About me

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]H[/su_dropcap]i, my name is Lenore Underwood.  I’ve gone by a lot of different names, sis, petty officer, student, ma’am, daughter and yes even “#$%@%^” in my lifetime.  I am cousin to one of the greatest vocalist this state has produced in recent times and I am glad she hasn’t wondered far from the country.   I am glad this is her temporary home.

My life has been somewhat exciting and somewhat boring.  I suppose most peoples are.  So I was born and raised in Oklahoma.    I was doing technical support for the local cable company, but now I am between jobs.   I have worked in the bridal photography industry and the fast food industry, spent over a decade in the US Navy doing aviation electronics support, was 1 of 2 people in the Higley Arizona school district IT department that managed and setup a sprawling school district computer network using cutting edge Cisco VOIP phones and the then new Windows 2000 Server and Desktop OS.  I have been a computer club newsletter author,  a 8/16/32 bit computer programmer using various languages, a published poet in jr high school and a published photographer in high school.

In the late 80s I joined the US Navy and left Oklahoma.  I spent time in Key West and Jacksonville Florida, Newport News Virgina and was stationed overseas in Sicily for two years.  Wonderful experience.  Got to see the Sistine Chapel and the ruins of ancient Rome.  Came home to the US and got caught up in the last years of the .com craze.  Had the somewhat unique experience of being told on the evening of one New Year’s Eve not to come in to work since my company had just filed for bankruptcy.   Well….. that was my Happy New Year that year.  I survived that, and finally came back to Oklahoma to stay.  I went on to rediscover my Atari roots and that kinda brings me to this website.

So today I am launching this website dedicated to trying to keep some of the old school hardware mods alive for that aging 8bit computer platform.  There is a thriving world wide community that continues to tinker, play and program that computer system.  You can find me on AtariAge.com with the username Dropcheck.  Come join us.

The bits of our past are the seeds of our future.

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  • Customer Service Phone Tech Support
  • Photography
  • Computer Electronics and Programming

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Minor in History Central State University 1981
  • AAS Cisco Networking Chandler-Gilbert Community College 2002
  • AAS Computer Programming Glendale Community College 2006
  • Web Programming, Flash, 3ds Max Autocad Oklahoma City Community College 2009-2011

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  • Country Music
  • Science Fiction
  • Atari 8bit
  • Photography and Web Design


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6 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi, just wondering if you mite still
    Have Atari 1200xl convert to pal chip with Crystal and pal chip. I live in New Zealand and got an Atari shipped over but some games work and others just don’t work at all, can you help ?? Kind regards Ryan

    1. Hi,

      Unfortunately I do not have any stock left for that board. I can have the board made and send you one, but you would have to acquire the parts and solder them in. There is a crystal that is not easy to find. Sadly that is becoming more and more common. 🙁

      It’s a SMT/SMD board, so if you are not good with soldering you would need to find someone who is. Let me know if you are still interested.

  2. Hello, I ordered a SpartaDosX how long until that is back in stock and shipped?

    1. Hi,

      I currently have a stack of SpartaDOSX boards waiting on parts to come in. Some should get here today and the rest should come in the first of next week. But I am at the mercy of the mail. One part sat in McAllen Tx for almost a week before moving to the next stop in the mail chain. I am hoping to have all boards out by the end of next week. USPS willing.

      1. Thanks for letting me know! Looking forward to receiving it.

  3. I see your name scattered about Atari Age all the time. Just wanted to let you know
    that I appreciate all you do for my beloved old Atari’s! While I’m not much of an innovator,
    I’m very good with a soldering (or desoldering) iron. I like repairing broken things and then
    reselling them. I just finished my 1088XEL and now I’m in the process of making a clear
    Acrylic case to show off all that hardware crammed into such a small area. My wife said that
    I should throw a few RGB LED’s in there to add some more interest. If I do, I’m going to put a
    on/off switch so they won’t distract me while I’m using the 1088.

    Once again, thank you for all you do!
    David Milsop (aka DavidMil)

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