Two LCD VGA monitors that work with my Amiga 500

I recently purchased a Nec Multisync 1970VX VGA monitor for use on my older RGB computers (Atari ST/STE/Amiga/CoCo 3/800XL with VBXE). It works well with the Amiga. Unfortunately, I can't get it to show up with my Mega STe. I haven't tried it...

Continuing playing around with the VT420

I've got everything working pretty well, with only a few nagging problems. The biggest is the screen corrupting of vim when running through tmux. The problem is there with screen also. If I use vim outside of tmux or screen, it works fine. Inside...

Trying out my VT420

I picked up a couple of DEC VT420 terminals from a school auction about 20 years ago. Unfortunately, I never did anything with them because I didn't have any way to hook them up. The VT420 terminal uses an MMJ connector, which kind of looks like...

Trying to get a BBS running

Over the last few days, I've attempted to get a BBS up and going on one of my 8-bits. The original plan was to find a BBS that would run under SDX. I have an older MyIDE+Flash cart with a 256MB IDE drive which isn't being used right now …

VBXE and Ultimate 1MB success!

After several hours of troubleshooting and beating on it, I'm proud to show off my successful installation of the VBXE along with an Ultimate 1M: It feels weird using the 800XL on an VGA LCD screen, almost like I'm in emulation. To convert the...

VBXE to GBS-8200 to VGA monitor is a success

After much troubleshooting, I now have VGA output from an 800XL! The VBXE plugs into the 5 pin connector on the GBS-8200, which then goes out as VGA. Unfortunately, the Apple monitor doesn't have a VGA plug, so I have an adapter to convert it....

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 …