Here's my #introductions...
Isn't the world a lovely place but in a fine old state though?
I stumbled across a small collection of chip art images curated by the Smithsonian:
Which eventually led me to find the external links and references on this Wikipedia page:
The "Silicon Zoo" in particular:
Here's another #walloforange, in this case VAX/VMS manuals, from Brian Conlon's history of the totalisator:
"Core Wars? Didn't I read about that in Scientific American 10 years ago? Perhaps you remember it, perhaps not. But it's alive and well, and you can play by mail." -- Modern Core Wars, circa 1994
Going to be giving a "not-strictly-#Forth" presentation at SVFIG's Zoom meeting this weekend. Hoping it'll be recorded.
In the meantime, I need to figure out what I'm actually going to say during the presentation.
The topic is on how I perform test-driven-development with Z80 assembly language for the VDC-Forth project. Expecting to talk around 15 to 20 minutes.
PDP 8 actually. It's Been hard to find one, the right deal finally came along so I am picking it up.
This is a fully functional 7MHz 80186 DOS machine, running MSDOS 5.0, with full CGA graphics support. It runs off of two AA batteries. Apparently for weeks. While constantly powering a RAM disk. I have been using this thing fairly heavily since Wednesday, including large serial file transfers that took well over an hour of constant, sustained use. Battery is still at 7/8 full.
The orbital mechanics and maths behind the current sequence of solar eclipses that occur on the Solstice: why we see them every 19 years for now and then will not happen for over 180 years.
T'es en train de me dire qu'il y a une circulation fluide avec qu'une seule voie de circulation !? Hérésie !
Quand on regarde cette machine à billes fonctionner, on ne pense qu'à une chose : "plus de billes"
Source : MyOnline3DPrinter ; https://buff.ly/2Y11rnh
I introduced my homebrew 6502 computer on the 6502 forums today: http://forum.6502.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6171
It's good to have a home for its progress. I'm looking forward to writing a long blog post.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko