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Archive for the ‘6502’ Category

Favourite Shortcut Key? (Soundcheck Question) – Computerphile – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/20

Still a cool video. Many shortcuts for various operating systems and machines, including BBC B, Linux, Windows, and MacOS.

–jeroen

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Posted in *nix, 6502, Apple, BBC Micro B, History, Linux, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Cool: Apple mini-assembler found inside Woz’ monitor inside Apple II Integer Basic

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/18

From a while back: [WayBack] This week, a mini-demo of the mini-assembler found inside Woz’ monitor inside Apple II Integer Basic. CALL –151 F666G … – mos6502 – Google+

This week, a mini-demo of the mini-assembler found inside Woz’ monitor inside Apple II Integer Basic.
CALL –151
F666G
You can find reconstructed sources in Jeff Tranter’s repo here:
https://github.com/jefftranter/6502/tree/master/asm/Apple%5D%5BMonitor
where we see credits to Steve Wozniak and Allen Baum. But in this oral history it seems the assembler was Baum’s work:
“Baum: So it was brute force, very simple and fit into 256 bytes if you already had the 256-byte disassembler.”
https://youtu.be/wN02z1KbFmY?t=3941
Anyhow, one page of code – or two – is very impressive!

For more info, try searching for F666G! (We wonder at this memorable address – the Apple I price was $666.)

Related:

–jeroen

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Interesting pieces of RetroMacCast : RMC Episode 433: Clamshell G4 iBook – first virus and Apple ][ forever

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/04

From the [WayBackRetroMacCast : RMC Episode 433: Clamshell G4 iBook the most interesting pieces to me were these:

–jeroen

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Level 29: The BBS

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/13

How retro can you get? [WayBack] Level 29: The BBS gets very far: it runs on an Apple IIgs and provides access via modem (via a landline!), telnet or web to the same text interface.

Web access via [WayBack] Shell In A Box

                                                                                                                                                                                    
Welcome to the *NEW* Level 29 BBS!                                                                                                                                                    
916 965 1701 - bbs.fozztexx.com                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                      
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The official BBS of                                                                                                                                                                   
RetroBattlestations.com                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                      
Enter your username or NEW or VISITOR                                                                                                                                                 
User:

It

Related:

Via: [WayBack] Got this TV yesterday at a garage sale and hooked up the Apple II through the Sup R Mod and installed the Hayes Micromodem IIe to call Level 29 BBS. No … – Chris Osborn – Google+

–jeroen

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Computing History – The UK Computer Museum – Cambridge

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/19

On my places to visit:

The Centre for Computing History is a computer museum based in Cambridge, UK. With a collection of vintage computers and game consoles, many of the exhibits are hands on and interactive.

[WayBackComputing History – The UK Computer Museum – Cambridge.

When I bumped into it, this was their collection size, ranging from the 1960s until recent history:

Archive Statistics :

  • Computers = 993
  • Peripherals = 1446
  • Mobile Devices = 31
  • Game Consoles = 213
  • Video Games = 10259
  • Software Packages = 2605
  • Books = 2045
  • Manuals = 4106
  • Magazines = 9057

Looking at their archived brands (having [WayBack] MITS – Altair and [WayBack] Raspberry Pi in the collection) is such a joy.

Archiving the older parts is a tough job, as they stem from way before the web era, so information has been lost, parts are hard to source, a lot of hardware got thrown away or is hard to find at all, people have died. More on that at [WayBack] About – Computing History.

Without a physical visit, you can find what they have at [WayBack] Search Our Archive – Computing History.

The video below on their archive is impressive.

–jeroen

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