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My New Favorite Thing

April 9, 2015 Comments off

The Apple II watch. Custom made, with instructions so you can make one, too!

Here’s an article with some more details (the floppy drives are just for show, unfortunately, but that boot-up screen is awesome). Things to notice – the little power notch on the top of the “monitor” – great touch. And check out the first comment on the article –  it’s from someone who should know a bit about this watch’s accuracy.

Karateka, and Some Other Stuff

November 7, 2013 Comments off

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The Internet Archive has recently released their Historical Software Collection. Karateka. There’s a lot of fascinating and significant early software from the youngest days of home computing. Karateka. It’s a truly important historical archive for serious study and contemplation.

And they have Karateka, too.

Honestly, I couldn’t get the keys to work on my computer, but I’m betting that’s Firefox, and not the archive. I’m off to try Chrome and waste some serious time playing 1984 video games.

Don’t Mind Us Geeks

August 4, 2012 Comments off

Staying up way too late reading old computer articles. Found two cool ones:

A history of the Radio Shack TRS-80 from Time Magazine is at: Please Don’t Call It Trash-80

And while digging through some old Apple II related sites, discovered this on Apple’s current website. They still have an article online describing how to perform a “shift-key-modification” so that you can use both lower case and upper case letters on your computer. For the young amongst you, in early computers, that was a big deal. Here’s the link.

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