[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East on Reddit

Joseph Marlin j.marlin at outlook.com
Tue Mar 28 15:34:40 EDT 2017

I'll swing by! Just got a model 3 myself earlier this year after much pining.

The '816 is fascinating-- I like to imagine a world where everything was dominated by a 65x architecture instead of x86. I was actually originally going to go with a 68k, but lost all but one in a move and then accidentally blew up the last one. For some reason you can't find the PDIPS in stock anywhere anymore

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> On Mar 28, 2017, at 3:26 PM, Drew Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> 65816 boards?  Cool stuff.
> I'll be at the Tandy booth this weekend, so come say hi if you want.
> Always great to see new nerds joining ;)
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 2:25 PM, Joseph Marlin via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> 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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