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 +<box 100% round red|**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT**>​ 
 +**WE'​RE MOVING!!** - I am in the process of moving my blog to a new and more affordable domain space. ​ Therefore, this URL will no longer be valid after February 12th, 2019.  The new URL for my C64 and C128 blog will be [[http://istilladoremy64.byethost24.com|istilladoremy64.byethost24.com]]. ​ \\  \\ In the next two weeksI will be gradually transferring the contents of this website to the new domain space. ​ So, please follow me over there and update your browser'​s bookmark to the new location. ​ **Hope to see you there!!**  
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 +**STAY A WHILE...**
  
 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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 **Ledger64 and QuickNotes 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 [[http://ko-fi.com/davidb|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|Media]] page at no charge.  Thank you for visiting and for your support!+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 [[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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-**Creating an archive of game instructions**+**Review L'​Abbaye des Morts**
  
-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 timeSoI've started jotting down these commands ​for easy reference.  [[:blog:2018-08-04|read more...]]+share my thoughts on this new game, released by Canadian publishers Double Sided Games At the time of writingthere are not many box sets available ​for purchase. ​ But you can still get the download of the disk image. ​ Lots of fun and really well done.  [[:reviews:abbye|read more...]]
  
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-**Game Review: Organism by Psytronik**+**Wasteland for the C64Mini**
  
-Psytronik has been pretty busy, this first half of 2018. In this review, ​take look at their most recent release, Organism, by Trevor Storey & Achim Volkers.  [[:reviews:organism|read more...]]+have put together ​zip file containing the disk images and folder layout to play the classic RPG Wasteland on the C64Mini.  ​You will need to have a USB keyboard plugged in to the C64Mini in order to play this game.  Instructions on how to get Wasteland running can be found [[:blog:wasteland-mini|HERE]].
  
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-**More Fun With the Flyer**+**Left behind in 1986**
  
-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 capacitybut I'm ashamed ​that I never thought of this use for it until now!  ​[[:blog:2018-06-29|read more...]]+ 
 +One game that I've enjoyed playing the past year is a relatively new release, called Trance Sector Ultimatereleased by TND back in 2015. Although I never seen or played ​this game before last yearit seemed familiar to me in some way; just could not figure out why. All I knew is that I enjoyed playing ​it[[:blog:2019-01-01|read more...]]
  
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-**File Cabinet Review**+**Four months with the C64Mini**
  
-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. [[:reviews:filecabinet|read more...]]+It'​s ​been just a little over four months that I have had the C64MiniSo, what do I think of this little console after having some time to play with it? I have to confess that I've warmed up to this device quite a bit and have been playing it more frequently than what I first guessed I would be [[:blog:2018-12-22|read more...]] ​
  
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-**New Review and a Few New Resources**+**A Christmas gift to you**
  
-For the last little whileI'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.+Wellit'​s ​that wonderful time of the year once again and. in celebration ​of ChristmasI thought ​I'd bring some attention ​to these enjoyable holiday themed programs for your C64.  ​[[:blog:​2018-12-16|read more...]]
  
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-**RAM Disk Review**+**Reviews now include Mini check**
  
-Although it's more of a proof-of-concept than a practical utilitythis program turns the memory of your C64 into a lightning fast RAM disk for your BASIC programs.  [[:reviews:ramdisk| read more... ]]+I've decided to includein my C64 game reviews, an indicator ​for those games that work on the C64mini console.  [[:blog:2018-12-11|read more...]]
  
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-**Disk Whiz Review**+**A new C64 game from Canadian publisher** 
  
-This is a review of a smallbut useful application, to help you with your floppy disk housekeeping duties, on your C128. [[:reviews:diskwhiz| read more... ]]+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 retro games developerhere in Canada! To methis is fantastic news and is something that compels me to throw my support behind. [[:blog:2018-11-16|read more...]]
  
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-**Blogging With the C128**+**Review of Free Base for the C128**
  
-know it is probably strangebut 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 a format that I can use on-line. ​[[:blog:2018-04-02 ​| read more... ]] +I've had some time to play around with Free Basea 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.  [[:reviews:freebase|read more...]]
  
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 +**A failing 1541**
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 +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. [[:​blog:​2018-10-29 |read more...]]
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 +**Is the C64Mini all that bad?**
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 +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. ​ [[:​blog:​2018-10-27 |read more...]]
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 +**Playing multi-game disks on the C64 Mini**
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 +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. [[:​blog:​2018-10-23|read more...]]
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 +**I join the Mini revolution**
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 +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. [[:​blog:​2018-10-15|read more...]]
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 +**WS DOS Review**
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 +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. ​ [[:​reviews:​wsdos|read more...]]
  
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 ^  What I'm Currently Playing Through ​ ^ ^  What I'm Currently Playing Through ​ ^
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-|  **Organism**  | +|  **L'​Abbaye des Morts**  | 
-|  By Psytronik ​ |+|  By Double Sided Games  |
  
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