Introduce yourself!

Introduce yourself. Pimp your website, competition, event or other activity here, as long as it's Spectrum related.

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Juan F. Ramirez
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:28 am

Glenn wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:03 pm
Hi folks! Not sure why I didn’t register here before, but here I am! Spent a lot of time on WOS back in the day but lost interest. I didn’t lose interest in Spectrums though. 😁
Looking forward to spending some time reading and posting on the forums!
Welcome aboard, Glenn! Nice to see you here. :)
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Ralf
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Ralf » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:38 am

Hi, Glenn. Don't be shy to post often here :)
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Wolfgang
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Wolfgang » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:06 pm

Hi,
since I already used post #1 for a help request, I want to make sure that #2 is about saying hello to everybody.
I am 53 years old and German. My first computer was a 16K Spectrum which set me down a non mainstream path here in Germany where everybody had a VIC20 or C64. There was pretty much no way to buy software here and I had to mail order everything from the UK. To do this, I had to buy a postal order (check) and send it by mail to the seller. It took several weeks, sometimes months before I got my cassette with "new" software. :shock:
Anyway, later I got myself an Electron - an even more unknown computer here in Germany. When I went to uni to study computer science, I bought an Atari Mega ST which was my main computer for a long time. The Archimedes was way too expensive for me.
Now, I develop software on IBM mainframe computers and play in my free time with all the nice machines I could never afford back when. Lately, I started repairing a couple of ZX81s and Speccies which let me here. :)
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Ast A. Moore
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Ast A. Moore » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:12 pm

Welcome to Spectrum Computing, @Wolfgang!
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Every man should plant a tree, build a house, and write a ZX Spectrum game.

Author of A Yankee in Iraq, a 50 fps shoot-’em-up—the first game to utilize the floating bus on the +2A/+3,
and zasm Z80 Assembler syntax highlighter.

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Juan F. Ramirez
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:25 pm

Welcome, @Wolfgang !
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adam
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by adam » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:05 pm

Hi all,

amazingly, I only just registered for the site, despite knowing about it since launch. It's looking really good, so big congrats to all involved - definitely continuing on the good work from WoS, which seems to have fallen by the wayside.

Anyway, hello from Exeter! For you that don't know me, I'm an admin on the Spectrum For Everyone Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/spectrumforeveryone/ ) - pretty much the largest retro Spectrum group there is. I'm also very active in buying and selling retro hardware and software, Sinclair related and otherwise. I also participate in a few other retro groups, such as Commodore For Everyone.

My first computer was an Oric-1, which I got for my sixth birthday in 1986 (when the Oric was already dying and you could get the cheap in the UK). My second computer was a grey Spectrum +2, which I received for Christmas in 1987, and that was life changing. Aside from it starting my love affair with Sinclair computers, it also kicked off my lifelong interest in computers. After five years of owning and loving my Speccy, I moved on to Amiga, and then PC. At uni I took Computer Science and my career since then has been back and forth between programming and tech support (and nowadays, I do both!).

Like most, I kinda lost interest in retro computers around 15-16, just at the point I discovered beer and girls :-) However, when I discovered eBay in 2002, I was very much interested again, although in a silo. I didn't start involving myself in the community until 2013, when I signed up to the Google Group and from there found Facebook groups, and now I can't imagine my life without a daily dose of Speccy talk!

I'm looking forward to a different flavour of conversation here, and to making a contribution to this fledging community and awesome site.

Adam
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R-Tape
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by R-Tape » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:07 pm

Welcome @adam , great to see you here!
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XvarZ
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by XvarZ » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:50 am

Hello there!

I try to come here on a daily basis to check the news in the wonderful world of Sinclair computers but I hadn't registered yet... so here I am! :D

Thank you for creating and maintaining this great platform!

;)
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R-Tape
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by R-Tape » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:20 pm

XvarZ wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:50 am
Hello there!
Welcome!

But please tell us you didn't choose that avatar because you like Red Heat :shock: (the game).
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