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by RichardN
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The w00t! life is good thread
Replies: 80
Views: 10725

Re: The w00t! life is good thread

I was told this morning that I have a new grand-daughter. Life is good
by RichardN
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A vote of thanks...
Replies: 14
Views: 3103

Re: A vote of thanks...

<t>I'd just like to take this opportunity to publicly thank everybody who has helped to make this wonderful project come to fruition.<br/> <br/> There are those who have expended considerable intellectual effort, considerable time, and considerable money to develop what on the face of it was an impo...
by RichardN
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Puppy
Replies: 16
Views: 5004

Re: Puppy

<t>Now you have my attention!<br/> <br/> I had my first play with Puppy on an x86 laptop a few days ago - an old one with only 128 Megs of memory, and the performance was remarkably good, it was suddenly a useful system again after being a doorstop for years.<br/> <br/> Puppy and Raspberrypi have th...
by RichardN
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi Portable as RaspberryPi Model C???
Replies: 19
Views: 8230

Re: RaspberryPi Portable as RaspberryPi Model C???

<t>If RaspberryPi is as successful as it deserves to be, I can see quite a lot of the things mentioned in this thread becoming available as third-party aftermarket accessories that the bare board becomes part of... remember the whole ecosystem that grew up around the ZX-81 and how cool some of the s...
by RichardN
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with the new forum (can't start new topics with Opera)
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Problems with the new forum (can't start new topics with Opera)

Which version of Opera is giving problems?

I'm an Opera user too, using 11.60 build 1185 under Win7/64 and the forum appears to behave perfectly.
by RichardN
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 31708

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<t>I love the whole concept, because once that first generation of us had had all the fun figuring what the heck to do with the microprocessor development boards the software came along to completely swamp the hardware and denied the huge majority of the computing population the same joy and pain we...
by RichardN
Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3813
Views: 278914

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hi All,<br/> <br/> I'm Richard, and hoping to return to my computing roots with a slice of RaspberryPi...<br/> <br/> I've had two entirely independent careers, as a mechanical engineer and as a retailer, and like several of you in this thread I cut my computing teeth on a ZX81, and somewhere in m...

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