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5/18/2018

There are a healthy number of programming languages installed on Tilde Town now. The Town is growing! I like that they installed SBCL, I want to do more projects with Common Lisp and blog about it here.


2/9/2018

Wow! Tilde Town is still around! That's great! I'm glad that you are still happy to be of service! I watched Bicentennial Man earlier this year and I love that line. I can't get it out of my head. I try to use it on my wife whenever she is ordering me around a lot. I have an Alphasmart Dana now, so writing should get a lot more easier. I love blogging. I just need to be more efficient with my time so I can do it more often for you guys! Thanks for sticking around Tilde Town!


6/13/2016

Hey so retronet is shutting down and they referred me to use tilde-town. So I guess you guys are doing pretty well for yourself. What's your secret? I really liked the generosity of retronet. They gave me lots of programming languages and disk space for projects. I will have to see what tilde-town is capable of pretty soon.


07/21/2012

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05/01/2015

It's lunch time guys! Glad to see tile.town is up and running still.


3/24/2015

I'm currently working on repairing my Tandy Model 100 during the lunch hour at work.


3/18/2015

I've begun a big obsession with 8-bit computers recently. It all started when I dusted off the Tandy Model 100 and Model 102 from the office with the intent to do something useful with them. Only the Model 102 works but I have been able to transfer files with it between both Windows and Linux machines. I've also been learning how to program it in Microsoft Basic and 8085 assembler. The machine is really cool, but I wish the Model 100 also worked. So now I have both at work and I'm trying to devote some time during the lunch hour to fixing it using my Tektronix oscilloscope, also from the 80's, and a multimeter. I've already replaced the backup battery in it and cleaned the socketed chips without success. Something in that board has failed and I need to use the technical reference to help me isolate the problem.


There is not a lot of space on this machine, so I guess my scientific programming will have to be done in assembly language in order to be efficient!