Upgraded my Commodore set up this week with a Pi1541 set up. I’m quite pleased with the increased software compatibility
Working on Commodore keyboards is quite tedious. I had to de-solder a connection, and remove 18 screws to swap the key stems on my Plus/4
The 6 key stem on my Plus/4 got damaged during shopping. To mitigate that, I’ve swapped one of the Control key stocks over until I can figure out how to repair or replace the broken key stem. Much more usable now
Turns out the power supply that came with my Commodore Plus/4 is junk. I’m very lucky it didn’t damage the computer during the time I had it plugged in. It’s now been replaced with an adapter to make the plus/4 work with my modern C64 power supply
It’s an intermittent problem kind of evening
Gotta catch ‘em all
I realized this week that I‘ve been out of the closet for well over a decade now, and it’s kind of crazy to think how much things have changed. I don’t think I ever expected such a level of mainstream acceptance to happen so soon
I only have two dungeons left in Link’s Awakening. I’m really sad that I’m so close to finishing it, it’s been quite a lot of fun to play
I absolutely love how quiet and peaceful it is during the day whenever the temperature drops below freezing. It’s like the whole world is sleeping.
TFW your USB-C dongles have dongles
Hmm. Not sure what the best way to get low latency audio output from my iPad Pro and have a midi sequencer plugged in. USB-C to USB-C hubs don’t seem to be a thing
It’s really quite cool that USB-C on the iPad Pro means I can plug a midi sequencer into it and it Just Works
This year’s neat Christmas gift: Nintendo branded playing cards from the 1970s
I’ve been interested in futzing with Apple IIgs software, but I don’t have the space for a real system. It turns out that Gus, the semi-official Apple emulator from back in the day, works just fine in Classic
Turns out that my final revision PowerBook G4 is ‘new’ enough that I can copy files directly to it over SFTP from my iPad Pro. Convenient!
😕 it seems the one computer I have from my childhood – a PowerBook 2400c – has started to have trouble booting up. Since these machines are horrendously difficult to disassemble, I’m not entirely sure what to do
Updated my MiSTer set up and installed some new cores this evening with the intention of trying some new games. Ended up playing Tetris Attack for 45 minutes instead 🤭
Finally got around to getting Number Munchers and Word Munchers on the Apple //c. Holy crap is Word Munchers harder than I remember!
Whoops, I did not mean to spend 4 hours futzing with pixel art. Pixaki reminds me of the good old days of customizing apps ResEdit
Being able to transfer files from my iPad to my Apple //c has to be the best part of iOS 13
Today’s uncomfortable lesson: deoxit burns if it comes in contact with bare skin. Serves me right for not being careful enough 🤭
At the end of Luigi’s Mansion 3, you get a letter ranking, and I only managed a B 😑
With the purchase of an AirPrint-enabled printer and iPadOS 13 supporting USB storage devices, I officially do not need a traditional computer for anything outside of work. It’s like living in the future
Yikes. The Amiga version of Eliminator is basically impossible.