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something arrived today, definitely a holy grail for me...

a Weather Star 4000! this is the box that at one point, among other things, generated the Local on the 8s graphics for the Weather Channel

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so i looked at the manual for my sony f-50c and apparently it’s meant to be paired with a BM-146 confer-corder

look at this absolute unit


New arrival, Beyond for the Sharp MZ-700, this game was developed in 1985 but it remained unreleased until this month. It's a platform game where the goal is to pick the 10 keys to unlock a vault with a crown and pick it up to unlock the door that get you to the next screen. I like the look of this game but it's very hard. You have 15 lives for each game and I've seen the game over screen many times before managing to get to the second screen.

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I've got a new video game, 51 worldwide games. It's a just a traditional tabletop game compilation, but I'm very excited about it because I enjoyed a lot it's predecessor for the Nintendo DS, 42 All-time Classics, that game started my passion for traditional tabletop games. I very much appreciate that they added riichi mah-jong in this instalment, as far as I know, it's the first time Nintendo is releasing a mah-jong video game in French, I'm looking forward to try it.

I recently built the campsite and the first character to visit my island was Raymond, a character that a lot of players seems to desperately want in their island, I guess I'm lucky.

I never tried the composite composite output of my Raspberry Pi, so I tested 9front on a CRT TV to see what it would look like. Unsurprisingly, it's not beautiful, but the characters are a bit more readable than they appear on the picture

I'm solving some hashiwokakero puzzles (aka hashi or bridges) this evening to relax, it's one of the first Nikoli logic games I tried (after sudoku) and it's still one of my favourites.

I avoided to use the built-in tape recorder much as possible in order to not breaking it (I already have two vintage tape recorder that need repair), so I bought a replacement that can read software from a micro SD card (4/4)

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Another thing I like about this computer is that the manual contain a lot of information about the computer, some of them are usually found in service manuals such as circuits diagrams, keyboard matrix, even a assembly listing of the monitor (a small built-in OS, you had to load BASIC from a cassette tape) (3/4)

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The model I bought had one defect, the delete key didn't work because the keyboard PCB was corroded (perhaps someone spilled soda on it), that was annoying because you couldn't correct a mistake, fortunately I managed to repair it by adding a layer of solder where the contact was damaged (2/4)

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The Sharp MZ-700 is the oldest home computer in my collection (released in 1982). I like its look. Despite being only able to display text, there is some good games, demo or artwork with beautiful graphics made from carefully choosing from the predefined characters set (1/4)

I've just signed up for an account on pub400.com, a public IBM i (a.k.a AS/400) learning system, although I have found some operating systems that meet my personal needs, I still like to try some unusual operating systems. Previously, I've learned to use z/OS, Naturally, I wanted to try IBM i next.

Trying out some songs in the island tune editor from Animal Crossing : New Horizon, these are the first notes of Momiji (AGFGAFC), a Japanese children song published in 1911.

One year ago, my father gave me his slide rule, although it's not a computer, I consider it to be part of my old computer collection, it's in very good shape, it has still its leather case, the instructions (in French) and its cursor. I'll try to learn how to use it for fun.

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