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About scitari

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    Keeping bit real
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    Male
  • Location
    Philadelphia
  • Interests
    artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, biomedical informatics
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    Qix
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About Me

I am an Atari 8-bit enthusiast. I learned to program on an Atari 400 and then 800 in my teens and still have my original 800 and 810 disk drive. I have a substantial collection of Atari hardware and software that I accumulated in the early 2000s when you could still find good stuff at thrift stores and flea markets for dirt cheap. The Atari 800 is my favorite of the 8-bit machines although I also really like the aesthetics of the 1200xl.

 

I finally got around to making a homebrew edutainment game in assembly called Gene Medic (http://genemedic.org) for the 2600. I also have an extensive collection of over 500 Atari 2600 cartridges. In my spare time I am a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and work on novel methods and software for machine learning and artificial intelligence (http://www.epistasis.org).

 

Here is an Atari Projects web page I started to help people get into the hobby. It is designed to outline short projects that can be completed in usually just 15-60 minutes.

 

Atari Hardware Owned

 

Atari 2600 (18)

Atari 2600 Jr. (3)

Atari 5200 (2)

Atari 7800 (2)

 

Atari 400 (3)

Atari 800 (3)

Atari 600XL (2)

Atari 800XL (4)

Atari 1200XL (2)

Atari 65XE (1)

Atari 130XE (2)

Atari XEGS (1)

 

Atari 520ST (1)

Atari 1040ST (2)

 

Atari Lynx (1)

Atari Portfolio (1)

 

Atari 410 (2)

Atari 810 (6)

Atari 820 (1)

Atari 850 (2)

Atari 1010 (2)

Atari 1020 (2)

Atari 1025 (1)

Atari 1027 (1)

Atari 1030 (1)

Atari 1050 (3)

 

Atari XF551 (1)

Atari XM301 (1)

Atari SF354 (1)

Atari SM125 (1)

Atari SC1224 (1)

 

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