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Show 144 - Raiders of the Lost Shrinkwrap 23 May 2013 | 03:14 am

In this episode, I take a meandering look at vintage computer collecting. Also, I talk about the upcoming release of the first episodes of Next Without For, and Chicken Lips Radio. - Earl

Show 143 - An Interview with Bob Armstrong of Spare Time Gizmos 8 Apr 2013 | 06:56 am

Hi there, Show 143, an interview with Bob Armstrong of Spare Time Gizmos, has been posted on the Retrobits Podcast feed. This was a really fun interview - it was neat to hear about the genesis of th...

Reversi64 Development Underway 3 Jan 2013 | 09:15 pm

For Retrochallenge 2013 Winter Warmup, I've started in with the Reversi64 development. Here's a rundown: Reversi64 is (will be) a networked two-player game of Reversi for the Commodore 64. It uses th...

PX-8 virtual disk drive - the New Adventures 23 Nov 2012 | 11:34 pm

Back to the drawing board!  Let's get 'er done this time! Batteries Plus made me a new, custom battery pack for my Epson PX-8 laptop.  It was fashioned after the old, tired battery pack.  Now my PX-8...

Back in the saddle 15 Jul 2012 | 10:09 pm

Wow, finally a breather so I can get back to programming?  Excellent! Here's a screenshot of the NetReversi game so far.  It doesn't do anything yet (other than move the cursor), but some of the logi...

Retrochallenge: Sharpening the Saw 1 Jul 2012 | 11:26 pm

After a week or two off, I'm getting back into the swing of things on my networked Reversi game for the Commodore 64. The rules of Reversi are deceptively difficult to program.  I've been faced with ...

April re-launch of The Retrobits Podcast 15 Mar 2012 | 02:07 am

Hi everyone! It's been a long one-year hiatus - much longer than I planned. But in April, The Retrobits Podcast will re-launch with new episodes. Things have been busy here, including co-hosting the...

PX-8 virtual drive mock-up - the gory details 1 Aug 2011 | 01:47 pm

I am quite pleased to report that I managed to create a prototype of a virtual disk drive for the PX-8, using a Propeller "Professional Development Board", and a cable (more on this later) to connect ...

SUCCESS! 1 Aug 2011 | 01:32 pm

Full blog post coming next - but I'm packing a happy hooray and sigh of relief, as my Retrochallenge finishes successfully with hours to spare! Details within a few minutes...

One more day on Retrochallenge... 31 Jul 2011 | 12:33 pm

I've got one more day on the Retrochallenge. And I've figured out the cause of the technical problem I was having with serial communications between the Propeller microcontroller chip, and the Epson ...

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