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72) Aaron Brown  Male
Location:
Toledo, OH - United States
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Terry:

Just found your site. Wonderful! I've just started getting into classic computers as a hobby. Seeing your projects and collection is inspiring.

I've recently picked up a Texas Instruments TI-99/4a and an IBM 5150, both of which I'm in the process of restoring to like-new condition.

Hello from Toledo!
71) alan wilden  Male
Location:
dunedin
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Hi. I have a restored atari 800 xl with the disk drive emulator. I also have a faulty 130xe. I have a working c64 a c16 and a vic20 an amiga500 and a zx81 with 16k ram pack. But most importantly. I have a mint Condition working sv-318 and tape drive. But no software. The basic is not too different from BBC or even atari. Do you have any software for this unit? I love these old machines. Thank you for your website.

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Saturday, 4 March 2017 10:50 AM
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Email sent Alan
70) Andy Collins  Male
Location:
Leicestershire. UK
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Tuesday, 7 February 2017 09:20 AM IP: 185.32.110.1 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry,

Just a quick "Thanks" for the work that you have put into your site and particularly the Exidy Sorcerer download section. I read this project on the VCF forum and it has prompted me to get my Sorcerer out of its box and as I type this I'm waiting for Defender to load.

Thanks again and keep up the good work.


Andy.

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Sunday, 12 February 2017 09:55 AM
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Thanks for the support Andy!
69) Michael Mulhern 
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Friday, 6 January 2017 10:24 PM Host: 210-1-209-174-cpe.spintel.net.au Write a comment Send E-mail

Great blog Tezza - Retro Compute!
68) Joaquin Cruz  Male
Location:
Dallas Tx, US
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Monday, 19 December 2016 11:12 AM IP: 47.189.88.214 Write a comment

Hello Terry.
I have now watched almost all of your videos and appreciate the great care and detail you put into them. It feels like a service provided for the vintage computer collecting community. Is there a possibility of producing some videos about vintage Unix workstations, like SGIs or Suns in the future? Thanks again for your wonderful videos,
JC

Terry Send E-mail Saturday, 24 December 2016 04:33 PM
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Thanks JC. Unfortunately I don't own any of those machines and (given present space limitations) are unlikely to. Thanks for support though.
67) Mark Fergusson  Male
Location:
Brisbane Australia
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Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:41 AM Host: pac2289558.lnk.telstra.net Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry,
What a great collection! I have owned a couple of those machines and wished I'd kept them. My high school in Wanganui had a DS System 80, Apple II and a Sharp 'pocket computer'. Truely magical times!!
Thanks for a great site!

Terry Send E-mail Saturday, 24 December 2016 04:31 PM
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Thanks for those supportive comments Mark
66) Jim Green  Male
Location:
Superior, Arizona
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Monday, 14 November 2016 05:38 PM Host: 204-9-214-79-RF-CustCPE.wireless.coppernet.net Write a comment Send E-mail

Great collection, excellent website, thank you. I've only owned a few of the computers that you are displaying, and many I've never seen. I really enjoy the commentary and history of the systems and how you managed to resurrect them into working condition. I like you, also have a very fond love for these obsolete machines and have a very small collection (horde) of modern throw aways.
I am totally inspired, thank you again.

Terry Send E-mail Friday, 18 November 2016 11:20 AM
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Thanks for the support Jim!
65) Max  Male
Location:
Wellington New Zealand
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Saturday, 1 October 2016 08:02 PM Host: 125-236-166-38.jetstream.xtra.co.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

Great site Terry. How time flies by. Now long retired as a telecommunications engineer, I still have fond memories of using computers gone by:
IBM 1620 in 1968
HP 9100A 1970
ICL System 4 1971
HP 9800 1974
Olivetti Logos 1978 - a lovely looking machine. Why oh why did I give it away?
Computerphone 1987
and of course the myriads of PC clones thereafter.
There was, and is, something magical about writing a program before using it to generate results. Word processors, spreadsheets and database software may be efficient to use but oh so boring.

Terry Send E-mail Friday, 18 November 2016 11:07 AM
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I agree Max. Thanks for leaving a comment.
64) Istvan BIRO  Male
Location:
Budapest, Hungary
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 08:26 PM Host: business-37-191-55-33.business.broadband.hu Write a comment Send E-mail

Glad to find you.
I bought my TRS-80 M2 in Australia, 1982.
It works well now with Expansioin Box and Floppy.
Ii would need some spare parts: Button caps "7","8" and spare power supply.
I woould need advice how to couple uptodate printers to Exp Box parallel output.
I am glad to share all programs, codes & experience.
Best, Istvan BIRO - Budapest, Hungary
ibiro33@gmail.com

Terry Send E-mail Friday, 18 November 2016 11:03 AM
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Thanks for the comment Istvan
63) Brian  Male
Location:
Liverpool, England
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 06:38 AM Host: static-42-198-78-212.thenetworkfactory.nl Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry -

Just a quick shout out to you for posting these videos. I'm an avid retro fan and have really enjoyed your channel, thank you for taking the time to put these together. I notice you've not posted for a while, hope everything is well.

Cheers,
Brian.

Terry Send E-mail Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:09 PM
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Hi Brian,

Thanks. Yes, everything is fine. Just other hobbies competing with this one at the moment (:
62) Lindsay Cowell  Male
Location:
Melville Western Australia6156
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Anyone interested in an Hitachi Peach monitor Cpu/keyboard power supply software
email me for details 11 Aug 2016
61) Sean Kennedy  Male
Location:
Shokan, New York
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 05:10 AM Host: cpe-24-161-72-57.hvc.res.rr.com Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Tezza,

Just a note to say "thank you". I found your YouTube videos and then this website while doing a little research. I ended up watching all the videos well into the morning! And I've been back to the website many times to read your stories from your collection. Great stuff!

I started in 9th grade on a Commodore PET 2001 (in 1979). Always wanted a C64 but had no money to buy one. I later inherited a Northstar Advantage (after I married in 1987) and learned CP/M. The first computer I bought was a Tandy 1400FD laptop. Learned MS-DOS. Then finally ended up in Windows, where I remain with Windows 10.

I'm not in the computer industry. I use them for business. But it is my hobby at home. You've inspired me to continue what I started many years ago. I had started setting up a small "museum" in my basement several years ago but it fell to disuse. I'm now back at it and getting it cleaned up. Can't wait to see if the N* Advantage still works!

Thanks again and I hope you're able to keep up the videos. I haven't learned to do that yet but I may have to learn how to put up some videos for these machines I have. Any tips on how to start will be appreciated. What equipment do you have for making these videos?

Take care,
Sean

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Friday, 29 July 2016 03:24 PM
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Hi Sean, Thanks for those comments. Good luck with the museum. I just use my mobile phone for the videos now (Samsung Galaxy 5) and Windows Movie Maker. Fairly basic stuff smile
60) Murray  Male
Location:
New Zealand taranaki
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Saturday, 18 June 2016 07:59 AM Host: 121-75-237-198.dyn.vf.net.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello there terry I'm looking for help with this computer I have it's a 1982 ICL complete,with original ICL disks,I can't seem to find to much info about it,it's good clean complete condition and has 8 extra cards that go with it,I was recommend to contact you,
59) Leonard Espinosa  Male
Location:
Albuquerque, NM; USA
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Terry:
Great website! I have a Compaq SLT 286 that I bought in the late 80's. At almost 15 lbs., it was cutting edge and considered sleek. I've kept it in a closet along with other laptops which have been retired. The last time I booted her up was after Y2k to see if it would still work--It did!! Tried to turn her on today and it would not reboot. Got an error message that said to insert the start up disc. I have no such thing and would not know where to find it. I use computers because I'm lazy. I'm hoping you can steer me in the right direction. Do you have any ideas?
58) John Chaplin  Male
Location:
Christchurch
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Hi Terry,
its been a long time since I last contacted you and I can't remember my log in.
I am still collecting but am having a clean out of a few machines and looking to repair a few others.
I have an Apple Lisa 10/2 ( XP? ) which has a faulty power supply and am looking for someone who I could contact to have it fixed.
It is completely dead and keeps blowing fuses, so assume something is not right.
I have read of what to look for, but I am not suitably skilled to go repair it myself, so would welcome any recommendations who I could send it to.

many thanks
John
57) Wayne  Male
Location:
Brisbane
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Thanks so much for the site on the System 80 and its history. It brought back A LOT of memories.. As a kid I collected aluminium cans at 1c a can to get that machine. Absolutely love it. Thank you.
56) Carlos Teixeira  Male
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Great stuff Tezza, i sometimes re-watch your videos.

You collection needs at least a Tandy 1000 and a PCjr. :)
55) Mike  Male
Location:
Levin
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Hi there Just wondering if any one has any information on how to repair a Grand Stand video master colour computer game made by Grand Stand Leisure NZ Ltd as it will not turn on. Any help would be appreciated cHeers
54) Duncan 
Location:
UK
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Tuesday, 2 February 2016 01:18 AM IP: 45.42.241.44 Write a comment

An absolute wealth of information for computer lovers, thankyou
53) Alan Edmonds  Male
Location:
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Thanks for taking the time to make all those great video. You've covered machines I owned, machines I wanted to own, and machines I didn't know much about. smile

Terry Send E-mail Monday, 25 January 2016 03:20 PM
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Thanks for the support Alan.
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