Tag: AtariST

  • Go. Go. Go. Gotek!

    In my last big order from a ubiquitous Chinese e-commerce site, I ordered FIVE Gotek drives, earmarked for a variety of systems, including my Amiga 1200 (when it gets built), my Amiga 600 and the Atari STᴱ. I had a cunning plan, and one of the reasons I’ve been so quiet recently was that I’ve […]

  • Quick Updates

    I have one of the Microbees booting, having made a quick cable to supply power and video. In the end, I needed to reseat the top board and remove the corroded battery, and that was it! Back on the 11th,I bumped my Atari STᴱ, it slid off the shelf and fell less than half its […]

  • What next?

    While I wait for a bit more financial liquidity before I purchase some more bits and pieces, I’ve been contemplating what to do next. I’m in a strange place where pretty much all my systems work, one way or another. The Wizzard may need a replacement controller, but that doesn’t mean the main unit doesn’t […]

  • 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 […]

  • Long Weekend Updates

    So, dear readers, I have been keeping myself amused. Firstly, Mac SE/30 is still dead. I completely stripped it and thought I had fixed it with some deoxit in the power switch, but it still arcs once it gets warm. General consensus on the Australian Apple II users board is that the PSU switch is […]

  • You know how I said I wouldn’t be getting any new Computers this year?

    About that… Well, I’m the “proud owner” of an Acorn Archimedes 440 in a non working state. Looking forward trying to diagnose THAT one. This was an eBay auction. I didn’t expect to win. Imagine my surprise… I also got two Atari STᴇ computers! Presumed working, but I haven’t had a chance to test them. […]

  • I declare 2021 the “Year of the Peripheral”

    With a CPC 464 wending it’s way to me, and (hopefully) in the new year, my BBC Master and Atari 800xl arriving, I find myself in the strange position of having “enough” retro computers for now. No, I don’t have a TRS/80, a CoCo or a Ti 99/4a. I can live without for now. I […]

  • The Collection (As of 08/10/2020)

    A quick document of what equipment I have, and what status it’s in, as of today. Computers 8 Bit Commodore Vic 20, with a smattering of cartridges. Commodore 64c x 3. 2 working, one needs work. JiffyDOS, Floppy disks, Cartridge emulator, FDD emulator, Printers. Commodore SX64, DEAD. Needs the PSU rebuilt. Commodore 128D, Internal FDD […]

  • 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: […]

  • Retrocomputing News (Repost)

    (Originally posted on LinkedIn Feb. 6th, 2020) Well, I continue to collect old computers and consoles. It’s a fun hobby and exercises skills I don’t get to use at work as much any more. The pleasure of starting with a beat up old system and getting it working properly is a real buzz, and lets […]