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The Big Pair Down

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Anonymous
March 19, 2005 3:34:02 PM

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It comes with great sadness that I must begin pairing down my Commodore
collection to a bare minimum. In 1996, I owned over 250 disks filled
with games, utilities and programs. By 2003, my collection swelled to
well over 600 disks!

I began pairing down my Commodore disks and equipment this year in
anticipation of a move to a new residence (I even sold off my entire
Atari 2600/5200/7800 games collection on eBay for a nice sum). I have
since paired down my Commodore and disks collection to a smaller
collection consisting of:

(1) Commodore 128-D
(1) Commodore 128
(1) Commodore 64
(1) Commodore Plus/4
300+ disks (200+ from 1996 and before; the rest are mainly backups of
my existing programming disks)
(1) Commodore 1670 modem

This is my current setup, as paired down recently. However, I hope to
eventually pair this down to the following minimal setup:

(1) Commodore 128-D
(1) Commodore 64
(1) Commodore Plus/4
250+ disks (200+ from 1996 and before; the rest are mainly backups of
my existing programming disks)
(1) Commodore 1670 modem

I have already thrown out dozens of Commodore magazines which I no
longer read. I contemplated selling them on eBay, but decided they
weren't worth more than $.50 an issue. I kept a grand total of four or
five magazines (mainly the RUN Special Issues, plus an issue of
Commodore World).

I had a hard time parting with all the magazines and some of the
disks, because it shaped such a large part of my past life. But I'm
getting older now, so I've had to pair down my collection to a bare
minimum in order to move on to the next phase of my life. I will still
turn the 64/128 on from time to time to play games, but as far as every
day use goes, that is now (sadly) in the past.

I will still post to homestead and comp.sys.cbm fairly regularly, so if
you need me, just email me at: dunric@yahoo.com

Sincerely,

Paul Panks
dunric@yahoo.com

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Anonymous
March 20, 2005 5:42:10 AM

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I'm laughing on the outside, but be asured - I'm also laughing on the
inside.

--
___
Chuck Whitby - Founder
East Coast Gaming Expo
http://www.ecgx.com
"It's the games"
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 10:24:37 AM

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<dunric@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1111264442.576243.242020@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...

-snip-

>
> I had a hard time parting with all the magazines and some of the
> disks, because it shaped such a large part of my past life. But I'm
> getting older now, so I've had to pair down my collection to a bare
> minimum in order to move on to the next phase of my life. I will still
> turn the 64/128 on from time to time to play games, but as far as every
> day use goes, that is now (sadly) in the past.

Hi Paul, I'm curious. What are you dropping gaming in favor of? Is it just
for a move or something more profound?


Liam
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Anonymous
March 21, 2005 2:04:52 PM

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I don't care about your merchandise. I just want you to know it's "Pare"
down, not "pair."

Thank you.

--
Tweek
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 3:07:01 PM

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Tweek wrote:
> I don't care about your merchandise. I just want you to know it's
"Pare"
> down, not "pair."

Hmmm, you'd think a self-proclaimed 'published author' would also have
his language skills down pretty good. Unless of course 'Pair Down' is
a coy reference to part of his anatomy...
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 3:16:42 PM

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Liam,

I've been involved in computers and classic video games since the early
1980's. Although I'm still keeeping a small collection of Commodore
hardware, games and utilities, I'm no longer going to be actively
collecting as hobbyist.

Paul

Liam Busey wrote:
> <dunric@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1111264442.576243.242020@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>
> -snip-
>
> >
> > I had a hard time parting with all the magazines and some of the
> > disks, because it shaped such a large part of my past life. But I'm
> > getting older now, so I've had to pair down my collection to a bare
> > minimum in order to move on to the next phase of my life. I will
still
> > turn the 64/128 on from time to time to play games, but as far as
every
> > day use goes, that is now (sadly) in the past.
>
> Hi Paul, I'm curious. What are you dropping gaming in favor of? Is it
just
> for a move or something more profound?
>
>
> Liam
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 8:25:40 PM

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On 19 Mar 2005 12:34:02 -0800, dunric@yahoo.com wrote:


>I began pairing down my Commodore disks and equipment this year in
>anticipation of a move to a new residence

Booby Hatch won't let you bring your collection? :( 
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 9:27:12 PM

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rob_ocelot@hotmail.com wrote:
> Tweek wrote:
> > I don't care about your merchandise. I just want you to know it's
> "Pare"
> > down, not "pair."
>
> Hmmm, you'd think a self-proclaimed 'published author' would also
have
> his language skills down pretty good. Unless of course 'Pair Down'
is
> a coy reference to part of his anatomy...

That it was.

Paul
Anonymous
March 22, 2005 6:43:39 AM

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dunric@yahoo.com wrote in news:1111458432.595660.162050
@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com:

>
> rob_ocelot@hotmail.com wrote:
>> Tweek wrote:
>> > I don't care about your merchandise. I just want you to know it's
>> "Pare"
>> > down, not "pair."
>>
>> Hmmm, you'd think a self-proclaimed 'published author' would also
> have
>> his language skills down pretty good. Unless of course 'Pair Down'
> is
>> a coy reference to part of his anatomy...
>
> That it was.
>
> Paul
>
>

A lie, that it was.

--
___
Chuck Whitby - Founder
East Coast Gaming Expo
http://www.ecgx.com
"It's the games"
Anonymous
March 24, 2005 1:19:06 AM

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Wrong.

Paul
Anonymous
March 24, 2005 9:40:13 PM

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On 23 Mar 2005 22:19:06 -0800, dunric@yahoo.com wrote:

>Wrong.

Cuckoo Cuckoo
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 1:52:59 AM

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Let it rip.You dip.
!