Author Archives: Mark Little

About Mark Little

Born in Atlanta sometime in the past. Happily married to my wifey Lizzy for 16 years and living in our cute bungalow (Honeysuckle Cottage) in East Atlanta Village since 2004. We have one cat named Iggy. Interested in computing since 1983 with purchase of my first computer, the TI-99/4a. Moved on from there to an Atari 800XL, then self-built Windows 3.1 machine after that. Computers I currently own: TI-99/4a with PEB, Speech Synthesizer, and Program Recorder; a recently acquired TI-99/4; an Atari 130XE with 1050 Floppy Drive and all of my 1980's-era 8-bit software; a recently acquired Apple 20" iMac G4 with Harman/Cardon Pro Speakers, iSight and AirPort Extreme Base Station; and a 2011 15" Apple MacBook Pro laptop. Know BASIC (both TI and Atari) and HTML backwards and forwards, and am familiar with TI Assembly (TMS9900) language. Took FORTRAN, COBOL, and PASCAL in college. Game systems I currently own: a 4-switch woody Atari VCS (2600) with about 50 game carts (mostly loose); and two Atari Lynx II consoles (one with McWill upgrade), about 60 game carts (most CIB), and all of the various Lynx accessories. Current host of the monthly Atari Lynx HandyCast podcast and the TUBE TUNES TV theme music podcast.

Mark Little

We Need A Presenter for AHCS Meeting on March 14, 2020

The next meeting of The Atlanta Historical Computing Society will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020. We will meet at the usual time (1pm-5pm) and meeting place (Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, GA). All current and prospective Atlanta Historical Computing Society members are encouraged to attend.

The main topic of this month’s meeting will be to finalize the venue for this year’s Vintage Computer Festival SouthEast 8.0.

In addition, it is important that our club get back into having formalized presentations by its members during each monthly meeting. The presentation can be about any topic that is vintage computer-related; perhaps a history of one particular brand or type of computer (macro, mini, or micro); or perhaps a review of a certain type of vintage software (early productivity software, your favorite version of BASIC, etc.); or even maybe an in-depth look at a groundbreaking chip (6502, Z80, 68000, etc.). It can be about just about anything, as long as it relates to the club’s focus, historical computing. Obviously, visual aids such as examples of the item(s) being discussed, as well as any supplemental documents, would enhance the presentation and make it more engaging. Audio/visual equipment may also be available for those wanting to provide a projected Powerpoint presentation; just ask any club officer. The length of the presentation should run between 10 and 20 minutes. If you have a topic that would ideal for a presentation at one of the meetings, please contact Earl Baugh (President), Jon Guidry (Vice President), or Mark Little (Secretary), or reply to the posting at the AHCS groups.io page to schedule it for either this or a future meeting. Thanks.

See you March 14!

AHCS Meeting is This Saturday at 1pm

The next meeting of The Atlanta Historical Computing Society will be held this Saturday, January 11, 2020. We will meet at the usual time (1pm-5pm) and meeting place (Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, GA). All current and prospective Atlanta Historical Computing Society members are encouraged to attend.

The main topic of this month’s meeting will be to discuss and finalize the venue for this year’s Vintage Computer Festival SouthEast 8.0. More info about the type of venues being explored and what members can do individually to help can be found HERE.

See you this Saturday!

Annual Holiday Potluck/Gaming Gathering This Saturday at 1pm

The next meeting of The Atlanta Historical Computing Society will be held this Saturday, December 14, 2019.

We will meet at the usual time (1pm-5pm) and meeting place (Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, GA). All current and prospective Atlanta Historical Computing Society members are encouraged to attend.

This month we will celebrate the holiday season with our Annual Potluck/Gaming Gathering. Everyone is welcome to bring their vintage game systems and/or gaming computer systems for marathon gaming. Also, anyone with a favorite holiday side dish or dessert is encouraged to bring that along to share with everyone in the club. It will be a time of merriment for all…pew-pew-pew!

See you this Saturday!

AHCS Meeting is This Saturday at 1pm

The next meeting of The Atlanta Historical Computing Society will be held this Saturday, November 9, 2019. We will meet at the usual time (1pm-5pm) and meeting place (Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, GA). All current and prospective Atlanta Historical Computing Society members are encouraged to attend.

At this month’s meeting, the club will hold elections for officers for the coming year. Any interested members who are willing and able to serve are asked to let the club President, Earl Baugh, know.

The other main topic of this month’s meeting will be discussing venue options for next year’s Vintage Computer Festival SouthEast 8.0 (Jim Miller Park is not available any weekends in 2020). Members are encouraged to assist in finding potential venues, making contacts, and doing the initial vetting of suitable places. More info about the type of venue needed and what members can do individually to help can be found HERE.

See you this Saturday!

AHCS Meeting is This Saturday at 1pm

The next meeting of The Atlanta Historical Computing Society will be held this Saturday, July 13, 2019. We will meet at the usual time (1pm-5pm) and meeting place (Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, GA). All current and prospective Atlanta Historical Computing Society members are encouraged to attend.

Thank you.