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rhalkyard
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Another member in the US

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Hello!

It's been a long while since I've touched an Acorn machine, but cabin fever got the better of me, and I just bought a Master on eBay, so I thought I'd better join the forum! :D

While I live in the US these days, I'm originally from New Zealand, and have great nostalgia for the Beebs and Archimedes machines that I grew up using in school. A couple of years ago, I got my hands on a Commodore 128 and I've had a grand time re-learning 6502 assembler and generally making it do silly things. But I kept on getting frustrated with the Commodore's limited OS and slightly weird architecture, and reading through the BBC user manuals reminded me of how much nicer they were to use. So, here I am!

I'm particularly into the hardware and interfacing side of things, and making use of the extra capabilities of 'second generation' 8-bit micros such as the Master and Commodore 128 - in the Commodore world, I've designed adaptors to interface PC mice to it, written utilities to make full use of modern accessories such as the 1541 Ultimate, and contributed to projects such as PlatoTerm64 and durexFORTH.

I'm excited to do similar kinds of things with the Master, and to meet some like-minded people on here!
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Hi,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Atomic Attic, Wim... :-)
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Welcome! :D
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rhalkyard wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:47 pm
While I live in the US these days, I'm originally from New Zealand, and have great nostalgia for the Beebs and Archimedes machines that I grew up using in school.
Yay! Another one!

Where in the US are you?
SW/EE from New Zealand, now in Mountain View, CA, making BBC/Electron hardware projects for fun.
Most interesting: Arcflash, FX2+PiTubeDirect Tube/Cartridge adapter, USB cart interface.
rhalkyard
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myelin wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:18 pm
Yay! Another one!

Where in the US are you?
The frozen wastes of Minnesota! The long winters are a great opportunity for computer projects :D
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Welcome from rainy Cambridge UK :D

Enjoy the forum!
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Welcome. :D

The Master is an excellent machine.
- John

Check out the Educational Software Archive at www.flaxcottage.com
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Welcome to the Forum, rhalkyard . . . Enjoy . . .

We'll now be sitting back and expecting great things from you :D =D>

Dave H.
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