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Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Computational nostalgia

This has only tenuous links to amateur radio so I include it here out of nostalgia. I once ran a packet radio node or three from Commodore 64's with two floppy drives each and I still have all the equipment. At one time I had seven of them doing various jobs around the shack such as logging, rotator control, word processing and packet radio. I still found time to play games on a couple and have enough cassettes and 5 1/4 inch floppy disks to fill a small shipping container. I can admit to a similar amount of Amiga software and hardware. Maybe I should follow this guys lead he is using his unmodified C64 built in 1982 as a web server. Not bad for a machine with these specifications - Ram: 64k. - CPU: MOS-Technology 8bit 6510 - Clock Speed: 1Mhz.

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