[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East on Reddit

Joseph Marlin j.marlin at outlook.com
Tue Mar 28 14:25:49 EDT 2017

Been a computer nerd pretty much my whole life and for some reason find the young history of the field fascinating so have been aware of VCF via the internets for some time. I think I first heard about it from somewhere on the DIY CPU webring, probably from Bill Buzbee's page.

Wasn't until I got a wild hair to move out to NYC at the end of 2013 that I realized I had also accidentally put myself smack dab next to VCFE. I attended 2014 but missed last year entirely, so this year I'm making up for it by staying all weekend.

Current projects: too numerous to completely enumerate, I'm one of those people who starts a million ideas and finishes none of them and trying to fix that. Big ones: currently dealing with a garage-worth (about 50 machines or so) of old macs that I bought off of a guy in Jersey. Trying to fix and list what I can in order to keep the stuff I want while breaking even on the whole thing. Lots of recapping in my future. 

The other somewhat relevant project is building a simple board around a 65816 CPU. So far, since I'm too cheap to buy an EEPROM programmer apparently, I built an Apple II host card that lets me suspend the 65816 (on a breadboard), inject code into its SRAMs, and then return control. Haven't worked on it in a while, so hoping to bring my crap this weekend and spend some evenings in my hotel room hacking on that.

On Mar 27, 2017, at 7:48 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>> I would suggest /r/retrobattlestations as well
> True, but if it looks too blatantly like advertising I'll get banned.
> Also: welcome Joseph M.! Looks like your first post here. Please introduce yourself .... how did you find us, where are you from, what's your background/interest in vintage computing, etc.

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