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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Pr0f » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:41 am

Happy Birthday - the same machine for 35 years must be something of a record.

I kept the case from an old ibm PC going for a good few years, all be it with progressively better motherboads, hard disks and power supplies. But the case was so strong you could use it as a stool, none of that flimsy plastic or paper thin metal...

My biggest regret was selling my Aurora / SGC setup I built, I would be tempted to buy it back if it came up for sale :-)


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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Sparrowhawk » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:38 am

stevepoole wrote:Hi,
Wednesday 25th April I celebrated my 70th birthday.
I have had my QL now for almost 35 years... half my life !
Steve Poole.


Happy Birthday Steve! I turned 50 on the 12th, and have had my QL for 31 years, so 62% of my life - oh my :D

In fact, following the sad news re Rick Dickinson yesterday, I got all nostalgic and I got the QL out of the cupboard last night and plugged it all in - I think the last time I powered it up was about 5 years ago (quite possibly longer than that). It all still works, amazingly. The image on the TV is pretty awful (RGB to SCART) but I am not sure whether that is the TV (a cheap Alba that is getting long in the tooth itself) or the QL, and most of my microdrive tapes won't read any more, but the floppy disk works and I have been able to retrieve the source code from quite a few of my early SuperBASIC programs. Some of the code was quite good. Most was... well least said, eh? I've never done any C++ myself, my introduction to objects was using Smalltalk to build banking systems on OS/2 in the 90s. Those days were fun! Nowadays it's mostly Python, PHP, and lots and lots of SQL and NoSQL database work. But like, you, I find SuperBASIC still hugely appealing. There's just something about it.


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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby robheaton » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:11 pm

Happy Birthday Steve!

So, who is our oldest QL user on here?


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ZX80 Clone, ZX81 + Chroma + ZXPand + Zeddynet, Just Speccy 128, BB Sinclair QL + Trump Card Clone, Aurora + Super GC + QubIDE.
BBC Model B 32k + Datacenter + Z80 Tube, BBC Master 128k + Datacenter & 6502 Tube.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby NormanDunbar » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:02 pm

I was 58 in April 2018.
So far, I'm winning!

Got my first QL back in 85 if I remember correctly, it was a JM, but one microdrive was broken, so a replacement QL was a JS! Result.

Prir to that, Zx81 and 16k Spectrum. Sinclair fan? Me? ;)

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Dave » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:50 pm

You have a favorite computer and programming language, to go with your favorite chair and favorite slippers :P

Happy Birthday!


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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Dave » Sat May 05, 2018 4:14 pm

Happy Birthday PrOf!


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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Pr0f » Sat May 05, 2018 11:22 pm

I have to wait a few days yet Dave - but thank you :-)


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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Dave » Sun May 06, 2018 12:29 am

No1 You get to celebrate by drinking all the weekend before and all the weekend after your birthday. It's a QLer's right!

(Thanks to vanpeebles and XorA for doing the ground-breaking research there. Cheers lads!)


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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Pr0f » Sun May 06, 2018 8:47 am

Time for some more home made plum vodka then :D


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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Dave » Sun May 06, 2018 10:15 am

Is that really true?



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