek! :D

Good luck fixing your Acorns, any chance of some pictures of your setup?
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Postby tricky » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:56 am

Welcome, looking forward to hearing your plans and progress.

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Postby martinw » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:15 am

Welcome Derek :)

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Postby flaxcottage » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:01 am

Welcome, Derek. :D

Econet? Now you are talking!
- 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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Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:29 am

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

Good luck with all your projects and looking forward to your contributions :D

Hope you're in better health soon . . .

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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Postby CMcDougall » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:44 pm

welcome Derek :)

hope you & beebs get healthy
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Postby paulv » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:40 pm

Hi Derek,

I was diagnosed with Cancer in April 2015 and ended up having 6 cycles of chemo followed by a resection of my left pelvis leaving me officially disabled, having to use crutches to get around. One of the things that kept me sane throughout it all was to be able to get away from everything, play with my computers (well the ones that didn't go into storage anyway) and read the forums. I hope that like me, you're finding Stardot as useful for the camaraderie and banter that it provides as much as it is useful for the many technical conversations there are.

Thankfully, I'm officially two years clear now and despite only having half a pelvis my recovery is going well so next week I'll be attending the ABug winter warmer, my first Acorn related event in over three years! Maybe we'll see you at an event some time in the future too. :)

Anyway, welcome to the forums and good luck with the rest of your treatment :D

Paul

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Postby davidb » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:16 pm

Welcome! :D

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Postby ask_nz » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:45 am

Welcome Derek,

Good luck with your Econet project and best luck with your treatment. Let me know if you need anything.

Ade
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Postby RobC » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:30 am

Welcome to the forum and best wishes for the rest of your treatment.


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