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I started on this forum and vintage computing at the age of 16, so if you find any of my old posts from those days, PLEASE forgive my immaturity at that age. I'm sure we are all that way at that age. Haha.
I am 25 year old vintage computer enthusiast. Although I didn't grow up with the machines I use and tinker with today (being born in 93), much of my love for this hobby comes from my father who did, and allowed me to use some of his old machines we found packed away at the age of 16. Since then, vintage computing has been a huge part of my life, and one of my favourite things to keep me occupied. I started with an Atari 800XL and a Beige TI99/4a
Crazy to think I've been on this forum for almost 10 years..
Unfortunately in 2015 or 2016, I forget, I had a house fire. Much of my collection got damaged cosmetically. They still work, but I'm marking that in my collection list.
My current collection
2 Silver TI99/4as
1 beige TI99/4a (fire damaged in 2016. Have not restored as I have two other functioning units)
TI99/4 PEB with RS-232, PCODE, 128k RAM, and Stock Floppy Controller
Atari 800XL (fire damaged, but successfully restored)
Atari 130XE (fire damaged in 2016. Needs restoration and new keyboard. Works)
Atari 1050 Disk Drive (fire damaged. Blackened case but drive mech still safe and works)
Atari XM301 Modem (fire damage)
Atari 850 Serial Interface (fire damage)
(Does my APE for Atari go in this as well?)
Compaq Portable 386 (fire damaged. Blackened case. Still works)
Macintosh SE/30 w/ Ethernet Card
iMac G3 with cooling fan added
Apple IIe with Super Serial card, 64k / 80 col card, Apple FDC.
2 Apple Disk II Drives
Commodore 64 (cracked case in shipment, repaired. Currently building a PSU)
Also in my collection is what I'm most proud of right now:
My own homebrew 65C02 breadboard computer. With some help, I learned 6502 assembly, coded my own monitor, and quickly ported EHBasic for it.