Hi everyone, my name is moufassa and I am a retrocomputing geek.
I’ve been interested in computer history probably since 2001 or so when I got my hands on an Amiga 1200 via the then-nascent-and-good-value eBay. Since then I’ve amassed a large cache of mental information on many and varied systems from the early 80s to the early 2000s, particularly of Commodore and (pre-1995) Apple origin because that’s what I had the most experience with whilst growing up and in my early years in the IT profession.
Some people in my circle of friends have a passing familiarity with the Mac Plus or the Commodore 64 but go glassy-eyed if probed on specifics. A couple could reminisce with me on the finer points of various Amiga or vintage PC models, but it was only on Friday night that I attended a meeting of fellow retrocomputing tragics in my city that I realised that there are people out there who have as diverse interests as I (and can also talk about them as much ;)).
Currently I have a small collection, including:
- an Amiga 1200 with 68030/50 accelerator and 32MB RAM, and matching Commodore 1942 monitor
- a Psion 5mx palmtop (bought new by me in 2000) in excellent condition
- a Mac LC630 (originally DOS compatible but sans card) with 13" Apple display
- a Mac Classic 4/40 (newly purchased and not even collected yet)
I also own some classic game consoles:
- a Sega Master System that my brother and I have owned since 1990
- an Atari Lynx 1 (round-button) with genuine Atari carry case(!)
- a couple of Sega Game Gears
- a Nintendo Game Boy
- a Sega Megadrive (Genesis)
- a Super NES
- a Playstation 2
On the want list is an Amiga 4000, an LCIII or LC475, and a Mac Powerbook made between 1996 and 1998. Also would like to build a Pentium 200 rig for 90s DOS games, but an emulator scratches that itch for the moment.
If anyone is interested I’ll upload some pics.
Please be interested… please.