Sunday, July 30, 2006

Sweet fuggin' irony....

Guess what I learned this evening...

QVC headquarters here in Pennsyvania occupies the old Commodore HQ...
What's so freaking funny about that is I VISITED THAT BUILDING on a field trip, to tour the studios. And I had NOT a damn clue as to the history behind that building. SO next time you make fun of that network, THINK as to the history behind that building and its hallowed halls. Now if you don't believe me, look here.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Those 2 CIAs that I ordered, they were at my door yesterday. I promptly installed them. That worked.... But, the RAM that came from the factory, DEAD, guess I'm up Schitssons Creek without a paddle... NOT!!! I am so proud that I am a packrat when it comes to parts. I had a full 64K of RAM I scavenged from an ATARI 800xl that died on me. Recycling is such a beautiful thing. Before doing a "test firing" of my beloved C64, I put new heatsink grease, after cleaning off the old 20someyearold crap, on the VIC. Up next??? I don't know, SOMETHING!

Sunday, July 16, 2006


While socketing the chips in my C64, I noticed that the schematic, that came with its "bible" or the programmers guide to you "haters" out there, is DEAD FUCKING WRONG!!! CBM has pins going one way on the board and a totally different way on the schematic! WTH is going on here?! I am leaning towards a copyright trap or some other load of bullshit. Still need lots of sockets...

Saturday, July 15, 2006


While replacing 2 CIAs in my C64, I ripped out not one, but two of the PCB traces. Luckily I have the schematics for the '64. Also I broke my Game Controller from Hell in a fit of unknown rage. In place of the original board and other crap, I am using a Saitek PX-series PS2 controller as the shell/carrier.