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NAME:
Eddy Carroll (Homepage: http://www.iol.ie/~ecarroll/ )

COMPUNET ID:
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/ and http://www.wireplay.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 FAME:
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!

WHAT'S HE 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).

OTHER STUFF:
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.)

TOP THREE FAVOURITE PROGRAMS/HARDWARE:
I'd have to say Dolphin DOS, the PAL assembler, and Uridium.

BETWEEN WHICH 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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