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a few months ago swmbo and I went on a short holiday down south passing through Shepton Mallet ,i said to swmbo this place rings a bell then I came to me back in 1970 I went to a blue and rock festival there , today I had an email from planet rock offering cd's tea shirts posters copies of tickets etc so now I have an early Christmas prezzie coming might bring back things I have forgot, things were a bit foggy in those days

peter2b

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Time to dig out the flared loon stripey pants..

Ah 1970......I remember it well....I think......

Anyway, this is what I was doing in 1970...

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What a quiet dull life we led back then just waiting for retirement & another Ovaltine.

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Just as well there are "young'uns" coming up behind --- some-one has to pay our pensions.

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I would avoid the recreational pharmaceuticals this time though LOL :rofl:

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Gee, I still remember this ...

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And before that ...

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And then ...

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Those were the days ... :)

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ooooo Commodore 64......back when it all started for me. Spending hours writing a program and then finding it didnt save, then typing it all in again the next night and tweaking duck shoot to do other things...oh the time when it was fun to code....

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Played endless " Superfroot" on our 64 --- got totally p***ed off trying to write a program, for it to keep saying " Error in Line 67" & going back , re-writing & running-- gave same message.

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mmmmmm 1970......

 

Programming in assembler for a living.....replacing a bank of NCR coding machines with

a Burroughs B500 supported by TC500 semi-intelligent terminals for decimalisation.

Less computing power than a calculator.

How come I can remember that so clearly......& nothing this week...

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1970's computing. No internet, no modems, no ftp sites so I was paid by a company in Sunderland to handcarry their precious computer payroll tapes to their HQ in Leeds on a Friday afternoon. I was 16 and would hitch-hike there and back. They paid me to travel by rail. Beer and LP money.

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I was at college doing cobal and fortran on paper tape ,if only I'd kept it up

peter2b

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Pfft, internet schminternet. Prestel/Micronet at 1200/75, that's where it's at.

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Sure some of you will have seen these before but some of my fondest memories from 1974/5

 

Build it and use it , happy happy times.

 

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Proper sign writing too....

None of this printed vinyl wrap no-skill plastic malarkey.

 

No offence to anyone with vinyl wrap.....it looks really good on your car... :)

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