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Astronomy on your own Computer – where it all began

Sometimes, you just need luck. For quite a while now, I have been looking for an old computer program called Skyplot. Next to some very cold nights out under a clear Bavarian sky back in 1985, this is probably what … Continue reading

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One of those rare occasions…

Did you ever had that feeling before? You find a box, you open it up and all the sudden, you feel like you are in a different time… I had that feeling today – this “time capsule” arrived via DHL … Continue reading

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Bringing the DDI-1 Floppy Drive back to life

With the CPC 464 cleaned up and still working, I took the external Floppy Drive off the shelf (yes, ebay as well! – 43,60€, it seems to be pretty rare…) and connected it to the CPC. All switches on, all … Continue reading

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That’s a hell lot of dirt…

As mentioned in my previous post, that CPC 464 I bought on eBay has long seen its best days – though still working, the entire PC more resembled a dustbin than a classical home computer, the connection to the monitor … Continue reading

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Built in 1984, working in 2010…

It must have been around 1988 or so when I sold my original Schneider CPC464 (also known as Amstrad CPC464) for a small part of the money needed to buy my first PC. And then I have forgotten about it … Continue reading

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