(updated on Nov. 16th, 2018)

Welcome to my website, dedicated to my favorite pieces of computing technology, the Commodore 64 and 128. These two machines are where my fondness for computing began and where I have a lot of happy memories.

I still use my C64 and C128 today and on these pages, I'd like to share the fun things that I continue to learn about them as well as some of wonderful hardware and software still being made for these 8-bit machines.


LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

Ledger64 and QuickNotes Updates

A while back, I wrote two little programs in BASIC called, Ledger64 and QuickNotes. I have recently made a few updates and bug fixes to them and are making them available for download, if you would consider a small donation to help me keep this blog going. Just Buy Me A Coffee and you will be given the URL to the .D64 image that contains version 1.1 of the programs. Version 1.0 of these are freely available to you on my Media page. Thank you for visiting and for your support! Update: I've also now included updated versions for the C128!


A new C64 game from Canadian publisher

I happened to stumble across information about another new game for the C64, set to be released early next year. What excited me most about this new game is that it is being produced by a retro games developer, here in Canada! To me, this is fantastic news and is something that compels me to throw my support behind. read more...


Review of Free Base for the C128

I've had some time to play around with Free Base, a free form database for the C128, published in Loadstar128, back in 1994. After spending some time working with it, I've concluded that this database really seems to function like a very early version of a Wiki database. read more...


A failing 1541

After sitting in cold/hot storage for better part of three to four years, I finally got around to getting out my original 1541 floppy disk drive and giving it a test drive. Right from the get-go, however, the drive didn't sound very good, nor did it appear to work properly. Oh boy. read more...


Is the C64Mini all that bad?

My intention is not to turn this website/blog into a C64 Mini focused one. But, I just had a desire to share a few of my thoughts on some of the negative emotions the Mini is generating amongst some of the Commodore retro community. read more...


Playing multi-game disks on the C64 Mini

I've spent some time playing games from my own collection on the C64 Mini, but discovered an issue with disk images containing multiple games. The issue being, the Mini only loads the first file it finds on any disk image, preventing you from playing any other games that may be stored on that disk. read more...


I join the Mini revolution

I was pleasantly surprised today with a belated birthday gift from my son. Apparently, he placed this pre-order earlier this spring and, today, it was finally delivered by the retailer. I am now the proud owner of a new C64Mini specifically released for the North American market. read more...


WS DOS Review

If you have a 1571 floppy disk drive hooked up to your C128, here's an easy way to turn it into a fast loader for your C64 games and programs. read more...


Bad SID

Not more than a week after I finally get around to repairing my C128's keyboard, the sound started to crackle and fade out on me. A quick jiggle of the video cable and the problem didn't go away. What was up now? I unplugged the video cable and gave the video port a cleaning, but that didn't fix the problem either. read more...


C128 Restored and back in operation

For the last few months, my beloved C128 was out of commission, due to problems with some of the keys on the keyboard. Fortunately, I still had my C64C to fall back on, but I was determined to get my C128 operational once again. read more...


Creating an archive of game instructions

Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I can't recall game controls as easily as I used to; at least with games that I haven't played for an extended amount of time. So, I've started jotting down these commands for easy reference. read more...


Game Review: Organism by Psytronik

Psytronik has been pretty busy, this first half of 2018. In this review, I take a look at their most recent release, Organism, by Trevor Storey & Achim Volkers. read more...

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