. . . Also known as Retro Procrastination: Things Achieved: Sorted out back section of the 8Bit Bunker Laid 2 boxes of carpet squares (10 sqm) in tidied up area Setup Lounge on carpeted area Setup very retro CRT TV to watch the tennis Cleared and setup second desk to provide work-space for RetroChallenge programming Things Not Achieved: RetroChallenge programming Stay tuned for further Retro Procrastination Updates.
January 19th, 2015No Comments, Programming, RetroChallange, by Michael.
January 9th, 2014No Comments, Apple2, Programming, RetroChallange, by Michael.
Thought I’d get a jump on the rewriting of S-Basic in S-Basic by dumping the S-Basic Applesoft code to a text file, then reformatting it as S-Basic, then running it through S-Basic5.3 on my disk image. Great idea, but . . . . . The code is just too unstructured. Too many unexpected terminations within a routine using a GOTO that drops you part way into another routine. Arrrrrrrrgh! I love structure, indenting, flow control, so looks like I’ve got to do it myself then. So back to my original plan of writing from scratch using the Applesoft listing as a guide only.
January 3rd, 2014No Comments, Apple2, Programming, RetroChallange, by Michael.
OK, so it’s summer here in Australia, so what is this “Winter Warmup” thing. 2014WW is the Retrochallenge and to quote the site: “In a nutshell, the RetroChallenge is a loosely disorganised gathering of RetroComputing enthusiasts who collectively do stuff with old computers for a month. The event is very much open to interpretation… individuals set there own challenges, which can range from programming to multimedia work; hardware restoration to exploring legacy networking… or just plain dicking around. It really doesn’t matter what you do, just so long as you do it. While the RetroChallenge has its competitive side, it’s not really a contest… it’s more like global thermonuclear war — everyone can play, but nobody really wins.”