Category Archives: Retrocomputing

Random thoughts on Commodore machines and new gizmos for them

Taking a short break, but leaving a tiny surprise behind

Starting from next week I shall have a break from all things software and I probably won’t be able to reply to contact requests/emails. For this reason, and also because Andy has been quite active testing it, I thought to … Continue reading

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IECHost: last client updates for a while

This evening I published the latest IECHost client applications, both GUI and command-line. These are likely to be the last updates for a while as I rotate my development efforts on other projects. If you get any issues or have … Continue reading

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IECHost command-line utilities published

Version 1.4 of the IECHost command-line utilities for Windows was published within the Software page of my website. Usage example: >iechost-utils -l COM9 IECHost utilities, rel 1.4 – (C) 2018 Luigi Di Fraia Communicate with an IECHost device to perform common tasks … Continue reading

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IECHost client update

Version 2.4-beta of the IECHost GUI client was published within the Software page of my website. This version allows users to update the firmware of their IECHost device to the version that was tested in conjunction with the client software itself, and … Continue reading

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New IECHost client beta published for Windows and Linux!

Version 2.2-beta of the IECHost GUI client was published within the Software page of my website. Enjoy!

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Blue bands and green pixels

As I keep getting asked what blue bands and green pixels stand for in my tape dumping firmware (DC2N3 and DC2N5-LC), client software (DC2N4-LC), and analysis software (e.g. Web-based tape analysis tool, TAP Studio), I thought to take a moment … Continue reading

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Commodore 1541 inter-drive file copy: reality or myth?

Years and years ago, I was following a discussion about Commodore’s 1541 drive and its programmability. Back then somebody claimed that two 1541 drives can be instructed to communicate to each other, e.g. to copy a file from one to … Continue reading

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