I Still Adore My 64 and 128

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 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.  ​ 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.  ​
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 ====== LATEST NEWS & UPDATES ====== ====== LATEST NEWS & UPDATES ======
  
-**New Review ​and a Few New Resources**+**Ledger64 ​and QuickNotes Updates**
  
-For the last little ​while, I've been using this excellent spreadsheet application, ​called ​Calcwhich 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 [[:reviews:​calc|here]].  ​Also, I've added a new section ​to the [[:​media|Media]] page, with a few user manuals in PDF form for a few products ​I'​ve ​reviewed on the site.+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 [[https://​www.buymeacoffee.com/​l/​jWJeOM1YQ|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|Media]] page.  Thank you for visiting and for your support! ​ ::​Update: ​I'​ve ​also now included updated versions for the C128!::
  
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-**RAM Disk Review**+**I join the Mini revolution**
  
-Although it's more of proof-of-concept than a practical utility, this program turns the memory ​of your C64 into lightning fast RAM disk for your BASIC programs [[:reviews:ramdisk| read more... ]]+I was pleasantly surprised today with belated birthday gift from my son. Apparentlyhe 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. [[:blog:2018-10-15|read more...]]
  
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-**Disk Whiz Review**+**WS DOS Review**
  
-This is review of a small, but useful application, ​to help you with your floppy disk housekeeping dutieson your C128. [[:reviews:diskwhiz| read more... ]]+If you have 1571 floppy disk drive hooked up to your C128here's an easy way to turn it into a fast loader for your C64 games and programs [[:reviews:wsdos|read more...]]
  
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-**Blogging With the C128**+**Bad SID**
  
-know it is probably strange, but I really do like typing on the C128 keyboard.  It is something that I misswhen working ​on the laptop 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 format ​that I can use on-line. [[:​blog:​2018-04-02 | read more... ]] +Not more than a week after 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 awayWhat was up now? unplugged ​the video cable and gave the video port cleaning, but that didn't fix the problem either  ​[[:​blog:​2018-09-27|read more...]]
  
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-**Online Floppy Disk Editing Services**+**C128 Restored and back in operation**
  
-There are some really good floppy disk editors ​out therebut 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 serviceswhich will work with any modern OS; all you need is your favorite web browser\\ [[:​blog:​2018-03-17 | read more...]]+For the last few months, my beloved C128 was out of commissiondue 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  ​[[:​blog:​2018-08-16 | read more...]]
  
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-**BurgerWhop! Review**+**Creating an archive of game instructions**
  
-Heywhat do you know; I was able to get another review up onto the site.  This one is another fun game for the C128!  **BurgerWhop!** has to be one of the best ports of the classic game, Burger Time, I'​ve ​ever played.  ​It has captured much of the charm and character of the original, which makes it one of my favorites on any home console. \\ [[:reviews:burger_whop ​| read more...]]+Maybe it's because I'm getting olderbut I can't recall game controls as easily as I used toat least with games that haven'​t played ​for an extended amount ​of time. So, I'​ve ​started jotting down these commands for easy reference.  [[:blog:2018-08-04|read more...]]
  
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-**Star Fortress ​Review**+**Game Review: Organism by Psytronik**
  
-I never heard of this gameuntil just few months ago.  **Star Fortress** is much like a combination of Star Castle and Yar's Revengeand has become one of my favorite pick-up-and-play games.  ​Follow the link below to read my review. \\ [[:reviews:star_fortress ​| read more...]]+Psytronik has been pretty busy, this first half of 2018. In this reviewI take look at their most recent releaseOrganism, by Trevor Storey & Achim Volkers.  [[:reviews:organism|read more...]]
  
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-**Full Review of Steel Ranger**+**More Fun With the Flyer**
  
-finally got around to writing a more complete ​review of Psytronik'​s ​new release, **Steel Ranger**.  ​You can find my review ​listed ​in my Review ​sectionor just follow ​this link... \\ [[:reviews:steel_ranger ​| read more...]]+One of the reasons why 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!  [[:​blog:​2018-06-29|read ​more...]] 
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 +**File Cabinet Review** 
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 +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 C64written by D.J.B. Shibley and published in issue 25 of the floppy disk magazine. [[:​reviews:​filecabinet|read more...]] 
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 +**New Review and a Few New Resources** 
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 +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 [[:​reviews:​calc|here]]. ​ Also, I've added a new section to the [[:​media|Media]] page, with a few user manuals ​in PDF form for a few products I've reviewed on the site. 
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 +**RAM Disk Review** 
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 +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 [[:reviews:ramdisk| read more... ]]
  
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