I am quite happy with this setup. I just need to get a C128 down here and I'll be good....
That is an -insane- amount of money for such a frivolous thing, and yet..I must have one!
I really like these simple RetroFrog cases/covers for the MiSTer FPGA. They are cheap and work well in pretty much any configuration. I bought several different covered panels so that I can switch them around at will. They're currently $12 a set.
This short episode of the InverseATASCII audio podcast is a really great explanation and description of modern tcp/telnet BBSing.
It's mostly told from an 8 bit Atari user's perspective, but the info is interesting and applicable even if you don't currently have a retro computer at all, and just want to understand and even experience BBSing for yourself using freely available software like Altera or Syncterm.
Very well done, IMO.
The new library branch I'm helping set up has what I like to call, "The Paradroid 90 wall"...
For more info on the Retromax, or to get one yourself, look here:
Switching things up tonight and doing some BBSing in BASIC on the Retromax.
This thing does everything in interpreted BASIC, and it is FAST. In fact, according to it's bulleted feature list,it executes MM BASIC code at 270,000 lines per second!
I don't know about all that, but it sure is fun to use. I've made two modifications to the BASIC code of the terminal program tonight, just to add features. It's satisfying in a way that modern computers seldom are these days.
Using tcpser on the Pi and a terminal written (not by me) entirely in MMBASIC on the Retromax to dial out to Particles at 9600 baud (It'll easily handle 115,200).
This is interpreted BASIC. It's not compiled or otherwise pre-processed. That's kind of the Retromax/Color Maximite II's main schtick. It does pretty much -everything- in interpreted MMBASIC, and it is quite fast.
Playing around with the Retromax ( a version of the Color Maximite II).
I hooked one of it's three serial ports up to an older Raspberry Pi B primary serial pins, GPIO to GPIO. It's 3.3V at both ends, so no voltage levelers needed.
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