SQL Server Spotlight Euan

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

    SSC Guru

    Points: 715107

  • Mike Metcalf

    SSCrazy Eights

    Points: 8763

    Wow, he started with a zx81 with 16K of memory, snap, but we couldn't afford the upgrade straight away so had to settle for the original 1K it shipped with

  • Crispin Proctor

    SSCoach

    Points: 18161

    I got mine with 16k and a friend had one with 32k. I "borrowed" his extra 16k and added it into mine. I WAS KING




    Cheers,
    Crispin


    I can't die, there are too many people who still have to meet me!

    It's not a bug, SQL just misunderstood me!

  • Jonr

    SSCrazy

    Points: 2566

    16k?

    Six-teen-kay ?

    When I were a lad we had to make do with an Acorn Atom and half a kb of memory.

    AND we managed to cram Space Invaders and an operating system into it.

    All these young ZX81 people, poncing around with their fancy friends and their modern RAM packs.

    DBAs these days don't know they're born...


    Jon

  • Crispin Proctor

    SSCoach

    Points: 18161

    32K! Like I said - I was king.

    One thing that makes me laugh today:

    When I had my ZX Spectrum (Upgraded to 32K) I got bored waiting for the games to load from tape.

    I had a double deck tape player I used to load the programes. I tried sticking a blank into the recorder part and the normal one in the other. I then "recorded" at hi-speed dubbing. While doing this, the headphone jack still worked. My reasoning was: If the sound sounds faster, the program would load faster.

     

    Never did work.




    Cheers,
    Crispin


    I can't die, there are too many people who still have to meet me!

    It's not a bug, SQL just misunderstood me!

  • DaveD-128295

    Mr or Mrs. 500

    Points: 578

    Great interview Steve.  I'm looking forward to the others!

  • Mike Metcalf

    SSCrazy Eights

    Points: 8763

    Oops, forgot to say that as I got sidetracked with the zx81

    I agree, great interview and for those interested he's also got a blog that he updates quite often.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/euanga/

  • einman33

    SSCrazy

    Points: 2703

    My avatar speaks volumes. Great article!!

  • Mike C

    SSC-Insane

    Points: 23224

    Hehe.  I had the little rubber raised key overlay for the TS-1000 you could set directly on top of the flat keyboard to simulate a real keyboard.

    Then one day I went and upgraded to the VIC-20 with a whopping 5K of RAM (I think only 3.5 - 4K was available for user programs though).

  • Mike Metcalf

    SSCrazy Eights

    Points: 8763

    Wow, a VIC-20 too (this really takes me back ), although I can't help feeling that this discussion has moved slightly away from what it's meant to be about .

    I'll see your VIC-20 and raise you a Comodore 64

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

    SSC Guru

    Points: 715107

    VIC-20 here. Tape and all, but I'll see your 64 and raise you an Apple II

  • MattieNH

    SSCertifiable

    Points: 7463

    I really enjoyed the interview, but I didn't quite follow this:

    It included 15 months in year 3

    Is that a metric year?  Or does it explain Microsoft's release schedule?

     

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