Fresh Victims for My Ever Growing Army of the Undead!

So the kind collector who offered me my batch of Apple II computers (As discussed already here) contacted me after reading my post about what I’m hoping to collect (Hi Greg!) and offered me some more retro computers. Naturally I said “Yes!”. After a few days, and some discussion, I trundled my car over andContinue reading “Fresh Victims for My Ever Growing Army of the Undead!”

Why Reversible Mods are Good Mods

Recently I modded my Creativision to add composite video and audio. While I thought I had succeeded, after a while I noticed glitching and visual artefacts. By making my mod easily reversible, I was able to unsolder the added leads, reconnect the disconnected power lead to the RF Modulator, and it worked fine. I willContinue reading “Why Reversible Mods are Good Mods”

Creativision Works

So I have been working a lot on my Creativision, AKA the “Dick Smith Wizzard” (Or as my kids so rudely like to call it, Dad’s ‘Dick Wizzard’. Mutter mutter. Kids of today.) Considering this project started out a very long time ago as an attempt to resolve a longstanding MAME Testers bug, which hasContinue reading “Creativision Works”

Plugging away at some things

Hi Intarwubs, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m not dead, I just don’t have much exciting news. I do have some projects that are “in progress” but nothing finished. Projects I’ve been working on a GBS Control install, but it’s not working quite right yet. I am yet to determine why. I need toContinue reading “Plugging away at some things”

The current Wish List

Here’s a list of all the things I “want”.This does not include my two systems stuck overseas. Thanks Covid. The Immediate Future These are the things I’m actively searching for to buy as they become available. I’m not going to go silly on them. (I’m looking at you, $1,000 Microbee!) Amstrad CPC 6128 or 464:Continue reading “The current Wish List”

A light interlude of Yak Shaving

So here I am again, and yes, it’s been a while since I had any real progress with any retro projects. I’ve been working on the Commodore C128D and it now reads disks, which is good, but it doesn’t read them reliably, which is bad. I also don’t currently trust the unit, as some C128Continue reading “A light interlude of Yak Shaving”