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I did my first animations with this machine! Oh, and gone are the days where you'd put in a game TAPE and let it load for half an hour+ before you could play your game! :-)

 

Ahh... good times, good times.

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Dec Vax, one sweet piece of metal. This is what I used to type a 36 pager on Beowulf in 82-83 at Reed College, then again 84-85 at the clinical lab where I worked after dropping out.

 

You got into the word processor by typing something like:

 

>Run -mm

 

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My brother (3 years older than me) had a Nascom II that you assembled yourself and had a case with wooden end panels.

My first experience was the great BBC micro (developed by Acorn). It could do 8 colours on a TV screen (except I only had a black and white TV as a monitor) and it had audio out in a range of tuneable beeps. I couldn't afford a disc drive so you could record, and occasionally reload software from tape. I didn't have any software so I had to write my own.

 

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The Macintosh SE 40

 

My Dad got one in '88 when I was 9 it was my first experience with a computer of any sorts....It had some primitive drawing programme which I can't remember the name of...he used to carry it to and from the office each night in this huge Macintosh carry case that looked like a 40liter backpack..anyway whatever, that's what I cut my teeth on.

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The first computer class I took was on the Commodore Pet:

 

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Oddly enough, in that same computer class was Michele Konydyk (aka Yamazaki) from Toolfarm.

 

At home, I had the same Commodore Vic 20 that Chris mentioned, sans the guilt.

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To give props to my roots, this is gonna be text only.

 

1- TI 99-4/A (with tape drive!)

2- Apple //e with 80-column card

3- Apple //c with modem, which often served as a terminal to #4

4- IBM 3083 running VM/SP, VAX, and some old BSD machine I can't even remember

5- Mac IIsi

6- Pentium PC

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To give props to my roots, this is gonna be text only.

 

1- TI 99-4/A (with tape drive!)

2- Apple //e with 80-column card

3- Apple //c with modem, which often served as a terminal to #4

4- IBM 3083 running VM/SP, VAX, and some old BSD machine I can't even remember

5- Mac IIsi

6- Pentium PC

yeah, I've been through a lot of comps in me time:

 

82: Vic 20 (PET at school)

late 83: C64

85: C128

86: AtariST 512

88: AtariST Mega4

91: MacIIc

94: MacIIvx

96: Radius 81/110 Mac Clone / Pentium 90 clone

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Amiga 1200. Tried to learn Deluxe Paint on it, but was usually found to playing Sensible Soccer against my brother.

 

wow deluxe pant!!!! and do you remeber "fantavision"? kinda flash of those days!!!

sensible soccer, best soccer game EVER

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Commodore 64 - had a paint program called Geopaint. You could make images larger than the screen so my brother and I would make these large space battle scenes you had to scroll around to see all of it. You had to paint with the joystick.

 

Amiga 2000 - Deluxe Paint III, Turbo Silver (my first 3d program! I was like 12 when I learned to use it.) and Photon Paint. It was the only one that could use the HAM (hold and modify) mode which could produce 4096 colors. Also got my hands on a video toaster and lightwave 3d.

 

Mac SE30 - Hypercard

 

Some early powermac model came next. Can't remember the model name. We got Myst with it, which was like a wet dream for me.

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Mac SE30 - Hypercard

 

Oh man... I remember making a 3 minute stick figure fight in highschool with that.

And a racing game....

Hypercard was awesome.

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My cousin's C64 made me want to smash my fingers with a hammer.

 

I loved this thing: TRS-80_Color_Computer_1.jpg We put the 32K RAM upgrade in it. Absolute magic.

 

And then I loved this thing: Kaypro.jpg

 

I spent entire summers coding Conway's "Game of Life" sims. (Mostly because the TRS-80 never saved correctly to the cassette tape and I'd have to retype everything every time I'd turn the power off.)

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