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 toContinue reading “The Collection (As of 27/04/2021)”

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. IContinue reading “I declare 2021 the “Year of the Peripheral””

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 FDDContinue reading “The Collection (As of 08/10/2020)”

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 letsContinue reading “Retrocomputing News (Repost)”

RetroComputing adventures (Repost)

(Originally posted on Dreamwidth Jan. 8th, 2020) Oh Hey! It’s been a while.Just a quick update.So:Both my NES are now dead. Doesn’t seem to be the edge connector, although I’ll be buying a new one of those to make sure. I figure I should be able to get one or both working once I haveContinue reading “RetroComputing adventures (Repost)”

Quick Post: I am feeling rather chuffed with myself. (Repost)

(Originally posted on Dreamwidth Jan. 10th, 2019) So if you’ve been reading this a while you’ll know I bought 3 dead C64s. I managed to get one working by cleaning the power switch. (Cleaning the switch also got the next two working closer to full completion). The second one I got working by taking theContinue reading “Quick Post: I am feeling rather chuffed with myself. (Repost)”

Even More Retro goodness (Repost)

(Originally posted on Dreamwidth Dec. 22nd, 2018) So the Pi1541 arrived and I am amazed how useful it is. It’s not 100% compatible yet, but gets better every week. I LUFF it.I’ve built the PSU for the 1541 floppy drive and that drive is currently formatting up disks in the background.The C128D monitor is fixed,Continue reading “Even More Retro goodness (Repost)”

More retro goodness (Repost)

(Originally posted on Dreamwidth Dec. 7th, 2018) Well, let’s see. I’m a LOT better at all this stuff. I have the A1200 booting, and more! It has: A proper LCD monitor that supports the wonky frequencies the Amiga uses (15KHz vertical refresh). An SD to HDD adapter, with an 8GB SD card in there pretendingContinue reading “More retro goodness (Repost)”