Images by John 'K'
Life as seen through my lens…
I’m an Englishman who now lives in California (near Silicon Valley), a father of 4, grandfather of 5, happily married for over 25 years to my wonderful wife (Jan). I’ve been in the IT industry for well over 20 years now. I currently work for a hi-tech company based in the heart of Silicon Valley, and in my free time I enjoy photography, cycling, and hiking.
I found you by searching for JohnK and Compunet. Don’t be alarmed, I’m not from HMRC, or the IRS as might be more appropriate now. I was a user of Compunet back in the Eighties and a heavy user of M.U.D.
We weren’t acquainted as such although we did have some dealings when I finally made Wizard (Feanor). I was a spotty 15 year old back then and I fondly remember that you were kind enough to reinstate my Legend status after I’d been unfairly killed following some skullduggery by a miscreant wizard.
Anyway the reason I attempted to track you down was that I’ve been blogging on retro computing for a couple of years now and recently found a lot of my old Compunet stuff, including the M.U.D. maps that you sent me. Seeing the names Richard Bartle and JohnK on the bottom of the maps prompted me to search for and read about you both.
Here’s a link to one of my posts about Compunet (bizarrely on WordPress and using the same theme as you.)
I found you via this post on your blog (which incidentally seems to have white writing on a grey background?)
I would love to read more about your memories of Compunet should you ever find time to write them.
Anyway, good to catch up.
Charlie (Feanor The Wiz (TBAH1)
Fixed the color thing – that was what happened when my old posts on Windows Live got pulled over to WordPress…