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Installing Caldera OpenLinux 1.3 on qemu

Wed 03 April 2019 in miscretrocomputing, linuxLeave a comment

Collected notes and process on installing an ancient Linux for no good reason Continue reading »

PC to Apple II Joystick Adapter

Tue 02 April 2019 in miscretrocomputingLeave a comment

Adapting a PC joystick to the Apple IIc / IIgs is trivial if you have some basic components. Here are plans for doing so. Continue reading »

Building a C64 power supply

Sat 04 August 2018 in Hardwarec64, retrocomputing, electronicsLeave a comment

C64 power supplies are way too expensive and if you have a couple particular skills you can just build your own. Continue reading »


Fri 03 August 2018 in Hardwareretrocomputing, ibm, iwantitLeave a comment

Apparently when the PCjr was still A Thing IBM tried to break into the Japanese market with something called the PC-JX. Continue reading »

Koala Pad

Wed 01 August 2018 in Hardwarekoalapad, c64, pc, msdos, retrocomputing, artLeave a comment

A week or so ago I was on eBay and stumbled across a thing called a Koala Pad. I had seen and heard of these before - it's basically a graphics tablet from 1983 that came out for damn near every home computer platform. I had seen them for the C64 and Apple II, but this one caught my eye. Continue reading »