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No Commodore 64, No CAPTCHA

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No Commodore 64, No CAPTCHA

Technology we take for granted today, might not have come to be if Commodore hadn’t released their ‘computers for the masses, not the classes’. One such example is that of the CAPTCHA, the de-facto standard for making sure spambots don’t plant their commercial messages on your website. Luis von Ahn’s parents had a candy factory […]

Happy 64th birthday Jean Michel Jarre!

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Happy 64th birthday Jean Michel Jarre!

Today is Jean Michel Jarre’s 64th birthday. He sure is one of my heroes and has been my favorite composer since, well, as far as I can remember. It was my aunt who was very much into electronic music and got me my first Jean Michel Jarre record. It was for me a revelation: the […]

How I started my Commodore collection

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How I started my Commodore collection

Last month I was asked by the excellent Retro Games Collector if I wanted to be featured on their “Show Us Your Collection” series.  In these articles, they interview a collector of retro games, consoles, computers etc. on how they started their collection and what turned them to collecting vintage electronics in the first place. Needless to say I was flattered by […]

August 1982, the world gets to buy the C64

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August 1982, the world gets to buy the C64

January 1982 is a date that’s written in bold in computing history books as it was then that the C64 was first shown to the world at the Vegas CES. With all the buzz about this new awesome machine that Commodore was going to release, and this was just shortly after the success of the […]

The London 2012 Olympics

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The London 2012 Olympics

Today the London 2012 Olympics start. Now I am not that much of sports fan, but I do enjoy playing sports games on my C64 and hence I remember all those classic Olympic themed games like Epyx’ Summer Games and Konami’s Track and Field. The latter took most of my pocket money at the arcades […]

Commodore for Workgroups

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Commodore for Workgroups

More than 20 years ago, most of us got their first taste of networked computers when we installed Microsoft’s Windows for Workgroups on our PCs. For many of us, it was the first time our computers could actually “talk” to other computers in a network. Over the past 2 years, I’ve written a couple of […]

Hooking up an actual CD-ROM drive to the Commodore

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Hooking up an actual CD-ROM drive to the Commodore

Some time ago, I wrote an article on how you could use a regular “music” CD as a medium to store your applications for the C64. The way you loaded the programs was similar to the process involved when loading data from tape. Expanding on this idea of having your data stored on a CD, […]

Strange peripherals… the RAMLink

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Strange peripherals… the RAMLink

After last week’s “Stanger peripherals” article on the FD disk drive, I though it would be good to do a write-up of one of the most sought after collectables for the Commodore: the Creative Micro Designs (CMD) RAMLink. For anyone who was trying to get the most out of his trusty breadbox or C128, the […]

Strange peripherals… the FD-4000 drive

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Strange peripherals… the FD-4000 drive

When it came to peripherals, the C64 was the system that had the most. And when it came to companies making these peripherals, it was Creative Micro Designs (CMD) that made the most amazing ones. Just think about the HD20, the SuperCPU, … these are some of the most sought after peripherals on today’s Commodore […]

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The first multifunction printers

In today’s office environment, multifunction printers or multifunction peripherals (MFPs) are as common as the desktop computer. They’re cheap and they take up less space than a copier, printer, fax, scanner would do if you had these devices separately. As is the case with these peripherals we take for granted today, it surprises us to […]