Slam's B.I.O.S.

           Who is Slam? 

           As always an interesting question. As to the answer.......
           I'd like to plead the Fifth, but for the rest of us Canadians, no such luck.
           I can honestly say computers are easy to use...... assuming you're not working with
           a new release of "Evil Bill" brand software.  "Now with 50% more bugs!!".  
           My job requires me to use Windows NT, with system emulators to support the multiple 
           systems we access.  From DOS boxes, embedded OS's to the newest Pentium 4's, all in 
           a realtime 24/7 service environment.

           I am most likely the sort that you'd say is obsessed or addicted to his computer 
           hobby.  I probably will have more hardware pass through my hands then 5 people you 

             I will say there is one man that has proved me wrong, my long time confederate,
            Conceited Jerk. I will admit he's ahead of me, but only because of a coup from his 
           past roommate, less then $100 for all the computers you can take?
           This man has owned (or still owns) the top gaming systems for the last
           10 years. Of course, I should know, considering the time I used to spend at his place 
           when we were kids. I've often been called the adopted son of his family, or a piece 
           of furniture if you like.

              As to him, to this day my family still considers him part of our extended family.

           Currently we've returned to our roots by re-releasing ourselves as "The Thugs". A 
           return to our younger days, and as part of this we are creating this page for us 
           and others like us.

             Of course, it means I'll be at his place more.  Mind you, close to 50% of my 
           systems are at his home, as my own house currently needs more work then all my
           computer systems combined.

My Credentials:

I am what I'd like to call a "Power User", not just any user. I believe in making the hardware and software do more then people say it can. What's my history? It all began in the pre-home computer days and it goes like this: Timex-Sinclair: Not good for much, it was only a computer designed for entering "basic" programs, in BASIC! No QWERTY keyboard for you. COCO 2: More fun....still programming in BASIC..... but it's a Radio Shack computer, what would you expect? Amiga 500: Ah those were the those days the Amiga was the best. Able to multitask at only 512k. Those were still the days when Bill Gates was quoted saying "640 Kb should be good enough for anybody". Tandy 1000RL: Another Radio Shack computer, and they said it couldn't run DOS 6.22??? What a joke, at times it could have been a Ben Johnson with what we did to it. Hmm now what happens when I use fdisk... Aha! I found it. Amiga CDTV: The Professional model of course! The pinnacle of my 68k days, an ongoing project. Will I get it beyond AmigaDOS 1.3.3? Tune in next week.... IBM Compatibles: Even I had to migrate eventually. But I got to start at DOS 4.0 and work my way up. A store bought computer? Are you mad! Sun Stations: A brief stint in my university years. Now more a hands on challenge with CJ. And my latest baby a dead IPC, now Undead! Palm Pilot Pro: Nice but cramped. It's a benchmark, and of course you know, it set the standard. Amiga 1200:I said pinnacle before? I agree it's newer, but I still think the CDTV was better. Of course this one does so much more! SGI: MMMMM fun....these are my current babies..... Personal Iris 4D/20 (Complete, pending OS, but current project) Indigo2 Impact (sans drives, under construction) Indigo2 Extreme (Running IRIX 6.2 or 5.3 depending on my mood, and potential tftp IRIX server for Personal Iris and 2nd Indigo2 install) Macintosh SE: I couldn't resist! It was really cheap. As you can see. I've had my share of systems, and used many different OS's. For more info on just what? Check out the projects. Hmmm what was that light for again? . Looks like some system problems, better get back to work > To the Projects <

To view my current systems: [Click here]

To the SGI section: [Click here]

To view CJ's project list: [Or here]

Version date December 2004 Page maintained by Slam