Hello fellow vintage computer enthusiasts!
SirMorris here, AKA Charlie. I'm very pleased to have been given the keys to the door, so to speak. Thanks Terry!
I am pretty much always up to my elbow in some project or other. At the moment I have a sick System 80 (UK version, 'Video Genie 3003') so I am alternately prodding it with various test instruments and working on the 'expansion port tickler' - a device which will hopefully fulfil the function of the tester hinted at in the technical manual. I don't know if the tickler is a displacement activity itself designed to keep the harder task of fixing the thing at bay
Or maybe that's just how the hobby works for me...
Anyway my main machine has to be the ZX81. I'm usually found on the Sinclair ZX World forums spouting some rubbish or other. I also like Acorn machines, especially the Atom, the forerunner of the venerable Beeb. If anyone suggested a game of Sea Dragon on the Atari 800 then I'd definitely be up for that. Unlike most brits I don't have a soft spot for the Spectrum or C64. I was still blowing up Atoms while everyone else got on with the gaming. I was more a programmy type. Still am.
Although I dabble in electronics I'm not very good at it, well certainly not a natural at any rate. More of an enthusiast, like my avatar namesake. I can make a mean circuit board, though. It's just making the things that go on it work, there's the rub
Anyway enough twoddle from me. See you over in the repair forum!