I’ve just released an epic eight-and-a-half hour video where I live code an assembler and simulator for the OBP, the On-Board Processor used by a variety of spacecraft, designed way back in 1968.
I’ve just spent a couple of weeks indulging a retrocomputing itch: I’ve just written a FPV 3D game for the Commodore PET, a 1980 text-only computer with 32kB of RAM and a 1MHz 6502. Because, apparently, I have too much free time.
I’ve finally finished (or at least, made feature complete) my Raspberry Pi Pico Fuzix Port. This is a proper V7 Unix clone which will run on the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s $4 microcontroller board. This now requires no extra hardware to run! You can use it with a UART or an SD card. Just plug your Pico in via USB, flash it, and it’ll work.
I’ve just merged in a change to FluxEngine, my open-source and easy to build USB floppy drive interface, which will let you use it to write Macintosh 800kB GCR disks using a normal PC drive.
I’ve just released version 0.8 of WordGrinder, my minimal word processor for writing first drafts. This started life as a bugfix release but I got a bit carried away with the feature requests, and there’s a tonne of new quality-of-life improvements.