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Eddy Carroll (Homepage: http://www.iol.ie/~ecarroll/
ALLANON (formally Quartz)
WHAT HE DID:
Lots of bits and pieces; mainly utilities, along with some
graphics editors and assorted other stuff. I was also introduced
to MUD (which still lives on at http://www.mud2.com/
for any other old players). I vaguely remember working on
some kind of Compunet text editor as well (codename QUARTZ)
but I don't think I ever got around to releasing it properly.
If anyone remembers better, please let me know... I've many
happy memories from Compunet; it was my first real introduction
to computer networks, at the tender age of 15, and populated
by a huge range of personalities, not to mention plenty of
decent folks. It's great to see friends like GNOME,
TOPCAT & KERNAL
are still alive and well on the Internet.
CLAIM TO COMPUNET
Two shiny ICC trophies (Programmer of the year and Utility
of the year). Most users probably came across EdTerm, my terminal
emulator, and possibly FileViewer. VDOS and UltraDOS (disk
and tape turobloaders) were also popular, and some people
may remember my C64 version of the famous Amiga ball demo.
Some Amiga users might recall using my modem driver to allow
connection to Compunet using a cheap 1200/75 modem, though
to be honest, I'd be surprised if they did!
UP TO NOW:
I've spent the past 18 months working in Dublin on ISDN router
internals for http://www.virtualaccess.com/ a startup company.
For the preceding eight years, I developed Windows video drivers
for a variety of PC graphics cards. However, I'm pleased to
say my Amigas, C64 and even VIC-20 still survive intact to
this day (even if they're not getting much use).
Work is keeping me pretty busy, but I still enjoy the odd
spot of MUDding when I have time. Currently furnishing a new
apartment, which has taken the best part of a year so far
with no end in sight. (From this, you may conclude that I'm
not yet married.)
I'd have to say Dolphin DOS, the PAL assembler, and Uridium.
DATES WERE YOU A MEMBER OF COMPUNET:
I bought one of the original black modems, circa September
1983 (or was it 1984?) and used it pretty regularly up until
1987 or thereabouts, and then somewhat intermittently via
the Amiga until around 1990. (After Istel closed their Dublin
node, it was rather expensive dialling the UK direct...)
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