|Posted on November 11, 2010 at 5:42 AM|
A hell of a lot Texas Instruments stuff arrived. Wow!
Yesterday my Texas Instruments PHP 2700 tape recorder arrived, fully functional and in pristine optical condition. At last I can save all the programs, I still have got on tapes from the 80s. Self written stuff from my brother and me. Stuff my dad has written and lots of programs, we have got from friends back then. The saving operation has started already. After everything is on the nanoPEB i will check the programs and search for unknown treasures.
Today 3 packages (!) arrived. The biggest and most pleasing is from Dave Howell from Erie, USA. Dave sent me a big part of his inventary, he has to give up. It's a giant box full of cartridges, manuals to them and a navarone cartridge expander. With his help my brother and I can now play again most of the games we did when we were kids. But we sure didn't have that much stuff. At last we both have Extended Basic and Editor/Assembler cartridges. Dave has a long story with the TI-99, as a teacher and as president of the Erie 99er User Group. I will ask him to write some lines for this blog, until then: Dave, I want to thank you for your confidence, I will care for the stuff the same way you did until now.
The other two packages contain stuff, i bought at ebay, some cartridges and a speech synthesizer.
I am still searching for a working compact flash card for my nanoPEB! Until then, the 32MB will have to do the job.
Isn't it wonderful that I will be on vacation on monday? My 3-day-weekend will be full of TI-99 sessions!