Tag: AppleII

  • Hippo Gnu Ear

    Hippo Gnu Ear

    Well, it’s a new year and I’m still waiting on things I ordered in November πŸ˜€ Firstly, you’ll most likely have noticed I moved to a new host. There are a few “goodies” I can get with the new host, including plugins, so I have moved. Last year featured a LOT of PCB design and […]

  • What Next?

    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 a […]

  • The Archimedes is back on the bench

    The Archimedes is back on the bench

    Now I have an oscilloscope, I thought it was time to break out the Archimedes. So far it has resisted my attempts to diagnose exactly what is wrong with it but I will persevere. Symptoms are the same whether I use a Gotek or a real drive.When you try and access the drive you get […]

  • Not a lot of “Productivity”

    So despite starting several projects, I only got on successful project achieves this past week. Firstly, I received some ROMs to use with one of my Apple II clones, as it wasn’t received with them installed. Unfortunately the power supply has chosen now to fail so I’ll need to strip it and see what I […]

  • The Collection (As of 27/04/2021)

    A quick document of what equipment I have, and what status it’s in, as of today. Monitors 2 x SVideo capable flatscreen monitos. Both support Composite, VGA, Component and SVideo. I use these for a lot of my older 8 Bit systems. They’re generic off brand. ACER-V226HQL. These are capable of syncing right down to […]

  • What a difference a week makes

    So on Monday night (after my last post no less) I was feeling enthusiastic, so I stripped down the Mac and gutted out the PSU. I then removed the switch. Let me tell you that it’s not as easy as I make it sound with such a simple statement. Firstly to get to the switch […]

  • Unbreaking things

    So having thoroughly broken both my Atari 800xl and my CreatiVision, I decided to spend some of my long weekend fixing them. Atari 800xl I started working on the Atari 800 first. This was actually several days work in the evenings as it got out of hand, as the Atari forums people got involved with […]

  • A Small Change

    A minor change to the Apple IIgs. I purchased a USB Extension cable, with a USB A plug on one end and a USB A socket on the other, complete with mounting holes. This allows me to route the Booti USB port to the outside of the IIgs. It takes standard M2.5 screws, aka “Floppy […]

  • Apple IIgs Question

    So I have an Apple IIgs, which is rather nice, but I have noticed that the video from the RGB is a little off in places. Here’s the IIgs boot screen Here’s it zoomed in I’ve seen screengrabs and videos that don’t seem to have this banding. Oddly, in most places it’s perfectly fine. Is […]

  • Plotting out the upgrades

    As 2021 is “the year of the peripheral” for me, I thought I’d put down my Month by Month plan for upgrades. January RAMIIgs (Apple IIgs, already fitted) February Z80 Card for Apple II (Apple IIe, second hand, on it’s way) March DDI 5 (Amstrad CPC 464. Sorry Greg!) April Nothing. I’ll be at SwanCon […]