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Name: sloco
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Join Date: 10/01/2006
Member Title: Associate
Last Visit: 09/10/2007 2:56 AM
Last Post Date: 02/02/2007 1:00 AM
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Location: Chisholm Minnesota USA
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Member Since: 01/26/2007
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Commodore 64 (since 01/26/2007)
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Started with an Atari 800xl with an RF modulator hooked to the family 12" black and white television. A 64k competitor to the Commodore that could play some Atari cartridges. I begged my parents for the audio tape drive to no avail. So with no mass storage, every time I wanted to use a BASIC program I had to retype it using the same 2 fingers I still hunt and peck with today. I would wait 2 hours for a simple graphic to render and at about 85% finished it would run out of memory and die. Writing programs involved numbering each line by fives. Then I would forget some subroutine and try to fit it between the lines. Once I realized it would take more than 4 lines I would rewrite it with a GOTO statement or renumber every line in the program. I'm glad that nonsense is over with. I didn't get to use it much because I was usually grounded.