I was quite heavily into Amiga computers at one time. Back in 1996 I surfed the Web on an Amiga 1200 with 60Mb hard drive and external 28800 fax modem. It was very slow, though. I soon got a PC and gradually abandoned the Amiga.
I still have the Amiga 1200 with 60Mb HDD, an Amiga 500 with A570 CD-ROM drive and another A1200 with 127MB hard drive + 4MB extra RAM which I bought in a car boot sale many years ago. I used to have an original Amiga 1000 desktop computer (110V NTSC imported model), but gave it away 15 years ago. Big mistake - it's worth hundreds of pounds now.
Anyway, this thread encouraged me to dig out the Amiga 1200 with 127Mb HDD+6MB RAM and see if it still worked. To my surprise, it booted up perfectly, loading Workbench OS from hard drive in a few seconds. It's funny that we now have PC's hundreds of times faster than the Amiga, but they take longer to load. It also surprised me that the Amiga's 23-year-old Seagate ST9145AG hard drive worked straightaway, without any hitting or shaking necessary, and it hadn't been used for about 15 years.
Nonetheless, I've now swapped the original hard drive for a 1Gb CompactFlash card fitted in a 2.5" IDE to CF adaptor. The Amiga now runs silently and with no moving parts it should be more reliable, ready for the 21st century. I confess that I cheated and prepared the CompactFlash card in a PC using an Amiga emulator, then installed it into the real Amiga. That was partly because I can't put my hands on the original Amiga Workbench installation floppy disks at the moment. I doubt they'd work reliably now anyway. Floppy disks deteriorate with age. This is a problem which will make it harder to keep vintage computers going in the future.
Now that my Amiga is back up and running, I'd like the files for the test card generator project. I think a TV signal generator is an appropriate use for a vintage computer that was, back in the day, sometimes used to to generate on-screen graphics for broadcast TV programmes. Anyone remember the ITV Chart Show from the late 1980s? The captions were generated by an Amiga.