I might be a bit quiet...

Blogs & guides and tales of woo by forum members.
User avatar
rubber_jonnie
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3953
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Location: Essex
Contact:

Re: I might be a bit quiet...

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:42 pm

PaulJ wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:06 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:08 pm
My retro capabilities are sadly lacking,
Jon, I hope the vicious soldering iron that attacked previously is safely stored away in storage. At least there's no need to be looking over your shoulder for that pesky iron. :dizzy:
Yep, iron is packed away and in storage, so no pics of crispy fingers for at least 3 months, unless of course I burn myself cooking!
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

User avatar
rubber_jonnie
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3953
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Location: Essex
Contact:

Re: I might be a bit quiet...

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:43 pm

JezC wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:30 pm
Is it pick on @rubber_jonnie day again @PaulJ?
Better watch out in case he's shipped his cat and that iron to your address...
:hide: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire:
Damn, why didn't I think of shipping one of you the cat!!
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

User avatar
rubber_jonnie
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3953
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Location: Essex
Contact:

Re: I might be a bit quiet...

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:45 pm

PaulJ wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:50 pm
@JezC , Na, I'd never pick on @rubber_jonnie ... I'm just happy that he's going to get a reprieve from that dasterdly iron. Not sure but he may have found it a new home.

I'm not sure you were around when we were building the remake. Rj was lagging behind and experienced a vicious iron attack which set his efforts behind even more. There was a user "Russ" who was a marketing consultant advising @exxos on matters concerning Harries marketing... got so pissed when the iron attacked Rj he took his iron and burned all the traces off his STE around the proms. Those were the days. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:
Oh, the good old days of Russ! I also saw a lot of his posts on FB too, it all got quite interesting/weird at one point.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

User avatar
PaulJ
Posts: 1537
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:14 am
Location: USA

Re: I might be a bit quiet...

Post by PaulJ » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:52 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:45 pm
Oh, the good old days of Russ! I also saw a lot of his posts on FB too, it all got quite interesting/weird at one point.
I agree... I think Russ took Exxos to the brink!! :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

User avatar
rubber_jonnie
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3953
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Location: Essex
Contact:

Re: I might be a bit quiet...

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:00 am

PaulJ wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:52 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:45 pm
Oh, the good old days of Russ! I also saw a lot of his posts on FB too, it all got quite interesting/weird at one point.
I agree... I think Russ took Exxos to the brink!! :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
I think Russ took Russ to the brink too!!
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

User avatar
rubber_jonnie
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3953
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Location: Essex
Contact:

Re: I might be a bit quiet...

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:36 pm

Woo hoo, they are putting the roof on our house now!!

Looks like our moving in date of June might just be feasible.

:girldance: :girldance: :girldance:
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

User avatar
exxos
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 15033
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Location: UK
YouTube: exxosuk
Contact:

Re: I might be a bit quiet...

Post by exxos » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:59 pm

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1585 Have you done the Mandatory Fixes ?

User avatar
rubber_jonnie
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3953
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Location: Essex
Contact:

Re: I might be a bit quiet...

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:03 pm

Well, so it seems that I wasn't quiet for very long.

Since we moved into the temporary digs I have bought:
  1. A dead BBC Model B, now back up and running. Interesting and took a while to fix, but learned a lot about the BBC B.
  2. A working BBC Model B is really nice condition. I justify buying this one because I needed a working reference for the broken one :)
  3. An Acorn Electron. Still dead but WIP. I've at least fixed the power board.
  4. An Amstrad NC100. Dead when I got it, but now fixed too.
Not bad going for 12 weeks!!

On a positive note, our house now has a kitchen and is mostly decorated :)

Fingers crossed we'll be in by the end of June or 1st week in July.

:girldance: :girldance: :girldance:
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

stephen_usher
Posts: 1690
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Location: Oxford, UK.
Contact:

Re: I might be a bit quiet...

Post by stephen_usher » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:25 pm

I'll keep my fingers firmly crossed... well, other than when I'm testing old computers anyway.
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.

User avatar
rubber_jonnie
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3953
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Location: Essex
Contact:

Re: I might be a bit quiet...

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:35 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:25 pm
I'll keep my fingers firmly crossed... well, other than when I'm testing old computers anyway.
Thanks. We'll hopefully have a better idea on Tuesday when the CML certificate is supposed to be done. They are working 7 days a week on our plot and the one next door, so really am hoping it all gets done as expected.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

Post Reply

Return to “MEMBER BLOGS”