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alexkerhead
August 10th, 2006, 05:11 AM
Lets see what vintage computer people look like!
Post them pics!

Here is myself surfing vintage-computer.

Bill_Loguidice
August 10th, 2006, 05:49 AM
No need for me to do that. I have plenty of photos online and on my Websites! I also did a video available on Armchair Arcade and You Tube. I'm not shy about my personal life. ;-)

Erik
August 10th, 2006, 06:01 AM
Yeah, my picture is pasted all over my site. I'm not hiding from anything! :D

bbcmicro
August 10th, 2006, 06:11 AM
Well, here's one of me where I'm almost smiling (Most unusual, I usually have my eyes closed)

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5233/picture001if5.jpg

mbbrutman
August 10th, 2006, 06:33 AM
And my mug is over at brutman.com in various places, doing other things besides playing with old machines.

alexkerhead
August 10th, 2006, 06:34 AM
Thanks for posting one bbc.

For anyone who is too lazy to go look.

This is Erik.
http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/thewebmaster.jpg

And this is Bill
http://www.billandchristina.com/images/DSC02015.JPG

And this is mbbrutman
http://www.brutman.com/Playhouse/02_Digging_holes.jpg

Erik
August 10th, 2006, 06:54 AM
Thanks for posting one bbc.

For anyone who is too lazy to go look.

This is Erik.
http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/thewebmaster.jpg

And this is Bill
http://www.billandchristina.com/images/DSC02015.JPG

And this is mbbrutman
http://www.brutman.com/Playhouse/02_Digging_holes.jpg

Or, for the even lazier (i.e. don't want to click):

http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/thewebmaster.jpg


http://www.billandchristina.com/images/DSC02015.JPG

http://www.brutman.com/Playhouse/02_Digging_holes.jpg

tgunner
August 10th, 2006, 01:50 PM
I took this one of me just now:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/tgunner90/Aug-up006.jpg

dreddnott
August 10th, 2006, 02:12 PM
http://www.rrtech.net/staff/images/dredd.jpg

This is an old one from about 5 years ago.

alexkerhead
August 10th, 2006, 04:23 PM
Sweet hair drednott.

tgunner, the Johnny Bravo thing is awesome!

tgunner
August 10th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Sweet hair drednott.

tgunner, the Johnny Bravo thing is awesome!

hmmm.... never really thought of it that way.... I don't know how high I'll let it grow. Johnny Bravo is hard to compete with!:

http://www.port.hu/picture/instance_2/80151_2.jpg

atari2600a
August 10th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Myself doing the robot badly... (I would've cleaned up the acne in PhotoShop, but what's the fun (& nerdiness) in that!? :p)
http://mtac.profusehost.net/myself.gif

alexkerhead
August 10th, 2006, 04:45 PM
hmmm.... never really thought of it that way.... I don't know how high I'll let it grow. Johnny Bravo is hard to compete with!:

http://www.port.hu/picture/instance_2/80151_2.jpg

Hehe.
I used to watch that show all the time in the 90s.
Yeah, might take a few months to catch Johnny.



Atari, I don't think anyone cares about acne..lol
I know I had it bad when I was 15yo. It went away when I turned 17yo though. (:

carlsson
August 10th, 2006, 05:04 PM
From the Retro Gathering meet this spring:
http://www.anders.sfks.se/pics/carlssonmedvagn.jpg

Mad-Mike
August 10th, 2006, 08:05 PM
Me pointing out what I really think of modern computers after a long hard day of pissing with "Plug N' Pray" hardware, registry issues, PCMCIA Network Card dongles, and other relentlessly under-engineered crap.......New Computers Suck, on google, running in arachne on an 80286.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/creepingnet2001/modernPCsSuck.jpg

bbcmicro
August 11th, 2006, 08:37 AM
Atari, I don't think anyone cares about acne..lol
I know I had it bad when I was 15yo. It went away when I turned 17yo though. (:
Mine was terrible, I looked like a set from "Moon Invasion" or something. It got better, I got some 'Face-bleach' (benzol peroxide) on prescription.

atari2600a
August 11th, 2006, 08:59 AM
...so, you're like MJ? Hee-hee!

bbcmicro
August 11th, 2006, 09:32 AM
its acne! I swear! http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/716/shiftyeyeshk9.gif

atari2600a
August 11th, 2006, 10:02 PM
Hm, well you didn't spontaneously say "hee-hee!" or "ho!", & you didn't flip a coin into a jukebox or a bum, & you're not composing the music for a sonic game (MJ really did compose the music for Sonic 3), so I guess I'm going to have to let you go this time...

Terry Yager
August 17th, 2006, 04:56 PM
Ok, here's one of me, in my natural habitat (aka, trailer park)...

(I can't find the one I wanted to use).

--T

Vlad
August 17th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Ah, so that's what the fellow mental patient looks like. :)

Terry Yager
August 17th, 2006, 05:22 PM
I look even better in a big ol' Sombrero, but I can't locate that pic at the moment...

--T

Terry Yager
August 17th, 2006, 05:26 PM
This from my actual, genuine, 'Psychiatric Evaluation':


'Patient is a long-haired, unkempt, slender male...'

Soundz about right, I'd say...(and remember, daShrink waz seeing me at my very best)! Hey, if ya think that's 'unkempt', you should see me after I've 'ripened' for a week-or-two...

--T

atari2600a
August 17th, 2006, 05:55 PM
You look like someone I've seen on a Discovery channel series; maybe Myth Busters or Monster Garage. (no offence :p)

Terry Yager
August 17th, 2006, 06:03 PM
I wouldn't mind looking more like daGuy from 'West Coast Chopperz'. I can hardly wait till muh head 'n whiskerz turn white!

--T

Erik
August 17th, 2006, 06:11 PM
Ok, here's one of me, in my natural habitat (aka, trailer park)...

Please tell me that's not a Pabst Blue Ribbon you're holding!

Vlad
August 17th, 2006, 06:14 PM
When it should be TWO Pabst Blue Ribbions.....

Terry Yager
August 17th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Hey-ya! Been drinkin' it since I waz 'bout 12 YO. (All daBikerz round here suck it up unceasingly)...

--T

Terry Yager
August 17th, 2006, 06:21 PM
When it should be TWO Pabst Blue Ribbions.....

Hey, I hardly ever chug two at a time...and then it's usually onna bet!

--T

carlsson
August 17th, 2006, 11:53 PM
Not only does Terry remind about some of the people on Discovery, I find a slight resemblance with Swedish blues singer Peps Persson:

http://jhn.se/index.php?&category=5&id=212&pause=1

In particular if Terry would reduce his beard a bit..

nige the hippy
August 18th, 2006, 12:02 PM
a teeny one of me in hairy & serious mode. (not been in hairy mode for a while due to 1) rotating machinery & 2) small child hanging off it & adding spaghetti to it at every opportunity.) don't do photos!

80sFreak
August 18th, 2006, 03:03 PM
Ok, here is me (http://www.catcorner.org/VCFE3/magicgallery/HPIM1239.htm) at VCF east 3.0.

Cheers,

80sFreak

P.S. Yes, the shirt say "nerd" on it! ;)

ahm
August 18th, 2006, 05:04 PM
Ok, here is me at VCF east 3.0.
...and a significant portion of my "Atari" shirt. :-)

tgunner
August 18th, 2006, 07:48 PM
Ok, here is me (http://www.catcorner.org/VCFE3/magicgallery/HPIM1239.htm) at VCF east 3.0.

Cheers,

80sFreak

P.S. Yes, the shirt say "nerd" on it! ;)

Hey, I talked to you. I was the teen who was looking at the apple II's, and bought that mini 286 machine. Also, that guy gave me the SAM 76 manual.

80sFreak
August 19th, 2006, 06:03 AM
Hey, I talked to you. I was the teen who was looking at the apple II's, and bought that mini 286 machine. Also, that guy gave me the SAM 76 manual.

I remember you! Did you read any of that SAM 76 book? ;) Good to see you here!

Cheers,

80sFreak

80sFreak
August 19th, 2006, 06:04 AM
...and a significant portion of my "Atari" shirt. :-)

I think there is more of you then me in that picture...

Cheers,

80sFreak

carlsson
August 19th, 2006, 09:18 AM
Heh. People meet in real life, talk to eachother without knowing who they are, and then weeks later in a forum they discover who they were speaking with. :-)

80sFreak
August 19th, 2006, 06:16 PM
more like months.. :D

Cheers,

80sFreak

tgunner
August 19th, 2006, 07:21 PM
more like months.. :D

Cheers,

80sFreak

Don't get picky... :mad:

Terry Yager
August 19th, 2006, 09:00 PM
a teeny one of me in hairy & serious mode. (not been in hairy mode for a while due to 1) rotating machinery & 2) small child hanging off it & adding spaghetti to it at every opportunity.) don't do photos!

Aww, but infants always love my chin-whiskerz...and I love havin em hanging off em. I dig your point about the rotating machinery though. I once knocked myself sensless when daWhiskerz got caught in in the spinning chuck of a 650 RPM half-inch drill motor.

--T

DoctorPepper
August 20th, 2006, 06:59 AM
Here's picture (http://www.hotpeppersoftware.com/pictures/howi-n-mac_20050625.jpg) of me and my wife at the 2005 ARRL Field Day last year, and if anyone's interested, here's one of my ham shack. (http://www.hotpeppersoftware.com/pictures/ac4fs_shack.jpg) I don't have a whole lot of room for radio gear right now, but there are plans in the works to move this out to another room, where I will have an eight foot desk to put my gear on :-)

fxg
August 20th, 2006, 09:01 AM
Here (http://acoustiq.ath.cx/PRJ/Me.jpg) is a picture of me and my baby, and here (http://acoustiq.ath.cx/PRJ/Mushu.jpg) is me and my ferocious beast :haha:

80sFreak
August 20th, 2006, 02:49 PM
Don't get picky... :mad:

Yes, sometimes I am a nit... ;)

Cheers,

80sFreak

P.S. Are you subscribed to the MARCH list??

compu_85
August 20th, 2006, 06:57 PM
I can't seem to find any of me doing something comptuer related, but this is a fairly new picture:

http://compu85.homeip.net/stuff/jason.jpg

-Jason

Terry Yager
August 20th, 2006, 08:03 PM
Are you howling along with your dog? I howl & bark along with my mutts all the time. Dora isn't much of a howler, but ShitMo does a pretty decent job...

--T

compu_85
August 20th, 2006, 10:39 PM
Yep... Gracey loves to bark / growl / moan at me. She often won't eat her food until I come and take her bowl away, taunt her with it, then give it to her. (Literally... she won't eat to the point of being sick!)

-J

compu_85
August 21st, 2006, 09:27 AM
I just realized I had some pictures of my reactions the first moment the lisa fired up. http://compu85.homeip.net/stuff/lisa/Fixed!/

http://compu85.homeip.net/stuff/lisa/Fixed!/DSC02365.JPG

Just after it made the startup 'click':

http://compu85.homeip.net/stuff/lisa/Fixed!/DSC02366.JPG

Something on the screen for the first time:

http://compu85.homeip.net/stuff/lisa/Fixed!/DSC02368.JPG

After it not working for a year, it was worth it:

http://compu85.homeip.net/stuff/lisa/Fixed!/DSC02370.JPG

-J

USSEnterprise
August 21st, 2006, 01:10 PM
Yep... Gracey loves to bark / growl / moan at me. She often won't eat her food until I come and take her bowel away, taunt her with it, then give it to her. (Literally... she won't eat to the point of being sick!)

-J

I really hope that is a typo

dreddnott
August 21st, 2006, 01:38 PM
I wouldn't eat if you took away my bowels either!

Luke
August 22nd, 2006, 03:23 AM
And here's my photo, with two machines saying 'Hello' ;).

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9217/vcforzt2.jpg

80sFreak
August 22nd, 2006, 04:58 AM
Is that a turntable to your left?

Cheers,

80sFreak

P.S. Such friendly computers! :)

Luke
August 22nd, 2006, 05:19 AM
You mean gramophone? Yes, it is gramophone.
I use it sometime ;).

It's not the best class machine but for me it's okay.
I have better one that was used by my parents (and me too) in '90s, but it turns too fast I need to repair it.

USSEnterprise
August 23rd, 2006, 08:03 AM
You mean gramophone? Yes, it is gramophone.
I use it sometime ;).

It's not the best class machine but for me it's okay.
I have better one that was used by my parents (and me too) in '90s, but it turns too fast I need to repair it.

I have an old technics table that I use to play my parents old albums. They have hundreds.

Luke
August 23rd, 2006, 09:06 AM
I'am playing my parent's alboms too.
I like some rock bands from '80 and rock'n'roll stars like Elvis Presley, Bill Halley or The Beatles (they rocks).

atari2600a
August 23rd, 2006, 12:12 PM
I have probably about 25+ vinyl albums & LP's, from Edison's to Outkast! (modern-day hip-hop)
I even have a cylinder stashed away somewhere!

I USED to play them on my 16/33/45/78 RPM turntable, but recently it's been a rev or two slow...(Now I use my mother's turntable)

bbcmicro
August 23rd, 2006, 01:18 PM
Find of the year:
I got a Free Bang & Olufsen turntable last month, and raided my parents collection of 50+ Classical Vinyls and around 100 more rock and 70s/80s pop collecting dust in the attic. Mostly ACDC, Status Quo, Iron Maiden, then a few dodgy one, like the B52's. I like Planet Claire; "Where all the tree's are red, no one ever dies there and no one has a head" WTF??

My favourite was Classical Gas. I had the 60's & 70's comming out of my ears.

carlsson
August 23rd, 2006, 02:34 PM
Any day now, I'll try to service my el-cheapo JVC turntable. I think I need to oil it (with the right type of oils!) and perhaps some other service.

Luke
August 25th, 2006, 04:42 AM
Bbcmicro, if you could find Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of The Moon' would be nice, thier music is beautiful!

So let go back to previous subject...

chuckcmagee
August 25th, 2006, 08:49 AM
Here's some photos of me posted for another forum site. Most recent one is like 6 years ago.

photos (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/crusaderrab/my_photos)

ahm
August 25th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Nice motorcycle.

chuckcmagee
August 25th, 2006, 06:40 PM
Yep, Norton Commando 850. Thing was in the shop 50% of the time. I traded it in on a Camero after about 18 months before my motorcycle luck ran out. I had to dump it only once when a stupid driver had to use the entire intersection to make the turn at 45 mph.

Terry Yager
August 25th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Nice motorcycle.

650? Nice putt...

--T

Terry Yager
August 25th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Yep, Norton Commando 850. Thing was in the shop 50% of the time. I traded it in on a Camero after about 18 months before my motorcycle luck ran out. I had to dump it only once when a stupid driver had to use the entire intersection to make the turn at 45 mph.

Or how 'bout when some idjit backs a van out of a driveway right in front of ya (I waz doin 'bout 45)? (Honest, ocifer, I didn't even see daFrickin motorsickle)...
I haven't ridden since, (except for packin' a few timez with my friend, going to some bar or another), and I can still show ya exactly where all three pinz in my knee are located. Mebbe I'll ride again someday (although I'm still scared sh!tless). I almost bought a bike this summer, but lost out when someone else came up with the bread before I did. (I really liked dat scoot, too).

--T

Terry Yager
August 25th, 2006, 08:20 PM
The one I'm really tryin to get belongs to my S/O's son. He's got a Kawi, 535cc, V-twin, shaft-drive "Virago", that has been in storage for about 3 yearz now, with a dead battery, bald-headed tires, and a blown head gasket, (and the carbs could stand a rebuild). That is one sweet machine, but so far, I haven't been able to convince him to part with 'er, in spite of all the work she needs. (I've always called it hiz "Viagra" machine)...

--T

chuckcmagee
August 25th, 2006, 08:26 PM
Yes Yes I have drooled over those in the past myself. On the lighter side, to resist temptation, remember my biker friend who cut a VW in half with his Harley. (Uh NO, he didn't survive the experience). Was some 60ish old lady driving the VW, pulled right out in front of him. This was a long long time ago now.

Terry Yager
August 25th, 2006, 08:32 PM
I lost a friend to a veedub once too. He was driving along, all by himself, onna bumpy dirt road, when the rusted-out floor-pan of his VW dropped out from under him. They say he waz cut completely in two, right across daMiddle.

--T

ahm
August 26th, 2006, 08:30 AM
Hey Chuck, how is that "the lighter side"?!

I just bought a 1984 Honda Magna V30 (500cc water-cooled V4). It's in awesome shape, but yeah, it was sitting for a few years and we've had to go through the entire fuel system chasing various bits of muck. I did manage to ride it a few times before figuring out the fuel pump is flaky. The new one should be here on Monday.

chuckcmagee
August 26th, 2006, 01:48 PM
Well, you know, hard to do sarcasm in print :confused:

M4nSl4y3r
August 29th, 2006, 09:57 PM
Back to pics of vintage computer nerds
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/1613/gmodpicwa6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

TroyW
August 30th, 2006, 06:46 AM
You don't want to see what I look like...

Ok, ok, here you go:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/troll.gif

Alright, if you REALLY want to see, click one of the links below, I won't soil everyones eyes by putting the pictures up here 8-)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/DSCF0562-small.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/DSCF0562-small.jpg)
Myself holding my son about an hour after he was born, earlier this year.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/Jacket.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/Jacket.jpg)
Me standing behind my car in my old work uniform - a gold star if you can identify what sort of car I'm standing behind.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/SthPrkMadMan.gif
Me during my guest appearance on South Park, hahaha!

That's more then enough I think. Sorry for frightening you all 8-)

dreddnott
August 30th, 2006, 10:35 AM
You crack me up Manslayer...

I don't remember that episode, Troy... :P

I also can't remember the name of that car!

carlsson
August 30th, 2006, 02:59 PM
I found a tie in my old sax case and went crazy to take a picture of myself.

http://www.anders.sfks.se/pics/anders-20060830.jpg

Mad-Mike
August 30th, 2006, 04:41 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/Jacket.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/Jacket.jpg)
Me standing behind my car in my old work uniform - a gold star if you can identify what sort of car I'm standing behind.

My guess is a Ford Mustang judging by the tail lights. The trim looks like that I've seen on 88' GT's, but the lights underneath look like the lights from the late 70's/early 80's LX.

TroyW
August 30th, 2006, 04:51 PM
My guess is a Ford Mustang judging by the tail lights. The trim looks like that I've seen on 88' GT's, but the lights underneath look like the lights from the late 70's/early 80's LX.

Hehehe, nope, I wish it was a mustang, although I'm happy with it. Earlier models (late 60s, 70s) did share some parts, but mine is an '85 model (so it's regarded as 'vintage' too, lol), so no mustang parts in it at all I'm afraid. :(

USSEnterprise
August 30th, 2006, 05:44 PM
A T'bird possibly?

TroyW
August 30th, 2006, 06:02 PM
A T'bird possibly?

Nope, I'll give a hint, it's an Australian car, there was a car over in the US with the same name in the 60s (and in fact the original model here was pretty much the same as the first model over there), but there is no longer a car manufactured in the US with the same model name.

carlsson
August 30th, 2006, 06:45 PM
Ford .. Fairlane? (without googling on Aussie Fords)

M4nSl4y3r
August 30th, 2006, 07:55 PM
IT almost looks like an escort. when they had nearly the same bosdy as the mustangs, the body style is called the "fox-body"

TroyW
August 30th, 2006, 09:39 PM
Ford .. Fairlane? (without googling on Aussie Fords)

Getting closer... In fact the aussie '85 Fairlane shares so many of its parts the manual covers both models, the only real differences being some body panels. In fact, my car has the (digital) instrument cluster from an '85 Fairlane in it...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/th_15b3856e.jpg
Click to view video. (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/?action=view&current=15b3856e.flv)

This is turning out to be a fun (and interesting) game :)

It probably helps that I removed all the badges from the rear of the car asides from the Ford badge 8)

carlsson
August 31st, 2006, 03:52 AM
I barely remember the European Ford models: Fiesta, Escort/Orion, Sierra, Taunus, Granada (some of those are from different generations or overlap). A friend of mine had an old Granada which would load tons of soda or beer if you folded the back seat. I'm sure it could load twice as much in volume than it was allowed to carry measured in weight.

dreddnott
August 31st, 2006, 06:15 AM
Ford Falcon?

I was going to guess earlier but was intimidated by the Aussiness!

TroyW
August 31st, 2006, 06:40 AM
Ford Falcon?

I was going to guess earlier but was intimidated by the Aussiness!

Intimidated? LOL! I'm about as intimidating as a bowl of custard, hahaha!

Anyway, you guessed correctly (did you google it?) so here is your Gold star, as promised :)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/Gold-Star.gif

To be more precise, it's a 1985 XF Ford Falcon, GL model. 4.1L (250ci) inline 6 cylinder engine, 3 speed auto gearbox, 99.3 horsepower at the rear wheels. More information (if you're curious) at http://www.geocities.com/falconfacts/falcon/xffalcon.html

In case you can't tell, not only am I a fan of Vintage Computers, but I also love my car :cool:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/Falcon/DSCF0807Small.jpg
I have fixed the mismatching rear view mirrors since that pic was taken, they're both blue now.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/aussiemadman/Falcon/DSCF0806Small.jpg

Besides, that cluster does have a vintage computer feel to it I think. :)

Anyway, back to what we all look like...

http://static.flickr.com/38/79225745_7a947359ba_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maddestman/79225745/)

dreddnott
August 31st, 2006, 06:49 AM
Well I did remember that the Ford Falcon was an American car a while back. Your hints helped confirm my suspicion.

carlsson
August 31st, 2006, 04:02 PM
Most Falcons discussed on this forum would be the Atari flavour...

Vlad
August 31st, 2006, 04:28 PM
I agree. There is FAR too much off topic discussion in this thread. Let's try a little harder to stay on topic ok?

-VK

TroyW
September 1st, 2006, 07:31 PM
Fair enough, that's why I tried to steer it back on topic towards the end of my last post. I thought there might have been another aussie on here who would have guessed it straight away, lol

M4nSl4y3r
September 2nd, 2006, 01:32 AM
I also was steering back to the topic

ahm
September 2nd, 2006, 06:21 AM
I'm confused.
If this is the "Completely off Topic" forum, what's off-topic here?

mbbrutman
September 2nd, 2006, 07:24 AM
Ahm -

Get A Life!


:-)


To others: Before you think I'm just thrashing people again for joy, it's an inside joke that AHM is in on.

ahm
September 2nd, 2006, 07:37 AM
;) Well, that didn't take long. ;)

chuckcmagee
September 2nd, 2006, 12:33 PM
:p I too had thoughts about "off topic in the off topic forum" but didn't bother posting

carlsson
September 2nd, 2006, 01:53 PM
OTOH, if you do look like a car... maybe that is more like an insult.

Terry Yager
September 9th, 2006, 09:55 AM
Ummn, early eighties LTD (or Crown Vic)?

--T

ahm
November 6th, 2006, 07:01 AM
Before you think I'm just thrashing people again for joy, it's an inside joke that AHM is in on.

I'm removing it from my .sig, so here's the setup:

echo '[q]sa[ln0=aln256%Pln256/snlbx]sb3135071790101768542287578439snlbxq'|dc

dongfeng
November 13th, 2006, 12:22 PM
I thought I would add it, since I just read this thread!

http://www.howard81.co.uk/upload/vcf/ibm_london.JPG

It's the IBM office near Waterloo Bridge (near the London Eye) in London :D

random_rodder
November 13th, 2006, 04:41 PM
Well, go here to see me....

http://cocom3repack.blogspot.com/

Pic is about 3 months or so old. The blog site is chronicling my progress on my CoCo3 repack which at this moment is collecting dust...

Mike Chambers
November 14th, 2006, 09:28 AM
Lets see what vintage computer people look like!
Post them pics!

Here is myself surfing vintage-computer.

is that a kaypro you're on?

anyway, here's me:

http://rubbermallet.org/me.jpg

Mike Chambers
November 14th, 2006, 09:31 AM
IT almost looks like an escort. when they had nearly the same bosdy as the mustangs, the body style is called the "fox-body"

i love the fox body mustangs! i drive a modified '89 5.0 convertible! :D

here's my car:
http://rubbermallet.org/mustang/mustang1.jpg

the biggest mod on it is the 3.73 rear end gearing i had installed... there's also an H-pipe and flowmasters, plus some minor engine work. (plus a gigantic K&N cone air filter)

all-in-all it's running about 270-280 HP. there's way faster stangs out there, but this still hauls major ass. the cars are pretty light so that kind of power along with the new rear-end really lets it get up and go!

Mike Chambers
November 14th, 2006, 09:39 AM
oh, and here's the obligatory pic of my dog. he's is waking up from a nap on my bed.

http://rubbermallet.org/dog.jpg

sorry it's so huge.

atari2600a
November 14th, 2006, 10:18 AM
I haven't taken a picture of myself in a while, maybe once I get my cable modem working again at my mothers, I'll take & upload one to my site. (maybe a better animatet GIF than the other one if I have the time)...

grant
November 14th, 2006, 10:23 AM
http://media.diywelder.com/images2/052204-pose_7764.jpg

http://media.diywelder.com/images/offroad/051803-olegrantpopinbroncofront_4190.JPG

carlsson
November 14th, 2006, 02:11 PM
Who will be the first to post one picture featuring yourself, your vintage computing collection, your car, your dog and anything else you wish to promote? Sometimes I fill my car with vintage computers, but I never remember to bring a camera until I have unloaded it again.

EvanK
November 14th, 2006, 02:50 PM
As previously posted in the "who drives what" thread, here's me, with thinning hair open to the wind!

http://www.snarc.net/picforvcforum.jpg

And a close-up from VCF East 2.0 (July 2004 @ Sun Microsystems campus in Burlington, Massachusetts):

http://www.snarc.net/tr/evanpic.jpg

Paisley Pirate
November 18th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Don't know how to get much more "vintage" than that...

Yeah, that's a working siege engine...

No, it isn't mine...

I fight with swords...

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c289/Paisley_Pirate/jimboavatar.jpg

Edlin
November 28th, 2006, 04:55 PM
He taught me everything I know about computers!
220

ribbets
November 30th, 2006, 10:36 AM
Look at the picture under parts dept.
www.hydrograsscorp.com

wasted39
November 30th, 2006, 01:23 PM
And I don't mean macintosh users group either::rolleyes:

Micom 2000
December 1st, 2006, 10:30 PM
Well may as well paste my mug up. Me in 73 (yes that is an old passport photo) and now.
Ah the ravages of time.

Mike Chambers
December 7th, 2006, 10:35 AM
Well may as well paste my mug up. Me in 73 (yes that is an old passport photo) and now.
Ah the ravages of time.

wow, even your 1973 photo looks older than me now by at least a few years. i must be the youngest person here! i guess not many people in my generation understand the whole vintage computing thing. (i'm 22, btw. 23 in april 07)

Luke
December 7th, 2006, 10:59 AM
I'am 14 (turning 15 in few days).
Atari2600a and Bbcmicro are 15.

atari2600a
December 7th, 2006, 11:13 AM
Me in line for the Wii:

http://mtac.profusehost.net/misc/pics/Not-funny/inline.jpg

Micom 2000
December 9th, 2006, 10:31 PM
Well in 73 I was 37. You do the maths. But altho my beard is grey, my hair is still brown, and so is my spirit.
9 grandchildren. and not a computer nerd among my 4 sons. I've failed. Sob,sob,,

Maybe one of the grandkids will turn out whole like you.
I think I'd be happy even if one of them liked MS$.
Ehhnn, (twit !)
Maybe not.

Lawrence


wow, even your 1973 photo looks older than me now by at least a few years. i must be the youngest person here! i guess not many people in my generation understand the whole vintage computing thing. (i'm 22, btw. 23 in april 07)

carlsson
December 10th, 2006, 03:12 AM
Err.. your spirit is brown? I can only think of two interpretations of that, and neither is flattering enough to mention on this forum.

chuckcmagee
December 10th, 2006, 07:48 AM
Let's see, brown is green and red mixed. So, his spirit is fertile and passionate. Wow, I should run for office!

3 years ago when I got my latest drivers license, the guy looked at it and said "Hey, your hair is gray, not brown like it says here". Oh well.

carlsson
December 10th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Heh. Over here, we don't have things like hair or eye colour on the driver's license, only on passport. Nowadays people dye their hair and use tinted lenses, so it must be of limited use. The lenses can of course be removed, but more difficult to restore your original hair colour if taken for inspection.

For a short while, there was a note on the driver's license about country of origin, e.g. where you were born or at least immigrated from. I don't think it served any real purpose and was removed after a few years due to being considered a negative for immigrants. At least it was in use long enough so I spotted that the guy I bought my first car from either lied to me, or had lied to the authorities äbout where he came from - his driver's license showed a different but similar country of origin than he claimed.

Micom 2000
December 13th, 2006, 07:53 PM
Let's see, brown is green and red mixed. So, his spirit is fertile and passionate. Wow, I should run for office!



You got my vote. I like to believe I'm fertile (no proof of that lately) and passionate. Whenever I get lucky. But as the song sez, but what girl would be fond of a man that's lived 1000 years. Oh well that's what temple maidens were for.

Lawrence

GraceUGrad2006
December 16th, 2006, 01:34 PM
this is a picture from yesterday at the kids christmas it is me and my son not the best picture but it is the most recent. It is from a really cheap digital camera when I get a better picture I will post

fred3rd
December 17th, 2006, 05:18 PM
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j156/fred3rd/Fred.jpg

This is me after lugging a bunch of Pre 80's pc's during my move.

Question: Are there any geeks in Pennsylvania lookin for hardware? If so, send me an e-mail.

Fred3rd:D

Terry Yager
December 17th, 2006, 05:29 PM
Whaaa...??? Where's your pocket protector? Y'know, that pen could cause some serious stainage to a perfectly good plaid shirt if it decides to leak! (Then what would ya wear with your striped pants?)...

--T

fred3rd
December 17th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Whaaa...??? Where's your pocket protector? Y'know, that pen could cause some serious stainage to a perfectly good plaid shirt if it decides to leak! (Then what would ya wear with your striped pants?)...

--T

That pen is just a stage prop (ink removed). I do all my writing on the PDA that's in the left pocket of striped pants. (Not in Picture)

Fred

chuckcmagee
December 17th, 2006, 08:39 PM
Hey!! Back off you guys! I still own my slide ruler. I might even be able to find it. It is one of those really good ones too, made out of real metal, no cruddy plastic for me.

Oh, and you should have seen the "drop dead fox" that needed help in chemistry. I got invited over to her very expensive parents home for dinner, nah nah.

Terry Yager
December 18th, 2006, 08:23 AM
Hey!! Back off you guys! I still own my slide ruler. I might even be able to find it. It is one of those really good ones too, made out of real metal, no cruddy plastic for me.

OK, ok, I'll be good! Just don't hit me with your slide rule again...

--T

Terry Yager
December 18th, 2006, 08:30 AM
Oh, and you should have seen the "drop dead fox" that needed help in chemistry.

Lemme guess...dat wasn't a test tube in your pocket...???

--T

bbcmicro
December 18th, 2006, 09:14 AM
:-?
Wassat? Oh, the sound of my innocence exploding
...
;)