[Coco] Fest Weekend

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Apr 5 09:07:00 EDT 2007

On Thursday 05 April 2007, coco at yourdvd.net wrote:
>I am a circa March 30, '68 model. My son is March 28, '89. (two days
>later we would have had the same birthday). He just turned 18, and I
>was looking to find some CoCo stuff to reminisce with the kid (that's
>how I ended up at this list). When he was three I lived in an
>apartment, and got visitation every other weekend. We spent the
>weekends trying to beat Cosmic Ambush and Crystal City. One day, I was
>taking a shower and I heard the 'lil guy at the door - he said ''dad -
>I broke your computer'' - turns out he had wiggled the old gray
>multi-pak when he bumped the CoCo 3 and fried the 74ls245. I told him
>not to worry, I ordered some 74ls245's (HC and HCT and F series also
>since I was gonna be experimenting), sockets and a spare 68B09E (just
>in case - a wiggled multi-pak can kill that too). As luck would have
>it, it was the '245. I found out my CoCo didn't like an 'HC245' but it
>could digest the 'F245 and 'LS245 (original part) - so by next
>visitation, we were ready to kill some more evil space drones :-). We
>sorta cheated because I rewired an IBM auto-fire joystick for the CoCo
>- made Crystal City especially easy to blast! So, anyway, even tho' he
>is 18, he is spending more time with dad<me> and our 're-acquired' CoCo
>stuff. -r
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] Fest Weekend
>> From: Richard <rcrislip at neo.rr.com>
>> Date: Wed, April 04, 2007 1:23 pm
>> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com
>> On Friday 30 March 2007 10:02, coco at yourdvd.net wrote:
>> > I certainly wish that I had found this list and the CoCo community
>> > earlier such that I could have taken a vacation from work and been
>> > able to attend the fest. I could have celebrated my birthday there
>> > (which is today)! I hope all goes well for everyone. Enjoy the FEST!
>> > -r
>> I did enjoy the FEst and celebrated my birthday there too 8-). I am a
>> March
>> 31st, 1947 model.

I am glad to see an apparent resurgence in things coco, particularly the 
newer "model" of user.  As a '34 model, and slowly rusting out, the fresh 
enthusiasm takes me back 20 years.

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Cheers, Gene
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