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106) Mal Woods  Male
Location:
Melbourne, Australia
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Thursday, 19 March 2020 04:41 AM IP: 120.158.1.105 Write a comment Send E-mail

Excellent web site. Much information I was not aware of.
I had/have a System 80 - it was my first computer. I'm going to try and turn it on after 40ish years but I'm going to check the capacitors first. The Dick Smith Green Screen Monitor I have still works so I'm hoping the System 80 will as well. Wish me luck.
105) Sparkynz  Male
Location:
Wellington
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Saturday, 22 February 2020 11:56 AM IP: 49.50.244.13 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi tezza, Im trying to troubleshoot my system 80, i checked the voltages on the output from the PSU and they are higher than i exptect, essentailly they should be -15v +15v gnd +8v

I get -21v +2v gnd +8v I was wondering fi you know what the normal tolerance was for the cpu board ?

Cheers.
104) Palle Andersen  Male
Location:
Denmark
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Went true your Collection but NO AIM65 on the list.. hihi

So your list is not complete yet...
103) Charles Hudson  Male
Location:
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Hi Tez! Stopped by following a link on the TRS-80 web site. Nice collection!

-CH-
102) Rick  Male
Location:
Los Angeles
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Thanks for all your effort. Love your videos. The only sad thing was when you said "That's the last video" and I realized, they don't make home computers anymore and once you reviewed all, that's it.
Still I watch your videos from time to time for sentimental reasons.
101) John Parks  Male
Location:
San Diego, California
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Monday, 30 September 2019 05:25 PM Host: ip68-7-128-2.sd.sd.cox.net Write a comment Send E-mail

Hey Terry!

I found your YouTube channel not long ago and have been working my way through every one of your videos. I have been greatly enjoying the content that you have created and wanted to share a note of appreciation for all of the work that you've put in to preserve computing history.

I'm probably a youngin' to you folks but I got my start programming BASIC on an old Apple IIe that a friend of mines father owned. Vintage computing really set the stage to my computing career. I wish I could collect like you do, but am forced to early laptops due to space constraints. Oh the woes of being a startup engineer living in California... space comes at a premium lol

I am happy to say I am writing this on a Compaq 5300. It's a joy to be signing a guestbook with period hardware... it's been a few years big grin

Thanks for everything man, your channel and site are a goldmine!

Best,
- John
100) Michael 
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Thursday, 29 August 2019 03:46 AM Host: static-145.133.220.242.ip.telfort.nl Write a comment

Cool Website i love old computers to

i type this comment on Windows XP
99) Nathan Butcher  Male
Location:
Adelaide, Australia
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Saturday, 17 August 2019 12:31 PM Host: cpe-1-158-149-141.sb05.sa.asp.telstra.net Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry.

Love your work, and your YouTube channel. Great to see some of the old computers, and I admire your work to preserve software from these old systems.

I'm trying to preserve some of these old type-in programs, so I was happy to see your scans of "NZ bits and bytes" which we never saw here over the pond.

I was wondering if you had those magazines still around and could re-scan the C64 listings in issues 3-1 (Meteor Smash) and 4-4 (Galactic Gladiator, Martian Lander) in a higher resolution as I can't read them clearly enough to get a working program. Yes I know that magazine listings were wonderfully hit-and-miss back in the day, but I would like to try and give them some justice for preservation.

You could send them to my email if you like. Cheers!
98) Michael Canode, NZMCA #19250  Male
Location:
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Thursday, 15 August 2019 01:53 AM Host: adsl-108-66-41-37.dsl.wotnoh.sbcglobal.net Write a comment Send E-mail

First system was Ohio Scientific "Superboard": bring your own power supply, monitor, I/O. Morphed through three Tandys (Tandies?), including model 200 portable, and four "PowerSpec" systems, made by Micro Center (my current employer) Nowadays, I use a nine-year-old MacBook to create the RV club chapter Web site, write and teach How-To Clinics for Micro Center Customers, and view "vintage silicon" sites like your own! smile smile
97) Dean Cooper  Male
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Friday, 26 July 2019 07:57 AM Host: default-rdns.vocus.co.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi all.

I have a Sinclair Spectrum for sale if anyone is interested.

May need a new keyboard button membrane.

let me know if interested.

Also some spectrum and C64 games.

Dean. globalfoodsdirect@gmail.com
96) Robert Stek  Male
Location:
Magnolia, Delaware USA
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Friday, 5 July 2019 07:01 AM Host: ip-73-2-52-196.nyc.us.northamericancoax.com Write a comment Send E-mail

Just discovered your wonderful site as I get back into retro-computing. As Firesign Theater's Nick Danger says, "Thanks, you've saved me a lot of investigative work!"

You really should check out Jim Battle's Sol-20 emulator and add it to your list.

[www.sol20.org]
95) John Hearns 
Location:
London UK
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Friday, 31 May 2019 12:45 AM IP: 95.215.237.247 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry. I saw your tweet about the Dick Smith colour board. I never saw such a thing.
I have the TRS-80 Hardware Manual. Do you have a copy? I guess it might be worth figuring out where this board would connect to.
As an aside I have a lower case TRS-80
The character generator is capable of lower case. You need to solder on an 8th RAM chip though as a piggyback on one of the existing chips. The address line is one of the legs bent outwards and soldered on by a short wire.
94) Alistair Clark  Male
Location:
Christchurch NZ
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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 12:14 AM Host: 122-61-181-117-fibre.sparkbb.co.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry We are all getting older (I'm 78) and the question arises what to do with our keepsakes? System 80's and Colour genies. My 4 children between 22 and 29 aren't going to be interested. Although I haven't turned the computers on for some time I suspect they will still go. I did have a hex keypad on my System 80 and an Atari type joystick connector beyond that. I've also seen an advertisement for Custom Computers who did a lot of upgrades for me.

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 26 March 2019 08:17 PM
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What indeed. I'm going to face the same issue eventually. eek!

Asger Sunday, 26 May 2019 06:05 AM
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You could consider handing it over to enthusiasts of the younger generation. Perhaps someone like Neil from "Retro Man Cave"? In his 40s, very passionate and nice guy of the highest order. Or somebody "in that category".
93) Albert Bee 
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Saturday, 26 January 2019 02:10 AM IP: 42.189.242.121 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry,
I like your retro videos, and I hope that you will also do some on those software that were the heyday 3 or 4 decades ago, like Visicalc, 123, Wordstar, Dbase etc. I recommend you try out Ashton Tates' Framework II(or III or IV) that runs on top of MSDOS and has a user interface similar to Windows, way before Windows came onto the scene.

Best regards
Albert
92) ALI KEMAL ISTANBULLU  Male
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istanbul-Turkey
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Thank you for your nice videos. When I was child (around 6 years old) I stare my eyes over these circuit boards and 8bit computers. I was dreamed on what happen inside them. Electrons moving one way, bits flying and big brothers words hanging around with their friends. Then what happened my father bought me C64 with tape drive. And my dreams comes true and my career began. Now I m Electrical Engineer and programming machines. When I watched your clips on Youtube I feel same childhood days inside me. Thank you again. Good job. Regards.
91) atoxique 
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Thursday, 27 December 2018 12:29 AM Host: 60-242-165-145.tpgi.com.au Write a comment

Hi tezza! Hope you had a great Christmas!!
90) Stuart Johnson  Male
Location:
Middlebury Vermont
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As an expat Aussie I love your online videos and enthusiasm on all your computers. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous you have a wonderful collection I stubbled onto your videos via youtube a year or so ago and still playing catchup. As it’s close to Christmas hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
89) Charles Hudson  Male
Location:
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Tuesday, 4 December 2018 07:14 AM Host: cpe-107-10-228-145.neo.res.rr.com Write a comment Send E-mail

Greetings, Terry!

I've seen your postings on VCFED and recently saw one on the subject of using ADT to transfer to an Apple IIgs. Came by here to look for a link but couldn't find it. Ah, well.

-CH-

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Tuesday, 4 December 2018 12:34 PM
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Hi Charles, I didn't write specifically about it apart from here: [www.classic-computers.org.nz]
88) Matthias  Male
Location:
Germany
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Saturday, 24 November 2018 02:14 AM Host: aftr-95-222-25-40.unity-media.net Write a comment Send E-mail

After being "infected" by a CBM 3016 around 1980, my first owned machine was a Colour Genie in 1982. Very good memories, even got it off the attic recently, hooked up to a 50" flatscreen... still the same blurry screen lol But: my youngest >really< enjoyed playing Frogger and others, and I played Invasion for the first time in decades. Hard to get the software onto the machine, so started a software cassette player: did not want to have all these WAV files but play directly from CAS selection lists. Maybe make it a bit more polished and flexible, then make available for download. Anyone knows regarding copyright still active on these tapes? Doubt it, but you never know.

Tezza, thanks for this nice site, I think I have to get some software running and also find out which manuals or books I still have, not to forget the old Z80 books. Some might be in my parents attic still, unfortunately far away at the other end of Germany), but I should get this packed in one place here.

Keep up the nice site!
Matthias
87) Preet Sangha  Male
Location:
New Zealand
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Sunday, 2 September 2018 12:21 AM Host: 64-73-148-118.nzcomms.co.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

Just saw the TRS80 from 77! That was the first computer I ever touched! Wrote my first ever program on in 78! Still programming to this day.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
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