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Keyhole
Wee Haggis


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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  3:36:48 PM Show Profile Visit Keyhole's HomepageSend Keyhole a Private Message
Hi folks

I've just discovered this site by accident. I would never have believed that Arbroath could have its own forum.

I had a wee trawl through some of the threads, and even managed to find a photo with my mum and dad's old house in it.

I recognised one name on the forum too.

Will post something about Arbroath soon.

Keyhole
Planter
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Planter

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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  3:38:50 PM Show Profile Visit Planter's HomepageSend Planter a Private Message
Hi Keyhole, welcome to the forum. Enjoy the chinwags.

Planter

For, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.
Keyhole
Wee Haggis


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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  3:47:02 PM Show Profile Visit Keyhole's HomepageSend Keyhole a Private Message

Hi Planter and thanks.

quote:
Enjoy the chinwags.

I'm looking forward to them.

Keyhole
fredc
Wee Haggis


Scotland
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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  4:40:36 PM Show Profile Visit fredc's HomepageSend fredc a Private Message
Aye, well then keyhole told me about ..


Funny thing is I'm sure this site did not exist when I left the town in 1979

Up in the Aberdeen area since then, fully acclimatised now though: time lock on the wallet, dour demeanour, say "nae" instead of the more grammatically correct Angus "no". Still consider myself an Arbroath laddie though.


A refugee from the golden years
David
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David

Arbroath, Scotland
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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  5:37:22 PM Show ProfileSend David a Private Message
In 1979 the creator of the this forum was 7 years old! Welcome fredc.

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keith
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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  5:41:39 PM Show ProfileSend keith a Private Message
Hi Keyhole & Fredc look forward to a natter at some point with you both [smile]
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Planter

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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  5:45:53 PM Show Profile Visit Planter's HomepageSend Planter a Private Message
In 79 I was in my sixth year at the Arbroath High then in 80 I went to Aberdeen Uni to do my BSc. Hons in Computer Science - we still used punch cards then!!!

Planter

For, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.
fredc
Wee Haggis


Scotland
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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  5:49:03 PM Show Profile Visit fredc's HomepageSend fredc a Private Message
Right lads, let's get straight oanta important stuff. Whar's the best pint and fish supper in the toon to be found these days?

A refugee from the golden years
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piebob

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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  5:50:54 PM Show Profile Visit piebob's HomepageSend piebob a Private Message
ah food pepoes fred [:p][:p][:p]

piebob
David
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David

Arbroath, Scotland
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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  5:52:10 PM Show ProfileSend David a Private Message
Hey Planter - did they have those big tape reels then? Or was it before even that? I have a very, very, vague memory of some kind of early computer system from Abbertay from around that time as my uncle was a lecturer in electronic engineering at that time.

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fredc
Wee Haggis


Scotland
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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  5:55:08 PM Show Profile Visit fredc's HomepageSend fredc a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by piebob

ah food pepoes fred [:p][:p][:p]



Is Pepoe's still on the go?

You no' the genuine pie boab are you? [smile]

A refugee from the golden years

cheers

Fred
Planter
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Planter

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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  5:59:22 PM Show Profile Visit Planter's HomepageSend Planter a Private Message
Hi David, yeah we used tape reels in my first year. We also used these huge 9 inch Winchester drives that stored nearly 4K on them. We used a Honeywell GCOS system as the main frame and then I was let loose on a PDP11 running Unix and Prolog. We also had to code assembler as part of the course - that was a right laugh, writing a clock application in assembler....

Planter

For, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.
fredc
Wee Haggis


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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  6:01:13 PM Show Profile Visit fredc's HomepageSend fredc a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Planter

In 79 I was in my sixth year at the Arbroath High then in 80 I went to Aberdeen Uni to do my BSc. Hons in Computer Science - we still used punch cards then!!!


First program I ever wrote, back in '76 was on an NCR main frame, punched into cards. I was on night shift at NCR in Dundee and should have been working writing a "one armed bandit" program in assembler was more fun! I guess such lack of career orientation is one reason why I am now in my 50s and still skint! Mind you, I'm happy enough as long as I don't have to fishing wi' keyhole mair that once a week. [:p]



A refugee from the golden years

cheers

Fred
Keyhole
Wee Haggis


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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  6:04:29 PM Show Profile Visit Keyhole's HomepageSend Keyhole a Private Message
quote:
ah food pepoes


It used to my favourite piebob. I remember going swimming at the baths, and popping roond the corner efter fur a 4d bag of chips. Brill.

David they were using tape reels in 78, when I first started work at Halliburtons, and punched cards too.

Keyhole
piebob
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piebob

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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  6:06:43 PM Show Profile Visit piebob's HomepageSend piebob a Private Message
i rember them days very well but dont say food to keith he will be your best mate lol[}smile]

piebob
keith
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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  6:13:44 PM Show ProfileSend keith a Private Message
Somebody mention the renowned " Mock Chop " ? [:p][:p] you have'nt lived until youv'e washed down a mock chop with a cold bottle of Coke while looking out over harbour to sea !
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piebob

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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  6:17:16 PM Show Profile Visit piebob's HomepageSend piebob a Private Message
see what i mean he can smell food anyware was it one/two mock chops your on about bud [:p][:p][:p]

piebob
fredc
Wee Haggis


Scotland
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Posted - 09 Jun 2006 :  7:46:43 PM Show Profile Visit fredc's HomepageSend fredc a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by keith

Somebody mention the renowned " Mock Chop "



Were they no' banned under the same EU directive that outlawed the "Bombay Duck"?



A refugee from the golden years

cheers

Fred
keith
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Posted - 10 Jun 2006 :  06:43:39 AM Show ProfileSend keith a Private Message
Fredc ! i'll have none of that wishy washy loose talk about the glorious " Mock Chop " you could sit by juke box with feet tappin and munch your way through the batter to the spam [:p][:p]
AlexB
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AlexB

Arbroath, Scotland
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Posted - 12 Jun 2006 :  12:03:08 AM Show ProfileSend AlexB a Private Message
Fred, did we travel together to NCR? Did you live off Linton Rd?

Alex
JAS
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JAS

Arbroath, Scotland
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Posted - 12 Jun 2006 :  10:25:18 AM Show Profile Visit JAS's HomepageSend JAS a Private Message
So a mock chop - is actually a SPAM FRITTER!!![big grin]
quote:
Originally posted by keith

Fredc ! i'll have none of that wishy washy loose talk about the glorious " Mock Chop " you could sit by juke box with feet tappin and munch your way through the batter to the spam [:p][:p]

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