Category Archives: Technical

Misc updates

I finally caught up with device orders and decided to provide an update on my current plans. First thing first, after 1 year and 4 months since my last change, I am changing job again. This means having to go … Continue reading

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The Last Ninja: uncovering details about the demo

If you head over to the GTW page on LN1, you will be able to read the following statement about the non-playable demo that was circulating in the 80s: Recently in 2021, we have added the Zzap Sampler tape […] … Continue reading

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Tricks with xscrol

A while ago, when I was working with ptoing on my C64 Raster Effect Editor, he asked me whether I could write some C64 code to create an interesting effect for an existing artwork a friend of his had put … Continue reading

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New release of the C64 Raster Effect Editor

In a recent interview with The Sarge on FairLight TV, Joachim was showing the C64 Raster Effect Editor, having a hard time with a bug that has not been noted before: users were unable to create a raster bar that’s … Continue reading

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Thinking of porting my GTK2 applications GTK4

I had this thought to port some of my GTK2 applications to GTK4, so I started to read the migration guide. That’s when I stumbled on the following statement about invalidation: Only gtk_widget_queue_draw() is left to mark a widget as … Continue reading

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DC2N4-LC client for MacOS (Intel)

I thought to share a binary of my DC2N4-LC client for MacOS. Download link is here. The general look is a tad crude, but the application is functional, apart for firmware updates, as shown below: The reported version of gcc … Continue reading

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V-MAX! sector ID decoder added to CBM Flux Studio

I have been having a look at custom V-MAX! sectors in NIB and G64 files recently. Today I added a sector ID decoder to CBM Flux Studio. The interesting thing that I was able to appreciate on the back of … Continue reading

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Emulated nixie tube clock

I always wanted to make myself a nixie tube clock, but the cost of the tubes, the availability of specialized drivers, and the voltage involved have put me off when I was going to shop for components. Therefore, I came … Continue reading

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Update on the NIB to G64 conversion in CBM Flux Studio for Vorpal (later)

The new conversion mechanism is now ready 🙂

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Revisiting the NIB to G64 conversion in CBM Flux Studio for Vorpal (later)

In the last few days I was revisiting the code that takes care of converting NIB files to G64 files in CBM Flux Studio. I noticed that the general approach I had followed made a number of assumptions that I … Continue reading

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