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A project log for VDC-II

Commodore 8568-inspired (and mostly compatible) video core for driving VGA-type displays.

Samuel A. Falvo IISamuel A. Falvo II 06/13/2021 at 19:431 Comment

What happened?

Well, I got a full-time job for a major manufacturer of mass media storage, so that's been occupying most of my time.

Finally heard from Crowd Supply about a month ago that they're still waiting for parts to complete my order for TinyFPGA BX modules.  Who knew the semiconductor shortage would take out the BX-Plorer project?

Still, I've not had two seconds to rub together to hack on the VDC-II HDL code.  Which sucks, because I am itching to make some progress with it.  I desperately want to finish it by end of this year, so I can move on to other things.

But, now that I'm starting to get into a routine at my day-gig job, I'm hoping to re-allocate some weekend time to get back to work on the Font Editor code for the VDC(-II), and subsequently to that, to actually finish the VDC-II itself.  I would love to be able to get CP/M running natively on it using my RC2014.


Adulting is hard.  Avoid becoming an adult if you can.

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Samuel A. Falvo II wrote 09/18/2021 at 19:54 point

Thanks for the response; but, with nearly 40 years in the industry, I'm quite well versed in employment dynamics.  And, probably for only the second time in my life, I actually enjoy my current professional work.  A lot, actually.

However, I can invest my energy working for my employer's projects, or I can invest my energy working on the VDC-II.  The purpose of this post is to let my followers know that the VDC-II is delayed because of my professional obligations.  Although I love my current job, obligations remain obligations nonetheless.

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