Bil Herd Well the Bios says it all, burned out years ago, have some scattered memories of working for Commodore in the 1980s's. I also was licenced to fix TVs , CBs and had my Master Antenna cert (all Indiana commerce requirements) at an early age. Worked at Pennsylvania Scale and learned all about heavy duty analog, FCC, ground loops, and things that proived usefull at CBM. After CBM I did vision systems and eventually owned an ISP which turned into a Software house, been an entrepeniur/self employed last 25 years
Hey all :-)
Square will cause extra heating
how much power do those 9v need?
or, maybe replace it with a modern low ESR cap
I also was licenced to fix TVs , CBs and had my Master Antenna cert (all Indiana commerce requirements) at an early age. Worked at Pennsylvania Scale and learned all about heavy duty analog, FCC, ground loops, and things that proived usefull at CBM. After CBM I did vision systems and eventually owned an ISP which turned into a Software house, been an entrepeniur/self employed last 25 years
can i ask nonpuppy questions on that doc?
@Bil Herd !
Just gonna get formal for a second: Welcome
Shulie: @DL101 Yes lol
@DL101 nonpuppy questions, yes please
@DL101 Ya the puppy thing is an attempt at a shiny object
So there are no stupid questions just stupid answers. >:)
how's your Herdware going? I think I saw something on Tindie from you
Puppy is eal, I have bite marks on my toes to prove it.
Slow, I don't really pursue it due to workload
Its more a way to capture people looking for custom
there are some impressive fast loaders
Also, we are releasing a new documentary at the Computer History Museum next Friday! (Sunnyvale)
Its about the story arc of Nolan Bushnell starting ATari and then finally the sale to Wrane
I keep pushing CHM to put in a Dr. Dobb's exhibit, but no traction :(
8bitgeneration.com for more info, we also did the last interview of Jack Tramiel in teh Commodore Wars story.
Warner. Chevck out
@Bil Herd Nice! Are you having a showing for the release?
8bitgeneration.com’s server DNS address could not be found.
Hey I can try again to get you a shirt now that I know they close the shop early.
Yup, Friday the 23rd, Next Friday.
I'd appreciate that
So for some reason I am the narrator
The Commodore documentary is available on Steam and Vimeo
Shulie: We have some questions on the doc! :) @DL101 asks: Why didn't commodore keep up with the pc maket?
Ack, I had to refresh to see them.
Shulie: I'll post them here for you, Bil.
and multi processor, all in the late 80's mind you.
Commodore failed IMHO after Jack Tramiel left, we were rudderless without our leader. We had the exciting Amiga chip set and the PC was an overpriced IBM designed (overdesigned) behemouth. The guy that came in to run the engineering group (after I left) was the engineer on the PC JR and despised by all. He actually wropte a memo that said anyone calling one product the Amiga Jr would be fired. His first act was to cancel all ongoing projects and there were EXCITING projects involving ultr-high resolution with integral compression
> Why didn't commodore keep up with the pc maket?
Commodore kept up with *you*....
The made Greg Berlin remove Ram and an MMU from his PC based design so next year's would sell well, end result was both years were a bust.... just as an example.
how can high resolution with compression work? if you have the wrong image data, it doesn't compress
Bil great job you have done back then. The little fatty was great machine.
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