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Terry Stewart
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Saving the world (ok, maybe not the world but at least my software) with an 8” disk drive...
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/2017-04-15-adventures-with-an-8-inch-disk-drive-part1.htm
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I've been scanning some user group newsletters. Reading them today reveals just how important they were for orphan home computers like the EACA Colour Genie.

Even if you're not interested in the Colour Genie, they are worth a look even if it's just to get a feel for the "user club" scene of the day. I'm assuming New Zealand was much the same as anywhere else in this regard.

Somewhat quaint, they reflect a bygone era.

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I recently dragged out my old Sorcerer 1 to give it some exercise. I started digitizing some of the files on the tapes I had, then started to hover up programs on the web with the aim of building a reliable library for it. Anyway, I felt other Sorcerer owners might benefit from this effort hence this webpage...
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A few months ago I picked up some Polycorp Polys, a computer designed specifically for the educational market in New Zealand. One worked and one didn't. The latter is now fixed. As usual I've written it up with lots of pictures, so if anyone is interested you can read about it here.
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My latest acquisition. It could have been the BBC of New Zealand computing! (:-
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Another addition to the collection. My most recent to date...
Apple iMac G3 (Bondi-Blue)
Apple iMac G3 (Bondi-Blue)
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....And here I was thinking the only composite video output on a BBC micro was monochrome. No more TV tuning for me! 
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Going through and testing the collection over this Xmas period also prods me into doing modifications I've procrastinated about. Here is my experience with this one for anyone who is interested...
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Notes and pics on my Apple IIe repair for those interested. First time I've piggybacked a logic chip to confirm a suspected faulty one.
No video in an Apple IIe
No video in an Apple IIe
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