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Yellowstone Tester Update

September 20, 2021 Big Mess o' Wires

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been developing an automated tester for Yellowstone. My goal is to streamline the program and test process for Yellowstone beta cards, and eventually for the first production run. The ugly tangle of wires shown here may not look like much, but I’ve …

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Temporary Suspension of Australia Shipping

September 19, 2021 Big Mess o' Wires

With apologies to BMOW readers Down Under, international deliveries to Australia from the BMOW Store have been temporarily suspended. A few weeks ago, Australia Post paused its processing of inbound international mail shipments due to COVID-19-related service impacts, and on September 3 the US Postal Service halted acceptance of …

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Temporary Suspension of Australia Shipping

September 19, 2021 Big Mess o' Wires

With apologies to BMOW readers Down Under, international deliveries to Australia from the BMOW Store have been temporarily suspended. A few weeks ago, Australia Post paused its processing of inbound international mail shipments due to COVID-19-related service impacts, and on September 3 the US Postal Service halted acceptance of …

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Temporary Suspension of Australia Shipping

September 19, 2021 Big Mess o' Wires

With apologies to BMOW readers Down Under, international deliveries to Australia from the BMOW Store have been temporarily suspended. A few weeks ago, Australia Post paused its processing of inbound international mail shipments due to COVID-19-related service impacts, and on September 3 the US Postal Service halted acceptance of …

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Microsoft Technology Workshop – Windows for Workgroups beta

September 18, 2021 Jeremy Barr-Hyde

The aim of this blog post is to highlight my archive of a booklet and disk images that come from the Microsoft Sales Partner program (early 1990s). In the folder “Microsoft Sales Partner”. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YEyWEW164xPRJvAM3Rm_ZCL_nE9tR7Me?usp=sharing The archive is of: – A spiral bound booklet – A purpose made container of floppy …

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The Mike Patterson scans

September 17, 2021 Jeremy Barr-Hyde

Hi EveryoneWith the help of his daughter Sue, I acquired a ton of Apple gear via the estate of Mike Patterson.  He was an Apple software developer in the mid 90s and enthusiast throughout his computing life.  He also kept everything, including print-outs of Apple Developer Connection articles through to …

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Short Circuit Current Experiments

September 13, 2021 Big Mess o' Wires

A couple of weeks ago I shared some thoughts about an automated tester for Yellowstone boards, including how to test for short circuits. One of the questions that grew out of the resulting discussion was whether short circuits could only be detected by functional test failures (test results don’t …

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ADB-USB Wombat Firmware 0.3.7

September 12, 2021 Big Mess o' Wires

Firmware version 0.3.7 is now available for the Wombat ADB-to-USB input converter. This version fixes a compatibility problem with some ADB mice that use non-standard communication timing. You can download the new firmware here. This was an interesting discovery. Apple only ever produced a few different ADB mice, with …

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Game Controller – SNES MAX – Software Resource

September 10, 2021 Lukazi's Loot

Just like the 4Play joystick card, I have setup this software resource page to keep together a list of supported SNES MAX software titles. I’ll add more to this list as they become available. table { font-family: arial, sans-serif; border-collapse: collapse; width: 100%; font-size: 100%; } th { border: 1px …