Hi , Why bonamiga ? well bon ami means good friend in french so I suppose bonamiga means good friend amiga .
I am now retired, so now have time to do things that interest me. I got into the amiga after several years of the ZX spectrum (various models) .. still got a spectrum + 3 . In the early amiga days, I saw a demo of battlechess running in a computer shop window ... blown away back then, it was amazing, so I had to have one . I still have the 500+ in the atttic , and with lockdown thought I would give it a try. It had been up there a while! 30 plus years. I had to buy a replacement keyboard membrane. my monitor would'nt work so tried different solutions. I still had an A520 which gave a fuzzy picture on my samsung tv , but a modern GBS - 8220 worked and gave a decent picture to both TV and Monitor. The internal floppy drive has been a pain. I cleaned the heads an lubricated the drive shaft .. worked for a while , likewise a spare. I think the floppy disks are too old and keep mucking up the drives. My solution is to go GOTEK . Technically the gotek works but as DF1, so most games on the usb stick wont load. The ribbon cable for the external gotek will also support a PC floppy drive which I do have. So the planned solution is , buy a df1 df0 swtch for the chip. Leave the old internal floppy in for aesthetics , and swap between Gotek and PC floppy drive to run as DF0 drive to run games. Surprisingly the PC drive will load amiga floppies. My amiga still has a GVP Harddrive and KCS PowerPC Board in the expansion slot, so it will emulate a PC currently running dos 5.0. I Still have got Lotus 123 and Wordperfect running off the harddrive. Back in the old days I did IT support for an IBM Mainframe over in United States. Using the amiga I could log on , analyse problems change JCL and load batch runs and other stuff. I dont think many Amigas did that? . I dont have the dedicated ASDL phone line or the modem anymore, and my printer is long gone. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. I will browse this site and see whats going on ... Cheers Bonamiga (John)