RT @theory_retro
DIY 'Super' Simple Serial card for the Apple II is up and running , works as much as expect. Here it's connected to a raspberrypi at 19200 in proterm.

Here's a fun, non-Chronicles blog post I wrote for the folks at Zip2Tax. #Apple had a bug in its retail POS software. This led to a sales tax dispute with the State of New York. Apple was clearly in the wrong but rather than admit error it spent 10 years litigating the issue--and lost at every single stage.


RT @RetroBC_Pete
Thanks to @computermuseum for allowing us all the pleasure of exhibiting there and to @HereBeDragons3 for once again organising it 👍🏻👍🏻

Here's a Woz portrait that came out great and I really love the image but it didn't work in the layout so I won't be using it. It's too nice not to share.

RT @RealJamHamster
I've finished my curved screen CRT emulator! 🥳
It has an upscaler to play original systems and an internal Pi 4 with an SD card slot in the back to change operating systems.
It works way better than expected and looks rather nice too! ☺️

A gentleman over on the comment section of Youtube reminded me that SCART, a French acronym (Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs), is called Péritel in France and SCART literally everywhere else 😄​

I've yet to make a proper introduction here, but while that simmers a little longer I'd love to share this project of mine with you.

I've collected 18 episodes of the 1983 television show, Whiz Kids, in English and Italian, 13 in French, and 7 in Japanese, and made them available for everyone on the Internet Archive. Some of the English episodes were sourced from a partial PAL DVD release and may be in better quality than you've ever seen them. Please enjoy and share with your friends and associates. It's not too late to become a fan of this very cool but short-lived show that inspired a lot of young people in its day, and continues to inspire me.


RT @slava_pestov
BeOS had all sorts of useful APIs. We need to go back

@Timberwolf @yesterzine yeah I've worked in remote teams that allowed social chat on calls and others that were "this is a meeting, 100% focus" and the latter really, really sucked.

@yesterzine last job I did was a 100% remote company, and it definitely had a culture because I saw it changing as the company grew.

I think by culture people mean drinking culture?

Funny seeing you live in NL now too (Amersfoort here) since its a very noticeable difference in Dutch work culture vs UK. "It's 5pm? Great, I'm going home to my family."

It is with sadness that we note the passing of John Birkett, proprietor of the legendary eponymous surplus radio and electronics store on an unassuming street in the British city of Lincoln, at the age of 93.

hackaday.com/2022/05/20/rip-jo #RIP

He has been a fantastic source of esoteric parts and electronic assemblies for many decades, and electronics enthusiasts from the UK will have unwittingly seen parts which passed through his hands.

@jonn_blanchard slightly gutted that I'm actually in the UK this weekend but can't make it.

Dry #retrobrighting surprise this morning.
up front - this #c128 case was quite yellow all over.
Left: top case after ~4h in the chamber yesterday afternoon - meh.
Right: bottom case that i put into the chamber around 7pm yesterday and left it there over night. It looks... good.

I have no explanation for this.

@multitink ha ha this is bizarre.

Next you're going to find that the liquid isn't necessary at all & it's the plastic box that does the bleaching.

Highly recommend following @chronrevisited and their blog. Great insight into what is now an important source of computing history.

In particular, their recent review of a 1985 prophetic episode about computers in politics is really worth some contemplation.


@multitink was thinking last time. Part of why it worked so quickly despite not being submerged may be that the plastic heated up far more? (Increased reaction speed).

Can't think of a way to cool it other than spraying/dunking occasionally.

Been a while, drawing I've done this week, going to colour it and use it in the background on the page of a book. Also this is one of my favourite games. #bubblebobble #arcade #retro #retrogaming #dragons #arcadegame #art #MastoArt

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