Kevin MacWhinnie

I am super pleased to have a complete vintage PowerBook set up. This 2400c came with an Ethernet card, portable(!) SCSI CD-ROM, external floppy drive, 2 spare batteries, and assorted cables 824BFF75-699A-48C6-A8BD-1D20E9ED2C42.jpg 1F9AE693-D7FC-408D-947E-625EA6674882.jpg

I have never seen rubber feet perish so thoroughly before. They are the consistency of caramel 019615E6-BB82-4C46-80A8-7F90CFA9B926.jpg

Just need to figure out where on earth the VCR’s power cord went. Can’t use the wedges otherwise!

Good news: it looks like all but one of my antique computers survived moving coast to coast. Not sure that it’s really worth trying to replace the Z88 given how little software there is for it

Ahhh, too much packing! Everything is boxes.

I’m relieved to find out that the Gemini can be charged with an inexpensive USB (C) 3.1 cable. I vaguely remembered reading online that it needed a special cable, and the last USB-C cable I tried did not work. I’m not at all a fan of USB-C. It’s such a crapshoot what cable works with what device 😑

Got VICE going on the Gemini to hold me over while my C128 is packed up. Surprisingly playable, though the keyboard is just a bit too large for comfortable game play

When your apartment is filled with boxes, it’s difficult to find the motivation to tidy up

So sad. The C128 is all packed up for our cross country move. It’ll probably be a month before I can do 8 bit computing again

Here we go, got a VIC-20 mother board. Just need to find a broken donor machine I can harvest a keyboard and case from, and I’ll have a working system!

Ooh

Couldn’t resist installing DOSBox on the Gemini

Quite impressed so far with the quality of the Gemini. Here it is running neovim in Termux, because why not

Was beginning to wonder if this was actually going to ship. Looking forward to trying a modern take on my favorite PDA form factor

Ohho, looks like my Gemini PDA has shipped. Very curious to see how it compares to PDAs back in the day

Slowly replaying Wario Land, a childhood favorite which is just as fun as I remember

It’s more a novelty than anything else, but there is a (sorta functional) Apple I emulator for the C64

Collection is half packed up for our cross country move. Hopefully I used enough bubble wrap for everything to make it in one piece 🤔

Stella is lucky to be a house cat. Yelling at your prey in the wild does not tend to get you dinner

Decided it was time to collect the titles of the games I like to play together into one place. A page feels decidedly less fragile than some over-sized sticky notes.

Photographed my collection for documentation purposes, and couldn’t resist getting a little artsy with my mobile stuff

Ahh, this music is so freakin’ catchy <youtu.be/Klhca3hYD…>

Finally got around to trying GEOS. It’s nuts that they got a pretty decently usable desktop environment working on such limited hardware

An unusually warm Saturday makes for one happy cat

Picked up a toolbox for the assorted stuff I have for working on retro hardware. Feels a bit like leveling up