I'm listening to Equinoxe, Jean-Michel Jarre's 1978 #synthesizer masterpiece.
Loco's gameplay wasn't remarkable, but associating Equinoxe Part 5's beat with a running steam locomotive was a stroke of genius.
Revisiting my collection of #Amiga hardware and software.
- DKB 4091, the fastest SCSI controller for several years
- DLG Pro, my BBS software
- AmiTCP/IP... yes, the TCP stack was not part of the OS, initially!
- IOBlix, a buffered multiserial card for high-speed modems
- Ariadne, a 10baseT Ethernet card
- StormC, a fast C/C++ compiler and IDE only available for AmigaOS
- iBrowse, an Amiga native web browser
Why was the Kickstart 1.x "Insert floppy" graphic so bad?
The 8-Bit Guy is getting a ton of shit for being careless in restoring some weird IBM 7496 PCs found in a vintage computer warehouse...
Personally, I think all the decisions were reasonable for yet-another PC model that didn't become a success. Rarity alone doesn't automatically make things valuable.
At 2:40, the presenter casually drags an Intuition screen of a different resolution and palette over the Workbench screen, probably unaware of how unique and marvelous this was in 1985, or even 10 years later.
#NetBSD was my first unix, btw. I used it on an Amiga 4000 with a 25MHz CPU.
I had just enough ram to start X11 and a few applications OR compile the kernel... but not both at the same time 😂
To make things worse, building the kernel from sources would take about 2 days (or was that for the entire userland? I don't remember well)
While Linux distros are switching from X11 to Wayland...
The format is trivial... I think it's 2 bytes of load address followed by the raw data. No checksum. But how did people save their asm code without an emulator?
I guess I could write a BASIC program which calls OPEN and PRINT# to dump the memory into a file, but it there must be an easier way... right?
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