Today´s history: My decade in MRC

Page 1/12
| 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

By hamlet

Paladin (837)

hamlet's picture

19-05-2017, 11:55

Recently I noticed that I´m a forum member since almost ten years now.
Of course there was a long period of just lurking around and also a lot of real life challenges that kept me away from being more active here.
Now, since I´m able to spend more time and the possibility to integrate this hobby to my profession, it´s a lot of fun with you, the MRC community.
I don´t wanna tell old stories over and over again (like older men like me like to do) when there are so much new impressions nowadays.
One great incident happened a few weeks ago, when we (for all I didn´t told more than five times: I´m working with former homeless people) were invited to help in a repair market, organized by the local community. We were asked to do bicycle repairs, other people and neighbours fixed broken chairs, sewed broken clothes, repairing PCs and so on. I could´t do other, than bring my Casio MSX to the PC repair booth, expected a lack of understanding. But the man sitting there was evidently astonished yelling „Hey, that´s an old MSX! I´m a musican and use a Yamaha now for thirty years to make music.“
As it turns out, there are two more MSX enthusiasts around in Stuttgart leftover the last three decades. Holger is the manager of a computer training center near by Stuttgart and donated us a older PCs and an CBM 8296 the next day (which you may have noticed on MSX.PICS).
Besides improving our photographer skills and keeping our projects going, the next undertaking will be assembling a GR8BIT, but therefore we got to enhance our soldering skills. One of our 8280 and a Video9000 waits for time to repair, too.
There are also a lot issues of german MSX magazines to be scanned and filed.
I also would like to organize a meeting in Stuttgart, for all of the newbies here around this would be a great experience. But this is future talk.
So far, I wanna thank all of you for having a great time here, especially the admins of MRC for supporting this forum!
We photographed a lot of computer since last summer, so I did a compilation of screwed MSX machines which I will maintain with new entries in the future (for example the solid build 8280 series, which seems to get the final weight exclusively by the amount of installed screws).
So far you can see pictures of:
Sony HB T600, HB F700, HB F1, HB 55P, HB 75P, 20P, HB 101P, HB 501P, HB 201P
Philips VG8235, VG 8020, NMS 8220,VG 8010
Sanyo Wavy 35, PHC 33
Panasonic tR ST, tR Gt
Casio MX10
Yamaha CX5M
SVI 728, 738
Goldstar FC 200

Displayed in open and closed state, all captured with the same settings. You are welcome visit them on MSX.PICS. Please feel free to use the pictures in your own projects, but please link back to Luppies great MSX.PICS.
Also let us know, if there is something we can do for you!
Hold the flag!

Login or register to post comments

By mtn

Master (236)

mtn's picture

20-05-2017, 00:27

Please keep the stories coming! And photos!
And dont worry about repeating yourself, (not that I've ever seen you do that. )
The kind of "personal touch" you add to MRC is unique and very valuable.

By Manuel

Ascended (13388)

Manuel's picture

20-05-2017, 00:41

Yes, I'm also really enjoying your stories and photos! Smile

By PAC

Guardian (4337)

PAC's picture

21-05-2017, 12:25

Thanks to you and your contribution here. People like you is a valuable asset for the MSX community, so please stay with us ten more years. Wink

By hamlet

Paladin (837)

hamlet's picture

21-05-2017, 16:49

Thanks, I will for sure!
Remember Payload? I noticed this sign today on a forgotten industry parking lot:

By Wlcracks

Expert (122)

Wlcracks's picture

21-05-2017, 20:44

cool

By hamlet

Paladin (837)

hamlet's picture

21-05-2017, 20:54

Another shot today:

By Louthrax

Paragon (1602)

Louthrax's picture

21-05-2017, 21:17

I can't believe the 1st shot has not been photoshopped?!? (and where did you shoot that ?)

By hamlet

Paladin (837)

hamlet's picture

21-05-2017, 21:37

It was a very bright day, but Aperture helped reduce green colors in this pic. It´s a location near my living place:
48.816082, 9.219707
The columns remained from a darker part of german history. But we tried to hide them and build a power plant around it.

By Louthrax

Paragon (1602)

Louthrax's picture

21-05-2017, 21:52

Interesting details... and amazing mythologico-scifi-MSXesque picture!

By hamlet

Paladin (837)

hamlet's picture

21-05-2017, 22:29

Yes, greek myth and sci-fi is what makes MSX games. I wonder what was the first released MSX game? What included the start line up? Was there a killer application?

Page 1/12
| 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
My MSX profile