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  • NEC PC-8201a Adventures – Part One: It’s here, now what?

    NEC PC-8201a Adventures – Part One: It’s here, now what?

    Back in the early-to-mid ’80s, personal computing was finding it’s way. Desktop computers were becoming more visible in smaller businesses, but the work of computing still had to be done at the workplace. Portable computers were really just shrunken down desktops — they were called luggables at the time. Then came the revolution, as they Read MoreRead More »
  • Instructable: Arduino Keyboard Joystick Extender Box and Sound Controller Thing Using Deej

    Instructable: Arduino Keyboard Joystick Extender Box and Sound Controller Thing Using Deej

    Update Jan. 23, 2021: Looks like the Joystick circuit has failed as it no longer toggles the Mute function. Well, I wasn’t too happy with the initial wiring job so this may be an opportunity to update that. A while ago I developed an interest in Arduino microcontrollers, and this is my first ‘actual’ project. Read MoreRead More »
  • Waiting Followers

    Waiting Followers

    (Character sketch and background for a Dave Gross Call of Cthulhu campaign: Horror on the Orient Express, 2016) The club was lively; a typical Thursday evening at our usual retreat in Birmingham. When our schedules permitted, we traveled north to escape the din and bluster of London as the week ended. Benny Peyton’s Jazz Kings Read MoreRead More »