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Learn Multi platform 6502 Assembly Programming... For Monsters!
In these tutorials we'll start from the absolute basics... and teach you to become a multiplatform 6502 monster!... Let's begin!
dev  6502  retro 
yesterday by deusx
Did You Know That Jon Pertwee Sang A Doctor Who Song In 1972? - The Retroist
Jon Pertwee, better known as the third Doctor from Doctor Who released a song entitled Who is the Doctor back in 1972!
doctorwho  scifi  drwho  retro 
9 days ago by deusx
How To Add DOS doors to Raspberry Pi Mystic
This tutorial is intended for BBS sysops who wish to run DOS door games on their Raspberry Pi (or other ARM device)
bbs  dos  retro  emulation  doors 
11 days ago by deusx
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Pi1541 is a real-time, cycle exact, Commodore 1541 disk drive emulator that can run on a Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+ or 3A+.
c64  diy  1541  emulation  raspi  retro  hardware  commodore  raspberrypi 
18 days ago by deusx
Make your own S-Video for your 8-bit card easily and quickly - Atari 8-Bit Computers - AtariAge Forums
Heres how you can make your own top quality S-Video video board for almost any Atari 8 bit. It uses few parts and would take minutes to install.
atari  retro  diy  hacks  hardware  projects 
5 weeks ago by deusx
Rocky Bergen's Retro Computer Papercraft – Waxy.org
Winnipeg-based artist and designer Rocky Bergen makes detailed papercraft of vintage computers, game systems, and electronics that you can print out, cut, and fold for yourself.
diy  retro  papercraft 
9 weeks ago by deusx
All you ever wanted to know about the colors of the commodore 64
The whole issue of VIC-II color-emulation is so mis-guiding and irritating, because every c64-emulator uses different palettes and these have been created by using cheap frame-grabbers/digitizers with strange color-behaviour or by moving around some rgb-sliders until it looks quite right. Many people have forgotten how the colors on a real C64 look, because they use emulators for a long time.
retro  c64  vic  art  commodore64 
october 2018 by deusx
The Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack: Home
Home of the world's biggest collection of classic text mode fonts, system fonts and BIOS fonts from DOS-era IBM PCs and compatibles
fonts  retro  oldschool 
october 2018 by deusx
Remember When Blockbuster Video Tried Burning Game Cartridges On Demand? | Hackaday
Machines at these stores had the ability to flash 16 Mb and 32 Mb EEPROM cartridges containing Sega Genesis games. The flashing process only took 45 seconds on average
gaming  retro 
october 2018 by deusx
FamiTracker
FamiTracker is a free windows tracker for producing music for the NES/Famicom-systems. The interface is based on MadTracker and should be easy to use if you've been using trackers before.
music  retro  famicom  chiptunes  8bit 
april 2018 by deusx
Whizzo Software - SIO2Arduino
SIO2Arduino is an Atari 8-bit (800/XL/XE) device emulator that runs on the Arduino platform. It currently emulates a single Atari 1050 disk drive (D1:) but there are plans to extend it to support multiple drives as well as other devices.
sio  atari  retro  arduino  hardware  diy 
march 2018 by deusx
The PiModem Project - Retro BBS and dialup fun!
Connect to BBS's (via telnet) and the Internet (via PPP) from your old computer!
retro  raspi  raspberrypi  diy  hardware 
february 2018 by deusx
ESP8266 WiFi Modem Working! - TI-99/4A Computers - AtariAge Forums
I am using a HUZZAH ESP8266 that i purchased for $10

A DB9 Male Serial to TTL converter that I purchased for $10
wifi  esp8266  diy  hardware  retro 
january 2018 by deusx
Raspberry PiBoy – Building a Handheld Gaming System from Walnut and Carbon Fiber – MICHAEL K CASTOR
Portable Raspberry Pi enabled gaming system projects seem to be everywhere. The concept is relatively simple; get an old GameBoy (or other old portable) shell, stuff in a Raspberry Pi Zero as well as some switches, LiPo battery and charger, an LCD screen, and maybe an audio amplifier and you’re set (except for the giant mess of wires.)
retro  gaming  raspi  diy  hardware 
november 2017 by deusx
The underground story of Cobra, the 1980s’ illicit handmade computer | Ars Technica
Among the clones manufactured by the Communists was the Cobra or CoBra. The name stands for COmputere BRAsov, with Brasov being the town in central Romania where these machines were assembled to be used by enterprises. Of course, ordinary people couldn’t buy them—which is what first led several students at the Politehnica University of Bucharest deciding to build them themselves.
diy  hardware  retro  history  tech 
november 2017 by deusx
Anime floppy disks
Mainly GIFs, but pictures are okay too. By @Foone
anime  art  gifs  images  retro 
october 2017 by deusx
Web Audio Modem
Lately, I've been working with a client where my development computer is not connected to the Internet. This is a huge inconvenience, as the unavailability of Google and Stack Overflow vastly impact my productivity. Only recently have I begun to grasp how much of my time is actually spent copy/pasting between Visual Studio and the browser.

My office also features an Internet connected laptop and my development computer expose 3,5 mm jack sockets for audio devices. And thus my problems can be solved! Here's how I made a modem for closing the gap with Web Audio.
audio  fun  retro  web  html5 
october 2017 by deusx
R-COIL by viTekiM
R-COIL is a space combat arcade game where your weapon and your thruster are connected and your bullets push back.
gaming  vector  retro 
october 2017 by deusx
tapDancer Virtual Datasette - Android Apps on Google Play
tapDancer converts archives of vintage games and other software into audio waveforms that your classic 1980's-era computer(s) can understand and plays them back, allowing you to once again use these programs on your cherished system(s) using your mobile Android device, and a tape-interface cable or CD-to-cassette adaptor (depending on the computer.)
c64  hacks  retro 
august 2016 by deusx
Modifying a Datassette for audio in - the rift conspiracy
It's possible to load tape games into a Commodore 64 using a mobile phone or mp3 players.
c64  hacks  hardware  retro 
august 2016 by deusx
PICO-8: FANTASY GAME CONSOLE
PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. When you turn it on, the machine greets you with a shell for typing in Lua commands and provides simple built-in tools for creating your own cartridges.
games  lua  retro  code  pico 
july 2015 by deusx
The RUM 80 – a home brew Z80 computer built from scratch | Hackaday
hacker [Lumir Vanek] from the Czech Republic. Between 1985 and 1989, [Lumir] built his own home brew, Z80 based computer.
z80  retro  diy  computers 
april 2015 by deusx
GameBase 64 Reorganizer SD | Obliterator918's Commodore 64 Project Haven
Do you have a 1541 Ultimate or a SD2IEC, uIEC/SD, etc? Want to extract your GameBase 64 collection to an SD card, with an optimized folder structure and file names, quick and easy? GameBase 64 Reorganizer SD is what you need.
c64  retro 
december 2014 by deusx
CBM FileBrowser
CBM-FileBrowser is a program launcher for Commodore machines. Even if it was originally intended for devices with sd2iec firmware, it works also with any CBM drive (without sd2iec functions of course).
c64  retro 
december 2014 by deusx
Hobbyist inter-networking and the popular Internet imaginary: forgotten histories of networked personal computing, 1978-1998 :: University of Southern California Dissertations and Theses
Popular social computing began in the late‐1970s with the emergence of dial‐up bulletin‐board systems (BBS). For nearly two decades before the privatization of the state‐sponsored internet, tens of thousands of dial‐up computer networks were run out of the homes and offices of hobbyists, volunteers, and entrepreneurs throughout North America. It was on these bulletin‐board systems that personal computer owners first began to use their machines for popular communication. The history of BBSing portrays amateurs, hobbyists, and enthusiasts as key agents in the development and diffusion of social computing. Indeed, the users and administrators of early BBSes were the first to confront the fundamental challenges of living and working in online communities. Their experiences and experiments with anonymity, identity, privacy, sexuality, and trust established norms and values that were reproduced in the commercial services and social media systems to follow. Restoring the popular memory of the BBS movement confers legitimacy on amateur users to speak with authority about the present and future of internet technology and policy.
bbs  retro  papers 
november 2014 by deusx
Jookie's home page » CosmosEx
CosmosEx is a device for Atari ST computers which replaces multiple peripherals in single box. Your Atari peripheral cosmos is now expanding!
retro  atarist  atari  raspi  raspberrypi 
november 2014 by deusx
How to make MS-DOS 6.22 to stop consuming 100% CPU in VirtualBox on Ubuntu « Emanuelis' Blog
So you have a MS-DOS installed to a virtual machine on your super new multicore computer and it consumes 100% of your CPU (well… 100% of one core actually…)?
dos  retro  tips  utils 
november 2014 by deusx
Page 3 - Utilities-Special
These are the image files to recreate floppies with Dos 6.22
This is the last DOS version and was also the base for Windows 95
msdos  dos  retro 
november 2014 by deusx
Rubénerd: Using QEMU for DOS on *nix
While DOSBox is a great piece of kit, sometimes you may have more speciailised DOS needs that require the use of a VM. In my case, I use QEMU and so far things are working great.
dos  retro  qemu  linux 
november 2014 by deusx
Atari 800 - Best Game Pack :: Atari 800 - Best Game Pack : Releases
'Atari 800 - Best Game Pack' is an All-In-One game pack includes the best Atari 8-bit games, screenshots, adverts, covers, manuals, the spreadsheet of high scores club and easy-to-use front-end
retro  atari  gaming 
october 2014 by deusx
Here Comes Habitat - The M.A.D.E.
At this point, we are ready to announce that we feel we have a very good chance of bringing Habitat online, in its original form, for play online with Commodore 64 emulators as the client.
to:twitter  habitat  retro  qlink  c64 
october 2014 by deusx
asm6809
asm6809 is a portable cross assembler targeting the Motorola 6809 and Hitachi 6309.
vectrex  6809  retro 
september 2014 by deusx
About Us | The Digital Game Museum
Our office and collection storage in at 3553 Ryder Street, Santa Clara, CA. We don’t have enough space to put up exhibits, so we show exhibits at events like Maker Faire Bay Area, PAX Prime, and others, and we place small exhibits in interesting places. We hope to move to a space that will include changing exhibits and game play space in the near future. To do that, we need your financial support and the support of corporations. Can you help?
retro  gaming  california 
june 2014 by deusx
Insentricity :: Making a Raspberry Pi into an unified retro peripheral ::
If you've been following along here or on Twitter or Google+ you've no doubt seen the experimenting I've been doing with interfacing a Raspberry Pi in various ways with several retro computers like the Atari 800 and Commodore 64. My first project was using the Raspberry Pi to act as a converter for a USB gamepad to turn it into an Atari 2600 style joystick.
raspi  retro  raspberrypi  diy  hacks 
may 2014 by deusx
Getting Started, circa 1983
Let me say that again: the next day you could find out if your code compiled or not.
programming  retro  history  computing 
april 2014 by deusx
A Great Old-Timey Game-Programming Hack - Tom Moertel’s Blog
You had to bang your ideas around, twist them, turn them, searching for something, anything that would help you squeeze them into the machine. Sometimes you found it, and you got one step closer to realizing your ideas. Sometimes you didn’t.
to:fb  gaming  retro  programming  assembly  6502  6809 
december 2013 by deusx
Rocky's Boots (1982) (The Learning Company) : Free Streaming : Internet Archive
Rocky's Boots is an educational logic puzzle game by Warren Robinett and Leslie Grimm, published by The Learning Company in 1982. It was released for the Apple II, the CoCo, the Commodore 64 and the IBM PC. It was followed by a more difficult sequel, Robot Odyssey. It won Software of the Year awards from Learning Magazine (1983), Parent's Choice magazine (1983), and Infoworld magazine (1982, runner-up), and received the Gold Award (for selling 100,000 copies) from the Software Publishers Association. It was one of the first educational software products for personal computers to successfully use an interactive graphical simulation as a learning environment.
gaming  retro  design  electronics 
october 2013 by deusx
How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands | The Verge
The original Atari featured a wealth of games with box art that was quite a bit more imaginative than the “grizzled man holding a gun” template that’s so popular today. The concept of playing a video game in your house, on your television, was still in its infancy in the late 1970s, and Atari needed a way to market its games. One solution was to commission intricately detailed covers that sold the idea of a game much better than any simple screenshot could. “The game-playing experience wasn’t 100 percent of the experience,” says Tim Lapetino, an artist and designer currently working on a book about the history of Atari cover art. “Part of what made the world complete was the artwork that conjured up this other place. I wasn’t sitting in my living room anymore; I was on this desolate planet or in space. And it was mostly because of that art.”
gaming  atari  retro  art 
september 2013 by deusx
NextDraft: Adolescence in the Age of Pay-Per-Minute Porn
The four-finger method worked for seven days. And during that unforgettable week, my neighborhood shut down. Nerf footballs sat untouched on driveway blacktops, tumbleweed rolled across emptied bike paths, dust gathered on Intellivision gaming consoles, zero progress was made on bar mitzvah haftorah portions.
retro  tv  cable  to:fb  porn 
september 2013 by deusx
In Search of Scanlines: The Best CRT Monitor for Retro Gaming - Tested
Your 1080p HDTV may be great for Blu-ray movies, but it sucks for SNES games. Adopting new television technology means saying goodbye to the advantages of older hardware. And yes, there are advantages. There's no such thing as a best TV for all eras of content. And for retro gaming, diehard gamers and collectors turn to old CRTs and specialty scaling hardware in search for that perfect picture.
crts  monitors  retro  gaming  tvs  arcade 
september 2013 by deusx
Guelph family lives like it's 1986 | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun
their house has banned any technology post-1986, the year the couple was born.

No computers, no tablets, no smart phones, no fancy coffee machines, no Internet, no cable, and – from the point of view of many tech-dependent folks – no life.
to:fb  1986  canada  retro 
september 2013 by deusx
BearDuino: Hacking Teddy Ruxpin with Arduino | Ars Technica
The BearDuino is a hardware-hacked Teddy Ruxpin—the infamous animatronic talking story-time teddy bear unleashed in all its uncanniness on the world in the 1980s—that has been turned into a kit for use with an Arduino microcontroller, ready for would-be makers to use for good or evil.
hacks  diy  arduino  retro  teddyruxpin 
august 2013 by deusx
The Best NES Games Under $10 | RetroGaming with Racketboy
After adding a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet.
nes  gaming  retro 
july 2013 by deusx
Huenison
Do you know those weird, abstract games that you find yourself instantly drowned in and hopelessly addicted to? Be warned: you just stumbled upon one. A great one. Amiga and PC versions
gaming  amiga  retro  pc 
july 2013 by deusx
Fixing E.T. for the Atari 2600
It turns out that E.T. isn't a bad game after all. With a few simple changes we were able to dramatically improve an already good game by eliminating the most common complaints. With a few additional changes, we were able to clear up any confusion for players who care about the score, and were confused by the differences between what the manual claims and what actually happens in-game. Next time someone tells you that "E.T. for the Atari 2600 is the worst game ever made" you can tell them that this is not the case. It's been fixed, and you know how.
gaming  et  atari  2600  retro  atari2600  asm 
april 2013 by deusx
RetroArch - multi-system frontend for libretro
RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features few other emulators frontends have, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading.
gaming  retro  emulators  android 
march 2013 by deusx
WE ARE BACK
Old school demos re-built in HTML5
demos  webdev  html5  retro  canvas  codef  to:fb 
september 2012 by deusx
Thumbnails for Commodore 64 Training Type with Jim Butterfield
Thumbnails for Commodore 64 Training Type with Jim Butterfield
retro  c64  to:fb  jimbutterfield 
august 2012 by deusx
Basic instinct: how we used to code • Reg Hardware
I’ve recently caught myself, like some horrific solo re-write of the Monty Python Four Yorkshiremen sketch, waxing lyrical to my two iPod-wielding young ‘uns about the good old days; when men were men, computers were effectively clockwork, and computer games… well, come to think about it, they still cost about 69p. But you didn’t download them from an app store. Oh no. They came bound into computer magazines and had to be typed in by hand. And oh yes, they were in an arcane language called Basic.
retro  oldschool  programming  to:fb 
july 2012 by deusx
Sit, Ubu, sit! …Good dog! | The Retroist
Ubu Productions is an independent production company founded in 1982 by producer Gary David Goldberg. Ubu’s had made some pretty famous shows, including Family Ties and Spin City. If the name sounds familiar, it might be that you love those shows or it is more likely because at the end of many Ubu produced shows, you had a photo of a black Labrador Retriever with a Frisbee in his mouth.
retro  ubu  nifty  to:fb  to:tumblr 
may 2012 by deusx
Demoscene - The Art of the Algorithms | MetaFilter
Wired called them, digital graffiti and John Carmack spoke of them at QuakeCon 2011 but they remain little known. A recently released full-length documentary (download) gives a portrait of the creative digital subculture from 80s to the present day.
demos  demoscene  nifty  metafilter  retro 
april 2012 by deusx
The Geeks Who Saved Prince of Persia's Source Code From Digital Death | Game|Life | Wired.com
He saved all the videotape he took in October 1985 of his brother running and jumping around their old neighborhood, footage that he rotoscoped into the animations for his Apple II game Prince of Persia. He saved all of the meticulous journals he kept of the production process, documenting each tiny step of the creation of the landmark hit game.
gaming  retro  princeofpersia  apple  awesome 
april 2012 by deusx
Atari Asteroids Box Art Wallpaper | The Retroist
I played an awful lot of Asteroid on my Atari 2600 this weekend. This inspired me to make a little wallpaper for my desktop to remind me how much I enjoy the game. So here it is, my Atari 2600 Box Art Wallpaper.
retro  atari  asteroids 
march 2012 by deusx
Prince of Persia creator finds lost source code 23 years later – Video Games Reviews, Cheats | Geek.com
he managed to misplace the original source code for that first Prince of Persia game and has been searching for it ever since.

Yesterday he found it, and the discovery is all thanks to his father. The three packs of 3.5″ Apple ProDOS disks had been safely stored away in a brown box along with a load of Amstrad copies of his 1984 game Karateka.

The problem he faces now is how to extract the code from those old 3.5″ disks to his MacBook Air, but he has a friend on board with the requisite skill set.
gaming  princeofpersia  retro  archival  to:fb 
march 2012 by deusx
48 Pictures That Perfectly Capture The '90s
Gag me with a spoon! These pictures are all that and a bag of chips!
90s  ohgod  retro  to:fb  funny 
february 2012 by deusx
TASVideos / Password Generators
Generators that generate or decode passwords of various games.
gaming  retro  passwords  nifty 
february 2012 by deusx
Apple Game Server Online!
Connect your tablet/computer headphone jack to your Apple II cassette input (next to joystick port), remove any diskettes, power on, CTRL-RESET, if you have a "]" prompt then type "LOAD", if you have a "*" prompt then type "800.A00R 800G", press RETURN, then press play.
apple  gaming  wares  awesome  hacks  nostalgia  retro 
january 2012 by deusx
Great Gifts: Computers on Christmas Morning - Slideshow from PCMag.com
Ah, the anticipation of Christmas morning. Who could ever forget that frenzied level of excitement we felt as children as we climbed into bed on Christmas Eve, with our palms sweating and our hearts racing. If you grew up celebrating Christmas, it's likely that you've felt this way at least once in your life (maybe you still do). The experience of waking up on Christmas morning and discovering a cache of otherwise unattainable goodies is one that you will never, ever forget. I have to tell you that my heart is pounding right now just writing this.
christmas  oldschool  retro  computers 
december 2011 by deusx
Apple II drum sequencer surfaces for chiptune composers -- Engadget
No, this isn't a recycled news item from the 1980s -- it's 2011, and MJ Mahon and 8 Bit Weapon have just announced the release of the Apple II DMS Drummer, a wavetable-based drum sequencer for Apple II-era machines. The monophonic synth reproduces eight drum sounds like bass, snare, rim shot, hand clap, tom, hat open, hat closed and "lazer," along with a sequencer that lets you plug in up to 16 drum patterns across 256 slots. Seems like just the thing for chiptune composers hankering for a way to make authentic eight-bit drum tracks using vintage Apple hardware. System requirements call for an Apple IIe, IIc, IIc+ or IIgs with 80-column capability and a 5.25-inch floppy drive -- you know, pretty modern stuff. A limited demo version is available, but if that doesn't satisfy, you can either buy it on a floppy for $14.95 or download a .dsk disk image for $9.95. Oh, and neither require a time-traveling DeLorean to go back to 1985.
apple  music  retro 
december 2011 by deusx
robohara.com » The Commodore 64 Moves In
My parents bought my Uncle Kenny’s Commodore 64 for me back in 1985. If I remember correctly the sound chip had blown out, so the first thing we they did was have it fixed. Sixteen years later, I still own (and use) that same Commodore computer. I’ve owned dozens of other Commodore computers ov...
c64  retro  oldschool  burgertime 
december 2011 by deusx
How to Rediscover the Obscure TV Shows and Movies that Made Your Childhood Weird
It's usually pretty easy to track down most big Hollywood releases and major TV shows on DVD, or on Netflix. But what about those works that aren't popular enough for mass production, such as old TV movies, pilots that never made it to air, or lost films that only a die-hard film fan could appr...
odd  oldschool  tv  retro 
december 2011 by deusx
Why Haunted House for the Atari 2600 so Great? | The Retroist
As I sat upon the creaky wooden steps, I felt as though my grip on sanity was beginning to loosen. My breaths came in rapid, gasping spurts, and my heart was beating with such ferocity, I felt for certain it would leap from my chest and fall to the unforgiving floor where it would flop to and fro like a great crimson fish. My skin was slick with a veneer of cool, clammy sweat, and my hands, which held the source of my terror, shook a bit as I read each cursed word inscribed in that hellish tome. Why did I ever allow my curiosity concerning the priceless urn of the Graves Mansion get the better of me?
retro  gaming  atari2600  hauntedmansion 
november 2011 by deusx
The Joy of Tinkertoys | The Retroist
Tinkertoys were created in 1914 by Charles H. Pajeau and Robert Pettit in Evanston, Illinois. Pajeau, designed the toy after seeing children play with pencils and empty spools of thread. It did not take long for the toys to catch on and after 2 years they had sold millions of their sets.
toys  tinkertoys  retro 
november 2011 by deusx
Awesome Wheeljack Cosplay By Scream01! | The Retroist
Take at look at these photos taken of Scream01′s outfit by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos over on Flickr. The “fins” to the side of Wheeljack’s head light up like when he would speak in the animated series! Bravo to Scream01 because this bit of Cosplay is just full of win.
awesome  cosplay  transformers  retro 
november 2011 by deusx
Report: Good Old Games to offer Good New(ish) Games | Joystiq
"Traditionally, GOG.com has looked for great classics that are three years old or older," he said. "We will continue to add classic games, of course, but we are actively working to sign newer titles now." Rambourg noted that the newer games will cost more than most GOG releases --$13.99 to $16.99, but that the company plans to maintain its DRM-free model. The low prices suggest that these won't be brand new games, but simply games more recent than GOG's current three-year cutoff period.
gaming  gog  retro 
november 2011 by deusx
Lunchboxes: The Secret of NIMH vs. the ThunderCats | The Retroist
So, what do you all think? Does Mrs. Brisby and her mob of mice win, or will the ThunderCats slice their way to the top? Only you can decide! Respond to this post and let us know which lunchbox deserves to win!
oldschool  retro  lunchboxes  thundercats 
november 2011 by deusx
Dinosaur Jr. reissuing first three albums on cassette, harnessing the latest jurassic technology -- Engadget
Forget your Google Musics and Spotifys -- J Mascis, indie rock's favorite guitar-shredding gray haired curmudgeon and the rest of Dinosaur Jr. are stepping into the format time machine to reissue their first three LPs on cassette. Yep, Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug will once again be heard the way they were meant to be: on the terrible, tiny speakers of your dusty old RadioShack tape deck. The three tapes are being sold as the Cassette Trilogy, a $39 screen-printed box set, limited to 500 copies -- one for every working tape player in America. The box set follows the cassette release of 1988's Bug this summer. You can pick the box up online now, for the rock and roll luddite on your holiday shopping list.
music  retro  cassettes 
november 2011 by deusx
Stupid Raymond talent: Screaming carrier - The Old New Thing - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
Similar to Mike, I was able to scream (not whistle: scream) a 300 baud carrier tone. This skill proved useful when I was in college and the mainframe system was down. Instead of sitting around waiting for the system to come back, I just went about my regular business around campus. Every so often, I would go to a nearby campus phone (like a free public phone but it can only make calls to other locations on campus), dial the 300 baud dial-up number, and scream the carrier tone. If I got a response, that meant that the mainframe was back online and I should wrap up what I was doing and head back to the lab.
retro  oldschool  300baud  tech  history  funny 
november 2011 by deusx
Crisco TV Commercial featuring the Atari 2600 (1983) | The Retroist
When frying chicken for your family it is important to never stop to play video games for an hour and leave your chicken floating in a pool of oil the entire time. But if you must insist on this behavior, make sure you hare using Crisco oil. It somehow goes against all logic and will allow your oil soaked chicken to not be oily or greasy.
atari  retro  funny  crisco 
november 2011 by deusx
Retrozone 16 BIT & 8 BIT XMAS 2011 Carts Released (SNES & NES) | Rare Video Games Auctions, Sales & Pricing
Retrozones annual Christmas cartridge has finally hit their shelves and this year, there's also a SNES cart!
snes  nes  retro  christmas  gaming 
november 2011 by deusx
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