• Programming Language Easter Eggs

    Easter eggs are usually hidden inside our games and software, but did you know there are some hidden inside the tools and languages used to make that software? Come with me on a fun Easter diversion while we eat our bodyweight in chocolate, and look at six programming Easter Eggs. Some of these are from…

  • Sinclair BASIC vs BBC BASIC – How to fit an entire devkit inside 64K

    Just how did 8 bit computers like the ZX Spectrum or BBC Micro manage to cram an entire programming language into their tiny systems, and still have space for the user’s programs? Let’s compare two systems of the time – the low end ZX Spectrum that tried to cram as much computer as possible into…

  • BBC BASIC in RiscOS on a Raspberry Pi is really cool

    Your Raspberry Pi can do more than emulate games consoles or be a really slow Linux desktop. Come into the alternate mirror universe where Raspberry Pis run more than Linux.

  • Devlog 01 – Spectrum Next Programming Languages

    How to get started programming the ZX Spectrum Next

  • BBC Micro – Computer Literacy 1980s

    A look at how the BBC Micro made the UK computer literate.