Hi my name is Gary and I have been splitting my time between N. Ireland and NZ the last few years (I have both UK and NZ residency), I'm just back from Auckland a few weeks ago
but hopefully heading back out for 6 months in Feb - Have to get down to Nelson this time to catch up with a few peeps!!!! - I have a bad habit of landing in Auckland and then going nowhere lol ..it is a long flight
Anyways I stumbled across this excellent site on last weekends random retro surf ! So I am just here to say a big hello to all you retro folks...gotta love Terrys excellent YT vids and have started to read the magazine scans ! - very interesting
I love all things retro computing wise but especially the C64 and Amiga as those were the machines I grew up with(done hobbyist assembly on both) which ultimately led me to a career in IT, although I don't find IT as exciting now as those groundbreaking Amiga days, although I do enjoy Linux
Some day I *will* start a collection, I have the space but not the time at the minute, I'm really drawn to start with the BBC machines (We used these in School back in the day) and it is only now in my more advanced years lol that I can appreciate just how advanced the architecture of these machines were.
Enough of my inane ramblings and hello once again and I look forward to a bit of chat !
PS are there any Retro meets or museums in NZ ?