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Hello from Palo Alto

Post by lambdamikel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:52 pm

Dear all, a big "Hi!" from Palo Alto, CA, USA!
I grew up in Hamburg / Germany, but live and work in the US these days. Back then in the 80ies as a teenager, my first micro was an Amstrad ("Schneider") CPC 464 which I got for my confirmation in 1985, so I was educated by and with British microcomputers :) Recently, my interest in other UK micros has resurfaced, and I got myself a couple of Speccys. For some reason, the BBC Micro wasn't on my radar until recently - I guess they were always a bit pricey on Ebay. By now, I have 2 BBC Micro B and an Electron here, with GoSDC and a TurboMMC, and I am slowly begining to realize how advanced and versatile (!) this machine was / is with all its (GPIO)IO, EPROM etc. capabilities, and how it influenced a whole generation of hackers (ie, Eben Upton etc.) Currenlty, I am trying to fix / repair my second BBC micro and I am already amazed at the responsiveness and level of expertise of members on this board!

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Post by davidb » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:55 pm

Welcome! :D

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Post by cmorley » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:36 pm

Welcome!

The community is quite active considering the computers never sold in huge numbers (like other brands). There are quite a few people tinkering and developing new hardware and software all the time. It is a testament to how fun the machines are to work with I think.

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Post by Multiwizard » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:58 pm

Hi,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


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

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Post by Elminster » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:56 pm

Welcome, although already spoke on the video thread.

The Beeb pushed the 6502 architecture in very interesting ways, in many ways better than its rivals. But price and sound (compared to SID) were perhaps areas it struggled.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:03 pm

Welcome to the Forum, lambdamikel . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
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Post by lambdamikel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:10 pm

Great, thank you all for the warm welcome! :D

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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:40 pm

Welcome. :D
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Post by CMcDougall » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:01 pm

welcome LD :)
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Post by tricky » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:36 pm

Welcome,
glad your enjoying the forum and your "beebs" (well one of them more than the other probably, but which one :lol:)

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Post by myelin » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:32 pm

Hi neighbour! Did you see our display at the Computer History Museum last weekend (for the Vintage Computer Festival)? I'm in Mountain View, and 8bitkick is in San Jose, I believe. There's a small but growing group of us with Beebs and Electrons over here in Norcal :)
SW/EE from New Zealand, now in Mountain View, CA, making BBC/Electron hardware projects for fun.
Most popular: fast serial port, FX2+PiTubeDirect Tube/Cartridge adapter, USB cart interface.

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Re: Hello from Palo Alto

Post by lambdamikel » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:04 am

myelin wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:32 pm
Hi neighbour! Did you see our display at the Computer History Museum last weekend (for the Vintage Computer Festival)? I'm in Mountain View, and 8bitkick is in San Jose, I believe. There's a small but growing group of us with Beebs and Electrons over here in Norcal :)
Gosh, what a coincidence! I saw the announcment for VCF West / British Micros... Unfortunately, I didn't find the time to go. Next year for sure!
I'll be in touch sooner or later with you guys - I have plenty of CPC's , too ;-)

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Re: Hello from Palo Alto

Post by oss003 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:42 am

Welcome,

enjoy the forum ......

Greetings
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Post by DutchAcorn » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:22 pm

Welcome to Stardot! And enjoy your beebs! :D
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