Author Topic: Whatever happened to...?  (Read 8528 times)

ZXDunny

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Re: Whatever happened to...?
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2018, 11:04:02 AM »
Mike ..i don't know why you talk about PVerhas because he was never be a member of bp.org

I saw Verhas mentioned and thought it would be worthwhile to note he's still a BASIC-er despite his having moved over to Java. OK I agree it was probably not the best thread to mention it but there's enough flood in almost every topic here, so I thought my very short message wouldn't be too much to spoil the overall picture. :)

Given that it's a thread about what's happened to former BASIC forum users and what they're up these days, I'd say your post was pretty much precisely on topic :)

Tomaaz

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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2018, 01:02:05 PM »
Given that it's a thread about what's happened to former BASIC forum users and what they're up these days, I'd say your post was pretty much precisely on topic :)

Peter Verhas was a member there? I didn't know that. What was his username? I wonder if I had a fight with him one day.  ;D

B+

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Re: Whatever happened to...?
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2018, 02:41:39 PM »
Peter Verhas probably took one look at BP.org and converted to Java. ;D

E K Virtanen did many interviews with developers one with Galleon of QB64 fame that I am trying to find.

Here he is with challenge post:
http://vintage-basic.net/forums/index.php?topic=4.0

http://ascii-world.wikidot.com/interview-with-stephane-richard

Oh hey Chris look at this!
http://www.petesqbsite.com/sections/zines/pcopy/pcopy50.html#small
(scroll up and find interview with Thin Basic author)

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/xblite/uMeHlEEP7Tg
Cybermonkey, who's that guy? ;D

Oh hey, Mystic Shadows, a name from before my time but pops up here and there under other names as I recall.

Oh the link is from here (non secured):
http://back2basic.phatcode.net/?Issue-%234/News
Dang! links to defunct QB64,net

Hey has someone taken over the name?
https://www.basicprogramming.org
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 03:47:42 PM by B+ »

Cybermonkey

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Re: Whatever happened to...?
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2018, 03:33:57 PM »
E. K. Virtanen was a great contributor to the BASIC world, but left a few years ago. I think he had no time anymore for programming. He was even some time the admin/owner of basicprogramming.org if I remember correctly.
Derek left also because of lack of time. He was one of the first contributors long before bp.org - there was a special forum dedicated to Yabasic where all began.

Richly

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Re: Whatever happened to...?
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2018, 03:35:02 PM »
Here is E K interview with Galleon

http://www.petesqbsite.com/sections/zines/pcopy/pcopy70.html#galleoninterview

Yes  Banna . crazy kid from India   :D

Mike ..i don't know why you talk about PVerhas because he was never be a member of
bp.org

On the other side ..EK was admin/owner of bp.org
Richie (Sambora)  :D

yes i remember some names but i am not nostalgic and i really don't have a clue
where are those people ..i think it is irrelevant .

I'm very nostalgic, which is probably why I like BASIC...and the ZX Spectrum  ;D
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 03:37:05 PM by Richey »

Richly

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Re: Whatever happened to...?
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2018, 03:42:04 PM »
Who can forget Clipper BASIC and it's author, Captain Clipper   ;D

He was a member of bp.org for a while...

B+

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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2018, 03:57:10 PM »
Oh now you remind me of Disco something or other... weren't they female developers? As I recall they became members to advertise their flavor.

Thanks for finding Galleon interview.

Richly

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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2018, 04:02:41 PM »
Oh now you remind me of Disco something or other... weren't they female developers? As I recall they became members to advertise their flavor.

Thanks for finding Galleon interview.

Discorunner...now renamed microm8...see this post...

http://retrogamecoding.org/board/index.php?topic=493.0

Tomaaz

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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2018, 04:55:24 PM »
E. K. Virtanen was a great contributor to the BASIC world, but left a few years ago. I think he had no time anymore for programming. He was even some time the admin/owner of basicprogramming.org if I remember correctly.

Yep. Without E. K. Virtanen, we wouldn't have this small BASIC community we still enjoy today (even, if it's much smaller now). When I entered BASIC world, he was an owner, admin and main contributor to basicprogramming forum, wiki and at least two more sites dedicated to retro stuff. He did a couple of interviews with BASIC developers and generally kept everything together. Two years after he quit, basicprogramming forum was no more. He was also developing a small retro BASIC interpreter. His contribution was far more important than that of Peter Verhas, who was just one of many developers and, let's be honest, not really important one. According to John, Peter Verhas decided to created ScriptBasic only because he was unaware of Python existence. Then he abandoned it, moved to Java and didn't really care what was going on with his interpreter. I'm pretty sure he's a brilliant programmer, but this "BASIC hero" status some users have granted him is completely out of proportion.

Derek left also because of lack of time. He was one of the first contributors long before bp.org - there was a special forum dedicated to Yabasic where all began.

Derek was the admin who banned me for requesting my account to be deleted. This I will remember forever.  ;D

Aurel

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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2018, 05:48:27 PM »
Quote
but this "BASIC hero" status some users have granted him is completely out of proportion.

Yes i agree 100%.
As far as i know he was not member of bp.org
« Last Edit: October 13, 2018, 06:15:01 AM by Aurel »

Aurel

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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2018, 05:55:30 PM »
Disco... microm8 ...  :o
paleotronic   ------  :o
what is all that sort of vintage magazine ? .. really everything  ::)

but what a heck is Vintage Basic ...and with forum ..gee...

Richly

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Re: Whatever happened to...?
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2018, 10:06:18 PM »
but what a heck is Vintage Basic ...and with forum ..gee...

More about Vintage BASIC...and it's still being developed

http://www.vintage-basic.net

Richly

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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2018, 10:26:07 PM »
Another golden oldie....Psnake (I remember that he had a great avatar)...

...and a more recent cool cat that B+ will remember...MeOfCourse  ;D I always wondered if he was Menn in disguise  ;D


Richly

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Re: Whatever happened to...?
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2018, 10:30:20 PM »
Ah, yes Rick3137...I see that you are a member here too...another refugee from bp.org; or perhaps you were always here  :)

ZXDunny

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Re: Whatever happened to...?
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2018, 12:14:37 AM »
Although I do miss some of the members from the old(er) days - I am still pretty new here myself - you know what I really miss?

The massive archives of BASIC code to trawl through looking for amazing stuff.