Image Map Image Map
Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456
Results 51 to 56 of 56

Thread: Greeting all Y'all Southerners from Florida!

  1. #51

    Default

    I tend to sleep a lot @ high altitudes.

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Gainesville (Go Gators!), FL
    Posts
    20

    Default

    Been a couple years since I poked my probosics into the VCF Forums. Hmm... Ah, a Floridians thread! I consider myself semi-native, having moved here 30 years ago to get married and go to UF, and just never left. And every time I go to MD to visit my family I come home a little happier that I'm here instead of there! And apparently I'm not the only old-computer fan in Gator Country- I just sold two Sparc IPXs, two SGI O2s, and a Hercules monochrome card to a local.

    I'm trying to limit the accumulation of vintage stuff and weed out some of the redundant stuff around here; storage space is finite and shrinking as the garage fills up with guitar builds!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chromedome45 View Post
    Hi guys just thought I would put up something here for us South Easterners. First thing is that most Southerners don't even consider Florida part of the south because of all the retired New Yorkers and Mid-Westerners around here.
    And don't forget the seasonal snowbird migrations! Seen on a bumpersticker in Pinellas County: HAPPINESS IS A NEW YORKER HEADED NORTH WITH A CANADIAN UNDER EACH ARM.

    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post
    Retired New Yorkers? Well, at least that means there is probably some technology there.

    Here in Atlanta, nobody even knows what a computer is. It's sort of ironic really, during the 80s, Atlanta was sort of a technology hub with software companies all over and hosting Comdex and all. Not much of that around here any more (at least that I can see).
    Hey, we've got technology all over the place! I help run a statewide 100gbps network! Ah Atlanta, attended Networld/Interop a couple of times up there.

    Quote Originally Posted by antiquekid3 View Post
    So who's coming to VCF SE 4.0 on April 2nd and 3rd in Atlanta?
    Alas, not I, though it would be fun. My mad-money expenditures are focused on ham radio, stereo repair, and guitar construction these days. I do still hope to get to putting the H-89 and Ampro back together at some point this year, but too many other projects are stacked up ahead.

    comments about hurricanes, particulary Andrew
    Fine Homebuilding did an article on building practices in south Florida post-Andrew, and determined that probably as high as 90% of all houses built in Homestead were ridiculously out of code compliance - plywood nailed every 24" instead of every 6", no rafter/truss ties to wall studs, thin windows, and the list went on and on.
    Network geek with a strong affinity for Telecasters
    Ham (WA4UF) with a strong affinity for boatanchors

  3. #53

    Default

    Frankie: did you ever eat @ Uncle Lui's? Great food dude! Love it!

  4. #54
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    3,437

    Default

    No Pete, Never did. Have you gone to Rustic in crab house yet? Just down the road from you. Very casual, newspapers are place mats. And a lot of mallets too to beat the blue crabs into submission
    *FrankG*
    Just a few old dust collectors that work! Sort of! Or when they decide to!
    TRS-80 Model 4 , Model III, IBM AT, Pentium 233 "Tweener" - Emulator

  5. #55
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    3,437

    Default

    Ah Mrz80 a Gator fan. Me 2. My daughter went to UF to get her medical degree and onto Shands to do her residency. When she was still living there the house they were renting was way out in the town of Archer. Used to drive there a lot to visit them. Now that she is out in Colorado no more weekend visits which I miss the most.
    *FrankG*
    Just a few old dust collectors that work! Sort of! Or when they decide to!
    TRS-80 Model 4 , Model III, IBM AT, Pentium 233 "Tweener" - Emulator

  6. #56

    Default

    Nope! I have a bad seafood allergy!

Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •