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I am quite happy with this setup. I just need to get a C128 down here and I'll be good....

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On the web, you can do other stuff while reading an article. On a BBS, get distracted and it will kick your ass off!

This is your reminder that Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 16 is happening in Elmhurst, IL, just Southwest of Chicago on September 11th and 12th, 2021.

I already have my room booked at the venue for Friday and Saturday night.

Well, -this- would have been nice to have yesterday! (I was tracking down problem control characters on a BBS login screen)

github.com/LonnyGomes/hexcurse

Curses-based hex editor.
Seems to be installable from most default repos.

Chester is coming along nicely and has adapted to his new environment here really well.
He was walking by and jumped up here himself with no prompting.

BBSing on the TRS-80 Model 100 tonight, just because.

I made a cable that powers the wifi modem off of the model 100's batteries via the barcode reader port. I'm not using it to read many barcodes these days anyway.

There were later models that had better screens, touch screens and better batteries, but the fact that this used common AA batteries means that while the battery life was somewhat limited in one context, because you can just quickly swap the batteries out, the battery life is effectively unlimited, as long as you have AAs around.

Also, with this setup, you'll never have to worry about a custom battery failing that's a PITA, or nearly impossible to replace.

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One of my favorite handheld game systems of all time, the GP2X F100.

It's not just great because it's really good at emulating early systems (which it is), but because of the great, original homebrew stuff that came out for it. Many of these games are -really good!

I just put this little TV together.
It's seen here sitting on an Intellivision controller, next to my TI99/4A and C64 Ultimate for a sense of scale.

It is one of the coolest things I've come into contact with, much less owned. It has full sound and a tiny working IR remote, and can play 5 hours of video from an 8GB SD card.

It is truly stunning!

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