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RT @C1ipHead@twitter.com

@doctorow@twitter.com RJ Mical talks about this evening in a very good documentary:

http://www.frombedroomstobillions.com/amiga

#Amiga #Commodore #AndyWarhol #OnlyAmiga #Floodfill

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/C1ipHead/status/1129948717048619010


 


 
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Heute vor 25 Jahren: Die Insolvenz des Computerpioniers Commodore #Amiga #C64 #Commodore #Geschäftszahlen #Heimcomputer #JackTramiel


 
Heute vor 25 Jahren: Die Insolvenz des Computerpioniers Commodore #Amiga #C64 #Commodore #Geschäftszahlen #Heimcomputer #JackTramiel


 
. The article says, "Commodore sent these computers to companies around the world in the hopes they would decide to support the new platform in the form of creating software and tools."
The original Amiga computer was launched to the public on July 23, 1985, in a legendary demonstration at Lincoln Center in New York featuring the likes of Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry.

Prior to that epic event, however, there was another Amiga - a lesser-known member of the family most have never even heard of. Back in 1984/1985 Commodore created a few hundred “Development Edition” machines called the Amiga Development System. Sometimes, due to a very unique early design, they are also sometimes referred to as “Velvet” which was a name for a particular motherboard layout some had.

Commodore sent these computers to companies around the world in the hopes they would decide to support the new platform in the form of creating software and tools.

Thus, the Development System is a very unique machine most of which have been lost to the sands of time. P
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I never owned an #Atari, i even never liked them .. because... i grow up with an #Amiga in the first place...
But having a #Motorola #68030 #CPU was a huge thing anyways...
And so, i looked really respectfully at the #Falcon030 specs back then.. ;)
Was a nice time overall .. imho. ;)


 
I'm not so sure on preference. But I started out with #Apple II, then #Atari 800, #Amiga 500, then to the PC world. DOS, Windows 3, 3.1, 95, #Novell #Netware, Linux, Suns (servers). Doom, brand new, was a lot of fun on my new (college, I was admin) network.


 
1. Sega Dreamcast
2. Sega MegaDrive
3. PC (DOS / 486)
4. Commodore 64
5. Atari Lynx

What's your top 5?

#RetroGames #gaming #segafanboy


 

Communication like 1990


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21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: DBG_E01: Sending EMSI_DAT (1)
21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: DBG_E02: ES: Step 3
21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: DBG_E02: ES: Step 4
21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: DBG_E02: Got string '**EMSI_DAT00DC{EMSI}{2:2452/413.1}{******}{8N1,PUA}{DZA,ZAP,ZMO,ARC,XMA,NRQ}{39}{TrapDoor}{1.85}{24374}{IDENT}{[AmigaXess Line 2 (analog) - 49124 Georgsmarienhuette, GER][][Ingo Juergensmann][-Unpublished-][38400][]}{TRX#}{[5C93DC1F]}8D54' (238)
21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: DBG_E01: Acknoleging unexpected EMSI_DAT (Argus, yeah?)
21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: DBG_E02: Got string '**EMSI_ACKA490' (14)
21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: DBG_E01: Got EMSI_ACK
21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: DBG_E02: ES: Step 5
21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: we have: 0b mail, 16M files
21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: DBG_S01: Maxsession: 120
21 Mar 19 18:47:25 ttyS0[5226]: DBG_S01: emsopts: DirZap e 46120e 40
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Xcopy :) #links #amiga


 

Fidonet - EMSI vs binkd


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Oh my... I'm currently thinking about getting my #Fidonet mailbox online again with my #Amiga...

Problem is:
Back then in the 90s I used GMS as my Fidonet mailer with my modem and ISDN lines. This worked really well - until 31.12.1999 23:59.59.
In fact the y2k bug hit GMS and effectively killed my mailbox, because I was not at home for weeks and months to switch back to TrapDoor that I have had used before GMS.

Two years ago I joined Fidonet again as node 2:2452/413, but this time running on #Linux. Fidonet nowadays runs on top of the Internet and mostly uses binkd for connecting. Back then when modems where used the main protocol was EMSI.

There is an amibinkd port, but this is... show more


 
Just some quick #CSF (Client-Side Filter) thoughts:

Some easier stuff that doesn't require persistent shared storage:

1) Post/comment editing : You can edit a post/comment by starting a comment with the line "EDIT". The CSF uses string matching to determine which post/comment this EDIT should replace. (Matches 5 character substrings; the post/comment with the most matches is replaced.)

2) Comment liking : A like is implemented with a comment that looks like "+1 @ user "quoted ... comment". The quoted comment is the start and end of the comment, limited to 20+20 characters.

3) Ignoring comments : Currently, you still see comments made by ignored users. If I can scrape ignored users from https : // pluspora . com / privacy, then it'll be easy for the #CSF to filter out comments made by those users.

4) Personal Hashtags : A personal hashtag l... show more


 
I've never tasted absinthe, but I have used, and do now own, a #DEC #VT320. So, enjoy ... or this photo:

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I've never tasted absinthe, but I have used, and do now own, a #DEC #VT320. So, enjoy ... or this photo:

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Video showing usenet, gopher, telnet, ftp, textual email, textual web, and more:


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Looks like a disk drive... a 5¼" one-third height disk drive... but no! It's a single-board CP/M computer.

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Only $349 with a 4MHz #z80 and a full 64k of RAM, back in 1984. That's the Ampro Little Board - that's #retrocomputing!

via @David Given's blog update for his #fluxengine project, which captures floppy data in any format he's had a chance to read: #appleii, #msdos, #amiga, #acorn, #c64, #macintosh and on and on.


 


Have a look how one TV show and a desktop computer revolutionized VFX industry.
Article word count: 14

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19285052
Posted by doener (karma: 19151)
Post stats: Points: 99 - Comments: 77 - 2019-03-01T20:42:07Z

#HackerNews #amiga #and #babylon #vfx #video
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Have a look how one TV show and a desktop computer revolutionized VFX industry.

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Rebuilding a $34K SGI Computer from 1994 | Indigo2 Extreme Retro Revisit


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Spotted on #SGI IRC channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_RVnQeWLZI

When I finished my work to get my #Amiga collection I need to work on my #SGI collection as well. I already have an Indy R4kPC, an Indigo2 Extreme and an Indigo2 HighImpact. Still want to have an O2 and maybe upgrade the Indy to R5k...


 
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P R E V I E W :

Amiga Future issue 137 (March/April 2019)


Previews:
Playfield

Interviews:
Dirk Gottschling

Reviews:
#Amiga Forever 8, #C64 Forever 8, Trap Runner, Powerglove Reloaded, The Kiwi's Tale, TBfW-Südwacht, Sanctuary, Smbfs, PerCiMan, Neues aus dem Aminet, MorphOS Camp, Pagestream

Specials:
#CD32 Time, Trevors Soapbox

Show Reports:
Preview #Amiga34, #AmiWest

Workshops:
ignition part 4

Misc:
Editorial, Contents, News, Imprint, Cover CD Content, Letters to the Editor

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P R E V I E W :

Amiga Future issue 137 (March/April 2019)


Previews:
Playfield

Interviews:
Dirk Gottschling

Reviews:
#Amiga Forever 8, #C64 Forever 8, Trap Runner, Powerglove Reloaded, The Kiwi's Tale, TBfW-Südwacht, Sanctuary, Smbfs, PerCiMan, Neues aus dem Aminet, MorphOS Camp, Pagestream

Specials:
#CD32 Time, Trevors Soapbox

Show Reports:
Preview #Amiga34, #AmiWest

Workshops:
ignition part 4

Misc:
Editorial, Contents, News, Imprint, Cover CD Content, Letters to the Editor

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Keep track of #retrocomputing posts over on Mastodon by adding RetroComputing Forum to your aspects.

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Or, just enjoy this photo of a pair of #Amiga 3000s. And the SGI Indy...
Introduced in 1993, (discontinued 1997) the SGI Indy, code-named "Guinness", was SGI’s attempt at garnering a share in the low-end CAD market, dominated by Apple. Like many other offerings from SGI, the price of the Indy was completely based on customer configuration, but the Indy was a low-end option with a budget configuration of around of around $5,000 (USD).

Contained in a small form factor, the Indy belongs to the group of colourful and iconic workstations meant to fit underneath a monitor. In an era ruled by beige, the Bondi Blue "pizza box” case of the Indy was definitely striking.

Processor R4000, R4400, R4600 or R5000
Frequency 100 MHz, 133 MHz, 150 MHz, 175 MHz, 180 MHz, or 200 MHz
Memory 16 or 32 MB - Upgradeable to a maximum configuration: 256 MB via 8 * 32 MB SIMMs


 


 
#debian dev Jonathan Dowland: glitched #Amiga video


 
Two new Fuzix ports, both for platforms that have been designed by the incredibly prolific Bill Shen (https://retrobrewcomputers.org/doku.php?id=builderpages:plasmo:start)

The first port is for the Z80SBC64 (plus an RTC) which is another Z80 design for RC2014 . It has some interesting quirks. Firstly the serial port does receive but transmit has to be bitbanged. Secondly it has no ROM. Instead the CPLD knows how to put 256 bytes of serial data into the bottom of RAM and fire up the Z80.

As the RAM is battery backed it's not quite toggling it in. Instead you can just run from the RAM boot loader on power up. The low 32K is banked so you can still use low memory for CP/M (or Fuzix) and all is good. This does also mean that the system supports suspend and resume and those are getting added to Fuzix too.

The second platform is rather more interesting. It's another of Bill's designs this one being a 68000 with 16MB of RAM (minus 32K for I/O), a 16bit wide CF adapter and... show more


 
#Amiga #tracker #Mod #FastTracker


 
Emulatoren-Nachschub: Amiga Forever und C64 Forever in Version 8 erschienen #Amiga #AmigaForever #C64 #C64Forever #Cloanto #Emulator


 
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SLIP to Wifi Adapter using ESP8266

I have many quests to complete, and one of them is to make a Ethernet adapter for an #Amiga and #Acorn #Archimedes A3020 Computer. Starting with the simple, a SLIP interface that is quick and dirty; this should allow some slow IP communications on my Amiga 500 as a test-bed.

Using an #ESP8266 #NodeMCU module and a TTL→RS232 level shifter, I got SLIP comms running on my Linux box. 115200 is really slow, but its the start of a journey in to #retrocomputing.

#retro


 

MiSTer: Run Amiga, SNES, NES and Genesis on an FPGA


Main MiSTer binary and Wiki. Contribute to MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer development by creating an account on GitHub.
Article word count: 49

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18721594
Posted by alexyoung (karma: 493)
Post stats: Points: 121 - Comments: 20 - 2018-12-20T00:58:51Z

\#HackerNews #amiga #and #fpga #genesis #mister #... show more


 
The TV report has just a glimpse of the #commodore #amiga in question:
https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/1980s-computer-controls-grps-heat-and-ac_20180329064517550/1086705524
The computer is responsible for turning the heat and the air conditioners on and off for 19 school buildings.

"The system controls the start/stop of boilers, the start/stop of fans, pumps, [it]monitors space temperatures, and so on," Hopkins explained.

A Kentwood High School student programmed it when it was installed in the 1980s. Whenever the district has a problem with it, they go back to the original programmer who still lives in the area.

Parts for the computer are difficult to find, Hopkins said. It is on its second mouse and third monitor.

"It's a very un
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1980s Amiga has been running the AC and heat in 19 schools for 30 years


The Grand Rapids Public School district took a big step into the future back in the 1980s when it used money from an energy bond to purchase a Commodore Amiga computer. The Amiga, …

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18692918
Posted by flippyhead (karma: 2245)
Post stats: Points: 124 - Comments: 89 - 2018-12-16T13:12:30Z

\#HackerNews #1980s #amiga #and #been #for #has #heat #running #schools #the #years
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1980s Amiga has been running the AC and heat in 19 schools for 30 years

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New product:

Micromys V5


PS/2 Mouse Interface for Amiga, Atari ST and Commodore 64/128

Micromys V5 is the long-awaited successor to Micromys V4. The new version now supports more computers than ever before: #Amiga, #Atari ST/STe/Falcon, #Commodore VIC-20, #C64 and the Atari 8-bit series. With a total of nine different modes of operation, Micromys V5 is probably the most versatile mouse adapter on the market.

Micromys V5 uses the proven automatic computer recognition of its predecessor without the need for DIP switches. The adapter figures out most computer environments automatically, and choosing a mode of operation is done by holding down one or more mouse buttons during power-up.

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