PETSCII Robots on TheC64 Maxi or Mini with a SNES Controller

I make it a point to buy new software for old computers at least annually. One particular game that I rather enjoy is called "PETSCII Robots" by The 8-Bit Guy, David Murray. Here is the first video published about the game. In short, this is a blast to play on the Commodore 64 or VIC-20. … Continue reading PETSCII Robots on TheC64 Maxi or Mini with a SNES Controller

Calling an Expert | Three Commodore 64s Back from the Dead

I have had three Commodore 64 computers that were not functional. I was committed to fixing the computers to get them operational. One of these machines is my actual first computer from my childhood, the other two, not sure where they came from but were not functional. I identified on one that the CIA (complex … Continue reading Calling an Expert | Three Commodore 64s Back from the Dead

New Commodore 64 Keycaps

New C64 Keycaps

I am hoping that these just might be a real thing! There have been other Indigogo campaigns that haven't come to see the production light of day and some of which, I had really hoped to see be a real thing. When I saw this campaign for the Commodore 64 keycaps, I was already skeptical … Continue reading New Commodore 64 Keycaps

Noodlings 36 | The Wires and Tubes

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.

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

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.

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

SID Music Rabbit Hole

I recently fell into a YouTube rabbit hole looking for Commodore 64 SID music based on classic 80s hits. There are a lot of great compositions out there of various production quality. In my searching, I found this particular d64 download that was well put together that I have greatly enjoyed. I am continually impressed by what people are able to do with this wonderfully charming, old, hardware.

Noodlings 27 | Flipping my Podcast switch

This is my 27th individually wrapped fun-sized podcast, now with less effort! #Noodlings #Podcast #ComputerHistory

Noodlings 25 | Getting Feedback

The 25th value menu sized podcast This is just a Nate-echo-chamber of ideas but if you are interested in more thoughts and opinions in discussion with other Linux and open source enthusiasts, subscribe to DLN Xtend, a podcast with the Destination Linux Network where I have a chat with my co-hosts Matt and Wendy on … Continue reading Noodlings 25 | Getting Feedback