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82) ttzo 
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Friday, 29 December 2017 05:35 AM Host: ppp141237249007.access.hol.gr Write a comment Send E-mail

hello, i read your post about eprom
its nice, i have a problem with
programming RTC DS1216D
do you have any info how buy used ALL-11
programmer? or other way for programming

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Yesterday at 03:56 PM
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Sorry, I don't have any info on these.
81) Patrick McLauglin  Male
Location:
Oregon, USA
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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:08 AM Host: h69-129-117-79.mdsnwi.tisp.static.tds.net Write a comment Send E-mail

Absolutely marvelous work and documentation your doing. I particularly gleaned a lot of education from your 8" Floppy Drive effort.

I designed an IBM format compatible controller (FDC-10) for the Apple II back in the late 80's that allowed an Apple to read and write to FM & MFM formatted discs from CP/M and the up and coming IBM of the time. I had lots of fun doing so, but soon after focused on the DaynaFile that did the same, but for the Mac.

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Yesterday at 03:55 PM
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Thanks for the support Patrick
80) Andreas  Male
Location:
Canada
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Thursday, 7 December 2017 04:01 PM Host: mtrlpq3120w-lp140-01-64-229-160-60.dsl.bell.ca Write a comment Send E-mail

Hey Terry,

I love your YouTube channel. But been a while though since you made a new video. I hope all is fine with you and this real-life thing (I heard about wink ) doesn't pin you down, preventing showing new (old of course!) hardware reviews.

Well it's December, so alrwady a Happy Christmas and good New Year!

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 December 2017 02:32 PM
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Hi Andreas,

Thanks for the Xmas message. Same to you! Hopefully 2018 will be the year I'll get a window where I can make a video or two.
79) Jason Weber  Male
Location:
Canberra
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Monday, 23 October 2017 02:59 PM IP: 137.92.28.142 Write a comment Send E-mail

G'day Terry.
Just pulled a DS Sys80 out of mothballs. Turns on (Power LED) but thats it. Hitting F1 enables the cassette desk to operate.
Troubleshooting in the manual points to a DS549 Transistor (which I can find no reference for online).
Only if you have time, would it be possible to flick me an email and maybe help troubleshoot this old girl?
The Dick Smith System 80 was my childhood computer and I'd love to be able to get it up and running again.
78) Nigel Burrell  Male
Location:
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 01:00 PM Host: 47-72-248-150.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry. Wow! I just came across your youtube video of the Spectravideo 328 and software demonstration. [www.youtube.com]

I was the one that wrote the Ghostrap game that you featured in the video. I also created a number of others game that I later realised and sold directly myself under the NBS Software label. It was very nice to see one of my most early games shown on youtube!!!

Kind regards,
Nigel

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 December 2017 02:25 PM
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Great! Thanks for leaving a comment Nigel!
77) Fritz Chwolka  Male
Location:
germany
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:13 AM Host: 063-159-053-185.ip-addr.rwe-fibernet.de Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry, I love your system-80 page as you write it like a adventure. smile
I just like to tell that in germany there was a large community using TRS-80, Komtek and Video Genie (the system-80 named Video-Genie) imported by TCS. TCS made some modern computers compatible to the Video Genie but faster and made for CP/M and NEWDOS. They where the Genie-III, Genie-IIs, Genie-IIIs and the Speedmaster. The last 3 were designed by Uwe Boeker who studied mathematics in 1983. As they where made in Germany most documents are in german language. I saved them at [oldcomputers.dyndns.org] .

So thanks for your side I like to visit if I've time.

Best Regards

Fritz

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 December 2017 02:26 PM
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Thanks for that note Fritz!
76) Jordon  Male
Location:
Canada
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017 10:18 PM Host: S01063c1e0416da43.cg.shawcable.net Write a comment Send E-mail

I've seen some of Terry's videos on youtube, and only today did I happen upon this website looking for information on writing disk images to floppies for my Mac SE FDHD. It worked, which was fantastic.
My first vintage computer was a Commodore 64, which I got as a gift years ago. Witin the last year I've added a C128, an Amiga 500, and my Mac SE. One day I hope to add a classic '77 Commodore PET, and a TRS-80 Model III.
I'll certainly peruse more of this site in the coming weeks!

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 December 2017 02:27 PM
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Thanks for adding a comment to the guestbook Jordon!
75) Amanda Hambidge  Female
Location:
Birmingham, England
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:53 PM Host: cpc115108-smal16-2-0-cust704.19-1.cable.virginm.net Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi,
Interesting site, I've just dug my Video Genie out of the attic and also found my DP1000 circuit board, ( where the case went I don't know)

Any info on the DP1000 you have would be greatly appreciated, as is the site...

Regards
Amanda Hambidge

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 December 2017 02:30 PM
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Thanks Amanda,

I actually have one of these. I must add photos of it to the System 80 site at some stage. I may have some docs too. I'll need to do some digging...
74) Rene Astle  Male
Location:
Auckland
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Saturday, 6 May 2017 10:09 PM Host: 125-237-151-219.jetstream.xtra.co.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

I totally love these old school computers, they are positively retro at their finest. I'm putting together a Retro Decade Revival Project, starting at the top of the North Island of New Zealand. The years will range from the 1980s to the 19th Century. It will have a permanent effect on everybody. Our goal is to revive anything from the good old days of the past and bring them back into the mainstream. I'll raise your finances to open up an old school computer shop for you. God Bless You Dude! You rock on!

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 19 December 2017 01:28 PM
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Thanks for the support Rene
73) Tosh  Male
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:33 AM IP: 121.131.245.124 Write a comment Send E-mail

Big fan of vintage keyboards.

Rene Astle Send E-mail Saturday, 3 June 2017 12:07 AM
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So am I. Vintage keyboards are one of the many things I love about old school technology.
72) Aaron Brown  Male
Location:
Toledo, OH - United States
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:16 AM Host: Gravastar.eng.utoledo.edu Write a comment Send E-mail

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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Sunday, 12 February 2017 05:28 PM Host: 139.80.69.111.dynamic.snap.net.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

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 (:
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