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Copyright Permission[edit]

I often take material from my web site and use it here on Wikipedia. http://www.swtpc.com/mholley

Here is the permission section from my web site.

I want this information to be available to all and you can make copies of any of the files for personal use. If you want to use a few images or pages for commercial use you may do so without additional permission. If you want to publish any of my original photos or material and need a written release, I can provide that.

SWTPC6800 00:50, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

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Many thanks[edit]

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Awarded for diligent research which resulted in finding the reference that shows the JEDEC is cited as "an industry wide standard-setting organization". Fnagaton 19:45, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

"Miss Ima"[edit]

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To all of the excellent editors who were part of the Karanacs-led collaboration to bring Ima Hogg to featured status, it was a pleasure working with you on such a fine article about a great lady. Thank you so much for your contribution to this fun collaboration.

Best regards, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 03:31, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
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TIME magazine covers[edit]

Hi there. I'd like to thank you for documenting the details of the TIME public domain issues (due to failure to renew copyright). You did this here. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to actually do a separate template and category for this. I noticed one of the covers is manually in Category:Fair use TIME magazine covers. Maybe a new category structure of TIME magazine covers, split into the fair use and PD (non-renewed) ones would help? Do you have a list of all the cover images around? Carcharoth (talk) 15:02, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

I think it would be a great idea to have a "magazine cover in public domain, not renewed" tag. This would be for all magazines, not just for Time. There would be a link to a central page that has evidence of the failure to renew. My Time magazine details would go there. (I think Newsweek has missed even more issues.) From correspondence with the current copyright holder, I have found the Ziff-Davis Publishing and Gernsback Publications did not renew copyrights as a mater of choice. Too much bother. I also found that a side effect the leveraged buyouts of the 1980s were the new owners forgot to renew out of print magazines. See Talk:Electronics Illustrated
You can find a list of Time magazine images I have tagged at the bottom of this page. User:Swtpc6800/Sandbox#Public_domain_issues

-- SWTPC6800 (talk) 20:01, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I don't have time to follow through now, and may not remember this in a few days. Could you remind me if I forget? Carcharoth (talk) 01:52, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Well Done[edit]

Updated DYK query On 14 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article WRNY, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Brill! Victuallers (talk) 10:30, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Electrician and Mechanic[edit]

Updated DYK query On 1 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Electrician and Mechanic, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 09:41, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Amazing FAC[edit]

I think we're ready to go; I left a note at the article talk page. Anything else you think we should do before we nominate? Mike Christie (talk) 13:42, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Ready to go?[edit]

Hi -- just wanted to see if you there was anything else you think we should fix before nominating Amazing at FAC. Last time I asked you found some improvements that were needed, so I don't want to nominate without checking in. Let me know and I'll do the nom. Mike Christie (talk) 10:23, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Ready -- SWTPC6800 (talk) 02:23, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
OK, I'll go ahead and nominate. Mike Christie (talk) 02:34, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Done. This is the page to watchlist. I will be working about 8-6 most weekdays EST, but will have this Friday largely free and will be otherwise available to respond to any points that come up. I think you said you hadn't done a FAC nom before -- please jump in and fix anything you see raised as an issue, but also feel free to ask me about the FA criteria if you're not sure an objection is accurate. I'm not infallible but I've done it a few times so I have a reasonably good feel for what works at FAC. Later -- Mike Christie (talk) 02:50, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Space Science Fiction Magazine was too short for FAC because it was only 922 words. You won't have that problem with Amazing Stories; the word count is 9754 words with over 100 citations. Someone will complain it is too long. -- SWTPC6800 (talk) 03:28, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Well, readable prose size is 43Kb, per Dr pda's script (a very handy tool, if you don't already have it). This recent article says the article is big, but nowhere near the top end. So if someone complains I think they'd have to do it on the grounds of excessive detail, not because it exceeds an FA limit. Mike Christie (talk) 11:51, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the Barnstar :)[edit]

It makes a nice surprise to login and get a Barnstar. :) Fnagaton 01:07, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Another note on the Experimenter bankruptcy[edit]

I just found a note in Erik Leif Davin's Pioneers of Wonder that you might be interested in. Davin cites Moskowitz, "Amazing Encounter", part II, in Fantasy Review 89 for his information, but makes no reference to the 1978 AMZ article critiquing Moskowitz. Then he says Gernsback's creditors "received $1.08 for every dollar they were owed" and in a footnote adds "Actually, this represents the ratio of assets to disbursements at the time of the bankruptcy. Because of administration fees, creditors would have received slightly less, about 95 percent of their claims, according to an estimate published in the New York Times, April 3, 1929." I wonder if Davin has a separate source for the "ratio of assets to disbursements", or if this is also taken from Moskowitz. Mike Christie (talk) 23:46, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

MOSNUM talk – DA and linking[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to say that I'm most impressed with your commentary there, in which your professional expertise is clear. Thanks. Tony (talk) 11:05, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Image:Copyleft[edit]

Can you convert your Copyleft image according to Wikipedia recommandations for image upload? I tried converting the image to monochrome and the size dropped from 52KB to less than 7KB without any further optimizations as recommended in the instructions. 24.83.176.171 (talk) 09:16, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

April Fool's DYK for Radio Hat[edit]

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Thank you for your contribution to April Fool's Day 2009! Royalbroil 22:22, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Audio, the magazine[edit]

Thanks again for your scan of the cover. Do you have any idea who was the original editor and publisher? The early history of the magazine is not well represented on the page. I don't know anything about it and I didn't take time to hunt down the necessary sources. Binksternet (talk) 03:48, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

I only have the one issue. I added the table of contents page. File:Audio Oct 1963 pg01.jpg In the next week or two, I will looks for more on-line sources. Feel free to edit my changes. If you Google the newspaper story titles you can get the on-line edition -- SWTPC6800 (talk) 04:49, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Unicom 141P[edit]

Thanks for the pictures I added one to the Busicom article. Would you happen to have some pictures of the inside of the machine (like the CPU board ?) Thanks again. (Ezrdr (talk) 23:52, 4 December 2009 (UTC))

Great photo[edit]

and great license. Thanks. emijrp (talk) 22:54, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

IBM 1401[edit]

So while I was spending far too much time on Binary prefixes and far too little on paying work, I was thinking about computers that use decimal addressing, and I went to the IBM 1401 article. Hmm, I thought, that's a nice pic of the 1401's front panel.

Looking at the full sized picture, and the picture credits... a working 1401 front panel, taken with a modern digital camera in 2007. And it's credited to you!

Are you on the team that's restoring that IBM 1401 in the Si valley? If so, my hat (if I had one) is off to you, sir. The 1401 at my first college was my first assembly language machine. We had Autocoder (of course) and Fortran IV running from disk - we had three 1311's and the usual 1402 and 1403... no tape drives. What a grand design, and so accessible to teach to beginners. I wish I'd kept some of the work I'd done on it. (But if I had kept everything I've wished later I'd kept I'd need a storage unit larger than my living quarters. Sadly I did not predict that I'd one day be able to store millions of full boxes of punch cards on a hard drive that cost less than a week's groceries.) Jeh (talk) 09:28, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

I only took a tour of the 1401 at the Computer History Museum and took a few photos. The oldest computer I have used was an IBM 360 for a FORTRAN class in 1975. We had to submit our programs on punch cards. -- SWTPC6800 (talk) 05:42, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
Ah... great picture anyway, even the glows of all the lamps came through well. Thanks again. Jeh (talk) 09:22, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Write a book :)[edit]

I read with interest the "The IEC note was added to JESD100B by Fred Mann..." paragraph. Please, just write a book containing all your gems like this and get it published. It seems like you have a large historical database stored in your brain. :) Fnagaton 09:41, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Ed Roberts[edit]

The grammar problems in the Ed Roberts (computer engineer) article were rather minor, more in the nature of typos; I've seen far worse in Wikipedia. Some passages I've encountered were virtually unintelligible, requiring complete rewrites or outright deletion.
Since you obviously checked my user page, you saw that I speak three languages. Grammar and syntax are different in all of them. Perhaps that has made me more mindful of grammar and helped hone my skills in this area.—QuicksilverT @ 19:32, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Number of Views[edit]

Could You please tell me how to find out the number of views any given Wikipedia site has? Thanks. Kdammers (talk) 02:04, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Go to the desired page then select the history tab. At the top of the page you will see an External tools line. Press Page view statistics -- SWTPC6800 (talk) 02:19, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

External tools: Revision history statistics · Revision history search · Number of watchers · Page view statistics

Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems[edit]

I've given this a B rating from the Computing project, and I suggest you put it forward for GA review, it looks good from my brief look. The only weakness is that the lead could do with being 3 paragraphs. -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 19:08, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

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Barnstar for Good Article award of Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems[edit]

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Congratulations for getting Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems to GA status :) -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 22:05, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Swtpc6800[edit]

Hi Swtpc6800, your username came up due to an edit you did to an article on my watchlist and "Swtpc6800" looked familiar, but I couldn't remember why, so I looked you up (on your user page). Having done so, I know the answer: the South West Technical Products Co 6800!! I used one at work (but did not built it myself) possibly as far back as 1979 (or there abouts), soon upgraded with a pair of Shugart (? spelling) 8" floppy drives; and later found use as an "interface" between an HP-IB instrument and a teletype (110 baud serial interface I/O terminal). It was eventually replaced with a Hewlett Packard HP-85 which had a built in HP-IB interface and used Basic language. Thanks for bringing back some happy memories. Pyrotec (talk) 21:06, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

FPC[edit]

FYI: Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Five and One Hundred Dollar Confederate notes. Very nice scan. Jujutacular talk 17:50, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Five and One Hundred Dollar Confederate notes[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for all the contributions to the classic computing articles I use. Nokorola (talk) 16:54, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

triple crown[edit]

It gives me great pleasure in awarding Swtpc6800 with this standard triple crown for work on improving content here in wikipedia. Well done! Casliber (talk · contribs) 13:39, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

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Old McDonald interface on SS-30 bus[edit]

I miss those days! Hand assembling thousands of lines of 6800 and 6809 code. One I thought you might be interested in. I built an interface card for the SS-30 bus following the Electronic Industrial Engineer's design ideas as a high-speed bi-directional interface. After some design problems and a few wiring errors I had it working. Ready for it?

An E.I.E. I/O card! ;-)

Just wanted to say "Hi". All the best! 174.118.142.187 (talk) 04:36, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

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"a grand unification theory for all symboldom"[edit]

Very well put [1]. EEng (talk) 16:19, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

The old fashioned email kind...[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Indian Space Shuttle Programme[edit]

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RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations[edit]

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Undue weight?[edit]

You recently mentioned something about undue weight of something related to the JEDEC standards in an article? Where is it? It sounds like it needs fixing. Fnagaton 23:01, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

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