Chameleon64 updates 
30.5.13, 07:23 - retro & C64
gepostet von web doc
Heute möchte ich mal wieder über mein Lieblingsspielzeug, das


berichten: Updates für diese Monster C64 / Spectrum / Amiga etc Maschine gibt es ja relativ regelmäßig. Der Hauptverwendungszweck, dieses gelbe etwas in den C64 zu schieben und ihm zu neuen Höhen zu verhelfen ist mittlerweile fast perfekt. Die Firma individual computer hat extra ein Wiki eingerichtet um über die aktuellen noch vorhandenen Bugs zu informieren:
hier gibt es natürlich auch die Links zu den neuesten updates und zur Bedienungsanleitung, etc.

Aber daneben gibt noch andere sogenannte Cores:
Seit ein paar Wochen gibt werden ein paar Arcade Maschinen nachgebildet und ein Atari 2600 Modus ist auch vorhanden. Und natürlich immernoch den Minimig (Amiga) und Spectrum.

Es gibt noch 2 weitere, die nur auf Portierung warten und von denen ich hoffe dass sie bald den weg zum Chameleon finden: Auf dem Vorgänger des Chameleon gab es noch einen vc20 und einen Amstrad core. Mal schauen of sich jemand dieser 2 erbarmt :-D
24.5.13, 15:15 - retro & C64
gepostet von web doc
Es ist bemerkenswert wie die Leute auf Apple Devotionalien abfahren. Die alten Apple I Geräte, seinerzeit von Steve 'the Woz' Wozniak und Steve Jobs zusammengeschraubt erreichen bei Auktionen regelmäßig die 100000$ Schallmauer.

Gerade diese Woche ist wieder ein Modell bei einer Auktion in Köln unterm Hammer. Mal ganz ehrlich: Für alle die nicht mit Apple Bettwäsche und Schlafanzug in die Heia gehen, ist das nicht nachvollziehbar

Aber wer trotzdem mal ausprobieren möchte wie ein APPLE I sich anfühlt, sei angehalten eine Emulator zu bemühen:
Seit letzter Woche gibt es einen APPLE I Emulator für den C64 \o/

Und der funktioniert haar genauso wie der echte Apple I mit ein paar kleinen Ausnahmen:
- Man kann die Commodore Floppy ansprechen und von Diskette (!) laden (original wurden nur Kasetten unterstützt)
- Aleksi Eeben hat sein C'mon Programm auf den APPLE I portiert. Damit ist das das erste neue APPLE I Programm seit bestimmt einer Dekade :-D

Also. nix wie ran ans Obst!

Daft Punk - Random Access Memory record 
22.5.13, 22:51 - Dies und Das
gepostet von web doc
I organized a copy of the latest daft punk vinyl (!)
really cool to set up my record player again and play the really fine (sometimes a bit slow) retro tunes.
believe me: it's a milestone in electronic music. thank you guys

in the credits i read thant gonzo is playing the keyboard in some songs ... very cool!
my fav till now: Giorgio by moroder

The Goldprice, Bitcoins And The Fear Of Inflation 
16.4.13, 15:00 - Dies und Das
gepostet von web doc
3 Weeks ago I had to laugh hard in the rooms of my home bank "Frankfurter Sparkasse". (click the link to laugh with me) Very new posters were setted up stating "Invest in Gold now".

Well I have never been a friend of gold as exchangecurrency, because of multiple reasons:
1. You can not use it except for electronics or beauty.
2. The price you will be given in case of an outsale is the one somebody is willing to give. Like concrete, just you can not live in gold.
3. Everybody was already talking about a gold bubble.

So, me as an semi expert in a bank full of greedy bankers, trying to rip off greedy customers, but so obviously dumb... I just had to really lough (seriously! I started laughing in the entrance hall). What an epic fail... Not the first time I do not understad how a bank, trying to be trustful is acting opposite.

And, plop, 2 weeks later the goldprice is falling to a moderate level. And I have no mercy for those trying to be smart, buying the goldshit.

The Euro is loosing trust, mostly because of the ECB and it's way to save the currency. Printing money (=lowering the interest rate to a near zero level) and the declaration to buy euro zone government bonds without boundaries if needed is a strange way to keep the fire burning.
I really do understand peoples fear of Inflation and the need to change your money into something trustful.

Why not trade your money to bitcoins? The global ammount of money cannot be modified (except by mining), The community is taking care that nothing happens to your money, it cannot be stolen for example.
The first reason not to do so is: you are not big enough. If a really big form like "GS" is buying bitcoins, the exchangerate will boost up, and if they decide to blow it away it will fall very deep within one day. Bitcoins are a virtual good traded on a market, and if you re read the reasons for not jumping in the gold pool, the same reasons exist here: you will only get what someone else is willing to pay.
And now all the scientific consensus can be called: ... ns-future/

It's hard to believe, but I still think it is a good idea to keep BC's in mind, at lest from a certain point in the future where the exrate is more stabil. First of all it is a currency the government and the banks have no influence on, which means that you can use it worldwide without a bankaccount. no transfer fees, no impolite questions about the origin and the usage.

In my twitter correspondence we were discussing the legitimation of Bitcoin, but which legitimation does the Euro have? Did we have the chance to vote about it? Would be nice if so... (thanks for that point Ingmar) The ECB must take it's primary goal serious, and also should never ever back away from the gonvernments. If they are able to prove this in the near future, the eurozone is able to get it's old strength.

One last word:
Inflation is just theft from the poor and it will never matter in the long run.

Idea: Twitter Thermo Ticker 
7.4.13, 11:33 - Linux
gepostet von web doc
After building the TwitterMatrixTicker with my old Citizen 120D and the Raspberry Pi, I played a bit with my old POS Thermal printer. Especially to use it in my shop in Frankfurt City in the shop window as a gimmick.
Connecting the printer was easy, as easy as connecting the matrix printer 1 week before. The script has been modified slightly to understand the german "üäöß" special letters.
The basic setup is working. Next step will be a wifi stick to let it run wireless in the shopwindow.
One question still needs to be solved:
what keyword(s) should it react on?

hmmm. I'll post some pictures soon


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