bugs: fixed! this is a tilemap made up of 3 different garbage tiles because I still haven't written a graphic editor. I guess that's next!

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Ok I celebrated a little early; garbage is still not consistently appearing in the right place. BUT. I just added support to my editor to upload code to actual hardware over the serial port using the built-in monitor in ROM! My broken code is running on hardware!!

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The Apple II hires framebuffer memory map is maybe the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen, and I'm saying that as someone who has programmed both planar EGA and the Atari 2600. How did people pull off smooth 4-directional animation with this??

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well shit, it looks like the basic building blocks of this 16-bit stack VM are actually more or less working!? This is the result of running [:vm 0xbabe 0xcafe :. :. :quit]

pushing literals onto a stack, popping them off, and printing them, what else does a computer need to do?

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Wanted to see how it worked on my monochrome T3100e and discovered it’s much more stable at 19200 baud. You can’t see which menu option you’ve selected though.

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WiModem232 arrived in the mail today. MarMOTS... almost works? I think I must be overflowing a buffer somewhere

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This is a fully functional 7MHz 80186 DOS machine, running MSDOS 5.0, with full CGA graphics support. It runs off of two AA batteries. Apparently for weeks. While constantly powering a RAM disk. I have been using this thing fairly heavily since Wednesday, including large serial file transfers that took well over an hour of constant, sustained use. Battery is still at 7/8 full.

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Got a sweet MSDOS palmtop in the mail from @ajroach42 the other day and after some small hardware fix ups I am settling in with it. This thing is an _astonishing_ device. I can hardly believe it’s real.

Today I learned there was a product called the TRS-80 Color Computer Appliance and Light Controller and the art on the manual and software cartridge is a TOAST WIZARD

I’m not convinced this entire Wikipedia article / field of mathematics isn’t an elaborate shitpost en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pair_o

We changed the code so that the colour of the text matches the colour of the sun and confirmed that bananas now pass harmlessly through numbers

And now it’s bedtime

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He is trying to reverse engineer how the sun physics works by throwing bananas at the 5s where the sun is supposed to be and seeing if it passes through them because it’s in the right spot or explodes because it’s not a yellow pixel. He insisted I take a new picture “because we have new results.”

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I introduced my son to GORILLAS.BAS and he is breaking it in ways I never imagined possible

Have a photo of my development environment that I lugged around all weekend in an extremely heavy suitcase

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