[vcf-midatlantic] Introductions

Glenn Roberts glenn.f.roberts at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 09:05:27 EST 2017

Welcome Mark. Looks like we're neighbors (I'm in Ashburn, VA). Somehow I missed that there's a NOVA Maker Faire, thanks!

I'm more of an old timer specializing in Heathkits

- Glenn Roberts

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> On Mar 7, 2017, at 8:51 PM, Mark Whittington via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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 (
> https://www.reddit.com/r/IBM/comments/3relk4/i_just_bought_an_ibm_z890/).
> 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.
> Best,
> -Mark

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