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2020-01-15

Just an update on the "The C64"

The retro style computer called The C64 or C64 Maxi has been arrived in December as planned.

I talked about this in my weekly show before and I wanted to give you an update here.

The form of having a full sized C64 on the table is awesome. High compatibility with almost all .d64 and .prg files for both (!) C64 and VIC-20 makes it even more fun.

As a display I revived my old VGA LCD from Sony and attached a HDMI to VGA Adapter to it. It works great since the monitor is nearly 4:3 like the original output of the Commodore computers. On a 16:9 you have really some serious black areas left and right of the actual picture.

The solution with the included Competition Pro Style joystick to switch USB ports for joystick port 1 and 2 is great and brings back that feeling or rage we all had on that computer.
The joystick has microswitches which was that big thing those days. However mine needed a bit work by opening and using tiny amounts of Ballistol oil on the switches and all moving parts, so that it won't get stuck on random directions frequently.

To draw a conclusion, it makes a lot of fun playing around and even more to program in basic, saving and reusing it. That is exactly what I've missed. So yeah, while you can all achieve practically for free on your PC, it feels like the real deal. One step away from having an actual old C64 or VIC-20 on your table.

2020-01-06

A Happy New(s) Year 2020

Yes, I know I'm late.
The new year begins as stressful as the old one ended.

It's not to late though to wish you a Happy New Year 2020. 🥳


Have a lot of fun!

2019-12-14

GMail now allows attaching a mail to a mail

Big news... Umm... wait a minute.
Isn't that called "Mail Forwarding" and is around for ages?
Interesting how you relabel things, smack some optical mojo to it and tell people it's the new awesome.
Since I'm using FairEmail, which also can snooze mails, I'm with the "forwarding label".

2019-12-09

Researching like crazy for today's shows

I'm way behind the schedule.
I need some assistants... no not those "AI"-assistants.
But you know... dreams.
Now stop writing this blog-post and get to work, Ryo! :). Oh and by the way, I still don't dare to switch to the new blogger. Yes, blogger got a new update on the web. That's something for this week and probably ruin Christmas for me O.o.

1442 articles to go...😵

2019-10-02

2019-09-09

Pre-Ordered "The C64"... Exciting!

Yes, the time has come. Screw online. I pre-ordered the upcoming "The C64". A licenced product. And I will actually use it for real. Not only for playing retro-games.

This is an awesome thing. Next stop is already planned: Buying a new Amiga. In the meantime I'm trying to restore my old original Amiga 2000, and enjoying working with the "The C64".

Working hard for today's netcasts

A lot of news this week, but if you look closely, only a few are really interesting.
I'm having enough of politics killing off tech.
And I'm really fed up about trade and tech war. Eff you! You were too slow and too expensive, USA. China is king now. Live with it.
And that's it. I want new high tech, better electronics, more smart home, and faster processors. I and don't give a crap about from where it is delivered. Period!

2019-07-22

EMUI / Magic UI 9.1 arrived on Honor View 20

Yes... finally, the new Magic UI / EMUI 9.1 has arrived, including GPU Turbo 3.0 which makes a big difference in gaming.
You can select the games you want to run faster, while leaving others out of the Turbo when not necessary to get most out of the brilliant battery life of the Honor View 20.

There are also slight stability improvements in Desktop Mode (PC-Mode a.k.a. DeX) and some minor design tweaks, mainly regarding the icons. Now more non-optimized icons will adapt to the given design.

It also includes the latest available security patch for Honor phones.
Nice!

2019-07-08

Ramping up for today's netcasts

Wow, tech-news hit a new low-level this week.
Exciting? Not at all. The usual data doomsday warnings, security apocalypse outrages, and false spy allegations.
New tech? Seems like we are busy being scared about the present .

I want a ride with a time-traveller, say 100 years into the future.

I'm too fast for this slow tech world...

2019-06-25

Watching Tron: Legacy

Love the soundtrack and the Illumination.

2019-06-21

Winter has just begun

Today it's officially beginning of the winter period. 

And if you say now: "What? Is he crazy?"
It means that you probably live on the northern hemisphere and assume that your seasons are valid for the whole planet. Nope.



Playing Neverwinter

After a long period of abstinence 😁 I'm starting to play Neverwinter again. So many new features and changes. Having a hard time to get back into the game.