Once more, we approach the time of year when RetroChallenge takes over for a whole month… but what project to do this time around? It’s hellishly busy at work at the moment, so that will probably colour my choice of project.
I have a few old project ideas that I will be weighing up:
- Indigo Tendencies
This is too similar to my last RetroChallenge project, so perhaps stow this one for now.
- Galaxy Pressed
Unlikely to be enough time to even source the hardware for this one, but…
- I’m also tempted to try mucking around with a 1990 Motorola 68hc11 EVBU board, re-learning 68hc11 assembly and embedded microcontrollers and interfacing (which might at some future point lead to a resurrection of the aborted Fraggle Jock project, but that’s a whole other story).
These Motorola evaluation boards still crop up for sale even now, so this might be on.
- BASIC Distinct
Going back to my first ever programming language…
- And Finally: to write-up a 15-year personal computer-storage journey: a story of dead-ends, frustration, mystery, incredible feats (for the time), utter misfortune, incredible good luck, and a happy ending. What more could you want?
I’m hoping that these are all suitably useless, whimsical and unproductive… but which one to do?
Watch this space… and pray!