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Memory Banking, DMA and Interrupts - How 8bit computers work

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Computers from the 1980s seemed to be quite limited in their abilities, there was a big drive to make a machine as cheaply as possible. Competition was fierce between manufacturers.

Videos

ZX Spectrum Next Hardware Sprites Overview

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ZX Spectrum Next Hardware Sprites Overview

An overview of the Spectrum Next's hardware sprites

Logo and Mindstorms - Learning How to Program

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Logo and Mindstorms - Learning How to Program

So how exactly do you learn programming? There's more to it than just typing in code listings after all. Let's find out using LOGO on my BBC!

Upgrading My Atari ST to 4MB

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Upgrading My Atari ST to 4MB

I upgrade my Atari STFM to 4MB of RAM using a Marpet XTra RAM Deluxe board

Tired Psu Repair My Atari 520STFM

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Tired Psu Repair My Atari 520STFM

So just how bad is a nearly 30 year old power supply? Let's find out!

Unopened Decade My Atari 520STFM

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Unopened Decade My Atari 520STFM

Come with me for a nostalgic trip around my Atari ST that I had has a child that has been sat unopened for the past 10 years

Blog Posts

  • 2021 Review

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    How was 2021 for you? I mean, compared to 2020 it was a big improvement, but that’s a pretty low bar to aim for. Let’s focus more on the projects that I completed and what I learned from them.

  • Crap quality USB cables

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    I think I’ve just had a bit of a revelation… USB-C is the best thing ever. Not only because the plug isn’t polarised, but because if you want a true USB-C to USB-C cable there doesn’t appear to be any cheap crappy ones.

  • SMT Soldering and Atari ST Repairs

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    Yesterday I recapped my ST’s PSU which went well, nothing exploded. However when trying to boot the machine it kept crashing, especially when it went to the desktop.

  • Updated Website

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    I’m not a web designer, I find the creative part quite interesting but buggering about with templating languages and having to learn far more JavaScript and CSS than is healthy really puts me off.