Month: August 2014
KOLCon 11: It’s Ridiculous, It’s Not Even Funny…
Typecasting from the trenches of KOLCon 7 Heh, found this image while googling for my store banner. Apparently my store even breaks things when I’m not around… The Casbah is where you should always be able to get a Salty Dog, thanks to this hack.
Radio of The Month: Sony ICF-2010
I’ve always wanted a nice shortwave radio receiver, but they don’t show up in thrift stores very often, so when I saw this one at Deseret for $7 a couple of months ago, I snapped it up without hesitation. However, when I got it home and rigged up a regulated power supply for it, I […]
The 5th Phoenix Type-In: Squigglyvision and Anaglyphic 3D, Part 1
In order to see the Anaglyphs properly, you’ll need a pair of red/cyan 3D glasses, which you may have if you’ve stolen them from a 3D movie theatre or happen to have a TV that does 3D videos and games: And now, for those of you who don’t have 3D glasses, the same pics in […]
Isaac Asimov’s Typewriter
As seen on The Beeb’s “Real History of Science Fiction” Season 1, Episode 1 (Robots): Isaac Asimov at his Baby Selectric model 7×1 I have two of these fantastic little typers (well, “little” compared to most other Selectrics), and I loves ’em as much as Isaac apparently did.
Grandad’s Little Pony (135)
1971 Royal Sprite, built by Silver Seiko in Japan. Joe in his later civilian years, selling Skampers to Yankees. Grandad’s Kodak Pony 135 and a Gossen Pilot light meter (The Pony has *no* light metering) The Pony 135 is a simple, all-mechanical “zone focus” camera (the viewfinder has no focusing/rangefinding aids), made mostly of Bakelite […]
Back to the Future: PRAM and The Promise of Unified Memory (again)
“The research trend now in memory technology is to find a single memory for both temporary storage and permanent storage in personal computers as well as embedded systems. Research trend now in memory is unification of memory, so that there should be no separate SRAM, DRAM and flash, it’s going to be just one memory.” […]
TRS-80 Bar Code Reader drivers for Model 100/200 and Kyotronic 85
I admit I’ve been obsessing over my old Model T computers this past week or so. I finally did dig up my Null Modem cable and got the little laptops talking to the PC again, and I also dug up my old cassette software for the T100/200. I’ve sampled them all to digital WAV files […]