Wow... the "B-?" and "B-*" easter eggs in the 1581 floppy drive require you to use the SLOW way of reading the error channel to get the text.
If you're in C128 mode and go "PRINT DS$", you lose: it goes "00, OK,00,00". If you use INPUT# to read it, you get the first text fine, but the second one doesn't work because the error number isn't numeric anymore and INPUT# loses, so you get " 7 ,, 0 , 0". So you have to use GET# in a loop, which is slower than 300 baud modem
NO, I will NOT replace either my money or my keys with this phone. As long as the internet exists as a dependency of it all working, I won't budge on this. It's not always-on no matter what the various grifters and hucksters want you to believe. (And oh, it now COSTING YOU MONEY to access your money or unlock your car is an additional insult.)
My first attempt at running what I call a "simple" 6502 program on the C128 has proven to be a reset-filled fail
The fail obviously has to do with bank switching. I knew I was in trouble when I suddenly found that in C128 mode, RAM in bank 0 below $1C00 was reserved. (I found out AFTER assembling my program into $1000 with the monitor.) Next, the $FFD2 in bank 0 will lead to a reset because it's not valid code.
And my DuckDuck-Fu is failing to find how to properly bank-switch.
Resigned to my fate, I ordered a pair of passive bookshelf speakers and a small amp (that only has the ins/outs that I need! Usually it's either never enough, or WAAAAY too many).
It apparently gets here Monday. Meanwhile, I have a shell script running to keep these stupid speakers turned ON because Creative decided a stationary, AC-powered speaker connected to stationary, AC-powered computer should have an auto-off that can't be disabled.
Ahahaha I worked out how to make my fish bigger in ACNL
BIG FAT WARNING: Use ACNL Editor and tweak the flags instead of directly hex-editing it. The data will be "corrupt" if you don't fix the checksum.
(hex-editing my saves has been a favorite pastime of mine since the Apple II days when I hacked my Might & Magic save ;o)
I can say some bad things about IOS-XR, but one thing that's awesome is this:
To edit some RPL (say, a prefix-set), I do:
edit prefix-set myfaultyset vim
and I get to edit the existing RPL in vi! A bit of a downside is that the RPL is then committed without an opportunity to leave a comment, but it beats having to manually copy in a lengthy bit of RPL.
commit comment "edit profile" and-quit
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!
We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators.
Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!