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20ohm20

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About 20ohm20

  • Rank
    Dragonstomper
  • Birthday 10/19/1971

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    Male
  • Location
    Murrieta, CA
  • Interests
    Vintage electronics, record collecting, bass guitar, pre-1990's synths, etc.
  1. 1994-2004: Amass everything I could get my hands on 2005-2011: Buy very specific things I didn't already own and/or really wanted, but only if the price was right 2012+: Rarely buy anything except a couple homebrews every year
  2. I didn't own an Atari 8-bit computer until I bought a huge lot locally, for about $150 IIRC, from an eBay seller in 1998. But all my other 8-bit's (with the exception of my C64 which I used sporadically until about 1992-1993) were boxed up and packed away between 1990 and 1997.
  3. Just got notification that mine was delivered to my front porch. Can't wait to get home tonight to check it out....
  4. I had a Magnavox Odyssey 2000 that I used occasionally until at least 1982-1983.
  5. I received reservation #113 also.
  6. Soundblaster Pro + a CD-ROM (a Panasonic drive, IIRC) for my 386DX-40. The CD-ROM wasn't SCSI and interfaced directly to the Soundblaster Pro with a ribbon cable. It was also the first and last CD-ROM drive I ever had that used a "caddy".
  7. Star Fire in the Starcade at Disneyland about 1980 or 1981. They had an upright on the upper level and a cockpit on the bottom level. It was the only time in my life I've ever seen this machine in person until I went to Funspot in 2009.
  8. I had one BITD but the only other game I had for it (besides Phaser Patrol) was Fireball. I let someone borrow it after I had most of my Atari 2600 stuff boxed up around 1988 or 1989 and I never saw it again. I've since bought another one and most of the games.
  9. A Texas Instruments portable terminal with built-in acoustic coupler and thermal printer circa 1979-1980 (my dad would bring it home from work once in a while and I'd "talk" to him with it) Commodore VicModem (used with VIC-20 and C-64 before I owned a disk drive) Some generic auto answer/dial 300 baud modem (MasterModem, I think?) Commodore 1670 (ran a C-Net BBS with it for two years) Apple Modem 1200 (purchased from a ComputerLand in Anaheim, CA along with a Super Serial Card on December 8th, 1984; still have the receipt and the CIB modem) Some generic external 2400 baud modem (don't recall the brand) that I used with my Amiga 500 and later an Amiga 2000 - also used it with my first PC and a Wildcat! BBS I didn't own a 9600 baud modem back in the day. I went from an external 2400 baud modem to an external USRobotics Sportster 14.4K. I used the Sportster to access the Internet for the first time in late 1993. I had an external USRobotics Courier 33.6K at some point that I bought used or open box. I don't remember much about this for some reason. I also think this is the last stand alone modem I've ever bought.
  10. Atari 2600 Commodore 64 Amiga 2000 486DX2-66 PC
  11. I had this happen, but in reverse. The person that I sold my Amiga 2000 to in 1997 came back not quite two years later and asked if I wanted to buy it back at a substantial discount (about 40% less IIRC). Since I was starting to liquidate everything I could before moving across the country later that summer, I turned him down. I have a feeling he sold it to someone for even less. If there's someone here that lived local to the Riverside, CA area in 1997 that bought an Amiga 2000 with two internal 3.5" floppy drives, a Trumpcard w/80MB Seagate SCSI drive and 2MB RAM expansion, a complete Digi View setup and a 1084S monitor for next to nothing, it might have been mine.
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