Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Craig ⭐, Thu Jan 05 2017, 04:04PM

This Forum is intended to allow discussion, recommendations, warnings and remedies for all aspects of computing. Hardware, software, peripheral equipment, internet, and security may all be addressed regardless of your operating system or equipment. It is expected that the expertise and experiences found within the Big Bear Computer Club will be utilized.

Your host and moderator is SCM member: DelJ


Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
NShore.Allen, Thu Jan 05 2017, 07:09PM

Awesome, great idea

I use Mac stuff if anyone needs help.



Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Doug G, Thu Jan 05 2017, 07:36PM

Thanks! I found this forum site a decade ago when I was trying out e107 CMS and was a regular participant in the e107 forums. Someone from this site posted there, and being a former BB resident I quickly registered here.

Developing web-based forums was a fun adventure in the early 2000's


Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Delj, Thu Jan 05 2017, 08:06PM

NSA, MAC comments/suggestions are most welcome.
Doug G, should I haul out my C128?

Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Doug G, Fri Jan 06 2017, 05:17PM

wrote ...
Doug G, should I haul out my C128?
I dunno, was there a php-capable web server available on one? I never used any Commodore stuff.


Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Cap'n Crunch, Fri Jan 06 2017, 09:01PM

Congratulations on getting your forum started Del. I think it's a great idea and probably good therapy for some of us!

Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
OldJoe, Sat Jan 07 2017, 08:39PM

On desktop imacs since early 2007, now on a 21.5 inch imac desktop, new in 2014, running Mavericks. The 24" Imac is "retired" likely dead, screen shaky when I retired it, overheated, a design flaw for which Apple deserved a class action suit. Computer before iMacs was an eMachine desktop tower, year 2000, retired to a spare room, probably still works with later model monitor. Either one free, you pick up. I have copious details on both.

Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Socalman, Sat Jan 14 2017, 08:11PM

I still have a TI-99 under my bed. It actually was a good little platform in its day.

Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Craig ⭐, Mon Jan 16 2017, 05:52PM

Awesome Socalman! I had one of those when I was a little guy. Was pretty cool for its day but my watch has more power (and RAM) that it did
I wonder what it would be worth these days? Smithsonian?

Socalman wrote ...

I still have a TI-99 under my bed. It actually was a good little platform in its day.



Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Tibia w6ajo, Thu Feb 16 2017, 02:05PM

Also had a TI-99/4A, PEB (outfitted with 2 dsdd floppy drives, UCSD Pascal card, Extended Basic card, 9900 Assembler card, a whopping 300 baud Modem, with a Milton Bradley baseball controller, and Oki wide carriage 9-pin printer. Fun stuff back then.

Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Delj, Thu Feb 16 2017, 03:50PM

Tibia, State of the Art (at the time) or not?

Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Tibia w6ajo, Thu Feb 16 2017, 05:25PM

Delj.... Totally state of the art
Veronica was the search engine back then.
No ads back then... !!!
Wrote the first computer swimming meet program, using extended basic. Written in modules. First fully run the first day of the swimming meet... 3 day meet here in town (Corona).
US Swimming didn't know how to handle it. Had to have one of their officials looking over everything I did when running the program. Yup... State of the Art and Fun Stuff !!!
Stay dry this wknd !

Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Craig ⭐, Sat Feb 25 2017, 08:21PM

Wow, you had the whole setup Tibia, however, thank god for technological progress

Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
BootsNBridles, Mon Nov 06 2017, 02:11PM

I have an old Acer- dual five and a quarter floppies. I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I first got it! How little I knew....

Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Delj, Mon Nov 06 2017, 08:45PM

I had that feeling when I went from the C64 to the C128.

Re: Welcome to the Computing Forum!
Socalman, Tue Jan 15 2019, 05:10PM

I thought I was cool when I got my TI-99!