* Posts by witchy

8 posts • joined 21 Jun 2010

Maplin Electronics CEO ups stakes for steak house


Maplins saved my (non argentinian) bacon over xmas,

as much as I take the piss over their pricing I've been surprised to use both local stores half a dozen times over the festives. It'll be a shame if they disappear.

The Life and Times of Lester Haines


RIP Lester

Kinnell, 55 is no age. Thanks for the words Reg, he'll be missed.

VMS will be ready to run on x86 in 2019!


>Running OpenVMS in a VM in Linux would be cool !

You can do that now with Bob Supnik's SIMH. I'm running VMS on a Beaglebone Black connected to a VT100. The OS is emulated obviously, but full speed. People were clustering VMS on Raspberry Pi's in 2012.

Being an IT trainer is like performing the bullet-catching trick


Re: You had me at

Saw them at Glasto in '86.

Tandy 102 proto-laptop still alive and beeping after 30 years, complete with AA batteries


Commodore PETs

I've spent the last 6 weeks resurrecting my Commodore PET 2001-32N from silicon heaven and the weeks running up to xmas bringing life to a PET 8096SK I bought bust back in 2001 for a tenner.



30 years on: Remembering the Memotech MTX 500


Awesome machines, easily up there with the Enterprise 64

as part of my museum I've got all the MTXs in many form factors except the S2, they're like hen's teeth. I DO have a prototype 512 that never left the factory though, it was going to be properly aimed at business with an 80 column card and single floppy controller:


Should photograph my other RS128 too, it has an attached FDX repackaged into a PC case :)

Binary dinosaur drive found alive and breathing fire

Thumb Up


Being the hoarder that I am (that 5150 is mine :)) I have 2 Domesday machines, both working reasonably nicely, though one of them needs to be in bits and have the discs spun up manually to play. At some point the hardware WILL disappear, this is a great shame.

Twitter on a ZX Spectrum


I work with the bloke who 'created' the Dragon32

it's a UK-ified Tandy Color Computer with fixed bits for UK TV amongst other things. I never wanted one back in the day as I was a Spectrum/Amiga kid :)

Feed your nostalgia with old photos I need to update as some of them are 10 years old, but the stuff still surrounds me - www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk

I should've been at VCF UK, I know.

Ale, because I'm drinking it.


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