Does anyone remember Polk Hobby?

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Re: Does anyone remember Polk Hobby?

Post by MK14HAK » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:57 am

Only one lame game of Nim there ! ... ?
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Re: Does anyone remember Polk Hobby?

Post by dave » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:25 am

Yup, and I can't even take credit for the NIM game. That was from Phil. Otherwise, I'd have nothing.

However, with the activity picking up, and more of us getting our systems to work, perhaps I can't neglect the software page any longer.

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Re: Does anyone remember Polk Hobby?

Post by bxdanny » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:47 pm

I certainly remember Polk's Hobby Shop, and the OSI computer section in their basement. As I remember, the technician was Hank, and there was a salesman named Dave. I was a founding member of the OSI users group that met there, later called OSUNY (before that name became associated with the BBS system one of the members ran that catered largely to "phone phreaks"). You also mentioned the store on 20th Street where the meetings moved to when Polk's closed it's computer section. Well, I worked at that store. The owner was Hal Pollenz, who had previously worked at the OSI factory.

I want to thank Dave (presumably not the one from Polk's) for maintaining this board, and also Mark Spankus for his excellent OSI emulator.

BTW, I registered on this board some years ago, but forgot what I used as a user name. So I had to register again, but had to use an email address that is not my primary one, since I could neither register a second user name under that email, nor retrieve what the original user name was.

-Danny "bxdanny" Schwartz
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Re: Does anyone remember Polk Hobby?

Post by lowrybt1 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:41 am

Danny,

We must have crossed paths at some point, at user group meetings. I certainly remember Hal -- he modified my C1P so that I could interface it with a modem and some type of thermal electrostatic line printer. Thanks for bringing up good memories.

Tom
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Re: Does anyone remember Polk Hobby?

Post by bxdanny » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:43 pm

Naturally, I now found my original user name on this board (Danny S.) and the initial post I made when I was briefly using it three years and some months ago: see viewtopic.php?f=5&t=73
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Lunar lander

Post by lowrybt1 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:38 am

It's been a while since you proposed a great modification to my old lunar lander game. Well, I've decided that I'm going to recode the game for 32x64 (C4/C8) and will try to include the 45-degree version of the lander. Thanks for the inspiration. Tom
nama wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:42 am
Was thinking the 45 degree graphics could be something like this...

lander45.jpg

grid.jpg

Not perfect, but as you are probably aware, 45 degree graphics are tricky.

Phil
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Re: Does anyone remember Polk Hobby?

Post by nama » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:02 am

Sounds great...looking forward to it.

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