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Re: The 39th Annual Chicago TI International World Faire

Norman Rokke
 

Hal
    Good news. I'll be staying at the Orrington since car rentals are so expensive. I haven't made arrangements yet since I am planning another trip earlier in the week. Don't know if I will have anything to demo.

Norman

On Friday, September 17, 2021, 3:34:02 PM CDT, Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group via groups.io <chicagotiug@...> wrote:


The 39th Annual Chicago TI International World Faire

Where:
  Evanston Public Library
  1703 Orrington Ave
  Evanston, IL 60201

When:
  Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
  10:00 AM CDT / 15:00 UTC

Masking is required to enter the Library.

Please direct all requests regarding talks, demonstrations and table space
to: Hal Shanafield <hals12@...>; video submissions may be accepted
from presenters who are unable to attend the Faire in-person.

The Faire video will be viewable on the CTIUG YouTube Channel.






The 39th Annual Chicago TI International World Faire

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
 

The 39th Annual Chicago TI International World Faire
http://chicagotiug.sdf.org/faire/

Where:
Evanston Public Library
https://www.epl.org/
1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
https://goo.gl/maps/coQ2LBRYEBzEpCP37

When:
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
10:00 AM CDT / 15:00 UTC

Masking is required to enter the Library.

Please direct all requests regarding talks, demonstrations and table space to: Hal Shanafield <hals12@hotmail.com>; video submissions may be accepted from presenters who are unable to attend the Faire in-person.

The Faire video will be viewable on the CTIUG YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTtWUO1syCerK4cPjOjPjg


Kickstarter

Gregory McGill
 

I just realized I forgot to post this here..   Adam Haase has developed this amazing CRPG for the expanded TI-99/4A (SAMS memory card and either DSDD disk, DSSD 80 track disk OR TIPI required for storage)  This is a product of the last 15 years!  He released the game earlier this year and sold over 100 copies, but the limited boxed edition sold out quickly and others wanted to get that version so we decided to kickstarter the next batch! 


We are funded at 

60%

funded
 

43

backers
 

5

days to go
So only 5 days left to purchase a copy of this game, we also just added some cool hardware options if you want to upgrade your system or just get a fancy new pbox system with the game :)

Please help support this even if you don't want the boxed edition you can get a steam key to play on a pc for $20 or just pledge a few bucks to help us meet the goal and fund this kickstarter!  

Greg 


Re: Introduction

Mike Laman
 

Hi Chris,

 

Thank you for the offer. UPS has delivered it to a new home for me, but thanks again. I did want it to get to someone who will appreciate it.

 

Best wishes,

Mike

 

From: ti99-4a@groups.io [mailto:ti99-4a@groups.io] On Behalf Of SHIFT838
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 3:34 PM
To: ti99-4a@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ti99-4a] Introduction

 

Mike,

 

I would give it all a home!

 

Chris

 

 

From: ti99-4a@groups.io <ti99-4a@groups.io> On Behalf Of mlaman@...
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:28 PM
To: ti99-4a@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ti99-4a] Introduction

 

Hi Joseph,

I have several boxes of TI-994A equipment boxed in my garage. They were working well waaayyy back when I boxed them. PE box, tons of cartridges,

I've been wanting to find a home for it all. Say the word and it's yours. I'll ship it too you. Someone appreciating it will be payment enough.

Mike Laman
San Diego TI User Group ( I don't even remember the acronym anymore :-( )


Re: Introduction

SHIFT838
 

Mike,

 

I would give it all a home!

 

Chris

 

 

From: ti99-4a@groups.io <ti99-4a@groups.io> On Behalf Of mlaman@...
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:28 PM
To: ti99-4a@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ti99-4a] Introduction

 

Hi Joseph,

I have several boxes of TI-994A equipment boxed in my garage. They were working well waaayyy back when I boxed them. PE box, tons of cartridges,

I've been wanting to find a home for it all. Say the word and it's yours. I'll ship it too you. Someone appreciating it will be payment enough.

Mike Laman
San Diego TI User Group ( I don't even remember the acronym anymore :-( )


Re: Introduction

Joseph Norton
 

Hi:

 

I sure appreciate the offer.  You don’t know how tempting it is!  My space here, however, is so limited, I don’t know where I’d put the things.  I remember how big they were, compared to my notebook PC.

 

I’ll think about it some more, but, I doubt if I’ll come up with a solution.

 

Wish I could take ‘em off your hands, since I love stuff like that.

 

Thanks again for the kind offer.  If my circumstances were different, I’d snap it up.

 

Take care!

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: mlaman@...
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:28 AM
To: ti99-4a@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ti99-4a] Introduction

 

Hi Joseph,

I have several boxes of TI-994A equipment boxed in my garage. They were working well waaayyy back when I boxed them. PE box, tons of cartridges,

I've been wanting to find a home for it all. Say the word and it's yours. I'll ship it too you. Someone appreciating it will be payment enough.

Mike Laman
San Diego TI User Group ( I don't even remember the acronym anymore :-( )

 


Re: Introduction

Mike Laman
 

Hi Joseph,

I have several boxes of TI-994A equipment boxed in my garage. They were working well waaayyy back when I boxed them. PE box, tons of cartridges,

I've been wanting to find a home for it all. Say the word and it's yours. I'll ship it too you. Someone appreciating it will be payment enough.

Mike Laman
San Diego TI User Group ( I don't even remember the acronym anymore :-( )


Re: Introduction

Joseph Norton
 

No problem:

 

I don’t mind a low-traffic list.

 

I’ll just set a filter and let Gmail collect things.

 

I’m already on Atariage, just don’t heck it all the time.

 

Anyway, my interests are primarily in what can be done with sound and speech.

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

 

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gregory McGill
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:56 PM
To: ti99-4a@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ti99-4a] Introduction

 

Welcome Joseph!

You will find the mailing list to be a little.. unused these days.  But maybe we can generate some more conversation!

 

Greg

PS: lots of people talking on the atari age forum and facebook ti99ers group  as well as the TI-99/4A discord 

 

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 6:53 PM Joseph Norton <joseph.norton@...> wrote:

Good evening:

 

My name is Joseph Norton, from Dalton, GA, U.S.A.

 

I am a blind computer user, and the first microcomputer I owned was a TI 99-4A.

 

The first mainframe I owned was a  … just kidding 😊.

 

Anyway, as you might imagine, I was attracted to the TI 99/4A, because of its speech synthesizer.

 

As I found out, this was a very useful peripheral, provided one purchased the Terminal Emulator II, and limited himself to programming in TI Basic.

 

Later, I bought an Echo GP speech synthesizer, manufactured by Street Electronics.  I also obtained the expansion box, 32K memory, and the standard disk drive.

 

This enabled me to expand my horizons a little, as I could program in Extended Basic, and have all my output sent to the Echo.

 

Next, I bought Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and spent hours playing that, as I could use the “SCRIPT” command to send out to the RS232 for the Echo to speak.  The bad part is, I didn’t even know it could do that.  I was elated, and so was my mom, since she could stop reading the screen for me.

 

Also, I did some experimenting with the sound, figuring out, quite by accident that I could even change the frequency of the “noise” from Basic.  Maybe it is documented in the manual, but, the only one who could read to me was my mother, who, of course, had no idea what she was reading.  She spent a lot of time reading things on the screen also, when I got some kind of error.  I am eternally thankful for her patience.

 

At the present, I do not possess any TI related hardware.  Sadly, a lot of stuff I used to own was destroyed in a house fire in 2007.

 

However, I am getting back into the TI a bit, because of emulation.

 

One product I find extremely useful is the CADD PC99 Suite from CADD Electronics, as it has so many manuals and disks and such.  I think all the manuals are accessible, since my screen readers can handle PDF files.  I have to say the “Cyc”, as it’s called, has to be no less than a labor of love.  I cannot imagine the time that went into preparing its contents.  It boggles my mind to think of the scanning and proofing and such that went into it.  I only wish I could have had something like this 35 years ago.  My mind was better (younger, anyway), back then.

 

Ok. So that’s about all I can think of to write at this time.

 

I hope all of you are doing ok and staying safe.

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: Introduction

Dave Wilson
 

Joseph,

I have lot’s of TI hardware that I would be willing to ship to you.

Let me know what hardware you want.

Thanks,

Dave

Dave Wilson
415-871-7959
gtimin@...



On Jul 21, 2021, at 7:59 PM, Joseph Norton <joseph.norton@...> wrote:

Good evening:
 
My name is Joseph Norton, from Dalton, GA, U.S.A.
 
I am a blind computer user, and the first microcomputer I owned was a TI 99-4A.
 
The first mainframe I owned was a  … just kidding 😊.
 
Anyway, as you might imagine, I was attracted to the TI 99/4A, because of its speech synthesizer.
 
As I found out, this was a very useful peripheral, provided one purchased the Terminal Emulator II, and limited himself to programming in TI Basic.
 
Later, I bought an Echo GP speech synthesizer, manufactured by Street Electronics.  I also obtained the expansion box, 32K memory, and the standard disk drive.
 
This enabled me to expand my horizons a little, as I could program in Extended Basic, and have all my output sent to the Echo.
 
Next, I bought Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and spent hours playing that, as I could use the “SCRIPT” command to send out to the RS232 for the Echo to speak.  The bad part is, I didn’t even know it could do that.  I was elated, and so was my mom, since she could stop reading the screen for me.
 
Also, I did some experimenting with the sound, figuring out, quite by accident that I could even change the frequency of the “noise” from Basic.  Maybe it is documented in the manual, but, the only one who could read to me was my mother, who, of course, had no idea what she was reading.  She spent a lot of time reading things on the screen also, when I got some kind of error.  I am eternally thankful for her patience.
 
At the present, I do not possess any TI related hardware.  Sadly, a lot of stuff I used to own was destroyed in a house fire in 2007.
 
However, I am getting back into the TI a bit, because of emulation.
 
One product I find extremely useful is the CADD PC99 Suite from CADD Electronics, as it has so many manuals and disks and such.  I think all the manuals are accessible, since my screen readers can handle PDF files.  I have to say the “Cyc”, as it’s called, has to be no less than a labor of love.  I cannot imagine the time that went into preparing its contents.  It boggles my mind to think of the scanning and proofing and such that went into it.  I only wish I could have had something like this 35 years ago.  My mind was better (younger, anyway), back then.
 
Ok. So that’s about all I can think of to write at this time.
 
I hope all of you are doing ok and staying safe.
 
Cheers!
 
 
 
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 


Re: Introduction

Gregory McGill
 

Welcome Joseph!
You will find the mailing list to be a little.. unused these days.  But maybe we can generate some more conversation!

Greg
PS: lots of people talking on the atari age forum and facebook ti99ers group  as well as the TI-99/4A discord 


On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 6:53 PM Joseph Norton <joseph.norton@...> wrote:

Good evening:

 

My name is Joseph Norton, from Dalton, GA, U.S.A.

 

I am a blind computer user, and the first microcomputer I owned was a TI 99-4A.

 

The first mainframe I owned was a  … just kidding 😊.

 

Anyway, as you might imagine, I was attracted to the TI 99/4A, because of its speech synthesizer.

 

As I found out, this was a very useful peripheral, provided one purchased the Terminal Emulator II, and limited himself to programming in TI Basic.

 

Later, I bought an Echo GP speech synthesizer, manufactured by Street Electronics.  I also obtained the expansion box, 32K memory, and the standard disk drive.

 

This enabled me to expand my horizons a little, as I could program in Extended Basic, and have all my output sent to the Echo.

 

Next, I bought Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and spent hours playing that, as I could use the “SCRIPT” command to send out to the RS232 for the Echo to speak.  The bad part is, I didn’t even know it could do that.  I was elated, and so was my mom, since she could stop reading the screen for me.

 

Also, I did some experimenting with the sound, figuring out, quite by accident that I could even change the frequency of the “noise” from Basic.  Maybe it is documented in the manual, but, the only one who could read to me was my mother, who, of course, had no idea what she was reading.  She spent a lot of time reading things on the screen also, when I got some kind of error.  I am eternally thankful for her patience.

 

At the present, I do not possess any TI related hardware.  Sadly, a lot of stuff I used to own was destroyed in a house fire in 2007.

 

However, I am getting back into the TI a bit, because of emulation.

 

One product I find extremely useful is the CADD PC99 Suite from CADD Electronics, as it has so many manuals and disks and such.  I think all the manuals are accessible, since my screen readers can handle PDF files.  I have to say the “Cyc”, as it’s called, has to be no less than a labor of love.  I cannot imagine the time that went into preparing its contents.  It boggles my mind to think of the scanning and proofing and such that went into it.  I only wish I could have had something like this 35 years ago.  My mind was better (younger, anyway), back then.

 

Ok. So that’s about all I can think of to write at this time.

 

I hope all of you are doing ok and staying safe.

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Introduction

Joseph Norton
 

Good evening:

 

My name is Joseph Norton, from Dalton, GA, U.S.A.

 

I am a blind computer user, and the first microcomputer I owned was a TI 99-4A.

 

The first mainframe I owned was a  … just kidding 😊.

 

Anyway, as you might imagine, I was attracted to the TI 99/4A, because of its speech synthesizer.

 

As I found out, this was a very useful peripheral, provided one purchased the Terminal Emulator II, and limited himself to programming in TI Basic.

 

Later, I bought an Echo GP speech synthesizer, manufactured by Street Electronics.  I also obtained the expansion box, 32K memory, and the standard disk drive.

 

This enabled me to expand my horizons a little, as I could program in Extended Basic, and have all my output sent to the Echo.

 

Next, I bought Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and spent hours playing that, as I could use the “SCRIPT” command to send out to the RS232 for the Echo to speak.  The bad part is, I didn’t even know it could do that.  I was elated, and so was my mom, since she could stop reading the screen for me.

 

Also, I did some experimenting with the sound, figuring out, quite by accident that I could even change the frequency of the “noise” from Basic.  Maybe it is documented in the manual, but, the only one who could read to me was my mother, who, of course, had no idea what she was reading.  She spent a lot of time reading things on the screen also, when I got some kind of error.  I am eternally thankful for her patience.

 

At the present, I do not possess any TI related hardware.  Sadly, a lot of stuff I used to own was destroyed in a house fire in 2007.

 

However, I am getting back into the TI a bit, because of emulation.

 

One product I find extremely useful is the CADD PC99 Suite from CADD Electronics, as it has so many manuals and disks and such.  I think all the manuals are accessible, since my screen readers can handle PDF files.  I have to say the “Cyc”, as it’s called, has to be no less than a labor of love.  I cannot imagine the time that went into preparing its contents.  It boggles my mind to think of the scanning and proofing and such that went into it.  I only wish I could have had something like this 35 years ago.  My mind was better (younger, anyway), back then.

 

Ok. So that’s about all I can think of to write at this time.

 

I hope all of you are doing ok and staying safe.

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


June 2021 CTIUG Meeting

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
 

Hello all:

This is a reminder that the Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group will host a virtual meeting on Saturday, June 5th 2021 at 01:00 PM CDT / 18:00 UTC.

We will be streaming the meeting via our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTtWUO1syCerK4cPjOjPjg
The stream will usually begin by about 01:30 PM CDT / 18:30 UTC.

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
http://chicagotiug.sdf.org


May 2021 CTIUG Meeting

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
 

Hello all:

This is a reminder that the Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group will host a virtual meeting on Saturday, May 15th 2021 at 01:00 PM CDT / 18:00 UTC.

We will be streaming the meeting via our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTtWUO1syCerK4cPjOjPjg
The stream will usually begin by about 01:30 PM CDT / 18:30 UTC.

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
http://chicagotiug.sdf.org


April 2021 CTIUG Meeting

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
 

Hello all:

This is a reminder that the Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group will host a virtual meeting on Saturday, April 10th 2021 at 01:00 PM CDT / 18:00 UTC.

We will be streaming the meeting via our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTtWUO1syCerK4cPjOjPjg
The stream will usually begin by about 01:30 PM CDT / 18:30 UTC.

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
http://chicagotiug.sdf.org


Re: whtech ftp login error

Jeffrey White
 

Not so loud.  

On Mar 9, 2021, at 6:58 PM, Gregory McGill <arcadeshopper@...> wrote:


OMG!

On Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 8:48 AM <don@...> wrote:

Whtech anonymous FTP is working again!!!! Please spread the word!

 

Thanks!

Don

 

From: ti99-4a@groups.io <ti99-4a@groups.io> On Behalf Of Timothy Stark
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:08 PM
To: ti99-4a@groups.io
Subject: [ti99-4a] whtech ftp login error

 

Folks,

 

I tried to access WHTECH ftp site with ftp command and got anonymous login errors.

 

sword7@TSWIN1:~$ ftp ftp.whtech.com

Connected to ftp.whtech.com.

220 ProFTPD Server ready.

Name (ftp.whtech.com:sword7): anonymous

331 Password required for anonymous

Password:

530 Login incorrect.

Login failed.

421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection

ftp> quit

sword7@TSWIN1:~$

 

I tried to enter null password or so but it did not work.

 

Does anyone able access ftp site? Can someone fix that login problem?

 

I am only able access them via HTTP connection.

 

Thanks,

Tim


Re: whtech ftp login error

Gregory McGill
 

OMG!


On Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 8:48 AM <don@...> wrote:

Whtech anonymous FTP is working again!!!! Please spread the word!

 

Thanks!

Don

 

From: ti99-4a@groups.io <ti99-4a@groups.io> On Behalf Of Timothy Stark
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:08 PM
To: ti99-4a@groups.io
Subject: [ti99-4a] whtech ftp login error

 

Folks,

 

I tried to access WHTECH ftp site with ftp command and got anonymous login errors.

 

sword7@TSWIN1:~$ ftp ftp.whtech.com

Connected to ftp.whtech.com.

220 ProFTPD Server ready.

Name (ftp.whtech.com:sword7): anonymous

331 Password required for anonymous

Password:

530 Login incorrect.

Login failed.

421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection

ftp> quit

sword7@TSWIN1:~$

 

I tried to enter null password or so but it did not work.

 

Does anyone able access ftp site? Can someone fix that login problem?

 

I am only able access them via HTTP connection.

 

Thanks,

Tim


Re: whtech ftp login error

don@...
 

Whtech anonymous FTP is working again!!!! Please spread the word!

 

Thanks!

Don

 

From: ti99-4a@groups.io <ti99-4a@groups.io> On Behalf Of Timothy Stark
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:08 PM
To: ti99-4a@groups.io
Subject: [ti99-4a] whtech ftp login error

 

Folks,

 

I tried to access WHTECH ftp site with ftp command and got anonymous login errors.

 

sword7@TSWIN1:~$ ftp ftp.whtech.com

Connected to ftp.whtech.com.

220 ProFTPD Server ready.

Name (ftp.whtech.com:sword7): anonymous

331 Password required for anonymous

Password:

530 Login incorrect.

Login failed.

421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection

ftp> quit

sword7@TSWIN1:~$

 

I tried to enter null password or so but it did not work.

 

Does anyone able access ftp site? Can someone fix that login problem?

 

I am only able access them via HTTP connection.

 

Thanks,

Tim


March 2021 CTIUG Meeting

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
 

Hello all:

This is a reminder that the Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group will host a virtual meeting on Saturday, March 6th 2021 at 01:00 PM CST / 19:00 UTC.

We will be streaming the meeting via our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTtWUO1syCerK4cPjOjPjg
The stream will usually begin by about 01:30 PM CST / 19:30 UTC.

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
http://chicagotiug.sdf.org


February 2021 CTIUG Meeting

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
 

Hello all:

This is a reminder that the Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group will host a virtual meeting on Saturday, February 13th 2021 at 01:00 PM CST / 19:00 UTC.

We will be streaming the meeting via our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTtWUO1syCerK4cPjOjPjg
The stream will usually begin by about 01:30:00 PM CST / 19:30 UTC.

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
http://chicagotiug.sdf.org


January 2021 CTIUG Meeting

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
 

Hello all:

This is a reminder that the Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group will host a virtual meeting on Saturday, January 9th 2021 at 01:00 PM CST / 19:00 UTC.

We will be streaming the meeting via our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTtWUO1syCerK4cPjOjPjg
The stream will usually begin by about 01:30:00 PM CST / 19:30 UTC.

Chicago TI-99/4A Users Group
http://chicagotiug.sdf.org

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