Writing on a compact Mac is just so pleasant. There are absolutely no distractions. No internet, no multitasking, not even inline spell checking. But you still get a nice rich text editor with a high quality keyboard.
I have been thoroughly enjoying Doc Cosmos for the C64 this week. It’s a platformer with an amazing soundtrack where you jump between timelines to solve challenges in search of an alien device
I finally pulled the trigger this weekend and deleted my Facebook and Instagram accounts. I didn’t really use them, but with the latest revelations about Facebook it did not feel right to keep them
Found a copy of MousePaint that works with my particular Apple //c hardware. Very nostalgic feeling to make black and white pixel art
Man, the original FireWire charger for the iPod is huge! It’s about the size of the power adapter for the 12 inch MacBook. One of the subtle ways that technology has advanced in the last two decades
Still have this “CD-ROM Discman” from when I was a kid. It’s both a SCSI drive and a portable CD player. It has way more features than I remembered! It does shuffle and two levels of bass
Really wish there was a modern device like the HP 100LX. It runs on two AA batteries which last months with regular usage
The Teensyboy Pro is just about the coolest thing ever
Grabbed a bargain basement AlphaSmart Pro just for the heck of it. I was curious about these devices back in the day. Turns out this model has the worst keyboard I’ve ever used. The key caps sit over a membrane, and are super wobbly 🤢
Decided to re-shell my Game Boy Advance SP. Would not recommend. Mistakes were made, the old shell is in many pieces in the trash. But amazingly it still works!
Finally got around to doing a dead line repair on my original game boy. The fix seems to be slightly intermittent, but it’s much more playable now
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
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.