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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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Regarding Windows updates..
To (mis) quote Lord Vader, "I find your lack of quality control..disturbing."

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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!

My black and white cat Quax jumps on my chair every time I get up for a minute. He likes it down here. During the day when I'm "adulting" this is his domain.

t can't blame him...It IS a nice space to hang out in.

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I built a simple spinner control with a weighted button spinner and a project box, mostly to play Tempest. It'll work for anything that can use an x-axis only "mouse" as a control. The buttons map as left and right mouse button.

It connects via a single USB A connector cable.

Pretty much any OS sees it as a standard mouse.

Joe is visiting the downstairs computer area, or, "the Cave", as it's sometimes called.

Joe has words.


This is very strange.
I just got an email from the mailing list warning that the hotel was almost fully booked for the show (which is September 9th through 11.
I just checked, and the hotel is already showing fully booked up.
This is the first communication I've received from the VCFMW mailing list AT ALL regarding this years show.
They try to make it sound like the show is just that popular this year, but I doubt that.I think that there's something else going on there that weekend.

I'm familiar with a lot of different versions of the character, "The Flash" that I've seen over the years. Not with this one though.

The CIA Amiga BBS has some of the best looking and most functional ASCII/ANSI of any of the BBSs I frequent.

Paradroyd boosted

Ever heard of or curious about the #SAMCoupé the 8bit sucessor to the #ZXSpectrum ?

I created a video about it on the #PixelGaiden YouTube site. Including some of the games and some of the amazing hardware options. Would love it if you gave it a watch. Feedback is more than welcome. I had fun making this one. Thanks 😀 👍

I am not new here.
Then again, I wouldn't consider myself anything close to a Mastodon expert, either.

I miss Gateway Electronics. I got a lot of great stuff there.

I think that more than half of my retro computers are from there. They just had tons of cool stuff.

Sadly, they are no more.

it looks like exists, but there's no way (that I can find, at least) to join it.

Where most instances have a "sign up" link is just blank space here.

It's kind of frustrating.

"Delete and re-draft" is amazing!

That's Especially true if you catch an error right after hitting send and seeing your own post in a slightly different format, as I often do.

The content warning thing is pretty awesome too!


Honestly, the most impressive part of this is that the TRS-80 actually comes up knowing the correct current date.

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Now I've moved it downstairs to the TRS-80 model 4. No serial ports involved here. I'm connecting via the Ethernet interface in the M3SE.

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