First post time for me.
I'm just getting my head back into Atari stuff as someone at work if donating a Mega ST2 to me soon. Apparently it doesn't work to well so I will be hanging around getting advice on how to fix.
Luckily for me there seems to be a fairly in depth post about fixing a dead Mega 2.
As for me, I used to mess with ST's back in the late 80's and early 90's. I had a 520 STFM upgraded to 1MB.
Eventually I expanded my collection of bits to an external hard disk, sampler cart, midi keyboard and a TG100 tone generator. I had plenty of fun making tunes with the tracker. Later I moved away from Atari stuff and onto PC's, using Fastracker.
Due to several moves and disk crashes, I have no idea what happened to my old collection of ST tunes and samples. Pity really because I really liked some of the stuff I made.
I seem to remember selling all my old Atari gear for not a lot of money some time ago.
which is my other main hangout) and generally try to pick up anything interesting I see and doesn't take up too much space. The wife doesn't like me having too much 'old crap' around though.
I'm not afraid to get my soldering iron out as I have built many guitar effects pedals over the years (oh yeah, I play guitar too) and I also once built a Theremin.
I work as an IT Engineer for a wind tunnel testing facility in the UK, building HPC clusters, writing software and holding the hands of people with PHD's who really should have more common sense. For some reason now, I have also become the telephone engineer.
I'd love to change to jobs to either full time musician, writer/journalist or film director. Writing takes most of my free time now.
I write novels, screenplays, haiku's and the occasional fan fiction screenplays. My current projects in this field are a Sci-Fi novel, some articles for overthinkingit.com, a screenplay and a collection of haiku / poems.
To be honest, most of everything takes a back seat to my wife and nearly 2 year old son who seems to get more amazing every day.
I look forward to annoying you all with my stupid questions.