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Postby Feud » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:26 pm

My first was the good ole' Apple IIc. That thing was a beast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II_family#Apple_IIc
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Postby Cyan. » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:47 pm

Geez, you guys all seem to be like those computer experts, the first computer I played on was from my dad and I only could play this small game on it, tom and jerry! So that's all I did heh:).

To I guess my grandpa would have won this topic about "who has the oldest computer" because he had a real huge one for his bussnies, I think it could only really do small math and printing it on a paper trail! Everything was printed on paper, guess if we had those still now, we would not have a rainforest anymore!
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Postby Rkiver » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:45 pm

So setup is continuing apace in my new home with my wife.

This is my current setup for my pc and laptops.
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Postby RabidZombie » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:50 pm

Gasp.
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Postby Xocrates » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:05 pm

ooooohhhhh... lookit all the shiny stuff.
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Postby TomCat39 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:47 pm

My first PC experience was prior to 1980 and it was on the trash 80

My step father told me about the PET's before that that he used in college Good ol' commodore
"Now, stop being a douche to the newbie, and run along."

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Postby jelco » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:27 pm

ZX Spectrum for me. :) After that the Amigas (500 and 600 I think) and of course the C64. All owned by a some acquaintance of my parents which we lost contact with years ago. :P

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Postby MaximusBrood » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:34 pm

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Not truely the first PC I used. I faintly remember a green-on-black screened computer where I could play Pac-Man on, but since I was like six years old then, I don't remember exactly which computer brand/model it was. I do remember this Macintosh, and its epic Shuffle Puck game :P.
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Postby Pwnbroker » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:50 pm

TomCat39 wrote:My first PC experience was prior to 1980 and it was on the trash 80


Word! I had the TRS fever. Saved and saved and saved. Finally my parents took me to Radio Shack to pick one up. I still have the high-bias metal cassette storage that I "upgraded" to with the cassettes. Why the hell do I have that again?
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Postby Feud » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:04 am

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-157278

Way too much time on their hands.
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Postby jelco » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:39 pm

Feud wrote:http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-157278

Way too much time on their hands.

Generally I think AV setups are genius (as in, making a visual show run synchronized with accompanying audio as if they are one and the same) but this is simply bad for the eyes. It's too much flashiness, too little fades and gradients. It's not just too much time and too much money, too little talent for this job is the biggest problem here I think.

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Postby KingAl » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:47 pm

At first look it looked a little epilespy inducing, but actually I think it works pretty well. The rapid changes make it look more like stop motion animation which looks kinda cool. Doesn't sustain enough interest for the entirety though, they've already used all their tricks within the first minute.
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Postby jelco » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:08 pm

KingAl wrote:Doesn't sustain enough interest for the entirety though, they've already used all their tricks within the first minute.

Exactly. A mistake I found I made myself during my very first few VJ gigs: rushing through my entire repertoire (of clips) and rely too much on gimmicks. In the end, everything will start to look the same. The mistake in this is often that a clip of 10 seconds may seem like it needs to be switched away after its first or second run, while in fact there's a good reason they are loops - let them run a little longer, apply some minor effects now and then, fade between different clips and - most importantly - reuse clips based on thematic similarities in music during an entire show.

I think the most important problem here is that the audience won't view it the same way the makers will. The people who created it know all the technical stuff that goes on when running such a show, but people without knowledge of that technical side (and as such without knowledge of the potential difficulties) it may seem like the most normal thing in the world that this is possible, and seeing as it has quite some rough edges I'm not sure if anyone will appreciate it as anything more than a wildly oversized cheapo Wal-Mart christmas decoration which runs on full automatic flash-till-you-drop mode. I sure as hell can't.

Lastly, of course, quantity isn't related to quality the way these people seem to think it is. :)

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PS: Apparently I made a write-up of my early VJing mistakes a while ago.
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Postby Wasgood » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:27 pm

I love Introversion.
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Postby KingAl » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:29 pm

Well lah di dah, Mr. I-have-a-new-amBX-system :P
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