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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.

Amiga 500 fixing

Tue Feb 21 2017

Amiga 500 fixing

Another computer alive again: Amiga 500 with a HxC SD Floppy Emulator running Xenon II – Megablast.

I own two Amiga 500 now and both work, but somehow they are never very reliable when I try to run software from the HxC device. Maybe it’s just them and me knowing that we’re not meant for each other. After all, I was on the Atari ST side of the system flamewars.

Building the ultimate C64

Tue Feb 21 2017
A custom acrylic C64 case and some oxy bleaching is all this little C64 needed to shine again and steal the show.
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Eight Fingered Hand

Tue Feb 21 2017

Eight Fingered Hand

“We could explain BYTES using a hand!” “No. A hand only has five fingers.” … “Fuck it!“

Found this one in a book from 1985 about learning machine language. Ah. Those were light-hearted times.

Full Of Sinus gets awarded by 4Sceners

Tue Feb 21 2017

Full Of Sinus gets awarded by 4Sceners

I just learned that the “4Sceners” special on 4players awarded my browser demo “My God, it’s full of Sinus!” in two categories:

That’s amazing, thank you very much! Check out the other fantastic demos too: 4players

and revisit my demo here: http://awsm.de/fullofsinus/

Build your own 1530 to C16, C116 & Plus/4 adapter and make an C64 SD2IEC work on your 264 computer

Tue Feb 21 2017
When released, the Commodore 264 series suffered from some questionable decisions regarding it's joystick and datasette ports. In this article I show how to solder an adapter cable to make SD2IEC devices work with those systems.
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BCC#10

Sun Feb 28 2016

Two new screens got released at the BCC#10 demo party in Berlin, “Moon” (3rd place) and “Love” (4th place). You can find them in the C64 section.

After some heavy drinking at the party, I’ve now become a new member of demo group Mayday! Looking forward to be part of an awesome team.

Moon Love