Dentist Rod Egglestone
comes from a parallel universe where everyone assumes
everyone else is using an Atari and attaches Papyrus
documents to e-mails instead of writing them in plain
text. There also resides our great sister magazine MyPC.
Not only does Rod pack an almighty
arsenal at home, his dental practice is also powered
by Ataris (although we're slightly suspicious and can
only conclude the presence of MIDI and audio equipment
here is to drown out patients' screams!).
"Under the desk is the Hades
060. I use this with the Epson Photo 700 and 1520, and
Laserjet 5L with memory expansion to enable 600 dpi
A4 printing. I have used the 1520's A2 capability to
produce APS style panoramic enlargements from scans
and digital photos and even with Imagecopy's 720 dpi
output limitation produces decent results, although
NVDI 5 can utilise the 1,440 mode to even better effect.
The UMAX scanner and ZIP are also on the same SCSI circuit
along with a CD writer.
The Mega STE is used for comms and
web printouts via the Deskjet 660C.
You can also see the Samsung
A4 portrait monitor which is used with a Veloce enhanced
STE and Reflex graphics card which is great for score
editing in Cubase.
There is also a Lexmark printer which
produces usurpassable output via camera cards, bypassing
the computer and has the ability to read from a parallel
ZIP drive - very useful for printing out modified JPEGS
as you know we lack drivers for this machine on the
Finally, there is the MIDI setup with
the Falcon, running Cubase Audio via various SoundPool
and FAD interfaces. The hardware comprises a DX7S, D110,
R8, U220, TX802, SC55 and 05RW amongst other bits and
The whole setup is in what was once
my daughter's bedroom as she's now swopped to the attic
- farther away from us! I would not like to go through
the change over again!
I use the two CT2 Falcons at work
for word processing, desktop publishing including production
of stationery, business cards, posters, practice brochures,
practice information leaflets, and comms. The TT is
used as a backup system and for running graphics applications
in 16m colours with the Matrix TC card. I do very little
audio but like the speed and compactness of the Falcon
with CENTurbo. However, it's nice to know the capability
is there should I ever have a spare moment at lunchtime!"
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