• ## classiccomputing

### Stan Veit's Death

by Published on August 27th, 2010 09:24 AM

Yesterday, I discovered that Stan had died on July 29th. He lived a wonderful life, to the age of 90. His funeral was last ...

• ### Recent Blog Posts

#### Random Cubic Polynomial in Assembler

I finally reached back into some of my first assembler to write a routine called cubicnom() that generates a random cubic polynomial as the title implies. This pulls together several recent bits of...

Today 08:17 AM

#### Seeding Randomness with a String

Random numbers are great but sometimes you want them to be consistently random (an oxymoron!) so that you can rely on their pattern being the same. For example, in Magenta's Maze everything is...

July 25th, 2017 08:38 AM

#### RAND() in Assembler

The puzzles of Magenta's Maze are generated using the barely sufficient rand() function supplied by MSC 5.1. There are some issues with this, most notably that the highest bit of the 16-bit word...

July 24th, 2017 02:50 PM

#### VINTAGE FLYERS from COMMODORE [1990] | It's a Pixel THING - Ep. 123

This week I'll be showcasing some vintage flyers from the Amiga and Personal Computer families from Commodore that were being commercialized around 1990. Enjoy! VINTAGE FLYERS from COMMODORE |...

July 23rd, 2017 04:08 AM

#### C's itoa() in Assembler with mini-sprintf bonus

I've been poking around for a quick way to convert 16-bit words into digit characters a la the itoa() function in C. I thought and searched a lot around dividing by constants and clever ways of...

July 20th, 2017 01:14 PM
• ### Recent Forum Posts

#### The second 20-pin connector has me confused. MFM...

The second 20-pin connector has me confused. MFM drives used a second connector of 20 pins. I thought the floppy mini-cartridge tape drives only used the 34-pin connector with PCs. I can't find any...

krebizfan Today, 11:18 AM

#### I see "very old tape drive" and I wonder if it...

I see "very old tape drive" and I wonder if it predates vacuum column. :)

But Google says this is what you're looking for:...

KC9UDX Today, 11:01 AM

#### Kudos Trixter! It's refreshing to see someone...

Kudos Trixter!

It's refreshing to see someone else here with an open mind, a fully functional brain and also who is not obsessed with tinfoil hats, government conspiracies and the like.

Stone Today, 10:52 AM

#### I know... it's a little pricey :wow:

I know... it's a little pricey :wow:

dafivehole Today, 10:48 AM

#### Because they (obviously) already do have a phone!...

Because they (obviously) already do have a phone!

And so does everybody else!!! :-)

Even though I can see your point I don't experience that in general.

FWIW, I called my new,...

Stone Today, 10:43 AM