ZX-81 fun

January 28, 2010

Sinclair ZX-81 laptop 1980 with 64 kilobytes and a tape drive. This is how I started.

64 kilobyte laptop

Sinclair ZX-81 door stop 1984. This is how it ended.

Sinclair DoorStop81

GPS… not TomTom this time!

January 28, 2010

WTF?

Tell us what it is!

They go in black too

Old computer? Or a boat?

January 28, 2010

A famous but still funny picture. What would the big wheel do?

Old Computer

Move your company… by tugboat!

January 28, 2010

This company moved their office by boat. Why? It’s fun, convenient and exciting!

Location: 52.378245, 4.920931, June 2008

Sleepdienst Zaanbrug

Another Amsterdam picture… snow!

January 28, 2010

A nice picture of Amsterdam Central Station early 2010.

Winter in Amsterdam

Wooden organ…? Serious stuff!

January 28, 2010

In 1971, in the happy little town Bodegraven in the Netherlands, they created this monster. The brand was called Eminent.

Eminent 310U

310U

Of course, the sound is soooo 70’s. Listen to the little video I just recorded. I play a snippet from the famous (in Holland!) Kabouter Wesley tune. Oldfashioned sound.

But wait. This baby from ’71 has… String Ensemble. Still unbeaten silken strings that is too beautiful to be true. Remember Jean-Michel Jarre?

What I did to get the phasing sound is lead the organ sounds through an Electro-Harmonix Smallstone phaser. It’s Russian and it eats batteries.

Electr-Harmonix Smallstone phaser

PacMan written in 37k Turbo Pascal

January 28, 2010

A long while ago I wrote this in 4 days. If you’re interested – I might still have the source files.

Download here

PacMan

Please note: only runs in DOS mode. Tricks built in:

  • Ctrl-L: add extra live
  • Ctrl-S: skip screen

Have fun!

Sony GPS photo camera HX5(V) announced

January 28, 2010

Sony announced their new GPS featured camera.

Sony HX5

Features:

  • GPS built-in
  • 10 Megapixel
  • 25-250mm zoom (8x optical zoom)
  • Full HD video
  • Steadyshot
  • Improved Auto-stitch/sweep panorama
  • Compass
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo and Secure Digital cards
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Backlight Correction

Haven’t seen James Cameron’s Avatar?

January 28, 2010

You missed something great! Get your ass to an IMAX theater and put on the glasses. The only thing you’ll think is: why the hell am I on that planet?

Hitler does not like the new iPad

January 28, 2010

Be prepared…