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SH101 style sequencer as ruby UniMIDI script

I came across a youtube video which shows an Axoloti set up to emulate an SH101 style sequencer being trigged by an incoming note. I had not seen this style of sequencer before, and was interested in the patterns that can … Continue reading

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Kipper BASIC updates

Goog from CommodoreServer.com reported a couple of bugs in Kipper BASIC which I have fixed in version 1.21 The bugs were Any UDP broadcast anywhere on the LAN (say, a DHCP client booting up, or the  ‘Host Announcements’ every Windows … Continue reading

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peekbot is back

I’ve turned on peekbot again, although I have disabled the ‘screendump’ feature (which would render a text file using the default font and screen colours from whatever system the text file appeared to originate from) – I think this was … Continue reading

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On the trail of a Real Programmer

Coders of a certain vintage will be familiar with the story of Mel, the Real Programmer in which Ed Nather (writing in 1983) relates his experience from 20 years previously in attempting to patch a BlackJack program written by his … Continue reading

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homebrew wiznet w5100 cartridge

I made my first NIC This is from Six’s design, with assistance from Jim Brain. A shopping list and further discussion is on this retrohacker’s thread.

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looking for stuck bits in ROM dumps

I have been playing around with disassembling some code that was apparently the bootstrap PROM for the SacState 8008 machine. The code was given to me as 8 BIN files, 256 bytes each, one for each PROM dump. One section … Continue reading

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BASIC ON BAILS

Do you want to harness your C64s awesome 1 MHz compute power to build state-of-the-art web applications? Are you bored of OOP frameworks with structured exception handling and pine for a 40×25 IDE with good old fashioned GOTOs? Do you … Continue reading

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BASICpoint : the trailing edge in presentation software

1 – take a document marked up with Textile 2 – paste that document into the web form at http://basicpoint.jamtronix.com 3 – save the resulting prg file, and load it in your choice of emulator or a real c64 4 … Continue reading

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ideservd for OSX

I recently acquired an IDE64. This is a cartridge for the C64 that lets you connect any sort of storage device with an IDE interface (typically a Compact Flash drive, but can also be an IDE hard drive or a … Continue reading

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RetroShamBo pt1

RoShamBo is another name for ‘paper scissors rock’. RetroShamBo will be a retro network coding tournament. The date is still TBA, probably linked in with the next Retro-Challenge.

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