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30 Years of MIDI

30 Years of MIDI

It’s already 30 years ago that the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) was created. MIDI technology is now being used by more…

Repairing the Commodore 386SX-LT

Repairing the Commodore 386SX-LT

Recently I acquired a second Commodore 386SX-LT, complete with power-supply, laptop bag and the original disks. The only problem was that it…

Commodore Gaming
Prince of Persia on the C64!

Prince of Persia on the C64!

The Commodore 64 featured some of the very best games that were out on the market in the 80s and even into…

Laser-disc games for the C64

Laser-disc games for the C64

The graphics capabilities of computers have increased exponentially over the years.  Modern games feature almost realistic graphics, largely aided by expensive and…

General blogness

Origins of a Commodore geek

Origins of a Commodore geek

Earlier this week, my wife told one of her friends “how she loves her geek”.  Having overheard this and realizing…

A time before laptops and multimedia projectors

A time before laptops and multimedia projectors

No meeting room today can go without a multimedia projector. And even for the smaller ones, you can have…

More sprites by my little geeks

More sprites by my little geeks

Back in November, my kids had their first taste of computer programming when they designed their first sprites…

Commodore 64 week/month

30 Years of C64 competition!

30 Years of C64 competition!

This month, 30 years ago, the Commodore 64 went on sale. To celebrate this landmark event in computing…

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Last week we had the excellent Commodore C64 week, an idea by Glenn McNamee. People from all over…

It’s Commodore 64 week!

It’s Commodore 64 week!

This week, it’s Commodore 64 week.  The Commodore and retro enthusiast Glen McNamee started the idea on facebook…

Technology

Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at…

Google buys Motorola!

Biggest news of the week, month, quarter or year… it could be anyone of these: Google…

Future visions

How to transmit 700 DVDs in just one second?

That’s probably not the exact question scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology posed themselves, but…

From kilobytes to exabytes… an information overload

When you think of it, the era of kilobytes and megabytes is not that long ago. …

Science

Finding a new dimension… it gets spooky!

Last year, there was a lot of buzz around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project at CERN…

Space Shuttle… the story continues on your C64

With the Space Shuttle Discovery in orbit, an era slowly but surely draws to a close. …