These are pages that are popping up as I try to find more software for the Basic Master computers, including this list of computers - a few of which I've never heard of #retrocomputing #xp http://www2d.biglobe.ne.jp/~oga/pc/oldpc/index.html
VIC-20 game, Cheesy Trials, now on Itchio
So I've changed my basic shooter code from #rc2014 VT100 console to the Pi Zero Terminal using ASCII encoded bitmap sprites as is supported by the current piGFX version. However, I seem to get artifacts, the little white spots left by the "UFO" enemy sprites.
Am I correct in my assumption that sprites with piGFX are prioritised / layered by their index number when drawn to the screen?
My friend was explaining to me how much easier life is with home automation, giving me a full rundown of a complex server setup that allows him to turn the lights on and off with his phone with about 90% success. Also told me about things he does to maintain the system.
Meanwhile I am using a light switch.
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Computer Chronicles Revisited, Part 54 — The Hardcard, Masterflight 60/60, Hyperdrive, and the Bernoulli Box
I have now successfully escaped my Turing tarpit.
Last week I made a small instruction set and memory map. This week I got a #forth running on it. It took about 1 KB.
It is currently very ugly, so now I'll be cleaning it up. I also will make some changes to the instruction set because it has some design flaws. But it works! That's satisfying.
@vkc I wrote a blog post a few weeks back about "The WELL," arguably the first online social network. The WELL's director appeared on "Chronicles" with an assistant DA from Oakland at a time when the government was just starting to think about how to regulate online spaces. It's an interesting time capsule if nothing else.
Right, so here's the Spectrum 48k loading from cassette...
I took the TAP file from a build of my #teletext code and an early rail departure boards, and converted it to a wav file.
That wav file was then recorded onto a cassette which is then used to play into the 48k.
Surprisingly it all worked first time.
There’s normal wear and tear on the devices, some discolouration. It was plainly a well used machine. The keyboard is missing one key and there are some light scuffs and scratches on the Cube, but none of the giant cracks that some have. The speakers are discoloured and the foam has disintegrated. But more importantly, she works … #xp #retrocomputing
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