• Of Floppy Drives and Tandys

    Retrocomputers are often judged by their games, and thus, by the gaming characteristics of graphics and sound. We ignore the fact that Apple ][s were pretty often running VisiCalc on monochrome monitors, because we’d much rather talk about Ultima V in that glorious artifact color. And that’s something that’s hurt the reputation of Tandy/Radio Shack– the TRS-80 Model I was amazing for its time, but lacking colors or even graphics modes, was never going to lead in gaming. But that would change with the Tandy 1000… and wouldn’t you know, I have one of those right here!

  • Fun and 'Fun' With the Atari XE

    Holy crap I forgot about this blog! Well, actually, I’ve just been busy– changing jobs, and moving to a new location will do that to you. (The change of seasons to depressing, snowy winter doesn’t help either) But we’re back! And this time we’re taking another look at the Atari 130XE I mentioned before… and going to look at some problems.

  • Designing an Adventure Game API

    Recently, I started work on a client-server adventure game API, written in node.js on the server side and Vuejs on the client side. And more recently, my interest in the project waned. Here, I’m going to discuss some of what I learned, and what my conclusions are.

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