[vcf-midatlantic] How's Everyone Doing

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Fri Apr 24 03:07:07 EDT 2020

On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 11:03 AM Bill Inderrieden via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Nowthat Mke Ruane has extended the closure of IA until June,  I figured it
> would be a goodtime to continue the shout out that Jeff Brace started and
> see how everyone’sdoing.
>  Stuffhere in Brick is moving like Ground Hog Day, although business
> paperwork seemsto keep me focused if not only for a little bit of time and
> I have to come backto it later.
>  Waitingon shipments of PCMCIA stuff for the HP660LX so I can play further.
>  Anybodyworking on interesting stuff?

I am finishing up working on The Print Shop C64 exhibit in the 80's bedroom
exhibit in the museum. It took some effort to figure out how to backup
original Print Shop disks so that I can return them to the lender. I had to
find an old copy program called Kracker Jax that had parameters on the disk
to make the backups useful. VCF owns two copies of The Print Shop disks,
but they were unusable.

I'm also working on the Commodore 128 exhibit in the museum to put GEOS 128
on the machine. The current plan is to use a 1541 Ultimate drive to run the
software. This is a fun activity because I have primarily used the
Commodore 64, and rarely used the C128 in 128 mode. I have used GEOS 64, so
it will be fun to get GEOS 128 working. I was able to track down various
disk images for applications for GEOS 128. I think I will also add a RAM
expander to the machine to make it work a little better and faster.

My other plan is to go through my two storage lockers that I am renting and
consolidate into one. So I will be selling items once I get a list. My
first item will be a Coco drive (new in box).

>  BillInderrieden

Jeff Brace
Vice President & Board Member, VCF East Showrunner
Vintage Computer Federation
jeffrey at vcfed.org


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