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lettucefire
Posted 2016-12-13 1:54 PM (#142 - in reply to #12)
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hello all I'm from oop north (UK) been working in various disciplines in tech since 1994. At the start i was a network administrator and remember only too well installing MS Office on people's win 3.11 machines only to discover disk 17 was missing As i'm getting older i'm reminiscing more about old tech so it will be interesting to lurke in here and glean some knowledge.
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Brostenen
Posted 2016-12-13 2:50 PM (#144 - in reply to #142)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Hi...
Yeah... I think that would have been Office 4.2 as far as I remember.
The splashscreen in Word, was actually a piece of art, with that old filler pen.
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DXZeff
Posted 2016-12-14 9:46 AM (#145 - in reply to #144)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Howdy, Letticefire. From the North eh? So you'd possibly know what I meant if I started using speak like;

It wahr maftin but started silin it doon when ahr wahr walking doon tenfoot, unnit ruined mahr chip butty. Got home and me mam started chowwin at me fuhrit "Stop yuh marnin ohrall brayya! Un' where's me patty!?" but ahrd bags'd foggy t' tax on t'telly t' watch Tahrgars 'genst Leeds un'me Dad brought me some Spanish fuh me ter eat what ee'd got up rurd, so I 'ad it whaahl I lig on t'settee.


- For anyone who ever wondered, this is what I have to listen to constantly, the way I speak is very unusual for where I live as I have not inherited the local accent or dialect. One interesting note is that in theory, Brostenen might recognise some of the words people use here as every so often, they have their root in Old Norse words that made it into modern Danish. I am informed by someone else that "lig" is still in use but its meaning has been distorted slightly when used in Yorkshire.
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SparksF0x
Posted 2017-02-14 4:58 AM (#230 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



Slow 8088

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Location: Georgia, USA
Hey everybody, I normally go by the name of Sparks online, but you can call me Tom if you'd like. I'm a guy who messes around with computers, both old and new. I never really post to forums but I hope to change that over time, I would of made an account sooner but I just never got around to it until now. My boyfriend @RobW0lf (re)introduced me to @DXZeff's channel a little over a year and a half ago now, I seem to recall stumbling upon it myself before that but I guess I just forgot to subscribe or something.

Anyway I hope this first post won't end up being my last! I seem to do that a lot actually, like I'll make an account and then never use it, don't really know why I'm like that, but I am.
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DXZeff
Posted 2017-02-14 3:52 PM (#233 - in reply to #230)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Welcome aboard.

If it does end up being your last don't worry about it, I do that all the time on other boards so it would be hypocritical of me to expect others not to.
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Brostenen
Posted 2017-02-23 9:43 PM (#246 - in reply to #145)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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- For anyone who ever wondered, this is what I have to listen to constantly, the way I speak is very unusual for where I live as I have not inherited the local accent or dialect. One interesting note is that in theory, Brostenen might recognise some of the words people use here as every so often, they have their root in Old Norse words that made it into modern Danish. I am informed by someone else that "lig" is still in use but its meaning has been distorted slightly when used in Yorkshire.


A lot of words have been passed from England to Denmark, and from Denmark to Scotland and back again between England and Denmark.
Most of these words that are mixed into the native spoken language, are a result of fishermen, finding shelter from a stormy sea.

For instance... Along the eastern shores of eighter Scotland or England, the open/close signs have a phrase, that are a long sentence.
Wich say something like "Com in og have a kik/look" or something like that. I don't remember it that well, as I had it explained
by my father, when we were in northern england/scotland on vacation in 1988. I was 12 years old at that time.
I was only told this, as my father used to teach history and geography at a gymnasium (highschool for americans) here in Denmark.
The vacation was all about to see stuff like hadrians wall, wales, stone henge, old monastry ruins such as Whitby abbey and so on.
Mostly roman remains/roads and stuff from henry the 8'ths time (the ruins) yeah... We even went to isle of man.

Today, we still use the word "lig" wich in modern danish means "corpse/dead body".
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LordMMX
Posted 2017-04-02 11:29 PM (#434 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!


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Hello everybody,
My name is Peter, on internet I'm hidding behind LordMMX nickname. I run two youtube channels called MP-Tuners Productions and MP-TunersTechTips. I really like old computers, as my first machine was IBM PS/2 model 55 in 1999 - and that's not a typo.
anyway right now I'm in process of collecting and rebuilding some old computers and I have amd K6-II based retro gaming machine running Windows.... ME... Yes, a millennium. I used that OS for years and never ran into any problems or compatibility issues.
Thanks for this forum, I hope to find many interesting things and talk to you guys about old stuff.
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DXZeff
Posted 2017-04-02 11:41 PM (#436 - in reply to #434)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Howdy and welcome aboard, LordMMX. Hey, I wasn't doing much better in '99, got my first machine in 1997 and kept running it until 2001, a PS/ValuePoint 325T. Hardly noticed any lack in performance or capability as I was just glad to own a computer at all at that time. Haha, the Duron that replaced it was a hell of a leap but it probably says something that the ValuePoint still works, the Duron doesn't.

Can't beat a K6-2 and there's nothing wrong with showing Windows ME some love, to be honest I always kinda liked it when it worked anyway. Looking forward to your contributions to the discussion here.
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LordMMX
Posted 2017-04-02 11:47 PM (#437 - in reply to #436)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!


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Thank you DXZeff. Well, I had PS/2 model 55, then custom build i486-dx2 with turbo button in full tower case with red switch and display that I just can't find anywhere anymore and I would love to own one. Then I had Pentium MMX 200mhz with 128mb ram and voodoo 1, that was a beast. and then I had Duron clocked at 850mhz... that was loud, hot and rather slow machine.

Yes, I used to run Windows ME on pentium machine and on duron for over 5 years before switching to XP SP2. I always wait for some time before switching to newer os. but I think, Win7 will be the last Windows for me.

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DXZeff
Posted 2017-04-03 12:13 AM (#439 - in reply to #437)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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I briefly had a PMMX 166 between the 325T and Duron, but only as a stopgap for a very short time. My Duron was a 750MHz model but saw out upgrades to 950MHz and 1800MHz before the board died. I liked the machine, but it was made with very cheap parts and I could probably have done better if I had been more certain of what I was doing. Mine ran Windows 98SE for most of its life, I never really liked XP and didn't move to it until ~2005 when I went Dual Core and my board gave me no choice. I had a dual P3 by then, still have it, but that was always a Windows 2000 machine.

I always wait with anything new for the patches or second revisions to appear, hardware and software. The first release of anything is usually broken in some way and isn't worth the hassle. I actually never really got along with Windows 7 at all, but I like Windows 10 for the simple reason that it works for me and it works well. I can, however, see why some people have a strong dislike for it and that's fine. Admittedly, I still spend far too much time in Windows 3.11 than I probably should anyway.
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Dinomite
Posted 2017-04-16 4:16 PM (#501 - in reply to #439)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Guess whos back
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486u
Posted 2017-04-21 8:05 PM (#514 - in reply to #12)
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I collect old machines with an emphasis on 8-bit ISA stuff like 5150s and early compatibles. I don't like the formalities other vintage computer forums impose on discussion. Com'on guys, we're not talking about famous statues just cheap plastic consumer shit that most of us find at thrift stores for $2.
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DXZeff
Posted 2017-04-22 3:48 AM (#516 - in reply to #514)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Howdy!

8-Bit ISA, now that's hardcore, feel free to post about what you have (probably in this thread) as I'd definitely be interested in seeing it because I have had very little experience with pre-286 machines as I had to sell the one I had many years ago. I do still have a turbo 8088 laptop though.
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MILO MAX
Posted 2017-05-05 3:08 PM (#557 - in reply to #516)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!


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hi
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DXZeff
Posted 2017-05-05 3:38 PM (#558 - in reply to #557)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Hi.

I'm sure I've seen that user name somewhere?
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CyrixInstead
Posted 2017-05-10 11:40 AM (#571 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Hiya All,

found my way here while googling for jumper settings for a UMC 486 super 40! lol
I see a lot of names I recognize here from Vogons where my user ID is BSA Starfire.
Anyhow, I'm Chris from the south west UK. I Don't get a lot of time these days for forums what with work and all but hopefully can participate and have some interesting disscusions.

All the best,
Chris
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DXZeff
Posted 2017-05-10 9:29 PM (#573 - in reply to #571)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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I remember BSA Starfire from my time on those boards, it's good to see you over here dude.
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CyrixInstead
Posted 2017-05-11 6:29 PM (#578 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



Intel P5

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Thanks chap, nice to be here.
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twm
Posted 2018-04-22 8:47 PM (#1226 - in reply to #12)
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Chips 386

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/maybe I should revive the thread. Maybe not

...anyway, I'm Alex, a guy from that "Eastern Bloc" - more precise, western part of Russia. As you see, I'm not good at jokes, same with my English - it may be quite lame at times. Still, I'm following DXZeff's channel for few years now... Well, excluding my hiatus (from youtube in general) during huge part of '17... sigh, boring lines. And too many stumbles. I'm just glad to join the forum, even I'm mostly a silent visitor / reader.

Got my first micro in my early schooldays, ~1991: ZX 128 (ex-soviet clone), even with a 5.25" drive (such a power! sigh). ..And that's quite a long (also boring) story, but the system was replaced with Turbo XT later during autumn of '93.
I'm still addicted to such 'obsolete' stuff. I have some other addictions and desires but... this one takes a noticeable part of my life. At least it helps to avoid of blue mood, boringness etc. Not a most bad way to spend time here on Earth.
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DXZeff
Posted 2018-04-23 6:59 PM (#1227 - in reply to #1226)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Welcome to the board.

Soviet ZX Spectrum clone, eh? I have one of those, a 'Byte' from Belarus, it's the only Spectrum that ever worked for me as the official ones always break.
This forum isn't always very active, but things do get posted from time to time, I definitely should have a few things to post on these boards soon, just waiting on it getting here.
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twm
Posted 2018-04-25 6:20 PM (#1229 - in reply to #1227)
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Chips 386

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@DXZeff
At least the original Speccy got its own design: I may even excuse those rubber keys because of its presence :)
Soviet clones - many of them lack of any decent casing. Not to mention design. You were able to buy a board, even an unfilled one to solder it by yourself, but keyboards and boxes... That was the main issue.
Horrible keys, ugly boxes.. heh

I'm like an old grumbler. Actualy, Byte wasn't that bad. Comparing to many others, lol. And I recall easily some guys around ZX from Belarus - they were a noticeable part of Speccy scene as I remember it. Creative ones.
Some of them moved to Gameboy dev later.
One more line: almost an every major city here got its own clone. So you could come to, let's say, Perestroika town, go to a radio store and find another wild version.
Dozens of them.

Sigh. To thin my grumbling - a shot of my Speccy keyboard. (And why I don't feel any shame because of that mud?) The keycaps resemble of those on Byte, I believe:

Uploaded Image

And thanks for the welcome
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Wolf
Posted 2018-05-31 7:06 PM (#1286 - in reply to #12)
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Hello there !

So my name on the internet is Nintenloup Wolf (yeah cringy I know) and I'm a french canadian (wolf) who lives in Qu├ębec, been following Hightreason for several years. Big furry trash (I'll spare you any details) and I spend most of my free time playing with old computers (and looking at furry pr0n) since it is what I'm given by people or find at a really cheap price. I have from the 8088 to the fx-8350 (my main radiator) and I just love old tech, from vinyls to digital cameras. I also love doing things with dos (625k of free conventional ram ! I also was able to have 736k of conventional memory at some point) and just playing with it's possibilities.

Hope you'll like the wolf
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twm
Posted 2018-06-02 6:51 PM (#1287 - in reply to #12)
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Chips 386

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Hey Wolf! Cheers from another newcomer :)
Lycanthrope or... shapeshifter!? lol. However, wolf or plain human, I hope you'll find this forum as a good place to look in sometimes. It feels like a cozy one.
Sigh, and I should be ashamed of my ~550 KB of conv. memory: still need to work on both config.sys and autoexec.bat (and I also have an obsessive wish to play with DR DOS!). I'm too lazy >__>

P.S. my World of Warcraft feral druid also sends /cheer ("shameful addictions" in the thread, kind of; and I haven't visited him for years, that's a pain)

Edited by twm 2018-06-02 6:54 PM
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Wolf
Posted 2018-06-03 1:03 AM (#1288 - in reply to #12)
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Fujitsu 186

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I'm a feral wolf

I think I'll love this forum, been playing with old computers since 7 years now (god does time fly fast) so I'm not a noob in term of what this forum is about ^^
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twm
Posted 2018-06-04 5:26 PM (#1291 - in reply to #1288)
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Chips 386

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Do you have an active Youtube channel? I'm more of an occasional visitor there (day-by-day tasks - sometimes they take too much time), yet I like to listen to HW ramble and to explore 'legacy' cool stuff.
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