[vcf-midatlantic] Introductions

Mark Whittington markwhi at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 20:51:45 EST 2017


Evan asked me to introduce myself, so here goes!

>Looks like that's your first post on the list. Please introduce yourself:
how did you find us, where you live, what's your interest in vintage
computing, etc. .... thanks!

I discovered the list as a result of stumbling across Connor Krukosky's IBM
z890 story (
That led to the old Yahoo group which led to the current mailing list.

I'm 39 and live in the Northern VA area, near Dulles.  The first computer I
ever touched was a C64 at around 4 years old.  The first computer that I
ever owned was a TI-99/4a that a neighbor gave me in the late 90's, but by
then I'd already discovered the Apple IIe's and IBM PC XT's at the local
library.  Now I've got a 4 year old daughter and I want to introduce her to
computers outside the world of her iPad, so I'm probably going to start her
with an Apple II or C64 of her own.

I write Python for a living, and in my spare time I like photography,
amateur radio and electronics in general.  I've got a quadcopter that I
built, flew once and crashed and a large R/C helicopter that I've never
flown.  I'll be at the Northern VA Maker Faire on March 19 at the ham radio
table if anyone in the area wants to stop by and say hello.

Nice to meet you all.



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