Skip to main content

Full text of "Commodore Mail Link Newsletter Issue 6 From November 1990"

See other formats


NEWSLETTER OF "MEETING 64/128 USERS THROUGH THE MAIL" 
JEAN NANCE, PRESIDENT 
ROUTE 1, BOX 151 


VU ST. JOSEPH, IL 61873 
TG 


COMMODORE MAIL en NOVEMBER 1990 





MEETING NEWS. 
WELCOME to the new members whose "bios" are in this issue. Write to some of them and get 
acquainted. Keep this list with your September membership list; a master list won't be 
sent out again until March. Be sure to watch for address changes and corrections in each 
CML, and record the necessary changes in your lists. 

The information on five new members arrived too late to be included in the September 
CML, although their names were in the September membership list. John Elliott, Maurice 
Jones, Cecilia Kwiecian, Bea Lincoln, and Glenn Parks were also among.the group who joined 
in July and August. 


Debbie Nandlal's last name was spelled "Mandlal" in the September list. Sorry. Look 
for Debbie under the N's. 


DUES ARE DUE! Dues for 1991 have been set at $12. This will cover the expected increase in 
postal rates and allow each CML to be a little bigger. We charge members in countries 
other than the U.S. and Mexico a fee to cover extra postage. For Canadian members, the 
postal fee is $1.00. For members in all other countries, the postal fee is $10. 

Dues should be sent to Eloise Carey, 155 Sienna St.. Morro Bay, CA. 93442, before 
December 15th. Mail your dues to Elly early, if at all possible; avoid the holiday rush. 
Make out checks or money orders to "Meeting 64/128 Users", which is the name on our bank 
account. 

Please send dues on time, so that we know how many January newsletters are needed. If 


dues come straggling in through January and into February it causes extra work for Elly 
and makes planning difficult. 


RESOURCE PEOPLE. Our group is growing, and a few of us are finding it difficult to deal 
with requests for help from members who have computing problems. We would like to have a 
list of "resource people" who could help with questions and problems. This would be 
published in the CML, so members would know where to go for help. If you feel competent in 
an aspect of computing, and are willing to help others, please write to Jean Nance, co- 


editor of the January CML, and volunteer to be on the resource list. Specify the area or 
areas. 


THANK YOU, LOADSTAR. Paul McAleer is a “beta tester" and contributor to Loadstar, a disk 
magazine. He recommended our group to the editor, and encouraged me to send a letter about 
the group. This information appeared in Loadstar #76, out in early September. Even before 
that, two other Loadstar beta testers, Maurice Jones and John Elliott saw the preview disk 
and joined. Once the issue was out, I was deluged with inquiries, and many of those who 
have joined since are Loadstar subscribers. Ask them what they think of this publication. 


THANK YOU, QUANTUM LINK. I am a member of QuantumLink. This is a complimentary membership, 
given to one officer or representative of each Commodore user's group by QLink. This 
membership, includes five hours of "plus" time; a service that would normally cost about 
$30 a month. I use this time to keep in touch with Elly Carey and other members on group 
business. I also communicate with Commodore user's group leaders around the country on the 
Group Leader's message board. We are grateful to QLInk for providing this service. 


THANK YOU ALL, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS! As we reach the end of another year, I'd like to greet 
every member. Thanks to all the members who are keeping in touch with and helping other 
members, contributing to the CML, and helping spread the word about our group. Special 
thanks to Elley Carey and Brian Vaughan, without whom this group would not be possible. 

Thanks to our CML editors for 1990: Bill Robinson, Bill Lyons, Aaron Peromsik, Bob and 
Allie Hunter, and Lonnie Smathers. A Very Happy New Year to you all, and I know 1991 will 
be another great year for "Meeting 64/128 Users Through the Mail." 


KRRRKAKHK 


GUEST EDITOR'S COLUMN 
By Lonnie F. Smathers 


I have enjoyed editing this issue of the Commodore MaiLink. It has been a challenge 
and a rewarding experience. However, I would not have been able to see this issue to its 
completion without the valuable assistance and expertise of Jean Nance and Brian Vaughan. 
Thanks, both of you! Also thanks to Eloise Carey and Bill Robinson for their contributions 
to this CML. And thanks to all those who submitted material. My apologies to those whose 
articles I could not use. The banner for this issue was created by my nephew, Ian 
Smathers, using GeoPaint (Berkeley Softworks -- now GeoWorks). I reduced the banner on a 
copier to save space. 

Bill Lyons and Jean Nance will be co-editors of the January CML. Mail all material to 
Jean to arrive by December 21st. Anything over a few lines should be on disk. Use any 
format, but indicate on the disk what word processor was used. Lawrence Chin will be the 
editor of the March CHL. 


ADDRESSES for ... 


MEETING 64/128 USERS THROUGH THE MAIL 
Jean Nance, President 


Organization business, donations, dues, membership, newsletter: 
...Jean Nance, Route 1, Box 151, St. Joseph, IL 61873 


Treasurer: 
.. Eloise Carey, 155 Sienna, Morro Bay, CA 93442 


Membership addresses and biographies; corrections and changes: 
..Brian Vaughan, 2101 Shoreline Dr. 352, Alameda, CA 94501 


Commodore Mail Link is published every other month by Meeting 64/128 Users Throug 
The Mail. Commodore (R) and the Commodore logo are both trademarks of Commodore Business 
Machines, Inc. All references to the foregoing should be so noted. 

Copyright (C) 1990 by Meeting 64/128 Users Through The Mail. All rights reserved. No 
part of Mail Link may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic 
or mechanical, without permission in writing. 

Any and all opinions expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and 
in no way necessarily reflect the viewpoints, attitudes, or policies of Meeting 64/128 
Users group unlss so stated or indicated. | 

Neither Commodore Mail Link nor Meeting 64/128 Users Through The Mail advocates or 
condones the piracy of copyrighted software. All programs published are with the 
permission of the author or are, to the best of our knowledge, in the public domain. 

All manuscripts, or any material for review or publication, should be sent to the 
editor (see "Editor's Desk"). Mail Link reserves the right to edit submissions. 


FINANCIAL REPORT 
By Eloise Carey 


June 30, 1990 Balance .............cccceees $1,134.86 
JULY /AUGUSC: DEPOSITS ici sos 5 hes SHR As 242.25 
Interest Earned ....... giastaviat igual aie enact aera vores uharte-eeaiens 8.06 
July/August Expenses ...... re ee ee ee 284.81 
September /October DepoSitS ..........ccceceses 106.00 
Interest Earned: scsi dS tans ee bho ae qlee elaine »» 7.90 
September /October Expenses ........c.eceeceees 451.60 
October 31, 1990 Balance ..... ee ere 762.66 
Estimated November /December Expenses ........ ~» 300.00 
Estimated Year-End Balance ........... Tr $462.66 





a 





CUSTOMIZING YOUR C128D 
By Lawrence Chin 

Commodore left off many options for the C128D that came with a plain C128 and 
external 1571. The C128D drive reset button is also recessed and is difficult to press 
with your fingers. You might want to use an external drive as drive 8 so you can retain 
the C128D internal 1571 as a backup. That way, you can still use your C128D while the 
external drive is being serviced. Unfortunately, device number change switches were not 
included on the C128D so you must use a program to change the device number. Suppose you 
are a SYSOP that just got a new hard drive. You want to set the hard drive as device 8 so 
the BBS software will autoboot after a power failure or reset, but the C128D internal 1571 


is preset to device 68. Or you have been considering a C128D upgrade to include some 
additional features. 


Mr. David MN. Walser of... 

Computer U.S.E.R.S., 138 North 5th St., Springfield, OR 97477; Voice (503) 726-8500, 
FAX (503) 726-7012 
will customize a Cl28D for $85.00. Please contact Mr. Walser either via phone or mail 
BEFORE sending your C128D to discuss what enhancements are to be included and whether or 
not you want connectors so the modifications can be easily detached. I am sure the price 
can be adjusted to reflect the amount of modifications. Please include a SASE if you 
decide to write a letter. On the front of the Cl128D, six mini toggle switches are 
installed. The switches include JiffyDOS enable/disable, internal 1571 enable/disable, 
device number change, write protect auto/manual, and write protect enable/disable. The 
drive reset opening is widened into a circle and a protruding reset button is installed. 
All enhancements are linked via connectors where applicable so the upgrades can easily be 
detached for service. 


Jif£yDOS enable/disable will switch between the JiffyDOS and stock ROM. Of course, 
you must already have JiffyDOS in your Cl128D for this switch to work. Internal 1571 
snable/disable adds cr rsemovss the 1571D from the serial bus. This feature is the 
equivalent of plugging or unplugging an external 1571 from the serial bus. Installing a 
switch to remove power from the 1571D is too complex because of the dual power entry 
points. Device number change consists of two switches that allow the 1571D to be defined 
as device 8, 9, 10, or ll. Write protect auto/manual allows the 1571D write protect 
mechanism to function normally or allows write protect status to be designated by the 
write protect enable/disable switch. This feature is handy for write protecting a disk in 
the 1571D without covering the write protect notch or formatting the other side of a 
Single side disk in the 1571D without the need to punch a notch. 


I had a local technician install the six mini toggle switches on the front of the 
C128D so I cannot vouch for Computer U.S.E.R.S. craftsmanship on this aspect of the C128D 
modifications. This technician would only do this task and told me that the C128D 
modifications were too complex. Fortunately, Mr. Walser had the skill to do the job. I 
am quite pleased with the modifications. Now, my Cl128D is the hi tech piece of equipment 
that I had always wanted. However, there were a few quirks. I had to return my C128D 
several times because the internal 1571 did not function correctly. This problem may have 
been caused by an inherent drive defect, damage during transit, or an oversight in shop. 
The cause could not be determined in the specified time frame as I needed the C128D for 
school. In any case, the drive mechanism was entirely replaced. The new drive mechanism 
is surprisingly quiet as compared with the old mechanisn. When write protect auto/manual 
is set to manual position, the 1571D will not initialize another disk when inserted even 
though the circuitry for doing this task has been implemented. So when write protect 
auto/manual is set to the manual position, you will have to move the write protect 
enable/disable switch to the other position then back again or send the initialize DOs 
command. Either step must be taken whenever another disk is placed in the 1571D. 
Otherwise, the disk might be corrupted as the BAM is not updated to reflect the disk 
content. However, this procedure need not be performed when write protect auto/manual is 
in the auto position as the 1571D will automatically do the task. 


KKK KKK 


3 





THE 64/128 MEETS THE VCR 
ma By Aaron Peromsik 





Lately, we have had much discussion in the CML about using our computers to create 
Video titles. We have discussed programs that are good for video titles, and ways to hook\_/ 
up the computer to the VCR. I'd like to look at the many uses of some cheap, readily 
available, and easy to install hardware components that you can buy to help you in making 
your video title screens. 

What are these magical components? RCA-type cables and connectors, of course. There 
are many connectors and cables available, each costing not much more than a dollar or two. 
These versatile cables and connectors can be used for audio or video with your computer 
and VCR, as well as other equipment such as your stereo system or tape recorder. 

The basic essentials are two cables, each with a male RCA plug on each end. These 
plugs should be similar to the plugs on the cable that connects your computer to your 
monitor. The cable which came with your computer to connect it to the modulator for using 
the TV as a monitor is one such cable; you can buy another in the electronics section of 
your favorite department store. If your computer is close enough to your VCR, you may not 
need any cables; if you want to use sound and video from two separate sources, you will 
need at least one cable. 

Many different connectors will come in handy. One type provides a jack for the 
RCA plug on one side, and a 3.5mm plug on the other. This is useful for connecting to a 
monaural (non-stereo) tape recorder for audio. (Incidentally, two of these, two tape 
recorders, and one cable will allow you to make clean copies of non-stereo audio tapes.) 
Another type of connector allows you to connect two cables, giving you one long cable. I 
use this setup because my VCR is one room away from my computer, and it's easier to string 
cables across a room than to move the VCR each time I want to use it. 

Now that we've covered the equipment, let's get set up to record a title screen. You 
can use audio or video from any 64 or 128 40-column programs you like. Movie Maker ($14 
from Electronic Arts and available elsewhere for under $10) provides some simple animation 
tools, or you might try a simple Doodle or Koala slideshow, or the Screen Magic feature of 
the Print Shop if you're careful. Sound can come from your favorite game, SIDPIC/Si¢ 
Editor file, or any other sound program you have, or you can use your favorite song from 
that rock 'n roll album you bought last week. 

If you are using sound and video from separate sources, you will need to first get 
the soundtrack onto an audio tape. The rock album should be fine as-is if it's a cassette, 
but if it's a CD or record you may have to put it on tape unless your CD player or record 
player has a RCA jack or earphone jack. (Often stereo systems use RCA jacks to connect the 
speakers to the console; you can use one of these as your audio source. Y-cables are also 
available, so you can use both as your audio source. Using the earphone jack may require a 
stereo-to-mono converter, which is just a plug that should be under $3.) 

Once you've got the audio on tape, load up the software that you want to use for the 
video and get it ready to play. Get the audio set to play, too. Look on the back of your 
VCR: you should see a set of RCA jacks labelled Audio In, Audio Out, Video In, Video Out. 
Plug your video source into the Video In jack: either use the RCA plug coming out of your 
monitor directly, or extend it with plugs and cables. Plug your audio source into the 
Audio In jack on the VCR: string a cable from the VCR to the audio source, using the 
appropriate connector. Signal the VCR to record, and start your audio and video rolling. 
Hopefully, the result will be a nice title screen for your video tape. You can use more 
cables to string the VCR's output back to your monitor to watch the progress of your 
recording, or you can watch it on a TV if there is one still connected to the VCR. 

This is just one of the many uses for RCA cables and connectors. Once you understand 
this process, you can try to be a little adventurous with a stereo system and try some 
low-quality sound mixing for an interesting sound track. Above all, have fun with it. 


RRKKKRRK 


Q-NAME UPDATE: GradyB3 -- Grady Brown 





BUY /SELL/TRADE 


LAWRENCE CHIN has a C128D version of JiffyDOS for sale for $53. New and still in 
Original packaging. Buyer must be located at a UPS deliverable address. Also, he is 
looking for the lightpen version of Koalapainter. His copy got corrupted. 

MARK KKH 

THOMAS GABBA wants to buy a Commodore 1650 modem in good working order. Will pay no 

more than $30. Write or call him at (619) 256-5782. 
KKK KR KKH 

REX WHETZEL is still looking for: COMPUTE! pre-83 and MAY83; various issues of AHOY 
and other magazines EXCEPT for Gazette and RUN that have C64 or VIC-20 programs. Books 
are also welcome. Rex has for sale: 62 issues of COMPUTE GAZETTE from SEP83 to JUL89 for 
$31.00 PLUS postage. Also, 46 issues of RUN from MAR84 to NOV88 for $23 PLUS postage. 
"These prices are firm, but I'm always interested in any kind of a trade." 

REX also has two programs that he would like to trade for ???7? One is SHAPE UP (The 
Preschooler's Shape Sorting Game) by Hayden Software and the other is SKATEROCK by 
ShareData. Both have original boxes and instructions. 


Members have donated the following. Prices include shipping, everything over the 
shipping cost goes into our treasury. Jean Nance. 


Assembler: Commodore. Disk and manual "for the experienced assembly language 
programmer". $10. 


"The Communicator", telecommunication program. Free Spirit Software. Disk and manual. 
Originally $29.95 $10 

DFile 128, Michaelsoft. Database. Disk only. Originally $30. $10. 

Krackerjack. "The Shotgun", and "Blast Disk Protection". Disks. $5 each. 

QuantumLink Telecommunications starter kit. Original price $9.95. §5. 


If you have questions, write to HAL McARGLE who donated the above; send orders 
directly to me. 


Two tapes. "An Introduction to Basic Part I and Part II. Commodore. $5. Donated by 
BRIAN VAUGHAN. 


The Elementary Commodore 64. William Sanders. 1984. $5 

Learn Basic Programming in 14 Days on Your Commodore 64. Gill Schechter. 1984. Good 
beginner guide. $7. 

Cookbook of Creative Programs for the Commodore 64. Robert Rinder. 1984. Projects for 
music, animation, and telecommunications. Intermediate. $7. 


CPM Kit for the Commodore 128. An Introduction to CP/M. Gallego and Fuller 1987. Book 
and 2 disks. $10. 


The above, in good-as-new condition, were donated by ELLY CAREY. 


A few hard copy back issues of the CML are still available. Sep.'88, Mar.'89, 
Nov.'89, Mar.'90 and May'90. $1.50 each. 


JOE TOMS wants cartridges for the C64, game or educational, suitable for classroom 
use. Please tell what cartridge you have for sale and give a short. description. Thank 
you! 


LONNIE SMATHERS is selling THE NEWSROOM for $5, with the purchase price donated to 


the club treasury. Write me if you are interested. (In original box, in excellent 
condition. ) 


Note: If you would like to donate something to be sold for the benefit of the group, 
I would prefer that you sell it personally and send a check for the proceeds to Elly 
Carey. This saves postal fees and my time. Jean Nance. 


> 


TIPS 
BRIAN VAUGHAN says that the new Gazette edition of Compute Magazine debuted in 
October. If you wish to subscribe or renew, the best way to do so is to call their toll- 
free number: 800-727-6937, and specify the Gazette edition. Ask them to bill you. If you; 
are renewing and your current subscription is still ongoing, be sure to start the renewal 
the month after which the old subscription runs out. If they ask for a promotion code, 
indicate "YJLYO" to get the $12.97 rate. 
mK KK KK 
JEFFERY ENGLE informs FRANCIS REDMOND that there are a few programs that support the 
REU, GEOS 2.0 and Paperclip II being two. Docs for the REU can be obtained from Commodore 
either by Q-Link or writing to them. 
RAK KKKK 
DON DROEGE had a question about a disk copy program that supports the REU. 
JEFFERY ENGLE suggests Maverick (not a DOS wedge), and Super Snapshot V5, which has its 
problems. Refer to CML July 1990. 


RKKKRKEK 


Use GeoCalc for the home budget and/or for investments, says JEFFERY ENGLE. 
KRKRKKKK 
MARGARET WYLDE has a time-saver if you are typing in a lot of DATA statements from a 
magazine article: Look at the DATA statements. They will usually have a uniform 
increment, such as 10, 20, 30, etc., or 5, 10, 15, etc. 
Type in DIRECT mode, no line numbers: 


For N=10 to 100 step 10:PRINT N "DATA":NEXT N, then press RETURN. You will see on the 
screen: 


10 DATA 
20 DATA etc. 

Run the cursor up to the first line and press RETURN after each line to put them in 
memory. Now you may move back up to the first line and proceed to enter the DATA numbers 
or words. The computer will accept 80 characters/line number and will insert the seconc 
row of characters on the screen while moving the next line number down. Try it. 

This will also work for the other program line numbers, but you must specify an_/ 
acceptable character for the word DATA. A "?" works fine. You then start the program line, 
overwriting the "?" unless it is part of the line. 

FRANCIS REDMOND found a gender changer for a 6-pin Commodore connector through an ad 
in RUN magazine. Apparently they also have other electronic hookup equipment, he says. 
Write: VSI, 3641 SW Evelyn, Portland, OR 97219. Phone: (503) 246-0924. 

mM KKK 

PATRICK TIMLIN directs those who need color ribbons to: Ribbonland, P.O. Box 506, 
Exton, PA 19341. Phone 1-800-221-4892 for catalog. They also carry colored paper, labels 
and other printing supplies. 

ma KK eK 

BOB BRUGGEMEYER says, "Beware of Damark International, Inc., 7101 Winnetka Ave. N.. 
Minneapolis, MN 55428." It took him 5 months and 12 days to get a $74 refund for an item 
he had ordered and which was out of stock. He had to write the BBB of MN, the Minneapolis 
Postmaster and finally to the City Attorney of Minneapolis before he got his money back. 
Damark sells out-of-production items and offers quite a bit in the computer line. But, 
CAVEAT EMPTOR!!! | 

A C64 Speedscript tip from BRIAN VAUGHAN: If you LOAD a very large file and then hit 
CTRL-Z to go to the end of the file, you may see a screen full of garbage. To see your 
normal text screen, press CTRL-= or CTRL-7 to display memory available, and your text 
screen will appear. To regain the cursor, press F5 and SPACE. 

If Star NX-1000 Rainbow printer owners have difficulty in embedding Rainbow commands 
in letters and documents, BOB BRUGGEMEYER has prepared command sheets for Fleet System 4 
The Write Stuff, Speedscript 128 and Fontmaster 128. Write him for copies of thes) 
sheets. 

BOB also says that Computer Friends of Portland, OR, makes a re-inking device which 
he has used for several years, and there is also available an attachment for re-inking 


6 


color ribbons. Also, Reliable Office Supply sells color ribbons for $37.74 for 6. Write 
to Bob for addresses of these two businesses. 
eK KKK KK 
REX WHETZEL advises that if you can't get icons to show on a GEOS load and you are 
trying to load with the printer on, turn the printer off. (ALSO, it would be a good idea 
not to turn any peripherals on or off while a program is loading! -- Editor.) 


KERR KKHK 


TOM PAUL says: I like to type-in programs from the magazines that I subscribe to, so 
I have entered onto one disk all of the checksum, debugging, and miscellaneous programs 
that help get a program up and running. Now I don't have to go searching for any one 
program. It's right there on the same disk. Just save the program and then load the 
appropriate program to debug or get it running. 

The following short program saves time when saving a program being typed-in. 

59999 end 

60000 zz$="filename":openl5,8,15," SO:"+zzS$:save""+zz$,8:verify ""+zz$,8 

60001 closel5:list:end 

List this program, to start a typing session, and then start typing. When you are 
through typing, list the program. Then type in direct mode, "run 60000", and return. It 
will open "filename" (or any name you choose), scratch the original file, save the new 
file, verify the new file, close the channel, and list the new saved file to the screen. 
You can then continue typing in your program. 


Also, I have a copy of Big Blue Reader, and have not been able to use it, until the 
other day. I have been able to converse with Wade Porter, (a new member who does not have 
a Commodore Computer) using BBR. BUT, it is restricted to using ASCII. Therefore, it can 
transfer text only, because it strips all control codes and packs it like a text file. 

We have not tried to send using CP/M, or typing a program using a word processor. 


TOM PAUL has an answer to Greg Dent About astronomy: I have typed in the following 
programs you might be interested in: 

#1. Stars -- an astronomical simulation. It turns your computer into an interactive 
star chart, plus a quiz to enhance study. Compute!'s Gazette Oct 1987 pg68 

#2. Solarpix-Set the solar system in motion, trace the orbits of Halley's and other 
comets, and look through a file of fascinating facts about our solar system. Compute!'s 
Gazette Special 1968 issue 

#3. Stars II-Sky chart simulator plus files of information about the solar system. 

Compute:'s Gazette Aug 1989 pg32 

As editor of this issue of the CML, LONNIE SMATHERS suggests future contributors of 
articles to the CML leave out ALL unnecessary spaces in the text, (as in "hanging indent" 
style) so the editor won't have extra editing to do if your material is used. Thanks! 

JOLENE EHRET: the Centering Code for the Fontmaster label program should be (cy) 
not (c) as stated in the last issue of the CHL. 

KRKEKKKKK 

TOM PAUL: I like to type-in programs from the magazines that I subscribe to, so I 
have entered onto one disk all of the checksum, debugging, and miscellaneous programs that 
help get a program up and running. Now I don't have to go searching for any one program. 
It's right there on the same disk. Just save the program and then load the appropriate 
program to debug or get it running. 

The following short program saves time when saving a program being typed-in. 

59999 end 

60000 zzS="filename":openi15,8,15," SO:"+zz$:save""+zz$,8:verify ""+z2$,8 

60001 closel5:list:end 

List this program, to start a typing session, and then start typing. When you are 
through typing, list the program. Then type in direct mode, "run 60000", and return. It 
will open "filename" (or any name you choose), scratch the original file, save the new 
file, verify the new file, close the channel, and list the new saved file to the screen. 
You can then continue typing in your program. 


7 





Also, I have a copy of Big Blue Reader, and have not been able to use it, until the : 
other day. I have been able to converse with Wade Porter, (a new member who does not have 
a Commodore Computer) using BBR. BUT, it is restricted to using ASCII. Therefore, it can 
transfer text only, because it strips all control codes and packs it like a text file. 

We have not tried to send using CP/M, or typing a program using a word processor. a, 


TOM PAUL has an answer to Greg Dent About astronomy: I have typed in the following 
programs you might be interested in: 
#1. Stars -- an astronomical simulation. It turns your computer into an interactive 
star chart, plus a quiz to enhance study. Compute!'s Gazette Oct 1987 pg68 
#2. Solarpix~-Set the solar system in motion, trace the orbits of Halley's and other 
comets, and look through a file of fascinating facts about our solar system. Compute!'s 
Gazette Special 1968 issue 
#3. Stars II-Sky chart simulator plus files of information about the solar system. 
Compute:'s Gazette Aug 1989 pg32 
maka K KKK 
As editor of this issue of the CML, LONNIE SMATHERS suggests future contributors of 
articles to the CML leave out ALL unnecessary spaces in the text, (as in "hanging indent’ 
style) so the editor won't have extra editing to do if your material is used. Thanks! 
KR KKK K 
JOLENE EHRET: the Centering Code for the Fontmaster label program should be (cy) 
not (c) as stated in the last issue of the CML. 


22 22 8S 3 


A CANADIAN GOVERNMENT OFFERING 
By Terry Parsons 


The Canadian federal government is running a free question-and-answer database system 
that is available to the public. The topic of the system is the new goods and service tax 
that the government is planning. You use your modem to reach the system by dialing 1-800- 
267-4500. Canadian callers should be at half duplex, while American callers should be at. 
full duplex. When you get a connection to the system, press return slowly a couple times \/ 
Then just follow the instructions on your screen. The information available is very useful 
and informative. 





QUICK BROWN BOX 
By Jean Nance 

The Quick Brown Box is a cartridge for the 64 or 128 that can store programs. Most 
Basic and ML programs (but not sequential files), can be stored in the box, using a simpie 
utility that is provided. A stored program can be loaded into your computer instantly, and 
run, with a three character code. The cartridge has a 10-year lithium battery. 

The QBB is available from the maker, Brown Boxes, 26 Concord Rd. Bedford, MA. 01730, 
in 16K, 32K, 64K, 128K and 256K versions. Briwall advertises the 128K and 256K boxes, and 
can provide the 64K. Their prices are a little lower than the manufacturer's. 

The QBB can be used as a RAM disk which will not lose its data when you turn off your 
computer. Programmers, or those who type in programs, can choose to save/replace their 
current version of a program instantly with two keystrokes. If the power fails, the most 
recent version of your program is safe in the box. 

If you consider investing in a QBB, here are points to consider. A QBB can hold C-64 
programs or C-128 programs but not both at one time. The advertising says "up to 30 
programs can be stored in a QBB", but a 64K box, for example, can only hold 255 blocks 
worth of programs. I wish I had known these facts before I made my decision to buy. I have 
two 64K QBBs. I am reasonably pleased with my purchase, but wish better information had 
been available. My box devoted to 128 programs is given over to a special QBB version of 
TWS 128. My 64 box contains "Power Driver Comal" and a few most-used utilities. 


KERN KK 


. 


™ 


BUY/SELL/TRADE (continued) 


JEAN NANCE has the following personal items for sale: 

Compute's Gazette: Apr-Dec.'84, all of '85, '86, '88, and Jan-Feb.'89. 
Commodore: May/June, Jul/Aug. and Sep/Oct '84 

RUN: Sep-Dec '84, Jan-Mar, June-Jul, Oct-Dec '85, all of '86, Jan '87, and Feb-Dec 
"89, 
Prices: $6 a year; you must take the whole year if available. Partial year, 65 
cents/issue. Individual, 75 cents an issue. Postage or UPS will be added to this. 


Two "Write Now" cartridge word processors, Cardware, with manuals. $9 each. "Rabbit" 
cartridge, Eastern House.(Load/save from tape almost as fast as disk drive), manual. $9. 
Machine Language monitor cartridge (Eastern House). $9. 64 Modem, 300 baud, and VIP term 
program. $10. These prices include shipping. 


RRM KK KK 

















New Members 


CHARLES ANDRAZYK. 6011 Lapaz Ct. New Port Richey, FL. 34653. Charles is a retired sales 
engineer. His interests outside of computing are TV, VCR, and VCR rentals. He has a C-64, two 
1541 disk drives, an Epson Homewriter and a Star Micronics NX1000 printer, an 1802 monitor. 
and 300 baud modem. His computing interests are in wordprocessing, desktop publishing, Geos, 
and telecommunication. He enjoys recording computer output to VCR tape. He is disabled by 
multiple sclerosis, and hopes the group will be a way to have more personal contact with 
other Commodore users. 


FEROL AUSTEN. P.O. Box 1756, Ogunquit, ME. 03907. Ferol was a journalist for 26 years, is now 
retired and writing two books. Her interests other than computing are photography, painting, 
amateur radio (NiFWU), and music. She owns a C-64, and disk drive, printer and monitor. Her 
computer interests are in word processing, file handling, data bases, desk-top publishing, 
graphics, graphs, etc. She would like help in using various desk-top publishing and 
application programs. 


MELVIN F. BARAL. Ferry Road, RR2, Bridgeport, NY. 08014-9760. Melvin was a scientific glass 
blower for DuPont before his retirement. He attained a college degree in science and art 
after retirement, is now taking a college course in computer graphics. His interests outside 
of computing are fishing, and cooking. He owns a C-128, a 1571 disk drive, a C2N cassette, an 
MPS 801 printer, 1902 monitor, 1351 mouse, and Westbridge C6420 modem. His main interest in 
computing is in card game programs. 


DOMINIQUE BIOSVERT. 3371 Jean-Brillant #306. Montreal, P.Q. H3T 1N9, Canada. Dominique is a 
film and video editor. His interests other than computing are natural sciences, especially 
Ornithology, archaeology, scuba diving and photography. He owns a C-64C, a 1541 II disk 
drive, an Amtech RF512C, a Star NX-1000 color printer, a Minimodem 6200, 1764 REU, The Final 
Cartridge, and a 1351 mouse. His interests in computing are in graphics and word processing. 


HARRY BLAKE-KNOX. Box 1, Grand Beach, Man., ROE OTO., Canada. Harry was publisher of an are 
community newspaper for 33 years. He is now turning out a weekly syndicated computer Soest 
which appears in almost 70 Canadian weeklies. He has a C-64, a 1571 disk drive, a CBM #1250 
Drinter, a color monitor, and an Abba printer ribbon inker. His special computer interest is 
in using the featurs of SpeedScript to produce his computer column. 


MILTON BROWN. 20311 Ravenwood Lane, Huntington Beach, CA. 92646. Milton is retired from the 
Contracts and Pricing Department of Rockwell Aerospace. His interests other than computing 
are golf and bridge. He has a C-64C, two 1541 disk drives, a Citizen MPS10 Printer, a 1701 
monitor, and an Epyx Fast Load cartridge. His computer interests are Basic programming, Print 
shop, and card, Las Vegas and golf games. He is active in the Coastline Computer Club, and 
nas taught special interest groups on data bases, spreadsheets, and word processing. 


JAMES H. CALDWELL, JR. 125 Barr St. 3Bi3, Hillsdale, MI. 49242. James works in broadcasting, 
electronics, and data processing. His interests other than computing are shortwave radio, 
CWASSWM), camping, watching movies, and recording movies on video. He has a C-64, a C-128, 
two 1541 disk drives, two 1581 disk drives, and a printer. His computer interests are in 
telecomputing, games, Geos, and utilities. 


STEVEN CALLOWAY. 26 Dianne Avenue. Portsmouth, RI. 02871. "Cal" is a retired Nava! Aviator, 
USNA. His interests other than computing are golf, Dixie (traditional) jazz, and cooking. Ke 
owns two C-64s, two 1541 disk drives, two 1571 disk drives, a 1525 and an SP1000 printer, an 
REU 1764, Quick Brown Box 32K, and a VolkKsmodem 12. His computing interests are in 
orogramming in Basic, ML, and C. 


WILLIE CAMPBELL. 1712 S. Linn, Marshall, MO. 65340. Willie had a career as a professiona! 
musician, is now a student studying for a Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Cleveland 
Chiropractic College, Kansas City, MO. His interests outside of computing are music, sport: 
reading, welding, woodworking, hot rods, and his wife and 8 month old daughter. He owns a 
64, a 1541 disk drive, an OKimate-20 printer, and a C= 1702 monitor. His main interest in 
computing is in word processing, he owns Word Pro Plus 3, but has no manual and would like 


neip With: it. 


ALEXANDER CATAPANG JR. #42 Cabbage St, Upper Quezon Hill, Baguio City, Philippines. Alex is a 
student. His interest other than computing is roller skating. He has a C-64 and a tape 
cassette, he hopes to add more peripherals later. His interests in computing are in Basic 
programming, especially sprites and graphics. He is also interested in voice programs. He 
would like to learn more about programming, in any computer language. 


KAREN CROSBY. 608 E.Court, Chariton, IA., 50049. Karen is a homemaker. Her interests other 
than computing are making cloth dolls, collecting dolls, making Teddy bears, building dol! 
houses and furniture, music, and writing to penpals. She owns a C-64, a 1541 disk drive, an 
Okidata 120 printer, and a C= 1702 monitor. She is very new to computing, would like 
especially to learn about word processing and music programs. 


ROGER DeLISLE. 867 Ave. Paradis, Ste.Foy, Quebec. Gi¥ 2T7. Roger is retired from the Royal 
Canadian Mounted Police. His interests other than computing are reading, traveling, and 
music. He owns a C-64, a 1541 disk drive, and a Vic 1525 printer. His interests in computing 
are “anything but arcade type games." Roger is French speaking, and says he will find 
practicing English most interesting. 


BETTY JEAN DILL. 168 Bullington Road, Spartanburg, SC. 29301-9003. Betty Jean is a production 
machine operator for Michelin Tire Corp. Her interests other than computing are photography, 
home sewing, and gardening, and enjoying her grandsons, ages 14, 12, and 7. She has two C- 
64s, a C-128, one MSD disk drive, three 1541 and a 1571 disk drive. Also an amber monitor, 
two 1902 monitors, Star 1000NX, Star NX10, Panasonic 1080, OkKimate 20, and Seikosha SP1i000 
printers, a 1750 cline REU, and Georam. Her interests in computing are in word processing, 
educational programs and games for her grandsons, and using Print Shop and PrintMaster. She 
would like advice on learning how to use Geos. 


BOB ESTAND. 8910 Strand Ln., El Paso, TX. 79904. Bob is a retired telephone company 
technician, now employed by the University of Texas at El Paso as telecommunications service 
technician. His interests other than computing are shortwave amateur international! radio 
monitoring, U.S. stamps, aviation, and photography. He has a C-64, 1541, 1571, and FSD-1 disk 
drives, a 1200 AI printer and a Seikosha printer, Exetec Gold Interface, 1802 and 192 
monitors, a SWL shortwave radio interface, McInker ribbon inker, and several fastload 
Cartridges. His computing interests are word processing, MIDI music to/with a Yamaha 
Keyboard, shortwave Morse code/teletype interfaced to printer for direct read out/printouts. 
Also titling VCR tapes, and utilities. He would like to locate schematics/circuit drawings 
for his monitors. 


RALPH G. EVANS. 259 Morris Blvd, Manahawkin, NJ. 08050. Ralph is a newspaper platemaker 
(stereotyper). His interest outside of computing is amateur radio, although his call signal 
is inactive at this time. He has a C-64, a 1541 disk drive, a Star NX-1000C printer, and a 
color TV as a monitor. As to computer interests, he says, “Just beginning, attempting to 
learn from the ground up". 


TOM GAUTIER. 3905 Apache Ct., Boulder, CO. 80303. Tom is a NOAA physicist. His interests 
other than computing are listening to classical music, and occasional needlework. He has a C- 
64, a C-128, a 1541 disk drive, (Jiffy Dos V5 equipped), a 1541 II disk drive, a datasette, 
an Epson RX-80 printer with Cardco B interface, a C-1526 printer, a Sonyo monochrome monitor 
and a Commodore 1802 monitor. Also a 1351 mouse, and Koala Painter. His computer interests 
are in programming. He is a member of the Front Range Commodore Club, Longmont, CO. 


JIM GREEN. 304 Parkwood Dr. West Monroe, LA. 71291. Jim is retired, he formerly owned a IV 
repair service. His interests in addition to computing are electronics, and early rock and 
folk music. He has a C-128 and and Amiga 2000 computer, 1541, 1571, MSD SD-2 and Master 3A-1 
disk drives, Epson LX-80 and Panasonic KX-P1124 printers, C-1701 and C-1034 monitors, and a 
1670 modem. His computer interest is in collecting public domain programs, improving then, 
and writing instructions where necessary so a beginner can use them. He donates these “Jim 
Green Disks“ to public domain distribution companies, but does not provide them to 
individuals. They are available through p.d. distributors. 


JERRY HADLEY. 140 Jason Drive, Oxford, AL. 36203. Jerry is a dental technician. His interests © 
other than computing are fishing and basketball. He owns a C-64, two 1541 disk drives, a Star . 
NX-1000 Rainbow printer, a Star NX-10 printer, Magnavox RGB 80 monitor, and Warp 
Speed/Explode cartridge. His computer interests are in word processing and desktop 
publishing, and data bases. He is learning Geos. He would like help with Geopublish and 
Geopaint, also tips on The Write Stuff, Paperclip Publisher, and Datafile 3.6. oe 
BUD HARDING. Rt 1, Box 344, Shawnee, OK. 74801. Bud is semi-retired but is an estate 

caretaker. His interests other than computing are music, reading non-fiction, and garage 

sales. He has an SX-64, a 1541 II disk drive, an NX-1000C Rainbow color printer, VolKs 6470 
modem, Super Explode V 5.0 Fastload color cartridge and Video Byte 11, a Magnavox color 
monitor, Voice Master Jr. and a McInker. His computer interests are in desktop publishing, 
Geos, and Geopublish. 


PHILIP A. HASTINGS. 874 North Park Ave., Pomona, CA. 91768. Philip is retired, was an 
accounting clerk and before that and Air Force instructor in meteorology. His interests other 
than computing are weather, travel, reading (Stephen King and Len Deighton), and dabbling in 
metaphysics. He has a C-64, two 1541 drives, a Panasonic 1180 printer, and two color 
monitors. He plans to buy another printer. His main computer interest now is getting a good 
text product with his computer, he would like to branch out and do other things. 


WILLIAM HOUCK. 1681 11th Place, Vero Beach, FL. 32960. William is a retired fireman. His 
interests other than computing are golf and the stock market. He owns a C-64, a 1541 IT disk 
Grive, an Excelerator Plus disk drive, a Seikosha SP 1000 printer, a color monitor, and a 


1200 baud modem. His special computer interest is in programming, and he says, "Will answer 
all letters". 


JOSEPH H. HUMPHREY. 414 N. 23rd St., Waco, TX. 76707. Joseph is retired from the U.S. Army 
and the Veteran’s Administration. His hobby is licensed amateur radio (WDSEYU) and he has an 
advanced class license. He owns a Vic-20, a C-64, and a C-128, a 1541, a 1571 and a 1581 disk 
drive, Seikosha SP-1000VC printer, a Panasonic KX-P1092I printer, and an RGB monitor. His 
computer interests are programming and the use of computers in amateur radio operations. 


DIANA M. HUSBAND. 8450 W. Cedar St., Orland Park, IL. 60462. Diana is a housewife. Her oe 
interests other than computing are calligraphy, reading, and herbs. She has a C-128. two 1571 
disk drives, an Okidata 120 printer, 1902A monitor, and a 1750 REU. She uses her computer 


mostly for word processing, but is anxious to learn about other aspects of computing, 
including telecommunication. 


LOUIS A. JOHNSON. 5641 N. Mesa Dr., Castle Rock, CO. 80104. Lou is a retiring electrica! 
engineer. His interests outside of computing are radio, photography, home maintanence, 
electrical engineering, CAD, and Intergraph. He has two Vic 20s, a C-64 and a C-128. Also two 


printers, 3 disk drives, a monitor and four modems. His special computer interest is in 
Loadstar. 


JUDY KERNS. RD #2, Box 423, Claysville, PA. 15323-9418. Judy is a housewife, who runs a home 
rubber stamp business. Her interests other than computing are a diet friendship club which 
she runs. She has a C-64, 1541 II disk drive, Okidata 180 printer, and a Commodore 1802 
monitor. She would like to learn more about Geos, and about word processing and desktop 
publishing for publishing her club newsletter. She would also like to Know how to put covers 


together to mail newsletters, and if anyone Knows of a program for putting a cookbook 
together. 


ALBERT KOSAK. 1772 W. 15th Ave., Apache Junction, AZ. 85220. Albert was an electronic 
technician with the weather bureau, now retired. His interests other than computing are 
amateur radio (NTLIP), photography, playing the organ, and chess. He has two C-64s, two 1541 


drives, an MRS1000 printer, and a 1902A monitor. He is interested in all phases of 
computing. 


IRVIN KURBURSKI, JR. 3rd 1D Band, APO NY. 09036. “Earl" is an Army musician. His Interests: \. J 
other than computing are music, running, and reading. He owns two C-64s and an Amiga 500. 
Also two 1541 disk drives, a Star NX 1000C printer, C Lab MIDI interface, Quick Load and 


Final Cartridge II. His computing interests are in MIDI applications, Synthy’s library, 
professional music scoring, and all public domain programs: education, business, utilities, 
and especially games. He has studied Basic programming on his own for some time but isn’t 
having a lot of luck. He will answer any letters. 


RUSSELL R. LANE. 5308 N. 28th Drive, Phoenix, AZ. 85017. Russ is a retired real estate — 
appraiser and broker. His interests other than computing are local politics, travel, and 
financing. He owns two C-64s, two disk drives, two printers, 2 color monitors, a mouse, and a 
300 baud modem. His special computer interests are finance, desktop publishing, 
wordprocessing, and data bases. He has an extensive library of Commodore magazines 1982-190, 
and a large disk collection. He would be interested in trading p.d. programs. He and his wife 
live in Ithaca, NY. in the summer. 


JOHN H. LARRY. 7 Hodges Ct., St.Albans, YT. 05478. John is in electronics repair, is a 
distributor for a public address systems, and involved in public address and cable design. He 
is planning to set up a Commodore repair business. His interests other than computing are 
golf, using a camcorder, and tape editing. He owns a C-64, one 1541 disk drive and two 1541C 
disk drives, Seikosha SP 1000A printer with super graphics interface. and 1802 monitor. 1764 
REU, Fast Load cartridge, Super Snapshot, and a modem. His interests in computing are 
graphics, Geos, producing newsletters, and VCR titling. 


JACQUILINE MacLEOD. 443 N. Wolf Rd. Apt.8, Hillside, IL. 60162. Jacquiline is retired. Her 
interests other than computing are microwave cooking and baking, sewing, and reading science 
fiction. He has a C-64 with a datasette, and uses a TV as a monitor. She would like to find 
utilities, home finance programs and games like checkers and chess, on tape. 


DAVID L. McCOY. 321 N. Walnut St., Columbia City, IN. 46725. David is a factory worker. His 
interests other than computing are photography, motorcycle touring, fishing, firearms and 
handloading, coin collecting, automotive mechanics, and working around the house. He has a C- 
64, a 1541 II and a 1581 drive, an OKimate 20 printer, a 1670 modem, and a 1351 mouse. His 
computer interests are in word processing, games, and utilities. 


YVONNE MILLER. 1620 Village Ct. #1, N.Mankato, MN 56001. Yvonne is an apartment complex 
manager. Her interests other than computing are photography, fishing, collecting star 
pictures and collecting wooden heads. He owns a C-64C, a 1541 disk drive, a Riteman Ct 
printer, and a Samsung monitor. Her interests in computing are word processing and 
spreadsheets, she would like to learn more. 


MURIEL MINTER. 2271 Pennview Lane, Schaumburg, IL. 60194. Muriel works in building 
Maintenence. Her interests other than computing are woodworking and swimming. She owns a C- 
64, two 1541 disk drives, a Star Micronic printer, and a Commodore 1702 monitor. She would 
like more information on computing in general. 


BRENT MOORE. RR1i, Box 267A, Henning, MN. 56551. Brent is a poultry farmer and computer 
programmer. His interests other than computing are old cars, anything electronic, and 
robotics. He has a C-64, a C-128, 1541, 1571 and 1581 disk drives, Amtech 1571 clone drive, 
Star Micronics CU1215 printer, C-1526 printer, Magnavox and Commodore printers, and a 1200 
baud Commodore modem. His main interest in computing is in arcade games. 


FRED NEWMAN. 111 Indian Meadow Dr., Winsted, CT. 06098. Fred is a plant manager and engineer. 
His hobbies outside of computing are the U.S. Civil War, genealogy, and raising poultry. He 
has a C-64, a 1541 disk drive, a NXC-1000 printer, and a 1702 monitor. His computer interests 
are in productivity software. He says, "I am really a novice, and could benefit from an 
exchange such as this." 


EVERITT PERLSTEIN. 10640 Tropic Palm Ave., Boynton Beach, FL. 33437. Everitt is a retired 
auditor, who has worked at Navy bases all over the world. His interests other than computing 
are golf, walKing, cards, reading, swimming, and volunteer work. He has a C-64, a 1541 disk 
drive, an IBM printer, and a Sony TV as a monitor. He says, “I need help in aspects, 
preferably in words of one syllable.” 


CHARLES C. PHARES. 703 Lake Drive., Kerrville, TX. 78028. Charles retired after 32 years as a 


radio and electronics technician for American Airwavs. He does some part-time electronic 
repair work for local businesses. His interest other than computing is amateur radio. ; 
(WOCFK). He has two C-64cs, two 1541 disk drives, a Star SG-10C printer, a 1902 monitor. and ° 
a warp speed cartridge. His computing interests are word processors and utilities. 


JOSEPH Y. POWELL. 5366 Fieldwood, Houston, TX. 77056. Joe is retired, he was a purchasing 
agent for a metal building manufacturer. His interests other than computing are house piantl ) 
and fishing and sailing, although arthritis has cut his involvement in those. He has a C-64, 

a C-64C, an Excelerator disk drive, a Star NX-1000 II printer, a Magnavox color monitor, =pyx 
Fast Load cartridge, and a Georam cartridge (which he hasn’t been able to make work). He is 
interested in all computer applications except games. 


DEAN ROEHRIG. 6054 East Albany St., Mesa, AZ. 85205. Dean was a maintanance supervisor at the 
University of Toledo, Ohio, now retired on disability. His hobbies other than computing are 
stamp collecting, ham radio, (novice, KA8AXS), music, oi! painting and charcoal drawing, 
witing and politics. He has a C-64 and a C-64C, 1541 and Excel! II disk drives, a data 
cassette, a Star printer, an Epyx Fast Load cartridge, and a 300 baud modem. His computing 
interests are "Just about everything". 


JOHN A. SAUVE’. Box 1961, Sumas, WA. 98295. Jonhn is retired, he worked in the Canadian 
Pension Plan department, (Canadian equivalent of Social Security). His hobbies are genealogy, 
fishing, and wine making. He owns a C-64, two 1541 disk drives, an Epson Lx 60 printer, a 
1701 monitor, and a 1200 baud modem he rarely uses since there are no local bulletin boards. 
His main computer interest is in genealogy, he has a 13 generation family history saved to 
disk and has printed a journal of the material. John actually lives in Canada but maintains a 
U.S. post office box in nearby Sumas, WA. His Canadian address is 1-34942 Mt. Blanchard Dr.. 
Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2Y3. 


DONALD A. SQUIRE. 6878 Holly Park Dr. S., # 513. Seattle, WA. 98118. Don is a former cannery 
worker, now thinking about setting up a small home business. His interests other than 
computing are playing the guitar, and collecting recordings of old radio programs. He has a 
C-64C, a Plus/4, (presently down), FSD-2 Excelerator Plus disk drive, a Commodore 1526 
printer, a Big Blue thermal printer, and a 1660 modem. His interests in computing are in w. 


processing. Machine Language, and use of the computer for small business applications. He \_/ 
a member of QLink. 


WALTER V. STONE. P.O. Box 6427, Kingman, AZ. 86402. Walt is retired,He had several careers: 
was a jig builder, machinist, and tool and die maker, also worked in electronics and 
experimental, mechanical engineering, and data analysis. His interests other than computing 
are autos, do-it-yourselfing, music, reading, videos, writing, Xword puzzles, some games, and 
genealogy. He owns a C-128 with 64K video RAM, two 1571 disk drives, an Olivetti PR2300 
printer and a Blue Chip D12/10 daisy wheel printer. Also a 1764 REU, (to be converted to a 
1750). His computer interests are in programs for astrology, genealogy, and utilities, and 
programming. 


E1MORE STUART. 379 Russell Road, Lawrenceville, GA. 30243. Elmore is a civil/structural 
engineer, currenty an owner representative for land development and building construction, 
and a real estate broker. His interest other than computing is gardening. He has a C-64 and a 
C-128D, also a 1541 disk drive, Okidata 120 printer. He uses Trio software for business. His 
computer interests are mostly for business purposes, but he enjoys an occasional game. 


JOSEPH W. SUCHER. 5921 Grayton Road, Detroit, MI. 48224. Joseph is a retired heating and air 
conditioning contrac-or. His interests other than computing are contract bridge, audio/visual! 
products and systes, Sowling, golf, :nd ballroom dancing. He is also an active hospital 
volunteer. He has a C-64, a 1941 dick drive, a datasette, an MPS-803 printer, and a Sears 
color monitor. His computer interests are word processing, desktop publishing, especially 
newsletter production, data bases, flight simulation, and sign and poster making. 


DAVID C. SUMMA. Rt. 7, Box 300-100, Harlingen, TX. 78552. David is retired, ~* worked in 
electronics and heavy equipment. His interests other than computing are gol: fishing, !e 
writing, reading, cooking, and gardening. He owns a C-128, a 1571 disk drive, a Star 156 
printer, and a 1902 monitor. He is just getting started, is presently trying out word 


processor programs to see which one he likes best. 


TIMOTHY M. THELAN. 12 Oakwood Dr. Apt.203. Yorktown, VA. 23693. Tim is an electronic 
technician. His interests outside of computing are music composition and video production. He 
owns a C-128, a 1571 disk drive, a Gemini II printer, a Magnavox monitor, and a 300 baud 


Commodore modem. His computing interests are in graphics programming, and he would like help 
in learning more about it. 


WILLIS S$. THOMAS. 253 West 4500 South, Ogden, UT. 84405. Willis is a retired machinist. His 
hobbies are gardening, golfing, and camping. He owns a C-128, a 1541 and a 1571 disk drive, 
Citizen 200GX color printer, and a Star printer. His computer interests are in word 
processing, desk top publishing, calendars, signs, cards, and graphics in general. He has a 
modem, is a member of QLink, and gets on local bulletin boards. 


PETER UNDERHILL. RR #1, Alton, Ontario, LON 1A0, Canada. Peter is retired, he was a 
maintenance department head for a plastics company. His hobbies other than computing are 
woodworking, machine work, golf, bowling, photography, birdwatching, electronics, painting, 
and needlework. He has a C-128, and a C-64 presently inoperable. Also a 1541 disk drive, a 
datasette, a Star Gemini II printer, and an 1084 monitor. He would like to find a program for 
electronics, such as "Logic CAD" in Loadstar #64, or learn how to program one. 


FMIL S. VOLCHECK, JR. 1046 General Allen Lane, West Chester, PA. 19382. Emil is retired, he 
was a research and development manager. His interests other than computing are astronomy and 
electronics. He owns a C-64, a C-128, a 1541, a 1571, and a 1581 disk drive, and also an MSD- 
2 drive set up for mass disk duplication. He also has Star SD-10, Star SG-10C, C= 1526, and 


Oki 10 printers. Emil runs a local Commodore computer club and is interested in communication 
with other groups. 


ROBERT E.WHITMOYER, MD. Rt 1, Box 233, Eden Rd, Rock Cave, WV. 26234. Robert is a semi- 
retired physician, who also serves as a part-time United Methodist minister. At one time he 
was a medical missionary, doing eye surgery. His interests other than computing are 
railroads, electronics, preaching, and Bible study teaching. He owns a C-128D, a 1571 and a 
1581 drive, a C2002 monitor, a 1750 REU, a 64K Quick Brown Box, Final CartridgeIII, and Super 
Snapshot V2. His computer interests are in programming, word processing and desk-top 
publishing, electronic and hardware tinkering, mechanical tinkering, and CP/M. 


BILL WOLFF. 5338 West Sunnyside Ave. Chicago, IL. 60630-3717. Bill is a field engineer. His 
interests other than computing are fishing and electronics. He has two C-128s, an SX-64, and 
three computers of other makes, a 1571 and a 1581 disk drive, Seikosha SP-1000VC printer, and 
an REU. His interests are, he says, “pushing computers", he is also active in 


telecommunication, and Jean Nance has found him very Knowledgeable about Commodore hardware 
and software, including uses of the REU and Geos. 


JESS WYDER. 17 Academy St. Fishfill, NY. 12524-1301. Jess is a retired postal clerk. His 

interests other than computing are reloading, gardening, ESP and electronics. He has a C-64, 
a C-128, a Vic-20, a Plus 4, and several computers of other makes. He also has a i541 drive, 
FSD Excelerator drive, an MP 801, an MPS 803, and Timex printers, and Magnavox, Zenith, and 


Apple monitors. His interets in computing are Geos, Newsroom, tax programs, spreadsheets, 
voice recognition, and A.I. 


MILFORD ZEMAN. 1511 12th Ave. N., Humboldt, IA. 50548. Milford is a retired grain and 
livestock farmer. His interests other than computing are ham radio, photography, and 
volunteer work for the United Methodist Church and other groups. He has a 128D computer, two 


1571 disk drives, NOQ1000 Rainbow printer, and a 1084 monitor. Under computer interests he 
says, "Still learning". 


fora = MEETING 64/128 USERS 


ts il 

| C | 1553 SIENNA 

a 

a——imy MORRO BAY CA 93442 


ea RS: T 


TO 


CLAS 5&5 





4