Bummer, the last day of Christmas break

I'm pretty bummed. It's the last day of break and I didn't even get a chance to start on my big project. Maybe I'll get a chance to finish it before next year.... On the other hand, I do have the parts now to build an SDrive Max. The SDrive …

Using Github Issues for comments

For publishing this website, I use Pelican, a static website generator. Publishing a static website has many advantages, such as no databases required and the ability to host for free on Github. The biggest downside is the lack of commenting on...

Tandy Assembly was pretty awesome

Last weekend I attended my first TRS-80 convention, Tandy Assembly. The hour and 20 minute drive was a lot easier than the 5 hour drive to Chicago for the Midwest Computer Fest that I went to back in September. Looks like wrote up anything about...

Old fashioned fun

This past Friday, as a last day before break fun activity, I brought in an 800XL with some classic games. We ended up playing Castle Crisis for almost the entire time, all on a big 70" LCD TV. I was afraid the high school students would get bored...

The Gozar Retro Museum

There is an HTML5 authoring tool for OS X called Hype, which makes it pretty easy to create interactive websites. I've got a bunch of retro equipment, so I figured it would be cool to use Hype and create an online museum of my stuff. So I give you: The …

The original Xbox is an awesome emulator machine

I modded my Xbox a long time ago, and over the years forgot about it, leaving the Xbox to sit on the bottom shelf. It waited patiently for years until I stumbled across a post on AtariAge about using the Xbox with emulators that piqued my...

Fired up my Colecovision Adam for the first time

At some time I picked up a Colecovision Adam (complete) with several books and datapacks. I was disappointed Donkey Kong wasn't in the box, but Donkey Kong Jr. was. As I was cleaning and arranging my basement lab, I decided I had better at least...

Upgraded a XF551 disk drive to a 3.5" drive

Back in the late 90s I purchased a large Atari collection on eBay. It's been sitting in storage, just waiting for me to dig into it. I remember I bough it for the Spartados X cartridge and R-time 8, but didn't realize everything else that was in...