Retro Computing Roundtable

RCR Episode 248: So long, 2021

Computers
January 19, 2022

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston Topic: So long, 2021 At the tail end of 2021, we talk about our retrocomputing-based adventures during the year, with a little bit of a look ahead at what might come after. Topic/Feedback links: Drop /// Inches, episode #11 (re: …

Highretrogamelord89

Spy vs Spy (スパイvsスパイ) for the NEC PC-88

Games
January 19, 2022

Came also out for: Amiga Amstrad CPC Apple II Atari 8-bit Atari ST BBC Micro Commodore 16, Plus/4 Commodore 64 Electron NES SEGA Master System Sharp X1 ZX Spectrum Game description: MAD magazine’s comic strip of the same name comes to life in this game which was designed for one …

Sub-Etha Software

The many, many Insta360 Selfie Sticks

Blogs
January 18, 2022

Updates: 1/18/2022 – Page created. Why are there so many? What are the differences? Let’s find out… The first problem is that the official insta360.com online store does not currently give any specifications of these accessories. Only two mention a length in their product name. You can find their full …

KansasFest

Considering In-Person KansasFest 2022

Apple II
January 18, 2022

The KFest committee is taking the pulse of the community regarding vaccination, masking, and the return to a physical event. If, during normal times, you’d be likely to attend KansasFest in person, please fill out our quick 1-question survey. The post Considering In-Person KansasFest 2022 first appeared on KansasFest. …

Retro Computing Roundtable
Computers

RCR Episode 248: So long, 2021

January 19, 2022 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston Topic: So long, 2021 At the tail end of 2021, we talk about our retrocomputing-based adventures during the year, with a little bit of a look ahead at what might come after. Topic/Feedback links: Drop /// Inches, episode #11 (re: …

Highretrogamelord89
Games

Spy vs Spy (スパイvsスパイ) for the NEC PC-88

January 19, 2022 Highretrogamelord89

Came also out for: Amiga Amstrad CPC Apple II Atari 8-bit Atari ST BBC Micro Commodore 16, Plus/4 Commodore 64 Electron NES SEGA Master System Sharp X1 ZX Spectrum Game description: MAD magazine’s comic strip of the same name comes to life in this game which was designed for one …

Sub-Etha Software
Blogs

The many, many Insta360 Selfie Sticks

January 18, 2022 Sub-Etha Software

Updates: 1/18/2022 – Page created. Why are there so many? What are the differences? Let’s find out… The first problem is that the official insta360.com online store does not currently give any specifications of these accessories. Only two mention a length in their product name. You can find their full …

KansasFest
Apple II

Considering In-Person KansasFest 2022

January 18, 2022 KansasFest

The KFest committee is taking the pulse of the community regarding vaccination, masking, and the return to a physical event. If, during normal times, you’d be likely to attend KansasFest in person, please fill out our quick 1-question survey. The post Considering In-Person KansasFest 2022 first appeared on KansasFest. …

Highretrogamelord89
Games

Space Mouse (スペースマウス) for the NEC PC-88

January 18, 2022 Highretrogamelord89

Came also out for: PC-6001 mkII PC-8000 Game description: Space Mouse is a vertical-scrolling maze game. The player controls a cat who is travelling up through an infinite maze. The player gains points as they travel, and the goal is to travel as far as possible. Space mice travel down …

Metal Jesus
Games

Microsoft now OWNS classic SIERRA GAMES?!?

January 18, 2022 Metal Jesus

Microsoft’s announcement to buy Activision for $70 billion comes with an added surprise: They will also own classic Sierra On-Line game franchises! King’s Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Space Quest, Phantasmagoria, Tribes, Willy Beamish, & hundreds more. Here are my thoughts on the epic merger and what it may mean for …

Sub-Etha Software
Blogs

C structures and padding and sizeof

January 18, 2022 Sub-Etha Software

This came up at my day job when two programmers were trying to get a block of data to be the size both expected it to be. Consider this example: typedef struct { uint8_t byte1; // 1 uint16_t word1; // 2 uint8_t byte2; // 1 uint16_t word2; // 2 uint8_t …

Blogs

PiZ SuperCap safe shutdown for Raspberry Pi Zero

January 18, 2022 Sub-Etha Software

Last year, I learned of a new Kickstarter that solved a significant problem with using a Raspberry Pi for embedded “turn key” projects. The Raspberry Pi is a disk-based Linux system, using a microSD card in place of a hard drive. If you kill power to a Raspberry Pi without …

CuriousMarc
Computers

Apollo Comms Part 9: Mystery Up Data Box

January 17, 2022 CuriousMarc

Marcel rescued a mystery box from the scrapper. Says Up Data on it, we think it’s from the Apollo program. Can Master Ken figure out what it is? Apollo Comms Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v49ucdZcx9s&list=PL-_93BVApb58SXL-BCv4rVHL-8GuC2WGb Fran’s video on the edge-lit display: https://youtu.be/J2xAetY9O1E Links to doc: https://www.curiousmarc.com/space/apollo-s-band-communications https://virtualagc.github.io/virtualagc/QuestForInfo.html https://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/ Our sponsors – PCBWay: fast …

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