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    My humble collection

    I'm up to around 100 machines.

    Website is: http://members.cox.net/curtismc

    Please note: It's been a while since I updated it, but I promise to take care of that in the near future. REALLY!!!!

    curtis
    Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

    Curtis McCain

    http://pages.suddenlink.net/curtismc/

    #2
    Welcome!

    I checked out your site and you've got a massive collection!

    You've been added to the links at www.vintage-computer.com (unless you object, in which case I'll remove the link).

    Erik
    The Vintage Computer and Gaming Marketplace
    The Vintage Computer

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      #3
      Sure, go ahead and post away!

      I promise to

      1. get the danged thing updated one of these days

      and

      2. let you know when I move again so you can update my link.

      Curtis
      Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

      Curtis McCain

      http://pages.suddenlink.net/curtismc/

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        #4
        Re: My humble collection

        "curtis" wrote in message:

        Hi Curtis,

        > I'm up to around 100 machines.

        Wow!! You must have some room in there for them!

        > Website is: http://members.cox.net/curtismc

        You're no fan of 'The World According to Garp?' by
        any chance? Great movie!

        > Please note: It's been a while since I updated it, but I promise
        > to take care of that in the near future. REALLY!!!!

        Looks fine to me. One site I occasionally go to seize that
        the web page is under construction, but it's being saying
        that for the last 2 years! Nothing has changed in it
        at all. I'm suprised that it's still going.

        Regards.
        Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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          #5
          Actually, I thought Garp was a bit of an odd movie. Interesting, but odd.

          As far as the room, when we moved here, we got lucky and found a house where the back porch area had been fully enclosed giving the house an additional 600 sq ft. I've just about managed to fill it up!
          Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

          Curtis McCain

          http://pages.suddenlink.net/curtismc/

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            #6
            "curtis" wrote in message:

            Hi Curtis,

            > Actually, I thought Garp was a bit of an odd movie. Interesting,
            > but odd.

            No, it was just I thought that perhaps the 'World According to ...'
            on your website reminded me of this movie. The characters
            were certainally odd, but thought it was a great movie.

            > As far as the room, when we moved here, we got lucky and
            > found a house where the back porch area had been fully
            > enclosed giving the house an additional 600 sq ft. I've just
            > about managed to fill it up!

            WOW! I've only got a small place & since I live with my folks I
            have to go easy to what I put in there. My 'Grandfather' had
            a great house with a great large frount room added onto it,
            which might of made a nice computer room, but has since
            passed on & we sold the house!

            Regards.
            Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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              #7
              Curtis

              - Maybe a tad off topic, but how do you move all of your systems being in the Navy when you PCS? Im returning to the Army (was enlisted and now officer), and I never had all of my old PCjr collection during my enlisted years. Do you leave it to govt contracted movers or do you DITY (Do It Yourself) move your stuff? From my moves, I have seen the horrors of what contracted movers have done to my stuff, and I'd rather not see my PCjr's end up trashed because of them.

              Brian

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                #8
                Sir,

                Can you say, "Watch them like a hawk!!!"?

                Actually, as much as possible I try to get original boxes. Pack the little darlings in their boxes and let the movers pack those boxes in their boxes.

                Fortunately, I'm a CTM and do computer/LAN maintenance for the Navy, so I'm fairly handly with a soldering iron. It's a skill that has served me well a couple of times.

                As far as the Garp reference, the title stuck with me obviously!
                Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

                Curtis McCain

                http://pages.suddenlink.net/curtismc/

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                  #9
                  "curtis" wrote in message:

                  > Sir,

                  > Can you say, "Watch them like a hawk!!!"?

                  > Actually, as much as possible I try to get original boxes. Pack the
                  > little darlings in their boxes and let the movers pack those boxes in
                  > their boxes.

                  > Fortunately, I'm a CTM and do computer/LAN maintenance for the
                  > Navy, so I'm fairly handly with a soldering iron. It's a skill that
                  > has served me well a couple of times.

                  > As far as the Garp reference, the title stuck with me obviously!

                  Heh!

                  Cheers.
                  Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                    #10
                    That is quite a collection.Wow!
                    MY IDEA I wish that there was a G.U.I. keyboard one that could be programmed by an application to display icons or text on each Key\'s L.C.D. screen.

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                      #11
                      Hi Jon,

                      What can I say, I just keep my eyes open!

                      Of course, it hasn't hurt that I've moved around a bit. That way when I deplete an area of anything historically interesting (IMHO) I move onto newer areas. Sort of a "scorched earth" policy!
                      Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

                      Curtis McCain

                      http://pages.suddenlink.net/curtismc/

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                        #12
                        As an FYI, I've done a minor update on my webpage.

                        I've done a pictorial review of the Zenith ZP-150 to the Tandy 600 with running comments.

                        There are a LOT of fairly hi-res pictures contrasting the 2 units.

                        I will be cutting down the resolution later on, but was asked to do this by the keeper of the Tandy 600 faq and figured it'd help sort out the differences/similarities between the 2 units.

                        select the collection option, then pick either the Tandy 600 or the Zenith ZP-150 link (it's the same destination!)

                        http://members.cox.net/curtismc
                        Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

                        Curtis McCain

                        http://pages.suddenlink.net/curtismc/

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                          #13
                          Just joining in on the 'Garp' theme.
                          To be honest, when I saw the movie I was really disappointed ! Why ? Not because it was a bad movie, no, it was a good movie. The problem was I'd recently finished reading the book. That sure was some great book !
                          The thing is, in the book the whole start of the story - how Garp is conceived and where the name 'Garp' comes from - is properly explained. This really 'sets the scene' for the whole story. Unfortunately, it just couldn't be done on film. Well, not without getting an 'XXX' certificate. This is a real shame because it means the movie starts off at a real disadvantage, and just seems 'wierd' untill you get in to it.
                          The result is a movie which, while good, never fully achieves its potential greatness. I think the somewhat personal nature of the storyline comes across much better as a book - you almost experience it yourself as you are reading.
                          I can only suggest to anyone who enjoyed the movie - go and read the book as it is even better. If you didn't like the movie too much then you still might find the book 'strikes the right chord'.
                          Okay - I've done now.
                          Kevin.

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                            #14
                            "kepla" wrote in message:

                            > Just joining in on the 'Garp' theme.

                            > To be honest, when I saw the movie I was
                            > really disappointed ! Why ? Not because
                            > it was a bad movie, no, it was a good movie.
                            > The problem was I'd recently finished reading
                            > the book. That sure was some great book !

                            > The thing is, in the book the whole start of the
                            > story - how Garp is conceived and where the
                            > name 'Garp' comes from - is properly
                            > explained. This really 'sets the scene' for the
                            > whole story. Unfortunately, it just couldn't be
                            > done on film. Well, not without getting an 'XXX'
                            > certificate. This is a real shame because it means
                            > the movie starts off at a real disadvantage, and
                            > just seems 'wierd' untill you get in to it.

                            > The result is a movie which, while good, never
                            > fully achieves its potential greatness. I think
                            > the somewhat personal nature of the storyline
                            > comes across much better as a book - you
                            > almost experience it yourself as you are reading.

                            > I can only suggest to anyone who enjoyed the
                            > movie - go and read the book as it is even
                            > better. If you didn't like the movie too much
                            > then you still might find the book 'strikes the
                            > right chord'.

                            > Okay - I've done now.

                            Okay, well to be honest, I didn't even know there
                            was a book. And while unfortunately the movie
                            does have it's naughty bits, it's not as bad when
                            compared to the filth they dish out today. Becuase
                            I haven't read the book means it hard to imagine,
                            what it's like to the movie. Sadily, I thought the
                            movie was well done.

                            But however, if you go back to the 1940's & look at
                            a movie like 'It's a Wonderful Life' I think that's a
                            good clean movie which establishes James Stewart's
                            character (George Bailey) perfectly! (But I guess
                            that one has a book which must be read, to believe!)

                            Cheers.
                            Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                              #15
                              While I agree that gratuitous 'anything bad' which isn't necessary for the storyline can actually spoil a movie - and restrict its audience - I think 'Garp' is a different case.
                              The circumstances of Garp's conception, the state of his father at the time, the actions of his mother and the origin of his name are really important to the storyline. Without it, it just becomes a narrative on somebody's unusual and unfortunate life. With the beginning intact, the story is much more than that and it lends a strong ironical reason to the whole thing. I'm not going into explicit detail, as I don't want to spoil it for anyone reading. The pathetic little 'set piece' of spermatazoa cavorting around really doesn't do anything at all, I think.
                              Unfortunately, some of the best humour in the story is strongly sexual and just can't be conveyed properly any other way. For example, exactly what is going on when Garp drives his car, in the dark, into the back of his wife's boyfriend's car parked unknown in their driveway. My point is that there is nothing 'gratuitous' about showing the detail of scenes like that - without it the story is diluted. What seems sad is that the monstrous censorship bandwagon can force the movie makers to cut out scenes which are part of everyone's lives and yet allow through people being riddled with bullets or cut in half. Sex is a normal, natural, healthy part of people's lives - lethal violence isn't. 'Live and let live' - if you don't like something then don't watch it, but don't spoil it for the rest of us !
                              Right, I'll get down off my soapbox now - having completely forgotten what the topic of this thread was supposed to be.
                              Kevin.
                              Kevin.

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