Get a LIFE?

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gammaray
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Get a LIFE?

Post by gammaray » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:09 pm

I am beginning to think that I don't have a life...OR...my life is Sinclair, I pull up this website at work everyday.
Finish what you start. Truth is over the mountaintop or six feet under.
4 x TS1000, 2 x TS1500 , 2 x timex 2040 printer, 1/2 x timex 2020 cassette deck, ZXPAND, ZeddyNET, ZXBlast..., unfinished Spectrum...Still no life!

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Re: Get a LIFE?

Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:16 pm

I know what you mean, although I also have my Acorn stuff. It’s disappointing when you click ‘new posts’ and nothing appears... :cry:
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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Re: Get a LIFE?

Post by paul ron » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:26 pm

that's only the beginning. when I first got started with these computers back in the 80s, we played with them 24/7. news letters, books, designing hardware and trying to decypher the bios every chance we got.

back then it was bulletin boards via slooooooowwwwwwwwwww modems.

sharing programs via phone was an adventure. we found we could wire an 1/8" jack to the zx directly to the ear piece using an audio transformer, on the other end via mouth piece and doing save n loads. our version of internet.

now I'm digging out stuff from the closets. missing software for hardware n learning hex buffers n code again isn't quite like getting back on a bike.

I fought with my 486 last night till 3am trying to get my EPROM burner to work. booting up after a 35 year nap was no easy task for that old girl but she kicked up her heels n came alive. still no burner but everything else works, well sort of.

but I can see how this stuff is going to consume me... I'm a junkie again... playing with my old junk!
The more you say the less people hear.

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Re: Get a LIFE?

Post by mhudson52 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:45 pm

I've searched all over and have yet to see a "New Posts" button to click. What am I missing?
TS 1000 bought in 1982

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Re: Get a LIFE?

Post by 1024MAK » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:47 pm

mhudson52 wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:45 pm
I've searched all over and have yet to see a "New Posts" button to click. What am I missing?
It's in a drop down list, click "Quick links" which is in the top left of every page.
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Re: Get a LIFE?

Post by gammaray » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:27 pm

Good to know I was scanning dates!
Finish what you start. Truth is over the mountaintop or six feet under.
4 x TS1000, 2 x TS1500 , 2 x timex 2040 printer, 1/2 x timex 2020 cassette deck, ZXPAND, ZeddyNET, ZXBlast..., unfinished Spectrum...Still no life!

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Re: Get a LIFE?

Post by mhudson52 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:56 pm

Ah-Ha! The ol' hidden link routine, eh? Thanks!
TS 1000 bought in 1982

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