I Still Adore My 64 and 128

(formally Loaddollarsign.com)


(updated on Oct. 15th, 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.


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!

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...


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...

More Fun With the Flyer

One of the reasons why I purchased the Retroswitch Flyer modem was for backing up and archiving my collection of floppy disks before they degraded and became unreadable. It's been working out well, in this capacity, but I'm ashamed that I never thought of this use for it until now! read more...

File Cabinet Review

I have completed a review of another noteworthy application published in Loadstar called File Cabinet. It's an easy to use flat file database for the C64, written by D.J.B. Shibley and published in issue 25 of the floppy disk magazine. read more...

New Review and a Few New Resources

For the last little while, I've been using this excellent spreadsheet application, called Calc, which I found on Loadstar a while back. It's my new preferred spreadsheet app. for the C64 and you can read my review of it here. Also, I've added a new section to the Media page, with a few user manuals in PDF form for a few products I've reviewed on the site.

RAM Disk Review

Although it's more of a proof-of-concept than a practical utility, this program turns the memory of your C64 into a lightning fast RAM disk for your BASIC programs. read more...


What I'm Currently Playing Through
The Bear Essentials
By Pond Software

Commodore Banner Exchange

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