storage media

From: Miller Scott Contr 30CS/FTI <>
Date: Fri Dec 15 12:28:37 2000

I was thinking about the possibility of building a miniature C-64... you
could probably squeeze the whole thing into an FPGA, but the VIC II and SID
chips might be a problem. It'd probably be easier to use an off the shelf
embedded controler and adapt the VICE emulator. A 2 or 3 inch color LCD
would make a nice monitor, but fabricating the miniature keyboard could be
difficult. You could always use a cheap membrane-style keyboard, I guess.
How about a 1541 disk drive that takes smartmedia cards?

Speaking of VICE, in a fit of boredom I set up an AlphaStation with VNC to
launch remote C-64 emulation sessions, sort of a C-64 ASP. You just fire up
your VNC client, point it at the server, and you get an emulated C-64 with a
bunch of old game disks. I haven't had it running since I moved over the
summer, but if anyone's interested I can fire it up and publish the address.


-----Original Message-----
From: Megan []
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2000 3:52 PM
Subject: RE: storage media

>"IBM used to send out its salesmen with little 1/24
> models of their Mainframe installations to do site
> planning on the desktop first before bringing in the
> actual HW. With Moore's Law and the progress of
> miniaturization, you could Build a system that big
> now that actually works."
>Only with more power.

Imagine putting together a little model of, say, the
PDP-10 system on the back cover of one of the PDP-10
reference manuals, but build an imbedded x86 machine
into the model, with one serial line... run linux on
the the embedded machine and Timothy Stark's pdp-10
emulator running TOPS-10...


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                                        Former RT-11 Developer

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