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Private Views Part 6342 
6.7.21, 08:15 - Dies und Das
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Das Leben dümpelt so dahin. Ich habe nicht wirklich Lust in Urlaub zu fahren. Was soll man schon an einem anderen Ort an dem man nichts tun darf? Strange world, wierd times. Außerdem muss jemand hier in meinem kleinen Laden die Stellung halten; Die beiden Mädels hören Ende der Woche auf, die verbliebenen Jungs wollen Urlaub. Aber ein paar Tage Kanalreparatur müssen drin sein. Das ist nur die große Gefühlslage.
Was mir ein wenig Kopfzerbrechen bereitet ist die große Strassensperrung zwischen Schmitten und Dorfweil, die gefühlt bis 2023 laufen soll. Ab dem 17.7. ist die einzige Verbindung zu meinem Elternhaus gekappt. Und das auch für alle Rettungsdienste. /o\ Ich kann nicht glauben, dass niemand darüber nachgedacht hat. Ich werde also morgens mit dem Fahrrad zu meinem Auto fahren, dass ich auf meinem Parkplatz in Schmitten abstellen kann, um auf die Arbeit zu kommen und Abends das Ganze in umgekehrter Reihenfolge, um nach Hause zu kommen. YAY. Sport.

Basic Games for your KIM-1 
20.6.21, 20:14 - retro & C64
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Since Apple Basic has been ported to the KIM-1, there are three working Basic interpreters:

Tiny Basic,
MS Basic and
Apple Basic

I found some old Basic games for old interpreters in the Book
"Basic Computer Games"
and "More Basic Computer games"
by David H. Ahl
(All available on my g.drive)

These games have to be fitted for the KIM-1 and its restrictions, but I got at least 2 working:


So if you own a KIM-1 or a clone and you are able to run MS Basic, go on and try out the games...

Have fun,

The USB2GameBoy Link Cable 
12.6.21, 15:46 - retro & C64, nintendo
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... and how to play the original Gameboy Tetris against players in the whole world.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce to you the

USB to GameBoy Link Cable

This little adapter (a 4$ RaspberryPi pico equipped with some levelshifters and the plug for the Link Cable) makes it possible to connect to a server, where players around the globe can compete.
The creator, Stacksmashing, offers prebuild pcb's where you only have to solder the RaspberryPi Pico.

Do I need to say that I ordered the Hardware immediately?
Soldering was straight forward and easy, and would be even for beginners and programming the PiPico is literally just drag and drop.
After connecting the hardware you have to visit the site https://tetris.stacksmashing.net/ with the chrome or edge browser (as they allow webUSB).

Your running Tetris game will automatically be detected, and you can join or create a round. Finding opponents works for example through the inventors discord channel ( https://discord.gg/YASkVQY5Pr ). Really nice people are awaiting other players.

A round can host up to 6 players at once.

It is really a fun toy with hopefully more applications to come.
Ach so: I won,

Stay childish

KIM-1 ROM Board expansion 
26.5.21, 07:48 - retro & C64
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My KIM-1 clone ('PAL-1') is growing fast.
After the fabulous dTR Masss Storage by Willem Aandewiel, I got a real Audio-in/Audio-out Expansion Card from Liu:

You see an newly produced Tape Deck sending Data to the brandnew 32k KIM-1 Clone equipped with a brandnew Cassette Interface Kit.

But we haven't reached the end yet. James 'Jim' McClanahan tinkered a bitbit and build a ROM Board containing the most needed Tools for your PAL-1:
And Liu was fast enough to immediately produce this boards :D

As of today, the ROM Boards are available on Tindie, just visit Liu's shop:

BTW: My KIM-1 Archive is growing and growing. If you are looking for software or books, just come over to my g.drive

Stay curious

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