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

Noodlings 24 | Spring green like openSUSE

The 24th appetizer sized podcast I am doing my best to not fade out, but for more of my thought and opinions, subscribe to DLN Xtend, a podcast with the Destination Linux Network where I have a chat about Linuxy things with my co-hosts Matt and Wendy. openSUSE Smiles openSUSE Stickers to Enhance your TechopenSUSE Smiles … Continue reading Noodlings 24 | Spring green like openSUSE

64JPX | JoyPad eXpander for the Commodore 64

I was going down a retro computing rabbit hole and I stumbled upon this fantastic little device that allows you to plug in more modern game pads into the Commodore 64. Specifically, NES, SNES and Sega Genesis, the 64JPX. This is a small interface that plugs into the DB9 ports of the Commodore, Atari and … Continue reading 64JPX | JoyPad eXpander for the Commodore 64

VICE v3.5 | Versatile Commodore Emulator on openSUSE

I recently received a little bit of a ribbing, I suppose, via email about not writing about emulators that were not of the Nintendo vintage. This is a fair criticism, I probably spend more time messing with Commodore 64 things such as chatting on IRC with a Commodore 64 or playing with my new THEC64 … Continue reading VICE v3.5 | Versatile Commodore Emulator on openSUSE

Wild Wood | Commodore 64 Game

I have purchased a few Commodore 64 games in recent years. I recently stumbled upon this game that is a work in progress. It is a platformer style game where you take on the role of a hare (rabbit) where you journey in search of your ancestral home in the ancient Wild Wood. In this … Continue reading Wild Wood | Commodore 64 Game