I Still Adore My 64 and 128

(formally Loaddollarsign.com)


(updated on July 12th, 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.


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...

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 available on my Media page at no charge. Thank you for visiting and for your support!

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...

Disk Whiz Review

This is a review of a small, but useful application, to help you with your floppy disk housekeeping duties, on your C128. read more...

Blogging With the C128

I know it is probably strange, but I really do like typing on the C128 keyboard. It is something that I miss, when working on the laptop. I would really like to be using my C128 more for typing documents, for the blog and such. But the problem is getting the text into a format that I can use on-line. read more...

Online Floppy Disk Editing Services

There are some really good floppy disk editors out there, but most of them are written for MS-Windows and do not work well (if at all) on Linux. So, I have written a brief How-To on using three excellent on-line floppy disk editing services, which will work with any modern OS; all you need is your favorite web browser.


What I'm Currently Playing Through
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