8 Bits Good! 16 Bits Gooder! 32 Bits Suspect! 64 Bits Very Suspicious!
While I work on a special project, I’ve been paused on all but the most basic work. One project I did do (And had fun doing) was upgrading my Microbee Personal Communicator up to being a PC85b. This was literally just a swap of the top “core” board for the one I had left overContinue reading “Mutant Bee. Tac 2 Repair”
I’m in a contemplative mood today, and I’ve been thinking about my collection. Specifically I have been thinking about what I want to get next. Here are my thoughts. Computers At this point I am really not going out of my way to buy any more computers with two exceptions. If someone offers me aContinue reading “What Next?”
(Obligatory Letterkenney reference now complete) So it’s a long weekend, and thanks for some confluence of leave, for me it was a four day weekend. Such a nice thing occasionally. Friday I spent mostly working on general chores, but in the evening I thought I’d finally drag out a project to start looking at. NowContinue reading “Going for some doubleyous, boys.”
While I have made absolutely no real progress on my Microbee, I did make some progress on the Amiga 500 and the Amiga 1000. Firstly, the Amiga 1000 is currently booting off Kickstart before dying in its tracks. It’ll boot Kickstart, reboot and then lose synchronization on the screen. Basically dead in the water. AtContinue reading “Some Glue, Some Art”
It’s been nearly a month without a post. While some things have happened in the meantime, not a lot of new developments have occurred. Microbee: First the bad news I was supposed to be bringing one of my Microbees to the Perth Amiga Users Group gathering, so of course, I chose the DRAM 128k withContinue reading “Life Gets in the Way”
Hi Intarwubs. It’s been a while since my last post. Things have been very slowly proceeding, and then, like unplugging a cork, there has been a huge rush this long weekend. Updates on the last post So some quick updates on everything covered in the last post. Firstly the Microbee ROM switcher is working fine.Continue reading “My goodness, it’s been a while!”
While the last few weeks have been busy, they haven’t been that busy on a retro front. I realised I’d ordered the wrong Floppy Disk controllers for the Microbee and the MSX controller, so I had to order replacements. They’ll take quite some time to get here, but that’s OK. Due to some financial commitmentsContinue reading “Some new additions, some new repairs”
So it’s been a while since I did anything major. I did do another spin (My third so far) at the laser cut Microbee case, which revealed I needed to refactor parts of it. I tried to make a fastening system so the upper half and the lower half could be screwed together, but IContinue reading “Stuff coming down the pipe”
So you have a lovely Macintosh Quadra 950 with only the onboard 1MB of VRAM, and you want to upgrade it to the full 2MB? Here’s how. Firstly you will need 4 sticks of compatible VRAM. These come in either 256K or 512K sizes. While you can use 512K sticks, only 256K will be visibleContinue reading “Upgrading the VRAM in a Quadra 950”
Thanks to the ever generous Greg, I have received several NuBus cards to my Macintosh Quadra 950. They’re provided in a “unknown” state, so it’s going to be a fun job to install some of these and see what we can get working… So what do we have here? First up we have a generousContinue reading “Some upgrades for the Quadra 950”
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