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  1. @jeffpiep successfully booted Total Replay v4 from a DigitalOcean server using the prototype #Apple2 #FujiNet which is connected to the #Apple2 plus via SmartPort! Yes, this is an Apple2 being booted from the internet. :)

     

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      @idolpx is working on moving his C64 project code into FujiNet, so that one is next.

      -Thom

       

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  2. Bubsy Bubsy Bubsy... Bobcat!

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      FALLING DAMAGE?

      They put....FALLING DAMAGE IN A PLATFORMER?!

       

      *JONTRON-QUITS*

       

  3. So...A TIA, a RIOT, and a MARIA walk into a bar...   

     

     

     

     

    And the bartender says:

     

     

    Cool!   I'm hungry for a bowl of chips!

     

     

     

    and    He puts them in a bowl and eats them!

     

    Haaaaa!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Now ...Who does that?

     

     

    If a chip can walk it should not be eaten,   I always say.

  4. #Atari8bit My daughter Nina, played her first game of M.U.L.E. as a Leggite (pink), and she won! I'm very proud of her :) (I was the blue human) ;)   RIjcgCY.jpg

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      Yup. Standard, and I'm _VERY_ proud of her. :) 

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  5. Whoever mentioned Yellow Magic Orchestra in the "music that could be in a video game" thread, thank you. I've been a huge fan since then.

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      Yup, a good third of their first album is video game music. :)

  6. Argh! Atari DOS 2.0 skips wildcard code if the device isn't "D:" ($#@$(#@$(#@ :(

     

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      This is another reason why #FujiNet NOS needs to be done.

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  7. For everyone on here: Do not deal with @AtariGeezer. We built a #FujiNet board for him on the condition that we would share code. This turned into "I'll do it if" .. after he received the board.

    This guy is 100% mud, and should be considered untrustworthy.

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      Since this posting, roughly on Jan 10, he has started his own Wifi Modem thread, where he deliberately references the board that mozzwald built for him. He still doesn't seem to be very interested in releasing code, opting instead for just releasing binaries. ok then.

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  8. For everyone on here: Do not deal with @AtariGeezer. We built a #FujiNet board for him on the condition that we would share code. This turned into "I'll do it if" .. after he received the board.

    This guy is 100% mud, and should be considered untrustworthy.

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      @orpheuswaking Since he has been banned from the thread, I am dropping it. He got a free board from us, hope he cherishes it.

       

      @RockyRaccoon To Recap:

      AtariGeezer has been working on his own ESP8266 based device. He had been talking as if he had a working implementation of a number of things, such as a N: network device, an R: device, and a working TNFS client that did file level sharing. Kept sharing little snippets of code, when I asked about them, he became cagey and said, "Do your homework."

      He saw what we were doing and started talking with us.

      Since @mozzwald had recently produced a working prototype based on the ESP32. Geezer asked if he could get one. mozzwald said only if you contribute code to development. Geezer said he would, so Mozzwald, on his own dime, built and shipped him one (we haven't charged anything for any prototypes, to anyone, nor do we intend to.)

       

      Geezer receives his prototype, pictures start showing up in other threads (he has one picture with it attached to his 1450XLD), and he starts talking about the functionality he's done.

       

      "Great, can we see code?"

      "Yup! When it's perfect!"

      ...ok, fine.

      A bit later, Geezer responds with: "Here's something to wet your appetite, to get rid of that state machine loop." after which he posts part of the main loop of his firmware. Ok, thanks. I see calls to R: device stuff, to N: device stuff, to TNFS stuff. Great.


      and had he left it at that, I would have said nothing, and just written this off as a "he grifted a board" moment, and if some code had shown up, I would have been happy about it.

       

      But he didn't. 

       

      He posts a binary of his latest build, and I asked about source code.

       

      He responds with:

       

      "I'll post it when you post your N: an R: handler."

       

      So our agreement suddenly turns into a tug of war on conditions, and rather than fight that silly battle, I decided to call him out on it. I called him a douche. I fully admit I went full nuclear, but in my defense, I've dealt with people like this, my whole life, and if you don't smack it down head-on, it becomes a bigger problem later.

       

      He responded, understandably, quite derisively. Which got him banned from thread.

       

      So yeah, 

      if he had just shut his mouth and not made it about me, this wouldn't have happened. :)

       

      -Thom

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  9. Why didn't the big plane from Combat get its own spin-off franchise?

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      He did, he went to Mattel and became...

       

      BEEE-SEVENTEEN-BAWWWWMER!

       

      *ducks-and-runs*

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  10. and with the XF551 from @dafivehole, Nina's Atari XEGS is now complete. :) 

     

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    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      There are a lot of reasons, I am doing this, in addition to wanting to do something special for my daughter, I am trying to combat her ADHD and work with her to strengthen her ability to focus and to remember what happened during the day.

      I am also reinforcing the idea that this computer is her private space. It is not connected to the Net at all, and in an age where everything is surveilled, data-mined, monetized, and otherwise commercially atomized, I am providing a truly private space...of which there are so few left.

      I am writing an article making this very case.

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  11. How come VIC-20 cassette games suck?

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      tschak909

      The VIC-20 was a machine that suffered from a ridiculous lack of RAM. You couldn't even make a new character set with 5K of RAM, which really was needed to get the most out of the machine, so most of the good games were cartridge based which took up anywhere from 4K to 16K of RAM.

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  12. I'm stuck in a closet with Vanna White.

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      night after night after night after night...

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  13. Your microphone pop filter smells like stinky cheese that was dipped in fish oil!

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      Are you a production assistant for a porn podcast, this week? :)

  14. White Castle fries only come in one size... really? 

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      You could always tell the drunks and the stoners from their piles of burger and fries boxes.

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  15. Poor Octav1us and for that matter poor Horace. 😞

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      I'm part of the ZX Spectrum community, as well, and I have never seen such a response to a copyright holder:

       

      "FUCK OFF!"

       

      It's beautiful, really.

       

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  16. I _REALLY_ am tired of this elitist attitude that permeates the homebrew communities that implies that "I am so awesome, that releasing code would tarnish my awesomeness."

    Seriously, get the fuck over it. 

    You will not get rich selling homebrew games.

    What you WILL do, is continue to silo important knowledge that should be shared and improved upon, to the detriment of all.

    And no, don't bother replying with a defense, there is none; only a stark ugly revelation of character.

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      I am _deliberately_ public with everything I do, because of it, and will always be. The amount of stuff that has to be rediscovered on an individual basis is absolutely ridiculous, considering how easy it is to share information.

       

      -Thom

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  17. I've seen the future,  I can't afford it.

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      Referring to the ever-increasing speculation on the retrocomputing market?

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  18. I joined AtariAge in May 2006.

     

    I had spent the previous seven years attempting to build a start-up company during the dot-com boom-bust cycle. It failed, horribly, and left me in a state of misery, dejection, and despair.

     

    I was burned out, and partially catatonic from 2004 until 2006 from the entire experience.

     

    I discovered AtariAge, and rekindled my love for the Atari 8-bit computers, where I started. and I started coding for the 8-bit, again. and it helped me remember why I loved computing in the first place.

     

    ...and I found my way back to sanity.

     

    Since then, retrocomputing has been a constant fixture in my life, to counter-balance my day job, to keep reminding me, why I do what I do. To keep me sane. We all make each other better.

     

    Thank you.

    -Thom

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      There are reasons I hung on, that I can't go into. It was a very dark time in my life, and there were some very shady figures around me.

       

      -Thom

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  19. What's the count of games AA is displaying at PRGE?

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      We are living in a wonderful time for retrocomputing.

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  20. I noticed that if you make a second Status Update it doesn't wipe out your first one from the list.  Design flaw or was this done on purpose?

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      on purpose. Because we all need to know every little detail, in sequence!

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  21. Anybody here well versed in HTML5/JS/CSS?

     

    -Thom

    1. tschak909

      tschak909

      doesn't help. I need help to improve the keyboard in place @ http://js.irata.online/

       

      -Thom

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  22. I love Battlestar Galactica (1978), don't get me wrong.  But good lord has it not aged particularly gracefully.

     

     

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