Introducing myself

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Marquisdegeek
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Introducing myself

Post by Marquisdegeek » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:02 am

Hello to you all!

Some of you I've met at the 6809 event in Cambridge. Some might know me through other channels. This is by way of a introduction to the rest of you.

I had a Dragon back in 1984/5 after graduating from a ZX81. I did basic programming (pun intended) and assembler for fun, but nothing commercial. However, if did ensure that I would be employed as a programmer/CTO in later life. I've written (professional) games on PC, mobile, and console, designed database systems for Unilever, munged huge scale backend systems, founded and built 3 edtech companies, and written firmware for embedded Linux systems.

My interest, these days, is in emulation and digital preservation. FWIW, I have pages at http://em.ulat.es/eaas/ and http://marquisdegeek.com/digital_heritage that (badly) describe my work in this area. I also wrote a D32 emulator on the Amiga 20 years ago. It's still floating around in the web. At the event I ran my emulator on an Amiga emulator, on a Windows virtual machine, running on my Mac...

Current Dragon-related projects:

* ASCII Bird : a flappy bird clone, using only block graphics
* Stone Raider 2 : A retro remake in Javascript (current version : http://marquisdegeek.com/stoneraider2/ )
* ZX81 => Dragon transpiler
* Another emulator : using only a meta-description in XML, I want to create a full emulator/assembler/disassembler like I did for the ZX81 and Spectrum a few years ago
* Something in mode 1

I mostly lurk since I know less than everyone I met at the 6809 event, but will add whatever I can...

Steev

marquisdegeek.com

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Bosco
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by Bosco » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:50 pm

Hey Steve, welcome to the forum! :D

It was nice to meet you in person at the Dragon event in Cambridge.

It tends not to be so busy over here compared to FaceBook but it's still a great place to hang out and share projects or ask questions.

sorchard
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by sorchard » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:37 pm

Hi Steve, likewise, it was good talking with you in Cambridge recently.

I had to look up your pint timer as soon as I got home, and was then immediately impressed at the variety of content on your site :)
Stew

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by sixxie » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:51 am

Aye, hello & good to chat in Cam.

Looking at your project page I envy your motivation - you get a lot done!

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Bosco
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by Bosco » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 am

Your ASCII rendition of Pac-Man reminded me of an ASCII side-scrolling shooter written by a work colleague in his spare time.

https://youtu.be/zVmVq4lnojk?t=38

Pernod70
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by Pernod70 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:41 pm

Hi, your data schemas for your emulation framework sound interesting, and would like to know more.

Marquisdegeek
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by Marquisdegeek » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:12 pm

Pernod70 wrote:Hi, your data schemas for your emulation framework sound interesting, and would like to know more.
There's not much I can share ATM, other than what's on the em.ulat.es site. When I have more to post, I shall do so here.

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