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.
So just how bad is a nearly 30 year old power supply? Let's find out!
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
An overview of the Spectrum Next's Layer 2 bitmap display
How to get started programming the ZX Spectrum Next
I found a real bitmap display for the RC2014 and here's how I made it work.
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.
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.
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.