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handsomegenius
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Hello from Australia

Post by handsomegenius » Sat May 19, 2018 3:00 am

Hi everyone,

Glad to find this place. My name is James and I'm from Melbourne.

I grew up around BBC micros.. my dad ran his business from home, writing timetabling software for schools. Which, back then, meant owning one computer for every platform you released software for. There was a Model B, a Master 128, and then a Master Compact.

Fairly early on, he made the mistake of showing me that you could play games on computers, and I was instantly obsessed. For my 7th birthday I ended up with a second hand Master Compact, which I started learning to code on. I also played epic amounts of space shooters, platformers and adventure games.

At some point he got an Archimedes as well.. I can't remember which one.. though by this point his business had moved into an office, I only got to fiddle with it on school holidays.

Now, 30 years later, I've gotten into tinkering with Raspberry Pis. I've loaded Risc OS on one of them and am keen to see what I can get running :)

Anyway, that's me, cheers!

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by Multiwizard » Sat May 19, 2018 6:21 am

Hi James,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


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

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by daveejhitchins » Sat May 19, 2018 7:45 am

Welcome to the Forum, handsomegenius . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by Elminster » Sat May 19, 2018 9:14 am

Welcome to the forum. And I thought Dave was the resident handsome genius :)

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by flaxcottage » Sat May 19, 2018 9:37 am

Welcome, James. :D
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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by davidb » Sat May 19, 2018 9:54 am

Welcome! :D

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by DutchAcorn » Sat May 19, 2018 11:04 am

Welcome James! Enjoy Stardot :D
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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by CMcDougall » Sat May 19, 2018 1:25 pm

Gidday James :)
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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by Ottly » Sun May 20, 2018 7:18 am

Hi James,

From Blackburn, Melbourne here. Welcome to Stardot.

Scott.

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by oss003 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:09 am

Hi James,

Welcome and enjoy the forum ....

Greetings
Kees

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by handsomegenius » Sun May 20, 2018 9:35 am

Thanks everyone :)

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