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gregthecanuck 
Contact information for Chris Hames?
Posted on 8-Jul-2018 7:24:25
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Can anyone pass along contact information for Chris Hames? He is the author of PC-Task and other software.

The only contact information uncovered so far is an email address at pacific.net.au but it bounces.

Thanks :)

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kolla 
Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
Posted on 8-Jul-2018 7:48:16
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@gregthecanuck

He left Amiga scene like more than 20 years ago furious about piracy of PC-Task, I very much doubt he is interested in being contacted about it.

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Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
Posted on 8-Jul-2018 8:09:53
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@kolla

Time heals all (well, most) wounds.

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Hypex 
Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
Posted on 9-Jul-2018 13:41:37
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How bizarre. Who would want to steal a PC emulator? An old free PC would be faster. I bought a version 2 or 3. Came across a version 4, but don't recall if it was from a coverdisk or somewhere else.

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AmeegaGuy 
Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
Posted on 9-Jul-2018 14:01:07
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@gregthecanuck

You've probably seen this? Someone persuaded him in 2010 to make public domain PC-Task, but the contact email seems to be the same domain you posted. This was the latest info I could find on him.

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=52244

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kolla 
Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
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Who would want to steal a PC emulator? An old free PC would be faster.


"old free PC" in the mid 90s were rather big monsters.

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CosmosUnivers 
Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
Posted on 10-Jul-2018 5:09:05
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@gregthecanuck

Please, open a bounty for getting the PCTask 4.4 source code...

I'll donate 50 ...

Last edited by CosmosUnivers on 10-Jul-2018 at 05:10 AM.
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clusteruk 
Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
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I tried discussing this with him but time does not heal.

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kolla 
Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
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Anyways, who on earth have any use for PC-Task today?

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Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
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Quote:
"old free PC" in the mid 90s were rather big monsters.


I picked up a cheap IBM desktop at a computer market early in the naughties for $15 local. It was a P90 with on board video. I decked it out slightly for internet use and gave it to a friend who needed a computer. On price alone it totally crapped on any old Amiga at the time. A bare A2000 went for $50 locally which by then was pointless compared to the features this IBM had. The Amiga market lost it after that.

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kolla 
Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
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@Hypex

Well, that was not the mid 90s when PC-Task was actually a thing.

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Barana 
Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
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If he has a landline and a listed number, you have only a few c hames in Australia. https://www.whitepages.com.au/residential/results?name=hames&location=Nationally&givenName=C&al=0

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Re: Contact information for Chris Hames?
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http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1105550&postcount=8

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