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.
Hmm, SD2IEC is mysteriously not seeing any of the files on its SD card. Probably a sign it’s too hot for retro computing today
For anyone looking to replace the HDD in a PowerBook 150 with a Compact Flash card: you need an “industrial grade” card. The 150 will not recognize drives with their removable bit set to 1. Industrial grade cards are typically marked as unremovable
The correct power supply and hard drive replacement for the PowerBook 150 arrived today. With any luck, I’ll have it up and running by the end of this week!
Continuing my informal quest to own all of the portables I had growing up. This PowerBook 150 is mostly working. It needs a hard drive replacement and some floppy drive service, but otherwise seems to be in good shape. Can’t wait to play some Shufflepuck Cafe!
Picked up a mouse for the //c. Didn’t expect it to come in its original box in like-new condition
I rekajiggered the cables on my Commodore monitor so that my Apple //c video is in monochrome green phosphor. Takes me right back to having one as a kid, though the official monitor that goes with it has a much clearer picture 🤫
Honestly a bit shocked that Executor still works more or less perfectly on Windows 10 when run as administrator
Finally had a spare moment to figure out l the source of the strange plasticy odor coming from the VIC 20. Turns out it was from the penultimate cartridge. Not sure what to make of that