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Clever engineering on a budget - ZX Spectrum Interrupts

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How do you make an underpowered 8 bit CPU seem a bit more capable than it really is? Interrupts! that mechanism where the CPU can be poked and told to do something completely different, then resume whatever it was originally doing as if it’d never stopped.

Videos

25 Year Old Coding Project Review

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25 Year Old Coding Project Review

I found my 25 year old A-Level programming project, is it any good?

Atari St Mouse - How's it work anyway?

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Atari St Mouse - How's it work anyway?

I take my Atari ST mouse apart to figure out how it works.

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

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.