Manager of Windows Dev Docs team, originally from Belfast, N. Ireland. Bout ye. I like computers built before 1982 and after 2022. MSc Elec. Eng. He/Him BLM

Redmond, WA
Joined February 2018
I got into computing when it was still necessary to solder things together - it was a natural progression from building electronic circuits. So for me, building computer related things and coding them at a low level will *always* be more fun that playing games.
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Computer #pride
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3D Monster Maze
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Now a freakin robot is using the transparent UI from the computer POV!
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An exciting day in the retro office on-site museum of weird 80s computers today. #Retrocomputing #zx81 #ts1000
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It loaded..
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Are today’s kids really interested in seeing a ZX Spectrum or Acorn Electron? #retrocomputing
Computing roadshow to visit NI schools in bid to encourage pupils into tech sector. @The_CodeShow uses retro and vintage technology to showcase the history of computing hoping to inspire the next generation of IT innovators. @Wellington_BT7 @AllstateNI bit.ly/3QULPv0
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Work dreams are the worst!
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My car tabs got lost in the mail (delivery person just didn’t bother doing Friday, I mean, I totally get it). Will they turn up by the first of the month? Or will I get a ticket? Exciting!
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A clue this box is not new. #retrocomputer
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Wait.. LocAscript? Was the name changed for the US market? #Retrocomputing #amstrad #pcw8256
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Surprised myself by soldering up an adapter on a piece of stripboard and getting it to boot from a Gotek! (Remembered to check the Amstrad 5v/12v sneaky power cable switcheroo too).
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Taking a 3” floppy disk drive apart, and as expected the drive belt has disintegrated. Replacement en route. #retrocomputer
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In the days of the S-100 systems, how common was cassette tape storage? In my head the chronological order goes paper tape -> cassette tape -> floppy disk, but paper tape readers and floppy disks were crazy expensive and bulky. #retrocomputer #altair #imsai #northstar #cromemco
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Great thing about riding an electric bike on a hot day - no furnace between your legs blasting more heat at you. #zero
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We’re already in the dystopian future timeline. It’s just not dark and raining all the time like the ones in the movies.
what’s your job? “oh i’m the official sniper for the dallas cowboys”
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The Zenbook Space Edition is the first time in ages I’ve looked at a PC and thought “ooh I want one of those”. More nerdy themed computers, please.
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“The graphics and sound capabilities of a ZX81 still outclass any modern computer. Why? Because they required the user’s imagination in order to picture the scene and invent a soundtrack. The imagination has no limit to its resolution.” Hmm. Well.
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If US Supreme Court overturning #RoeVWade was about babies, there would be: Universal healthcare Free birth control Free education Free daycare Child support Criminalisation of all rape & child marriage As with all abuse of women, this is purely about male power and control
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