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I'm very happy to see you are getting some Thai culture.
Pom mee khwam suk maak hen Khun kao jai wattanatam Thai nit noi.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Read a lot of good things about SikTh before, but never really checked them out.
Until this week that is.
YouTube recommended this video and as I'm into the more technical extreme metal lately I thought I'd give it a try.
Been listening to this song and their latest album for the rest of the week
(early today: I have to take Herself to the dentist and have no idea when I'll be back. Probably depends on the queue at Casualty: she doesn't like them, and tends to react badly to being told she has an appointment. Now, have I got everything? Her reading glasses, my tablet to pass the time, car keys, taser, handcuffs, lion tamer whip, trolley, roofies, cricket box, ... )
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
I'm talking to you, @raddevus! Did you have to write these articles[^] and wake up sleeping dogs? Why did you have to make me think of building something again?
I'm done with the schematics for my 8 bit computer. This is the plan:
- CPU and clock (around 5 MHz)
- BIOS ROM 16k
- Fixed RAM (for the stack) 8k
- Complete selection logic for ROM, RAM and up to 16 memory mapped devices
- Interrupt handling logic, including a register showing the pending interrupts.
Board 2 (and 3 if needed):
- DIY PS/2 port for the keyboard (quite experimental)
- DIY PS/2 port for the mouse (just as experimental)
- RS232 port, baud rate generated from the system clock. This is plan B if the PS/2 ports make trouble.
- Parallel port
- System Timer (mostly to provide the timing for multitasking)
- DIY IDE port based on a Intel 80C55 port.
- Up to two (master/slave) IDE devices with up to 128 GB, probably simple SD cards with an IDE adapter. SSDs for 8 bit computers Implementing a compact but adequate file system will be some work.
- Interface for a 128 x 64 pixel LCD display
A paged memory with up to 256 pages mapped onto a 16 k block = 4mb total (if I find enough room on the board).
A second paged memory, identical to the first, but jumpered to use a second 16k block.
- MC6847 Video generator
- 8k graphics memory
- Sound chip (perhaps a C64's SID or one of the many Yamaha sound chips, not sure yet)
Next step: Dusting off the breadboards and build a prototype.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
This all sounds like a very cool project and I am humbled that reading my articles motivated you to start work on that. Hope you will write up your work as you go along. It would be really interesting.
I've always been interested in OS and how it boots itself. I've always wanted something extremley small and simple to learn about it, but don't find much. That has become a very distant goal : to write an extremely small OS-type of thing for an Arduino -- an interface to the hardware ops.
I'm just moving so slowly with my writing that it'll take me forever.
Hope to hear more about your great and inspiring projects.