@spencer for his great projectthanks again Bil for coming and thanks again to
@Andrew Lindsay Thanks for swinging by
@spencer Your project rocks!
Have a good one bil
@Linker3000 ... and I'm in Devon. There's DCLUG but other than that, I've never seen anything 'this far south'. :)
@Bil Herd :-) Coming from you, that really makes me feel proud :DThanks
Oh, one l and not two. No wonder I was having trouble picking Bil out of the list of people in this chat. :)
@spencer It helps anyone who thinks computers are too much a closed box to learn think otherwise.
I like it because BASIC runs on EVERYTHING! It's a great starter project for anyone
That, or FORTH. :)
@Linker3000 If West Berks is close enough for you, NADHack are looking to have a full day of retro computing goodness as part of a local leisure and arts festival. Cant remember the date of the top of my head.
FIFTH > FORTH
@kevin Told ya engineers are lazy, why type two "L"s if one will do >:)
FIFTH? I don't think I've heard of that one.
was a joke :)
@Nils Andreas Svee , yes my mistake, thats the one.I'm slowly building a rp calculator. it will have 32 bit core memory using a kit i bought together with 8 digit 7seg display etc.
One of the (many) things that I think is great about 1970/80/90s computers is that they are real computers that real human beings can understand. I think that is why the RC2014 strikes a chord with so many people. :)
There was a "B" before there was a "C".
@Andrew Lindsay Thanks - will keep an eye out.
Fifth generally only available in events with bars!
It's always good to talk to people like Bil. I love the fact that he is encouraging people like us to do what we are doing
OK, top of the hour approaches, and this was a really lively chat. I'll call official time and post the transcript from here, but feel free to keep chatting if Spencer can stay on. Either way, I'd like to thank him for taking time out to share his work and to geek out on retrocomputing with us. Thanks Spencer!
And don't forget next week's chat - Disrupting Cell Biology with Incuvers. Well be talking about going from a simple lab project and building a company that specializes in bio lab instruments. Check it out at https://hackaday.io/event/164407-disrupting-cell-biology-hack-chat
Well,one never knows. Someone might have written another FORTH variant and called it FIFTH.
Hackaday is really cool that they make this kind of thing possible.