Racing Destruction Set, Electronic Arts | Commodore 64 Game Review

Racing Destruction Set is a game released by Electronic Arts in 1985. It is a car and motocross racing game developed for the Commodore 64, and later released on the Atari 8-bit. At the time, this game was known for its innovative track editor and vehicle choice and customization. It was Electronic Arts' third best-selling … Continue reading Racing Destruction Set, Electronic Arts | Commodore 64 Game Review

Linux Saloon, the Next Generation of BDLL

Big Daddy Linux Live, the show and its community has become very special to me in so many ways, this is the place that I really feel like I met the absolute nicest, most helpful and encouraging people on the Internet. Being a part of BDLL and doing distro challenges has introduced me to … Continue reading Linux Saloon, the Next Generation of BDLL

openSUSE Tumbleweed on Raspberry Pi 4/400 plus Base Applications

I have been enjoying running openSUSE Tumbleweed on the Raspberry Pi 400 (and 4, I kind of mean the same thing, I just happen to appreciate the fun of the keyboard with containing the computer of the 400). The point of this blathering is to use the Raspberry Pi 400 in the same way as … Continue reading openSUSE Tumbleweed on Raspberry Pi 4/400 plus Base Applications

Noodlings 35 | Light for Christmas

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The holiday season hustle and bustle is through and I am able to concentrate on reorganizing the messes I have made in getting ready for the season. As the fall time projects finished up, the Christmastime projects kicked into full gear between programming my Christmas light display, baking cookies and making Gingerbread houses with the kids. There come a bunch of other miserable cold weather chores that go along with living on a subsistence farm.

Home Assistant for a Newbie

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Getting started with Home Assistant, you are presented with lots of options and there is a plethora of opinions to steer you in the "right" direction. The problem I had is that I was paralyzed by the options and, as a consequence, set back my adoption of Home Assistant in my everyday life. In an … Continue reading Home Assistant for a Newbie

Pi-Hole the Easy Way

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Setting up a Pi-Hole for your network is a beautifully simple process. This is a guide whose intent is to give you the confidence to try it yourself. If you are not new to the Raspberry Pi and have accomplished many things with it, this guide is likely a bit too basic. The goal of … Continue reading Pi-Hole the Easy Way

Christmas Light Display 2021

Christmas Light Display 2021

A lot of changes were brought in with the year 2021. The biggest of the change I was not expecting when the calendar rolled over and that was moving to a new house. All the changes have been good, have kept me busy and most importantly have been great for my family. I had all kinds of great ideas I was going to add to my house for light displays but instead, I have a new place and I was having a difficult time envisioning how I wanted to light the place up.

Noodlings 34 | A Little Sideways

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While few of my tech related tasks have been completed, I am in a position now to better be able to tackle them. So, I am believing for good things to come. Even when things go sideways, eventually, staying committed, you can get back on track.

DOSBox Basics on Linux

DOSBox is an excellent DOS environment that you can enjoy on modern Linux systems. I was never really into DOS all that much in my early computer years. I used it but I didn't really enjoy it. I much preferred Commodore 64 because it was far more colorful, later the Amiga, because it was far … Continue reading DOSBox Basics on Linux

A 100 Mhz 6502 CPU | Blathering

100Mhz 6502 CPU

I am not an expert in... well... anything, but I am I am continually impressed by the work done by so many in the world, especially in the "retro tech" world. I read this post by Jürgen Müller on his personal site concerning his project of an FPGA based 100 Mhz 6502 CPU. Just reading … Continue reading A 100 Mhz 6502 CPU | Blathering