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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 she was not referring to my Spartan trained body (that would be “Greek” and let’s just say the muscles are well hidden these days) it got me thinking: “Did I become a geek, or have I always […]

A time before laptops and multimedia projectors

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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 a beamer that fits in your pocket and can be hooked up to your iPad. The era of the overhead or slide projector is long gone, but clearing out some old boxes of floppy’s recently reminded me […]

More sprites by my little geeks

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More sprites by my little geeks

Back in November, my kids had their first taste of computer programming when they designed their first sprites on the Commodore 64. With the weather being absolutely splendid this weekend, I decided to bring my SX-64 out on the terrace and play some games. I had just put in the 1st floppy when my kids […]

Thrift stores and hidden gems

Thrift stores and hidden gems

Two years ago, on our way to the Belgian coast, we stopped at “Flanders Expo” in Ghent, where a big retro fair was being held by the thrift stores of Flanders. Last year we missed it, but this year, it was marked on our calendars as “the” date in March for bargain hunting. The event […]

My oldest daughter’s first retro gaming fair

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My oldest daughter’s first retro gaming fair

Having been to quite a few retro gaming fairs, this month’s second Classic & Retro Gaming fair in Belgium was high on the agenda as it’s the ideal place to meet up with some fellow collectors and grab some retro goodness bargains. For this year, the organizers moved to a different venue that promised to […]

Teaching my kids how to make sprites

Teaching my kids how to make sprites

Most of the time, when my kids walk into the office they gaze at the computers and ask me what all the code on the screens means.  It reminded me of what I felt when I looked at a listing of a simple program when I was a kid and what happened when I typed in […]

The best April fool!

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The best April fool!

The April fool’s joke that Google played on everyone today is perhaps one of the best, geekiest and most original I’ve seen in a long while. Basically, in a video (see the video on the right of this artice) that was put online yesterday, Google talks about putting Google maps on one of the classic retro consoles, […]

Lego in space!

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Lego in space!

As a kid, Lego definitely was one of my favorite toys. I especially liked the whole Lego space theme with the old designs, the blue and grey space ships, the lunar base plates, the little spacemen… Never did I think one of those Lego characters would actually go into real space, but that changed recently, […]

Retro Game Fair, The Netherlands

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Retro Game Fair, The Netherlands

After last month’s Retrogaming Fair in Belgium, it was this time of to the Netherlands I went, accompanied by good friend and retro enthusiast Sven to the We arrived shortly after the opening and it was already a full-house.  One main hall and three smaller halls awaited us with boxes full of retro gaming goodies. A lot […]

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A Merry Christmas!

Wishing all my friends a Merry (Commodore) Christmas.  What better way to say it than with a song about Christmas and Commodore.  I just recently discovered this band, The Saturnettes, who have made the perfect Christmas song.  Enjoy! I remember that day it was cold and it rained it was there in its box with […]

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