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I generally write about retro computing, assembly programming, pixel art or just random gibberish. There's a RSS feed available so you never miss an update.

Pi3 RetroPie 3D printed console

Tue Feb 21 2017
My 3D printed case for the Raspberry Pi 3 with RetroPie is finally done. 1024×768 pixel resolution and a single power source to drive both the pi and the display.
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PETSCII image from the Fallen Stars Demo

Tue Feb 21 2017
This is the full stitched PETSCII art for C64 demo "Fallen Stars" by Mayday, released at X party 2016.
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Cleaning an Atari Falcon 030

Tue Feb 21 2017
The Atari Falcon 030 is without a doubt my most precious item in my vintage computer collection. The last home computer made by Atari which after only one year, decided to stop producing it and focus on the also-destined-to-fail Jaguar game console. Well, we all know what happened to the company shortly after.
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Atari Falcon 030

Tue Feb 21 2017

Atari Falcon 030

I still remember very vividly how much I wanted an Atari Falcon back in the 90s. My Atari STE finally lost the battle against the Amiga in terms of games and popularity and this machine was the last attempt of a home computer to rise up against the Borg army of the PC compatibles. Of course we all know how this ended, but back then, the Atari Falcon 030 was the most amazing piece of hardware you could possibly own.

I bought this one on eBay in 2010. It was already quite rare and with around 100 Euros it wasn’t exactly a bargain (at that time a C64 set sold for less than 10 Euros mostly). A Falcon in good condition sells for 400 Euros and above as of today in 2017.

Fixing an Atari 65 XE

Tue Feb 21 2017
I'm fixing a problem with the video signal on this beautiful Atari 65 XE.
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Atari 1040 STE

Tue Feb 21 2017

ST Demos

I have to admit that this is an STE I got from eBay and not the computer I bought in 1989. My Atari was broken one day and I brought it to the repair shop in the neighbor town. Strangely enough I never picked it up again. Hard to understand now. Anyway, this one was pretty cheap (probably cheaper than the repair my old one would have cost me) and came upgraded to 4MB – neat.