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  1. For me it was just a connection to childhood -...

    For me it was just a connection to childhood - friends of mine had a 1000TX and I envied the 16 color graphics we'd lost when my Dad traded 'up' from a PCjr to a CGA AT. Another friend in our school...
  2. Hehe. Well, I'm glad I got to see one working,...

    Hehe. Well, I'm glad I got to see one working, anyway. There's a lot of retro channels out there competing for eyeballs - gotta generate the content. I imagine we'll see more and more...
  3. Yeah. I don't know what's going on but the...

    Yeah. I don't know what's going on but the 1000HX seems to be on fire right now. $200-300 is the norm, which seems insane to me for what it is. Tandy features prominently on youtube retro...
  4. Yeah they've really caught on fire since...

    Yeah they've really caught on fire since 8bitguy's video. I have two units myself but unfortunately neither of them seem to work. Also don't have the expansion unit with the disk drives which I...
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    Thanks muchly for that! It means a lot. I've...

    Thanks muchly for that! It means a lot. I've always been a bit camera shy so sticking myself in there wasn't easy.

    The camera for about 90% of the video was my Samsung Note 10+. The cam I used...
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    Okay, so here is the 'finished' product. It's...

    Okay, so here is the 'finished' product. It's unlisted for now while I mull it over some more, but feel free to check out and comment. I'm not afraid of correction or criticism.

    I always found...
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    Whole bunch of OSI Tapes arrived

    Posted on osiweb and just copying here for OSI eyeballs that aren't on that forum:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pYQkQr7HInmKq4-QrrATmBj1bqIrHR4D/view?usp=sharing

    Here is a list so far:
    ...
  8. Thread: SoC MK14

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    Also - I read this in a post on...

    Also - I read this in a post on vintage-radio.net:



    Does that mean I cannot simply swap the original monitor ROMs back into place? There's a modification I'd have to undo?
  9. Thread: SoC MK14

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    It arrived yesterday safe and sound and unsmashed...

    It arrived yesterday safe and sound and unsmashed (always a bonus!).

    Still amazed I have one, and that it works! I was initially panicked because I hooked it up to the +12V of a spare Amiga PSU I...
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    Thanks! I'm not sure if we can say 100% that...

    Thanks!

    I'm not sure if we can say 100% that it's a Conrac, can we? The sticker is on the CRT tube, and I understand Conrac often just made screens. When I get it here i'll check out every...
  11. This looks a lot like a Compucolor keyboard

    I really hope this didn't go the keyboard goons:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F124055410096

    It sure looks a lot like the Compucolor 8001...
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    I think there are two of those fans! ...

    I think there are two of those fans!

    From.the 'custom' label I get the impression this is a special purpose built thing.. whatever it is. It does seem, with those cards considered, to have more...
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    Conrac(?) Terminal?

    Picked this up. I love huge terminals with those tiny, weird aspect ratio screens.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233466375119

    Only labeling I...
  14. Here is some info from a Department of Commerce...

    Here is some info from a Department of Commerce on Videotex:

    Cardinal Technologies. Videotex terminals are
    manufactured and sold by Cardinal Technologies, a small firm
    in Lancaster, Pennsylvania...
  15. Thread: Adding NOPs

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    Thanks Chuck! I am getting more into it.....

    Thanks Chuck!

    I am getting more into it.. that's one positive side effect of this video I've been working on - learning more about 6502 programming and figuring out why something works or doesn't....
  16. I see our friend vintagecomputermuseum got his...

    I see our friend vintagecomputermuseum got his hands on one:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F193305880805

    BTW: These aren't NAPLPS capable are...
  17. Thread: Adding NOPs

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    So I realized after doing the initial attempt...

    So I realized after doing the initial attempt that I forgot to set the reset vector to 0000 (doh!). So I reentered again, this time *with* the reset vector, but all I got was a solid tone. So I...
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    I don't know what it is but I'm having a very...

    I don't know what it is but I'm having a very hard time getting this Snowball mic to record consistently. Or maybe it's me. :) It just seems to have a different.. what's the word.. tone? Every time...
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    Yeah that's not how I remembered it either! I...

    Yeah that's not how I remembered it either! I actually borrowed a public domain recording of it to demonstrate the hoped for output, as I had completely forgotten how the tune went.

    If the input...
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    Did my second attempt at an animation for part of...

    Did my second attempt at an animation for part of my video about the OSI generating tones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKfMVuWestU&feature=youtu.be

    It's lame, but I'm proud of it because I...
  21. Thread: Osi c4p

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    I'm trying to learn programming and was advised...

    I'm trying to learn programming and was advised it was best to refresh on BASIC before going to something a bit more complex like assembly.

    I'm trying to program a simple tank shooter game for the...
  22. Thread: Osi c4p

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    The airport is still fogged in Dave, although I...

    The airport is still fogged in Dave, although I think I see the tower in the distance. :)

    Btw, I got this from the creator of WinOSI over on the osiweb forum:



    So it appears the behavior of...
  23. Thread: SoC MK14

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    Not bad since prior to about 5 years ago I had no...

    Not bad since prior to about 5 years ago I had no idea there *was* a British computer collection to be had, apart from the ZX81 doorstops! It's smallish but decent - I have a ZX80, ZX81, North...
  24. Thread: SoC MK14

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    Thank you for that very helpful post! Yes I've...

    Thank you for that very helpful post!

    Yes I've heard some uncomplimentary things about the MK14 keypad. Apparently it makes the ZX80 keyboard look like a Model M.

    I did read that there were...
  25. Thread: Osi c4p

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    This is all making sense except for the angles...

    This is all making sense except for the angles thing. I'm not understanding how angles relative to 360 degrees get involved.. is that in relation to the physical properties of the CRT itself? Sorry...
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